Dance concert to be on the ‘banks of DAC’


Dancers rehearse on the sloping riverfront grounds of Dublin Arts Council.

     (APPNW) – “Creating dance works in the outdoors presents an exciting challenge and opportunity to collaborate with the most expert and talented of all artists – nature,” said choreographer Julie Fox, who will direct a free public performance entitled “Gravity’s RippleII” on Thursday, September 16 at 6:30 pm on the ‘banks’ of the Dublin Arts Council riverfront grounds. “With highly choreographed and beautifully improvised motion, sound, architecture and light, nature continues to weave an elaborately simple and profound dance that guides and propels. In essence, there are three dances here – nature, this dance unfolding in nature and the audience’s dance as they listen and experience the intersection of the two,” added Fox.

     As part of DAC’s “Ripple Effect: Artistic Impact of the Scioto River” ongoing project that was designed to offer opportunities for visual, performing and interpretive art projects, Fox’s “Gravity’s RippleII” is also an original, site-specific outdoor contemporary dance project that is a partnership among DAC, OhioDance, the Ohio State University Department of Dance, and the Ohio Department of Education Division of the Arts. 

     Inspired by an outdoor theatre of rolling hills and the Scioto River, Fox works with six primary dancers from the OSU as well as three musicians, including select dancers from Ohio’s Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the College of Wooster. During the 40-minute show, gravity, sounds, time all play their part in the choreography that connects the historical dots of the surrounding communities with Columbus to the ecosystem of the Scioto River.

     More related activities with the ‘Gravity’s Ripple’ project are from September 13-17 at DAC with master classes for Columbus students from Duxberry Park Arts IMPACT Elementary School and Fort Hayes Performing Arts High School. Also another DAC site performance of  “Gravity’s RippleII” is set for Friday, September 17 at 6:30 pm, in conjunction with the center’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser. The event features fine wines provided by W.J. Deutsch & Sons and hors d’oeuvres from The Refectory. Tickets are $50 per person.

     For more information, call Janet Cooper at 614.889.7444 or see: .

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