2018-2019 Season

Past Performances

Play! Concert Collaboration

Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30pm - Thompson Lounge at Indianola Presbyterian Church
Saturday, May 5 at 5:00pm - Galbreath Pavilion Studio 1, below Ohio Theater

The Magpie Consort joins together with the Columbus Modern (CoMo) Dance Company in a unique collaboration of choral music and modern dance. In "Play!" music unites the two ensembles -- the director, singers, & dancers react live to each other as the works come to life. Anything can happen as the artists play within the scores. 

Tickets: $10 Adults | $5 Kids under 10

Mother's Day Tea in the Topiary Garden 2018

Saturday & Sunday, May 12 & 13, 2018
Topiary Park - 480 E Town St.

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

Formation: Dance Inspired by Public Art

Sunday, October 7, 2018

3:00pm Performance @ Abbey Theater of Dublin
On the Abbey Theater stage, Columbus Modern Dance Company will bring the city of Dublin's unique visual art to you! CoMo, in collaboration with guest choreographers & guest performers, presents a multimedia afternoon performance inspired by art around the city. On top of six new works by our company dancers, enjoy brand new commissions by guest choreographers Francine Butler (Delaware, OH) and Todd Weeks (St. Louis, MO). CoMo has invited two local dance companies, XClaim and Columbus Moving Company, to each create & perform a new piece for this performance. Join us for an exciting afternoon of dance, showcasing the unique outcome of one art form inspiring another!

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.


Community Events

Generations of Art - The Sunami Family

Friday, November 30, 2018
6:00-9:00pm Gallery Opening, Performance at 7:30pm
Columbus Cultural Arts Center

The Columbus Cultural Arts Center (139 W. Main Street) is proud to present the work of five generations of Columbus' first family of the arts, the Sunamis.  Born in the late 1800's, SOICHI SUNAMI was a modernist photographer who created some of the most iconic photographs of early modern dancers, including Agnes 
DeMille, Nijinski, and Martha Graham, who he maintained an artistic partnership with for 5 years.

At the Gallery’s opening reception, CoMo Dance is honored to perform a rare, licensed resetting of one of Martha Graham's early dances, "Heretic," the subject of one of Soichi’s photographs on display.  CoMo has had the privilege of working with former principle dancer of the Martha Graham company, Miki Orihara, as she acted as regisseur for teaching the work. CoMo will be staging “Heretic” in specific detail true of the history of the piece, including wearing the costumes designed by Martha Graham herself. The performance will be played live by a pianist from Columbus Symphony. 

Other highlights of the evening include tableaux vivants by CoMo Dance and the premiere of six original pieces of music, by Chris Sunami, performed by a Columbus Symphony ensemble.

This performance was made possible with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Michael Popkin.

Pictured below: Photograph of Martha Graham's "Heretic" by Soichi Sunami

Free & Open to the Public

Cocoa & Cookies with CoMo

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Galbreath Pavilion, Studio 1 (39 E State St, Ohio Theater basement)

This event is an informal showing by all of our fall classes (Adults, Kids, & Teens) + a special appearance by our company dancers. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome! 

Free & Open to the Public