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October 20-21, 2017 | Mershon Auditorium

Friday, 10/20 Senior Dress Rehearsal
Friday, 10/20 8:00 pm
Saturday, 10/21 8:00 pm

Choreography: James Kudelka, William Forsythe, Merce CunninghamOhad Naharin

Collaborators: BalletMet, The Ohio State University Department of Dance, Wexner Center for the Arts

Run time: 2 hours and 6 minutes

Three Columbus organizations committed to dance unite for Parallel Connections. Join BalletMet, The Ohio State University Department of Dance (supported by Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences), and the Wexner Center for the Arts as they come together for two performances only. This special program will feature BalletMet performing master choreographer James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, set to the music of Johnny Cash, and Wexner Prize–recipient William Forsythe’s dynamic and sophisticated Slingerland Duet. Ohio State Department of Dance students will perform Wexner Center MinEvent, with selections drawn from the vast repertoire of dance icon Merce Cunningham, another recipient of the Wexner Prize. Then the Ohio State dancers and BalletMet’s professional company will join forces onstage to perform the irresistible and exuberant Minus 16, by noted Israeli choreographer and Batsheva Dance Company artistic director Ohad Naharin. Together, these works will demonstrate surprising connections across the spectrum of contemporary dance artistry—as well as celebrate our vibrant community of dance lovers and dance organizations.

Parallel Connections is presented with support from The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Arts Initiative.

Season support for BalletMet and the Wexner Center is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, and Nationwide Foundation.

Major support for the Wexner Center’s performing arts season is generously provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Minus 16 is presented with support from the Lenore Schottenstein & Community Jewish Arts Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation.