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Otterbein University Theatre Presents Dance 2016: The Goddess

November 07, 2016
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance presents its annual dance concert, Dance 2016: The Goddess, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets are $20. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama for tickets or more information about the Otterbein University Theatre season.

The concert, which has been conceived and choreographed by Otterbein University faculty members and student Olivia Crawford, is based on the empowerments of Durga, the ultimate warrior and invincible Mother of the Universe in the Hindu religion. The event is part of the university’s Opening Doors to the World initiative, a multi-year focus on the arts in three non-western regions, Latin America (2015-16), Asia (2016-17), and Africa (2017-18). 

The concert will feature many forms of contemporary dance including Modern, Jazz and Classical styles. Stella Hiatt Kane is the artistic director.

Kane, a Westerville resident, has been a member of the Otterbein faculty since 1989 and director of dance since 1996. She is a member of the BalletMet Academy faculty, and the founding artistic director of JazzMet. Kane has been a member of the national companies of “Sugar” and Bob Fosse’s “Dancin’” and a member of the national and international companies of The American Dance Machine. She has made television appearances in productions such as PBS’ “Dance In America” and “The Ann Reinking Special” with Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen. Kane has taught for New York’s American Dance Machine/Harkness House and the Actors’ and Directors’ Lab. She has given master classes at The Ohio State University, New York University and has been a master teacher in residence at the Northern Ballet Theatre in Leeds, England. Kane has also been a guest choreographer for Columbus Dance Theatre and BalletMet. 

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or online at www.otterbein.edu/drama. The box office is open 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.

Artistic Direction by: Stella Hiatt Kane
Choreography by: Kathy Bartelt, Scott Brown, Stella Hiatt-Kane, Tammy Plaxico, & Olivia Crawford
Scenic Designer: Tess Webster
Costume Designer: Rebecca White
Lighting Designer: TJ Gerckens
Sound Designer: Doc Davis

All performances at Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. (Opening night; Reception following performance.)
Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m.           
Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m.       
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m.         

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