Dance Downtown Sneak Peek

October 31, 2016
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What does it look like to prep for one of OSU Dance's biggest events of the year? Let our faculty and students show you.

Happy 90th Birthday, Lucy Venable

October 27, 2016
Professor Emerita Lucy Venable

This week, The Ohio State University Department of Dance is celebrating Professor Emerita Lucy Venable, who turns 90 on November 28. We’re also taking this time to reflect on Lucy's legacy at OSU Dance, and her work shaping the department’s principles and expertise in documentation.

OSU Dance Presents Dance Downtown 2016

October 22, 2016
Dance Downtown 2016

The Ohio State University presents Dance Downtown 2016 on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Davidson Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 South High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

OSU Dance Students to Perform in "Black Mountain MinEvent"

October 5, 2016
Merce Cunningham’s Totem Ancestor (1942)

OSU Dance students will perform October 6 and 27 in Black Mountain MinEvent, a presentation from the Wexner Center for the Arts’ latest exhibition, Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957. The performances, which are free to attend and take place at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on both days, are a continued exploration of Black Mountain College’s impact on contemporary art through the works of some of its most iconic guest artists, choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer John Cage.

OSU Dance Staff and Students at TEDxOhioStateUniversity

June 24, 2016
TEDxOhioStateUniversity logo

Dr. Susan Chess (Music Supervisor in OSU Dance) and MFA students Kristina D’Onofrio and Joshua Manculich were featured performers in the TEDxOhioStateUniversity event on March 5 at Mershon Auditorium.

OSU Dance Co-hosts South Asian Dance Retreat

June 22, 2016
BFA Julia Ayau at South Asian Dance Retreat (Photo credit: Morgan Clark)

The Department of Dance, the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, and the student organization Odissi at Ohio State (O2) jointly hosted the South Asian Dance Retreat 2016 (SADR), a two-week dance intensive celebrating South Asian art and culture.