All societies are locked in a dialectic relationship with water over time. Our bodies are composed of it. We drink it to survive. It nurtures our food supplies. It falls from our faces. It falls from the sky, comes from the sea, flows over land: floods, droughts, storms are expressions of Earth’s climate. The theme of water for this fall’s Faculty Concert serves as a point of entry to the myriad ways in which we engage with and are in relationship to water. While not all works are explicitly ‘about’ water per se, the theme provides a lens through which to see each work as a unique expression of life in various forms- as water can take many forms. The theme of water is in support of the Global Water Dances Columbus and some of the works of this concert will be presented later this year as part of its events. To learn more about Global Water Dances Columbus please visit: https://www.globalwaterdancescolumbus.org/
NEW WORKS BY:
Water Study (1928)
Choreographed by Doris Humphrey
Directed by VALARIE WILLIAMS from the Labanotation scores of Odette Blum and Karen Barracuda by arrangement with the Dance Notation Bureau and Charles Woodford
Coached by Dante Puleio, Artistic Director of José Limón Dance Company
Premiered October 28, 1928 at New York City’s Civic Repertory Theatre
All the pieces will showcase performances by Ohio State Dance BFA and MFA students.