Thinking Bodies / Agile Minds

Highlighted work from the Department of Dance

 

BFA Program: Become a Dance Visionary

So, what can you do with a career in dance?

We are so proud of our alumni, who have become visionaries in the dance field and in their communities. We asked some recent graduates of our BFA program to send us “selfie” videos telling us about their current careers.

director/producer/editor: Elijah Palnik
music: Elijah Palnik


Ohio State National TV Commercial: Mimi

Mimi Lamantia, BFA '16

Alumna Mimi Lamantia combined her passion for dance with her desire to heal at The Ohio State University. Click here to read more about Mimi's research.


MinEvent (excerpt)

from Leap Before You Look, Black Mountain College 1933-1957 , Wexner Center for the Arts

This is an excerpt from a Merce Cunningham "MinEvent" performed by The Ohio State University Department of Dance. Produced by OSU Dance and the Wexner Center for the Arts , this MinEvent contains three original works by Merce Cunningham, restaged by OSU Dance faculty Karen Eliot and Daniel Roberts ; both two former members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

choreography: Merce Cunningham
music: John Cage
             Erik Satie
music performed by: Susan Chess, and Quinton Jones


A Day In The Life

mini documentary about the BFA experience

director/producer/editor: Elijah Palnik
music: Elijah Palnik


Master of Fine Arts Program: A Community of Makers

mini documentary about the MFA experience

director/producer/editor: Elijah Palnik
music: Elijah Palnik


Sel Fou!

from Dance Downtown 2016 -- the Department mainstage production

choreography: Bebe Miller
music: Original Music by Don Byron, Christian Marclay and Sadiq;
             additional music by The Fugees and Nonchalant;
             music edits by Dorian Ham
lighting design: David Covey
costume design: Lindsay Simon
shot/edited: Dance-Film II

You can also watch this dance in 360 ° immersive experience on your smartphone


The Making of CUBED

 

 

See the motion capture and green screen process behind creating the new dance-film CUBED by Assoc. Professor Mitchell Rose (videographer), Professor Susan Van Pelt Petry (choreographer) and Shane Mecklenburger (media artist).
Featuring dancers Josh Anderson, Biag Gaongen, Gina Hoch-Stall, and Fenella Kennedy, and music by William Goodrum.
Click here to see CUBED


I had been silent for some time

from Spring Concert 2017

choreography: Anna Brown Massey , MFA '17
music: "Zawose" from the album Throw Down Your Heart: Tales from the Acoustic Planet
lighting designer: Dave Covey
costume designer: Lindsay Simon


Exquisite Corps

a dance-film by Assoc. Prof. Mitchell Rose

One million views online


Negus

from "Off the Wall" -- a 2016 MFA Concert

choreography and video work: Quilan Arnold, MFA '16
dancers: Quilan Arnold, Louis Halley, Renshawn Lomax
dj: Dorian S. Ham


Onionskins, Opaques, Oxbloods and Pearls

from Dance Downtown 2016 -- the Department mainstage production

choreography: Eddie Taketa
music: "String Quartet No. 5" by Philip Glass
lighting design: Carolyn Cox
costume design: Lindsay Simon
shot/edited: Dance-Film II


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