Department of Dance Presents Dance Downtown 2015
The Ohio State University Department of Dance presents its annual Dance Downtown concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St.
This season’s program includes works by guest artist Eddie Taketa, a Bessie-award winning choreographer and 20-year member of the Doug Varone Company; new faculty member and alumnus Daniel Roberts, former dancer with the Merce Cunningham Company; and Distinguished Professor Bebe Miller. New “short” works created by Mitchell Rose, Norah Zuniga Shaw and a dance-and-glass piece by Dave Covey will also be spotlighted.
Eddie Taketa: Doug Varone’s Of the Earth Far Below is characterized by energetic movement accompanied by Steve Reich’s spirited music.
Daniel Roberts: Pacific Trace, inspired by the diversity of environments found on the big island of Hawaii, is defined by robust choreography and powerful music.
Bebe Miller: Events and Other So-Called Virtues addresses manifestations of human interactions and is accompanied by familiar pop music.
Mitchell Rose: 18 Beginnings uses humor to explore the idea that “You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can tell a lot about a dance by its beginning.”
Norah Zuniga Shaw: Lets Talk Climate Change employs dance improvisation and multimedia to contemplate the changing climate and distant forces of change in our lives.
Dave Covey: Orb uses large glass vessels, light, sound and video to create a changing landscape reminiscent of deep sea diving.
Tickets are available through the Ohio State Theatre Box Office online or call (614) 292-2295 or by calling CAPA at (614) 469-0939. For additional information, visit dance.osu.edu.
*The performance of Of the Earth Far Below is presented by arrangement with Dova,
Inc., Doug Varone and Dancers. Choreography by Doug Varone. Staging by Eddie Taketa.