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Parallel Connections

Three Columbus organizations committed to dance unite for Parallel Connections. Join BalletMet, the Ohio State Department of Dance and the Wexner Center for the Arts as they come together for three performances. This 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 Pas de Deux. 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. Ohio State dancers and BalletMet’s professional company will join forces onstage to perform the exuberant Minus 16, by noted Israeli choreographer and Batsheva Dance Company artistic director Ohad Naharin. The Ohio State Percussion Ensemble and Sympatico Percussion Group will perform as part of the event.

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 provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

The show will begin on Oct 20 and Oct 21 at 8 p.m.

There will be a dress rehearsal on Friday, Oct 20 at 11 a.m.

Call BalletMet at (614)-586-8665 for information on senior tickets (ages 55 +) and K–12 student groups. For any additional questions, contact the Wexner Center Patron Services Desk at (614) 292-3535.