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Dance Downtown

Four award-winning contemporary choreographers take inspiration from the expressive guitar to create this year’s Dance Downtown, the annual concert that showcases the talents of undergraduate and graduate dance majors in the Department of Dance.

On the program:

  • Acclaimed dance artist, Ohio State dance alumna and modern dance icon Dianne McIntyre presents a new work in response to the sounds of early blues. McIntyre is highly regarded for her choreographic musicality and her dedication to dancers creating a relationship to the music.
  • Legendary choreographer, Ohio State dance alumna and Distinguished Professor of Dance Bebe Miller reprises her 1991 creation The Hendrix Project, a chaotic, yet ordered visualization of the music of the legendary guitarist.
  • Visiting artist from Costa Rica, Jimmy Ortiz constructs movement material inspired by the concept of radical transformations. The original sound score composed for his work harnesses the versatility and virtuosity of both electric and acoustic guitars.
  • Choreographer Abby Zbikowski creates a new work with an all-female cast exploring her rhythmically driven, hard-edged movement vocabulary, drawing from the rawness and vitality of punk and hip-hop cultures.

Friday, November 22, 10:30 am (Young People's Concert)

Friday, November 22, 8 pm

Saturday, November 23, 8 pm

For ticket information, visit or call the Ohio State ticket office at (614) 292-2295.