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Production photos by Chris Summers of Color in the Dark, by Ann Sofie Clemmensen and dancers, which premiered at the Faculty Concert Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2017.
Production photos of The Difficulties of Flying, by Crystal Michelle Perkins, an ensemble work that uses African American folklore as its base for meaning. It is a rhythmic dance of migration, and an exploration of what it means to be displaced from or return to home. The work premiered at the Ohio State Dance Faculty Concert November 30 - December 2, 2017. Photos by Chris Summers.
Be the Street is a Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme project at The Ohio State University. 
www.bethestreet.osu.edu
Dancing into the future with AR technology

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The Ohio State Dance department is bringing a new partner to the dance floor. With the help of augmented reality software from Microsoft’s HoloLens device, a dancer can read and write Laban movement notation in their own environment. The notation is a way to record and represent choreography throughout a dance, used similarly to a musician reading a score to learn a song. Hannah Kosstrin, an assistant professor and researcher in the Department of Dance at Ohio State, led the project and has lofty aspirations for what AR can bring to dance. “One of the things I am really excited for with the AR app is hopefully it will project, and you will be able to see the score, and you are in it,” Kosstrin said. The HoloLens is like a headband with a visor that comes down over the eyes while a powerful computer inside eliminates the need for wires and provides a mobile AR experience. Kosstrin said the AR headset allows users to take a “trip” to a virtual world while maintaining a sense of reality.

Photo: Erin Yen and Joda Lee demonstrate AR technology for dance. Photo by Ashley Nelson
Post show aftermath. Thanks for coming out to the Faculty Concert this weekend!  We had sold out performances each night.
We’re almost at the end folks! Lots going on this weekend and through next week. Keep breathing and happy dancing to all!osudanceweekly.wordpress.com
SISTERS, co-directed by David Covey and Bita Bell, is a structured improvisation that looks at the dynamics of individual isolation and coming together to nurture and support one another as a community, specifically addressing issues of sisterhood and female empowerment. It also integrates the “choreography” of hundreds of rubber balls dropping from the grid to create a dynamic visual environment that envelopes the dance in a kinetic landscape of motion and color. Come see it in the Faculty Concert tonight through Saturday at the Barnett Theatre! https://dance.osu.edu/events/faculty-concert
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Faculty Concert Featured in The Lantern
https://www.thelantern.com/2017/11/department-of-dance-faculty-concert-highlights-african-american-culture/
Ohio State Dance presents a Faculty Concert Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 including Color in the Dark, by Ann Sofie Clemmensen and dancers, a new group work created in collaboration between the dancers and choreographer. Through a vigorous physical investigation of dimensional contrasts, kinesthetic clarity, intricate rhythms and spatial patterning this work curiously examines darkness versus lightness, and the notion that in the dark, no object is reflecting lights – but not seeing doesn’t mean it's not there. #osuevents #columbusdance #columbusmakesart
Ohio State Dance presents a Faculty Concert Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, including REVERB, by Daniel Edward Roberts, which was created for dancers of the Ohio State Dance Denmark Tour and premiered in Rebild Bakker, Denmark, the site of the largest 4th of July celebration outside of the U.S. in July 2017. The choreography is inspired by Lukas Ligeti’s polyrhythmic ‘bending’ of Monk’s original music. https://dance.osu.edu/events/faculty-concert #osuevents#dancecolumbus #columbusdance #columbusmakesart#artmakescolumbus
Rehearsal for Eddie Taketa's work in the Faculty Concert. Check it out Nov. 30-Dec. 2!
OSU students in lighting rehearsal for Crystal Michelle Perkins. Check out the Faculty Concert Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2017!