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MEDIA RELEASE

More than 30 Dancers Perform in Winter Concert

The Department of Dance presents Winter Dance Concert 2016, featuring work by choreographer Chien-Ying Wang, an MFA project of Kristina D'Onofrio and seven works by graduate and undergraduate choreographers. More than 30 dancers will perform over the course of four performances in the Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. Performances are Thursday, Feb. 4 – Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Works include the following:
  • Guest choreographer and MFA alumna Chien-Ying Wang sets a work on nine dancers titled Benevolence, examining the power and strength of communal bonding in times of upheaval and conflict. A professor of dance at Rutgers University, Wang’s choreography has been performed internationally.
  • Kristina D'Onofrio’s (MFA ‘16) final project studies Hebraic poetry, examining the parallelism found within three Biblical Psalms to inspire rhythm, pattern and organization of movement. Five dancers from Ohio State and five from the BalletMet Trainee Program investigate kaleidoscopic interlacing between contemporary ballet and contemporary modern dance, and translate language as choreography on a page. Her work features original music by Jacob Reed and original costume design by Ron Altman (MFA ‘16).
  • In Wounds Erica Jackson (BFA ‘17) explores the nuclear family's varying, multiple and interconnected relationships, and how one event can alter the cohesion once present and now in question.
  • Callie Lacinski’s work (BFA ‘17) researches the merging of commercial and concert dance and its choreographic manifestations in the dancers’ bodies.
  • Anna Brown Massey (MFA ‘17) offers a percussive and driving quartet in which her dancers encounter discordant alignments and new allegiances.
  • Claire Moore (BFA ‘17) offers a work that investigates the balance of solidarity and unity within a group of four women.
  • Madeleine Naylor (BFA ‘16) presents a solo work centered on the nature of performance both in dance and daily life, in which she uncovers dramatic stereotypes and heartbreaking realities, and questions what it means to succeed.
  • Alyssa M. Parnell (BFA ‘17) presents her solo Your steps are ordered. Know yourself and love yourz, for this is your eternal sunshine, which she has both choreographed and will be performing.
  • Alexandra Stilianos (MFA ‘18) investigates the boundaries and visibilities among lust and fear in the female body. With an eye for geography and movement of bodies, she seeks to integrate experiential projection into the work.
Tickets are available through the Ohio State Theatre Box Office, (614) 292-2295.
 

Press release by Anna Brown Massey

For information contact Dori Jenks
jenks.3@osu.edu, (614) 292-9594

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