Community Conversations

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About Community Conversations

Founded in 2020 by Dr. Nadine George-Graves with the department's Anti-Racist Working Group, Community Conversations is a lunchtime event series expanding our mission of social justice and community wellness, centering the voices of local and national dance creators and educators.

All are welcome to join us for "Community Conversations," a department initiative to strengthen our commitment to anti-racism and collective action by fostering dialogue and critical thought in the service of an equitable, affirming, and sustainable arts ecosystem. “Community Conversations” brings together a network of artists, scholars, practitioners, and activists to propagate small-scale creative solutions to impact our communal environment. What emerges from this space is the intentionality of working together on purpose to think, dream, confront, heal, envision, trust, connect and grow our capacity as a community to build and embody the just and liberated worlds we want, long for, and deserve.

Weekly 12:00-1:00PM EST in Sullivant Hall Room 141 (Barnett Center's Collaboratory) Sullivant Hall Room 225, Sullivant Hall Room 320 (Barnett Theatre), Sullivant Hall Room 390 and/or Zoom 
Dates as indicated below

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend using the links specific to each conversation, below. 

If you require an accommodation to participate in any of these conversations, please contact us at dance@osu.edu at least 10 business days before the talk. The department will make every effort to meet requests.

Community Conversations Autumn 2021 Line-Up

Nile Jones

Nile Jones

Thursday, September 16, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sullivant Hall Room 225 or Zoom

Coach for The Dancing Dolls of Atlanta on Lifetime's BRING IT discusses his training and career in commercial dance

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gamal Brown

Gamal Brown

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Barnett Center Collaboratory (Sullivant Hall Room 141) or Zoom

Acclaimed native Columbus choreographer and Ohio State Department of Dance guest artist discusses his work

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Susan Bradford-Kounta

Suzan Bradford-Kounta

Thursday, September 30, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sullivant Hall Room 225 or Zoom

Ohio State Department of Dance Lecturer and Founder and Artistic Director of the Thiossane Institute

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Crystal Perkins and Susan Petry performing

Susan Petry and Crystal Michelle Perkins

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Barnett Theatre (Sullivant Hall Room 320) or Zoom

Fish-bowl group conversation around their collaboration "Land, Sugar, Bone & Other Illustrations"

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ursula Payne dancing

Ursula Payne

Monday, October 11, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sullivant Hall Room 225 or Zoom

Professor of Dance at Slippery Rock University shares about her research of Pearl Primus's work

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>


Ori Flomin dancing in the woods.

Ori Flomin

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sullivant Hall Room 390 or Zoom

"Dance and Healing - the importance of self-care"

A somatic workshop that incorporates self-massage and stretches that release tension in the body and promote the natural flow of energy. 

All are welcome to these free discussions. Please register to attend on Zoom>


Alice Blumenfeld

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Barnett Center Collaboratory (Sullivant Hall Room 141) or Zoom

"Flamenco as an act of resilience" - learn and experience how flamenco inherently builds resilience

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>


Charles O. Anderson

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Barnett Center Collaboratory (Sullivant Hall Room 141) or Zoom

Head of the Dance Program at UT Austin presents "(Re)current Unrest: Emergent Strategies in Kinetic Storytelling"

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>


Dr. Natasha Davis

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Barnett Center Collaboratory (Sullivant Hall Room 141) or Zoom

Associate Professor of Dance at Morehead State University discusses inclusive education

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>


Dr. Ojeya Cruz Banks

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Barnett Center Collaboratory (Sullivant Hall Room 141) or Zoom

Associate Professor of Dance and Black Studies at Denison University discusses her creative and scholarly research

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>


Ronald K. Brown

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Barnett Center Collaboratory (Sullivant Hall Room 141) or Zoom

Founder and Artistic Director of EVIDENCE: A Dance Company and recipient of the 2020 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

All are welcome to these free discussions, but please register to attend>