Our Kickstarter for our upcoming show, Loom, is now live! We have 30 days to raise $4,000 with an all or nothing goal! We need your help to bring this dream into reality. All Kickstarter funds raised will go towards alleviating the production & travel costs for Loom, as well as ensuring we can pay our artists for their time and talent.
The Countdown begins…….
Please consider helping support local dance. We feel so passionately about sharing our art with you & we believe Columbus, Ohio has the capacity for rich, vibrant and unique art- we want to contribute our piece!
On April 28, 29, and 30, 2017, OhioDance, the state-wide dance network organization, will co-sponsor its regional festival with BalletMet Columbus. There are many classes, workshops, discussions and performances over the three days. The Sessions will be held at the studios and performance space at BalletMet, 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH. Festival is inherently creative as the brightest talents in dance converge on Columbus to share new ideas and innovations in the field of dance.
I will be offering a class titled: Improvisation with an eye for Composition. We will use improvisational tools to generate and analyze movement -applying compositional elements to create dance “in the moment.” Class will be for ages 13+
Artist Josh Hines and I were invited to do a short week long residency at Purdue University in their Division of Dance. April 1st- April 7th we will be hosting workshops throughout the week in place of students normal classes. We were also invited to participate in the Xperimental concert. A concept first created by Holly Jaycox, designed to push students to think outside of standard proscenium mindset when approaching choreography. Along with performing our own improvised duet, we will be setting work on a group of students based in an improvisation score, but created in the moment in collaboration with those students. We are thrilled for this opportunity and are glad to be making new connections with dancers and non dancers alike. Thank you to Holly Jaycox and faculty for extending the invitation to us.
Just sharing this incredible article Presence by Janet Adler in Contact Quarterly (2006) It sheds light on her work with Authentic Movement, specifically with Autistic children. She addresses many points on the endless pursuit to connect spirit of mind and spirit of body for greater connection to humanity and being and includes the investigations and thoughts of a few of the great teachers and researchers of Modern Dance as well.
CMCO (Columbus Moving Co.) will be performing the opening act for this evening length show by Movement Activities, dedicated to promoting Diabetes Awareness! Come out and see us & help raise awareness for an important, relevant cause!
“BODY is a collection of new works performed by the MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES group to help our friends at the CENTRAL OHIO DIABETES ASSOCIATION with their charitable and much needed outreach. Proceeds, after our minimal production costs, will be donated to the diabetes association.
There will be a mini GLACIER hosted in Lafeyette, Indiana this coming December 3rd and 4th. What started as small jam is now a small retreat for movers, dancers and contact improvisation lovers. Click on the invitation below:
Come join Josh Ramsey Hines and I! We will be making our way to enjoy this fabulous, condensed version of our GLACIER experience in Wisconsin and we hope to see you there.
Please take a look at the Glacier website for more information on Contact Improvisation, on local jams you can participate in and upcoming events that bring jammers, improvisers and contact enthusiasts together to gather thoughts, insight and groove.
Contact Improvisation is an open-ended exploration of the kinaesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, it is a form open to all bodies and enquiring minds.
—from Ray Chung workshop announcement, London, 2009