2013-2014 Season

Our first Season, 2013-2014, was a great success. Thank you to our fabulous audience members for four great performances and many community appearances.

Converge. Move. Evolve.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Abbey Theater of Dublin
CoMo's final performance of the 2013-2014 season. Act I of the performance featured a new solo choreographed by Margot Mink Colbert (Assistant Chair of Dance, University of Nevada Las Vegas) along with CoMo repertoire "Genesis," "Epitome," and "Light." Also included in Act I were audience favorites from Afternoon Tea in the Garden, Groundwork, and 1000 Words/1000 Moves. In Act II, CoMo celebrated Black History Month with a tribute to dance legend Katherine Duhnam. An anthropologist, performer, and choreographer, Dunham shared Caribbean culture and African-American heritage with the world. The highlight of the evening was an original Dunham-style piece by Atlanta-based dance artist and educator, Jacquelyn Stokes.

Guest Performance—Dublin Intergenerational Players' Show
CoMo performed for the Dublin community as a featured guest artist. On Monday, February 10th at 12:30pm, two CoMo dancers performed Unveiling of Dawn by Tori Chu. On Sunday, March 9th, five CoMo dancers performed Marin Leggat's piece Genesis at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

1000 Words/1000 Moves
Saturday, October 19
Columbus Cultural Arts Center
The Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company presented a series of modern dance works based on visual art from the 1913 New York Armory Show. The choreography reflected the paintings and sculptures' subject matter, medium, lines, colors, and emotional evocations. Century-old artwork that was once provocative and history-altering sparked new art in the form of modern dance & poetry, set in an art gallery full of local artwork from the same impetus.

Columbus Invitational Arts Competition (CIAC)
Saturday, August 24, 2013
CoMo was awarded Audience Favorite and 2nd Place Overall. This event supported arts in Columbus with a fun, competitive twist! The local performing arts groups participating included Women in Music, We've Known Rivers, Abstrack Motion, Urban Strings, Bread & Circus Theatre, and Saints Drumline.

Groundwork: One Floor Down with CoMo Dance
Saturday, August 3, Galbreath Pavilion, Dance Studio 1
The audience enjoyed a casual summer evening with the CoMo Dance Company, as we returned to the basement dance studio where we began. Live music by Steve Perakis (bass) and Bradley Mellen (cello) set the scene for a showing of new works, a taste of future works, and a glance back to our foundational repertoire, all choreographed by CoMo and guest artists!

1930s Mass Spectacle Dance
Friday, July 12, 2013
Mara Penrose's Group Action Flash Mob, including CoMo Dance Company and other local dancers, learned a 1930s German Movement Choir from a Laban Notation score. This mass spectacle piece was performed at OhioDance's Statehouse Lawn Performance. Learn more about the "Summer Fridays at the Statehouse" Series.
The piece was also performed as a flash mob dance in the Scioto Mile Fountain!

Monday, July 1, 2013
CoMo Dance Company performed an improvisation & demonstration at Brothers Drake in motive., "Social Motivation for the Creative Class." This monthly event combines elements of traditional networking with featured guest speakers, live artist demonstrations and performances, and interactive workshops in the relaxed atmosphere of the popular Short North nightlife spot.

Red, White, & BOOM parade
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Great news! CoMo Dance was selected as a sponsored participant in the 2013 Red, White & BOOM parade. We danced in the parade to a medley of patriotic music. Learn more about the parade and other Red, White, & BOOM activities in Columbus.

Columbus Arts Festival
Sunday, June 9, 2013
CoMo performed on the Community Stage with highlights from our May performance, "Afternoon Tea in the Garden." Visit the event's website to learn more about the Arts Festival.

Afternoon Tea in the Garden: A Dance Experience
Mother's Day, May 12, 2013
The Franklin Park Conservatory Grand Mallway
The ten women of CoMo performed works by Marin Leggat (Director of Dance, Ohio Wesleyan), Michele Kriner (Dance professor, Saint Mary's College), Kelsey Morozow (CoMo co-director), Laura Puscas (CoMo co-director). The show surrounded the Stephen Canneto sculpture NavStar. Tea and light refreshments were served.

(pictured: NavStar, 1992 Stephen Canneto)

"Pop the Question" Flash Mob
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Campus Area
CoMo Dance performed in a flash mob dance choreographed by Group Action Flash Mobs director Mara Penrose.

Holiday Hop at 83 Gallery
Saturday, December 1, 2012
CoMo Dance performed Object: Shark at 83 Gallery during the Short North Gallery (Holiday) Hop. Also, CoMo dancers improvised to local band The Apes. Read more about the event on the 83 Gallery blog.