Since its founding in 1998 by artistic director Tim Veach, Columbus Dance Theatre's (CDT) professional contemporary ballet company that performs and its affiliated academy have been an integral part of the central Ohio dance community. With a student body ranging in age from three through 70, training programs from ballet to tap to jazz are created and designed to meet the diverse needs of both recreational dancers and pre-professional students.
On April 13 and 14, Columbus Dance Theatre will present Tim Veach Dance as part of its 14th season, Moving Forward. The concert will feature works taken from Veach’s choreographic career. “I have made a lot of dances, more than 70 in the past 20 years, I wanted to try to really reach back and look at as many dances as possible. Each performance will be comprised of different works,” said Veach. There will be one new performance for the weekend also created by Veach, a work entitled His Own Skin, written for his son Judson, who will perform the piece.
Live music will be provided by The Carpe Diem String Quartet for all three performances. Ohio Wesleyan’s School of Music and local jazz artist Bradley Sowash will also perform.
“I feel blessed to have had the opportunities that I have had to work as a creative artist in this community,” said Veach. “I hope that this weekend of performances will not only celebrate my work as a choreographer but will be a gathering and a ‘thank you’ to the community at large for all of their support of CDT and of my work.”
Where: Columbus Dance Theatre’s Fisher Theatre – 592 E. Main St. Columbus, OH
When: Friday April 13 at 8 p.m. and Saturday April 14 at 3 and 8 p.m.
For more information or tickets: Friday's performance is sold out, but tickets for Saturday’s shows are $28 for adults and $12 for Students. Reservations to attend can be made by calling: (614) 849-0227 or by emailing Columbus Dance Theatre’s managing Director Sean Kessler at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, visit their website.
Captivating and world-renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman returns to lead ProMusica in a clever program that features Russian masters and a spin on B-A-C-H. What exactly does it mean? Discover the answer at this unforgettable close to the season!
As a violinist, Gluzman’s dual role as leader and performer is unique for ProMusica and rare for many orchestras. Gluzman, who has become a good friend to the ProMusica, also performed with them in November of 2010. His grace and superior technique intrigues and mesmerizes audiences. The pieces being performed span geography and history for a memorable final concert of ProMusica's 2011-2012 season.
Where: The Josephinum, 7625 North High St., Columbus, 43235. The Southern Theatre, 21 East Main St., Columbus, 43215.
When: Saturday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. (Josephinum); Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m. (Southern Theatre)
Open Door Art Studio is an innovative art studio and gallery space that serves adults with disabilities. The work is outstanding, but often overlooked so partnerships with other organizations are sought out to bring new audiences into the space. This Inspired That is with Mother Artists at Work (MAW) is the first collaborative exhibition with a local art group that will no doubt inspire more joint shows with other organizations in the future.
Artists are always looking for new inspirations, something that moves them - their muse. For This Inspired That, each MAW artist selected work made by artists from Open Door Art Studio that inspired them, then used that spark to create a companion piece. Both works are displayed side-by-side in this unique exhibition. Come be inspired!
Where: Open Door Art Studio, 1050 Goodale Boulevard, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
When: Opening Reception on Saturday, April 14 from 5 to 7p.m., snacks and beverages provided. The exhibition runs from April 14 until June 1.
Image: Circular Abstraction by Larry Ross courtesy of Open Door Art Studio.