2017-2018 Season

Past Performances

CoMo 2017-2018 Productions

Mother's Day Tea in the Topiary Garden

Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14, 2017
2:00pm
The Topiary Park of Columbus

Join the Columbus Modern Dance Company in the Topiary Park of Columbus for our annual outdoor Springtime performance. This beautiful park is a Columbus highlight; the intricate topiaries are a whimsical re-creation of Georges Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte." Follow modern dancers on a journey through the garden with site-specific dance works. This afternoon of dance is a CoMo favorite and the perfect outing for Mom & the whole family. Tea & light refreshments will be served at intermission.

$10 Adults | $7 Students/Military | $5 Kids under 10

WILL CALL: Upon confirmation of your ticket purchase, your name will be added to our guest list. Simply check in at our ticket desk when you arrive with the First & Last name provided on the ticket purchase. Thank you! Questions? 614-702-7090 or tickets@comodance.org

PARKING: Abundant on-street parking is available. Meters will be enforced during our Saturday performance (2 hr limit), but on Sunday the meters are not enforced.

Making Space

"Making Space" - Columbus Modern Dance Company Fall Performance
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
The Columbus Idea Foundry

Step into this gorgeous renovation of a 100-yr old shoe factory, and ascend the grandstand for the perfect view of the unique Idea Foundry space. The exposed beams and original floor make the perfect setting for an evening of modern dance. This performance will include the company premiere of "Elles Parlent" by Ellen Vierse, a Chicago-based dance artist. Also, it will be our audience's first chance to view a solo work "Night Bloom" by Robert Poe of Saint Louis's Big Muddy Dance Company. In advance of an October 20th collaboration at the Cultural Arts Center's "Sight of Music" Gallery, the audience will get a sneak peak into our new works based on the visualization of music.

$10 General Admission | Free for Idea Foundry Members (Just show your IF member ID at Will Call for free admission!)

8:00-8:30pm - Event check-in with cider & cookies (Lobby)
8:30-10pm - Performance in the Grand Stand

"Extend, Alight, Affect": 5th Anniversary Gala Performance & Reception

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00pm
Informal reception to follow

Abbey Theatre of Dublin
5600 Post Road | Dublin, OH 43017

Celebrate with the Columbus Modern Dance Company at our 5th Anniversary Gala performance. This annual event is the Company's formal stage production for the year. Experience repertoire favorites under the lights of the lovely Little Abbey Theatre in Dublin, OH. Extend, Alight, Affect features this Season's newest pieces by local and national guest choreographers. CoMo Dance Company presents an athletic, entertaining Saturday afternoon of modern dance. Meet & greet the dancers after the performance, and join us for cake & punch in celebration of our 5th Anniversary. The concert material is family-appropriate, and the show length is approximately 1.5 hours.


Dublin Arts Council partially funded this program through a Community Arts Grant to encourage community engagement, cultivate creativity and foster life-long learning through the arts.

General Admission
$15 Adults | $10 Students, Seniors, & Military | $5 Kids under 10
Group discounts are available! Contact Us, 614-702-7090


Parking: Ample free parking is available in the Dublin Community Recreation Center lot. If you enter from the side door by Abbey Theater, the lobby is on your right. If you enter the main Rec Center entrance, the Theater is on your left.

Online ticket purchases will be added to our Guest List at Will Call. Please check in with the name you used to purchase the tickets. No need to print or bring your confirmation. Thank you, and see you there!

Community Events

CoMo at Columbus Arts Festival

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00-11:00am
Bicentennial Park - Dance Stage

Columbus Modern Dance Company is pleased to perform again this year at the lovely Columbus Arts Festival. Come on down to the riverfront on Saturday morning to enjoy an hour of mixed CoMo repertoire before a day of browsing art & enjoying the sites.

Pique-unique... A Bastille Day Celebration

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Friends of the Topiary Park

CoMo Dance Company presents a guest performance at this wonderful Friends of the Topiary Garden benefit event! Enjoy a unique al fresco picnic garden experience, wine auction, themed gift basket auction, Derek DiCenzo Jazz Trio and lots of ooh-la-la! Tickets, $50 per person, $80 per couples, six tickets $285.

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The Sight of Music - Stratifications

October 20, 2017
7:00 pm
Columbus Cultural Arts Center

This Fall, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center presents a large exhibition of contemporary works by Ohio artists, in a challenge set forth by guest curator, local poet and writer, Steve Abbott. Framed by a nod to synesthesia, “THE SIGHT OF MUSIC” will present visual representations of the aural arts, exploring how we interact with music as a central aspect of our humanity.

The Columbus Modern Dance Company will present a collaborative performance in the gallery on Friday, October 20th at 7:00pm. Set among the visual artwork of the same theme, the dance works will explore all dimensions of music. Each choreographer's interpretation of the theme will come to life as you hear the music with your eyes. Between pieces, witness live poetry written based on the gallery's works that surround you.

This performance is FREE & open to the public.

Cocoa & Cookies with CoMo

Saturday, December 9, 2017
11:30am-12:30pm
Galbreath Pavilion, Studio 4, 39 E State St.

You're invited to an informal showing by all CoMo Dance Classes. The event is open to the public FREE of charge. Enjoy works-in-progress by our Youth Performance Group, OSU Special Project, Kids Workshop, Adult Workshop, and even guest appearances by company dancers. Feel free to bring a treat to share.

Topiary Park Tree Lighting & Main Library Open House

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6:00pm
96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Visit Columbus Metropolitan Library to see the Huntington Train pulling out of the station for the season. Then, at the Topiary Park Holiday Lighting Ceremony, enjoy hot chocolate and treats with Santa, crafts, and the lighting of the BIG tree and the colorful forest in the Topiary Garden. Enjoy a special performance by the Columbus Modern Dance Company, bedecked in sequins for a classic Christmas kickline. Enjoy photos with the dancers following the performance!

FREE & open to the public

"I Felt, You Paint" Opening Reception

Friday, February 2, 2018
6:00pm
Columbus Cultural Arts Center

Come see the surprising interaction between felting and painting, the first collaborative effort between fiber artist, Judy Rush and abstract painter, Michael Halliday. The works will be activated by Columbus Modern Dance Company's improvisation & choreography. FREE admission.

Wonderball 2018

January 27, 2018
8:00pm
Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Modern Dance Company is happy to a part of creating a unique experience for attendees of this year's Wonderball event at CMA. This is a ticketed event.