Join BalletMet and The Ohio State University Department of Dance for Dance on Mount Vernon
BalletMet is proud to open its doors for a special free performance
celebrating GCAC’s Columbus Makes Art Passport.
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Let’s all remember why experiencing live art is LIVING!
Dance on Mount Vernon
The Ohio State University Department of Dance
The BalletMet Dance Academy
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 5:30 pm / Doors open at 5:00 pm
BalletMet Performance Space
322 Mount Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Tickets are FREE — registration opens September 1.
Dance on Mount Vernon presents BalletMet 2 dancers in a diverse arrangement of works offering socially conscious, thought-provoking dance in the intimate setting of BalletMet’s black box Performance Space. The program also features students from The Ohio State University Department of Dance and solo performances by BalletMet Dance Academy trainees.
Three works by BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang display a range of emotions and complete technical range, from the exquisite lines of classical ballet in a selection from Cinderella, to his contemporary dances staged for BalletMet 2, Whispers in the Dark and Wounded. Works from two iconic American choreographers grapple with the painful legacies of historical conflict and injustice, using intense, powerful movement to reflect experiences still relevant to us today. Donald McKayle created socially conscious dance focused on the Black experience; his Rainbow Etude is a solo depicting life in a chain gang. BalletMet 2 dancers will join students from The Ohio State University Department of Dance to perform Martha Graham’s Steps in the Street, which is presented with permission of The Martha Graham Dance Company. This early Graham work reflects the chaos and tragedy of war and its consequences, a response to the rise of fascism.
BalletMet 2 is a group of six accomplished young artists on the cusp of a professional career as classically trained dancers. In addition to performing in BalletMet productions, they are community ambassadors, sharing their talent and passion for dance in schools and venues across our region.
BalletMet is committed to principles of Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusivity.
Columbus Makes Art Passport
September 1-October 31, 2021
BalletMet would like to thank GCAC for their generous ongoing support of our mission.
BalletMet is committed to the safety of our dancers, students, staff and audience members. Masks will be required in the theater. All audience members must review the Health Screening questions here (link) before attending the performance.
If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of our health screening questions below, please do not attend this performance.
Have you experienced any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 in the past 14 days? (Common COVID-19 symptoms include: new or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of your sense of taste or smell, headache, body aches, chills, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea.)
Have you come in contact with a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Do you feel feverish or do you have a body temperature greater than 100.4⁰ F (38⁰ C)?
We look forward to seeing you!
Photo by Jess Cavender