2020-2021 Season


Mother's Day Tea in Your Garden: A Virtual Dance Experience

Sunday, May 10, 2020

"Mother's Day Tea" is CoMo's annual outdoor Springtime performance. This year, we're not able to gather at Columbus's beautiful Topiary Park! Instead, join us virtually to enjoy this beautiful Columbus highlight; the intricate topiaries are a whimsical re-creation of Georges Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte." CoMo Dancers will bring you solo works via video on this YouTube live stream - https://youtu.be/rU1HTDic14s. Donations to support CoMo's work as a nonprofit arts organization are gratefully accepted via paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2340335. This afternoon of dance is a CoMo favorite and the perfect (virtual) outing for Mom & the whole family. We recommend enjoying your own tea & cookies during the show!

Watch the Archived Live Stream (2pm)

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Call for Submissions: "Composing Movement in Quarantine"

What: Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance would like to see your most creative choreography from the confines of your COVID-19 quarantine. Create a video work either as a solo or with individuals isolated at your same quarantine location (follow all social distancing guidelines). Be creative with lighting, costumes, set, music - how can you transform your space into a unique performance location? Or, develop a site-specific work! Submissions should be stage-length (typically 3-10min, but shorter/longer will be accepted). The winner will be the video that best brings hope & enjoyment to a remote audience, in keeping with CoMo's mission of Be Entertained. Be Included (virtually right now). Be Fulfilled.

Selection Process: All video submissions will be reviewed by CoMo's adjudicators: our board & directors.

When: Starting now! All submissions must be received by Monday, March 30 at 5pm EDT.

Stipend: A $75 stipend will be awarded to the selected choreographer. 

To Apply:

  • Submit a video to info@comodance.org.
    Choreography should be 3-10 minutes in length, though works outside this range will still be considered. The video must be new from the COVID-19 quarantine time frame. No existing video works. Genre can be any movement style. Video should be sent as a Google Drive or Dropbox link to the video file.

  • Include the piece title, choreographer name, dancer names, venue location (whatever you'd like to share publically. Ex: Gahanna, OH home residence), and date/time it was filmed.
    You're also welcome to include a brief blurb about yourself and where you typically make art (teaching, performing, etc). 

  • By submitting a video to CoMo, you give CoMo permission to share the video with our audiences via social media, youtube, our website, or in person. 
    We will share a selection of the submissions including the winner & other top applications with our audiences - as selected by our adjudicators. 

  • Application Fee: $0
    At CoMo Dance, it's part of our mission that everyone should Be Included. Feel free to submit your work to our adjudicators. All submissions will receive a personal response to your work. We value your time & artistry, and thank you for your submission.

  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 30 at 5pm EDT.

DUO: A video series by Chamber Brews String Quartet & the Columbus Modern Dance Company

Saturdays, 9/12 through 10/10 at 8pm

CoMo Dance & Chamber Brews pair on screen, generating a unique partnership of auditory and kinetic art. This collaboration will highlight local Columbus artists over the course of five weeks - four duets between musicians and dancers, plus a final performance showcasing Chamber Brews string quartet and CoMo dance company as one ensemble. Performances will be released each Saturday on social media platforms for audiences to access virtually. Performance videos will be available for sharing and tagging after their initial release under #DUO, #ChamberBrews, #CoMoDance.

  • Week 1: "Viola in Roses" - Rachael Keplin (viola) & Bridgette Rawlins (dancer/choreographer) at Columbus Park of Roses.

    Watch DUO #1

  • Week 2: "Reflections of Glass" - Sam Johnson (cello) and Jessica Wheeler (choreographer) with dancers Kimberly McCalmont & Laura Puscas at Sharon Woods.

    Watch DUO #2

  • Week 3: "Until A Dawn" - Tom Fetherston (violin) and Kimberly Taylor (dancer/choreographer) at Jeffrey Park & Mansion in Bexley.

    Watch DUO #3

  • Week 4: "Falling Inward" - Devin Copfer (violin) and Laura Puscas (dancer/choreographer) at Gahanna Creekside.

    Watch DUO #4

  • Finale: "Between Spaces" - Chamber Brews Quartet & CoMo Dance. Filmed and edited by Josh Miller, Matchbox Ltd. at Dublin Ballantrae Park.

    Watch DUO Finale

Chamber Brews' "Dig" - Collaboration

February 28, 2021

CoMo Dance was excited to be a part of "Dig," by Chamber Brews and the Johnstone Fund for New Music. The Chamber Brews Ensemble played works by three Ohio composers: Sharon Udoh, Carman Moore, and Christopher Weait. The World Premiere of Chrisopher Weait's "The First Social Dance for String Trio," a collaboration of movement with the Columbus Modern Dance Company and choreographer Dian Jing. Watch three duos and one solo contemplating togetherness and space in the time of a pandemic. Video recording by Tiera D. Photo

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