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H.A.T.CH. (HOLISTIC APPROACHES to TRANSFORMATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY) INCUBATOR

July 5 - July 13, 2024
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

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Add to Calendar 2024-07-05 10:00:00 2024-07-13 15:00:00 H.A.T.CH. (HOLISTIC APPROACHES to TRANSFORMATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY) INCUBATOR Are you ready to unleash your creativity and explore the depths of choreography like never before in Columbus, OH?  Look no further than H.A.T.CH. where we redefine dance as not just a product but a powerful process to understand and transform our world. Meaningful Movement:  At HATCH, we believe in the words of Angela Davis: "Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intense social character of their interior lives." Join us in harnessing the power of dance to propel social emancipation and liberatory transformation.Our Intention: HATCH is more than just a dance residency. It's a progressive approach to movement within The Ohio State Department of Dance, dedicated to becoming a premier hub of innovative contemporary and experimental dance. We are committed to fostering community in Columbus and in Ohio (in partnership with our sister institutions and community partners in Ohio).  Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210 Department of Dance dance@osu.edu America/New_York public

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and explore the depths of choreography like never before in Columbus, OH?  Look no further than H.A.T.CH. where we redefine dance as not just a product but a powerful process to understand and transform our world. 

Meaningful Movement:  At HATCH, we believe in the words of Angela Davis: "Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intense social character of their interior lives." Join us in harnessing the power of dance to propel social emancipation and liberatory transformation.

Our Intention: HATCH is more than just a dance residency. It's a progressive approach to movement within The Ohio State Department of Dance, dedicated to becoming a premier hub of innovative contemporary and experimental dance. We are committed to fostering community in Columbus and in Ohio (in partnership with our sister institutions and community partners in Ohio).

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What to Expect:

  • Creative Exploration: Dive deep into the creative process as you explore new choreographic techniques and concepts.
  • Collaborative Environment: Join a community of like-minded dancers and choreographers who share your passion for pushing boundaries and challenging norms.
  • Expert Guidance: Receive mentorship and guidance from experienced choreographers and industry professionals who are committed to helping you thrive.
  • Performance Opportunities: Showcase your talent and creativity through various performance opportunities, from intimate studio showcases to large-scale productions.

Why Choose HATCH?

  • Innovation: We're at the forefront of contemporary dance, constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible in choreography.
  • Empowerment: Empower yourself to make a difference through dance, both on stage and in the world around you.
  • Community: Join a supportive community of dancers and artists who will inspire and challenge you to reach new heights.
  • Transformation: Transform not only your dance practice but also your perspective on the world and your place within it.

Join us for an exhilarating week of dance exploration and collaboration, where creativity knows no bounds and innovation reigns supreme. From July 5 to July 13, 2024, HATCH will transform Columbus into the epicenter of contemporary dance, bringing together world-renowned choreographers, acclaimed dance companies, and aspiring dancers from across Ohio and beyond.

Here's a glimpse into the electrifying activities awaiting you at HATCH:

🔹 Welcome Day Extravaganza (July 5): Kick off your HATCH experience with a day filled with excitement and anticipation as we welcome participants from near and far. Get to know your fellow dancers, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and prepare for the journey ahead.

🔹 Masterclasses with DCDC (July 6-13): Rise and shine with invigorating contemporary masterclasses led by the talented dancers of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC). Open to Ohio State students, Central Ohio dancers, and members of the local dance community, these classes promise to ignite your passion for dance and elevate your skills to new heights.

🔹 Sidra Bell's Module Workshop (July 6-13): Immerse yourself in the groundbreaking world of Sidra Bell's award-winning movement laboratory, M.O.D.U.L.E. Delve into creative experimentation, engage in thought-provoking dialogue, and embark on a journey of physical exploration alongside DCDC dancers and a select group of pre-registered participants.

🔹 Choreographic Residency with Sidra Bell and DCDC: Witness the magic unfold as Sidra Bell collaborates with DCDC to create a mesmerizing new work commissioned for their 56th performance season. Ohio State Dance BFA and MFA students will play integral roles in the creative process, gaining invaluable experience and insight into the world of professional dance production.

🔹 Open Rehearsal Showcase (July 13): Be among the first to witness the culmination of Sidra Bell's residency at HATCH, as DCDC presents an exclusive open rehearsal showing of the new work developed during the Module workshops and choreographic residency.

But the excitement doesn't end there! Following the HATCH residency, DCDC will continue to refine and develop the new work with Sidra Bell in Dayton, setting the stage for an unforgettable tour season in 2024 or 2025.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this transformative dance experience! Secure your spot at HATCH 2024 and embark on a journey of creativity, collaboration, and artistic discovery like never before.

M.O.D.U.L.E. DESCRIPTION (from www.sidrabelldanceny.org): Award winning satellite program based upon Bell’s NYC-based bi-annual research laboratory for  advanced and professional artists a space to interface and incubate with the critically acclaimed Sidra Bell Dance New York. The Ohio State Satellite project invites college, advanced and professional artists based in Ohio (or the surrounding areas) into the intimate creative culture of the company and asks them to commit to creative stakeholding. Laboratories are non-competitive spaces for sustained inquiry, rigor, and experimentation for movers of all backgrounds and curiosities. Artists have the opportunity to dialogue and research with the artistic director through 42 hours of laboratory work and dialogues to deepen their approach to the material and its unique methodology.

SUBJECT MATTER: method, phrasing, collective ear, creative modeling, patient practice, constructivism, deconstructivism, systems, coaching, modes, dialogue, ephemeral language, receptive points, process, macro/micro visioning, drafting, illustration, stakeholders, our work, circles of mentorship, multiple brains & awarenesses, inside & uncovering form, the unsaid, performance skins, failsafe, first person voice, remembering, 3 globes, undulating, looping, integrating, 13 hangs, 15 breaths, dismantling, recording, decoding, performing time, encountering, repeating, referring, inherency, creative communities, scoring, other bodies, futureforms, infinite research.

ABOUT DCDC (from www.dcdc.org): Rooted in the African-American experience, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is a culturally diverse contemporary dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education. DCDC offers movement workshops, master classes, lecture demos, and performances tailored to complement your university's student life programs, academic courses, and student organizations on campus. Choose from a variety of styles of classes and workshops, from modern to liturgical to African to hip-hop, designed to reach any ability level.

Join Us Today! Ready to embark on a transformative journey through dance? Apply now to join HATCH and be part of a movement that's redefining the future of choreography. Don't miss your chance to be part of something truly revolutionary!

Follow Us: Stay connected with HATCH @osudance on social media for updates, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and more. Let's dance our way to a brighter, more liberated future together!

This workshop is a result of recent dialogues about bringing Sidra’s mode of movement investigation to Ohio dance artists who frequently find their priorities evolving or are seeking creative space to explore new movement possibilities.

H.A.T.CH. will present a satellite project of internationally recognized artist Sidra Bell’s award-winning M.O.D.U.L.E. (Movement Observed During Unique Laboratory Experiments). MODULE is a movement laboratory for advanced and professional artists that focuses on creative communities, dialogue, and physical research.

This workshop is a result of their recent dialogue about bringing Sidra’s mode of movement investigation to mid-career dance artists who frequently find their priorities evolving. How do we allow our practice to develop as we mature? What tools might better serve us as we find new relationships to our bodies, our art form, and our communities? We will explore these questions together in the studio. Priority will be given to applicants currently dancing professionally in Ohio and those dance students enrolled in a university-level dance program or training equivalent. Students over 18 demonstrating an advanced or professional practice are encouraged to apply and will be accepted as space allows.

Cost of attendance: 

  • Full participation: $450 to attend both DCDC masterclass workshops and Sidra Bell’s module July 6-13
    • Payment online via SlideRoom only
  • Participation only in MODULE (must be for the entire week): $350
    • Payment online via SlideRoom only
  • Drop in DCDC masterclass workshops: $25 per drop in class
    • Check (payable to The Ohio State University Department of Dance) or cash only 
  • Pay what you can: we are offering a limited number of pay-what-you can registrants for the full HATCH program because all artists seriously invested in the work are valued and valuable.  We want to see the community come out and take advantage of the opportunity even if you can’t afford to contribute at the rates listed above financially. This is based on an honor system meaning we will trust and believe you if you say you can’t pay. This opportunity is on a first come, first serve basis and still requires completion of the application/registration form.

Housing

  • Ohio State Students: Summer Housing is available to students who will be enrolled in summer classes at Ohio State Columbus campus and wish to live on campus.  Students can contact the Housing and Residence Education at 614-292-8266 or housing@osu.edu to request a summer housing contract. More information> 
  • Intern Housing: The Ohio State University Events and Conferences offers a unique 12-week summer housing program for interns, researchers, and other guests from Mid-May through the beginning of August. Participants do not need to be an Ohio State University student to enroll in our Summer Intern Housing Program. In fact, that is why this program exists, to offer affordable, short term housing for students across the world to support their learning at an internship and to support the students of OSU and their internships. More information and booking> 
    • The Ohio State University, a vibrant academic haven nestled in heart of Columbus, Ohio has a legacy spanning over 150 years. Our sprawling campus is centrally located within Columbus, in close proximity to the Short North Arts District, the vibrant nightlife of downtown, shopping districts, and hundreds of central Ohio companies.
    • All Summer Housing participants will reside in on-campus buildings designated specifically for the program. Participants in this program must be at least 18 years of age or older and must stay for at least a two day period.  
    • The Office of Student Life Events and Conferences has the resources to help you set up a first-rate Summer Housing experience and make the most of your time in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas.

Deadline: The deadline to apply to HATCH is May 31. You will be notified of acceptance by June 10. 

Photo 1: by John Landry, Top5ive Photography of “A 3/5 Proclamation: 8.5.23,” by Charles O. Anderson, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company at Ohio State, Spring 2024
Photo 2: Sidra Bell 
Promo Reel by Lexi Clark-Stilianos

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