News: Dancers from UA and OSU creating riverfront performance

Dancers from UA and OSU creating riverfront performance

08/27/2012

Dance students from The University of Akron (UA) and The Ohio State University (OSU) are combining their talents for "Stream," a contemporary dance performance Sept. 14 and 15 in Dublin, Ohio.

Choreographed by Robin Prichard, an assistant professor in the UA Dance Program, "Stream" is an original work being created specifically for outdoor performances on the sloping riverfront grounds of the Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr.

The free public dress rehearsal is Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. and the free 40-minute performances are Sept. 14 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. The performances will also be streamed live for a worldwide audience.

In taking the dance out of the traditional theatrical venue, "Stream" seeks to foster a sense of interconnectedness between the performers and the audience, between the audience and the land, and among individual audience members.

"This artwork engages audience members with the opportunity to comprehend the simplicity of the infinite," explains Prichard. "In doing so, we hope to inspire thoughts about the interplay of cause and effect between humans and land."

UA professor's work widely known

Prichard's choreography is noted for its wit and vulnerability. It has been seen throughout the United States in venues such as Joyce/SoHo, Dance Space, Highways, California Choreographers’ Festival and Dance Kaleidoscope as well as venues large and small in Australia. Prichard is a Fulbright Scholar and completed a cross-cultural choreography project between Australian Aboriginal and contemporary dance. She specializes in the intersection between native and concert dance. Prichard holds a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from the University California, Los Angeles.

"Stream" is presented by the Dublin Arts Council and OhioDance in collaboration with the OSU Department of Dance, the UA Dance Program and the Ohio Department of Education Division of the Arts. It is also supported by Holiday Inn Express Columbus-Dublin.

For more information about any of Dublin Arts Council’s programs, exhibitions and events, call 614-889-7444 or visit the Dublin Arts Council online. The DAC is located at 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, Ohio. Hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

DAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported in part by an annual endowment from the city of Dublin’s hotel/motel tax and the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund Dublin Arts Council and its programs with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DAC is further supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, fundraising events, memberships, classes, gallery and gift shop sales and in-kind contributions. DAC engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts.


Media contact: Cyndee Snider, 330-972-5196 or cyndee@uakron.edu.