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A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

A Day in the Life of a Ballerina

| December 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

BalletMet dancer and Columbus native Samantha Lewis has been with the company for six years. She shows us what life is like as a ballet dancer, both on stage and off.

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Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind

Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Flat Granny and Me is a series of performances by artist Jenny Fine that take place within constructed environments.

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The Descent of This Water: Rain

The Descent of This Water: Rain

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A site-specific dance performance on the banks of the Scioto River in Dublin, Ohio explores the power and significance of water.

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the theater is a blank page

the theater is a blank page

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past spring, the Wexner Center for the Arts presented the theater is a blank page, a collaboration between Hamilton and the SITI Company. Enjoy scenes from the stage of this performance that immersed the audience in the physical components of theatre alongside the text of Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel To the Lighthouse.

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Jewish Community Center in Bexley

Jewish Community Center in Bexley

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bexley is home to Central Ohio’s largest Jewish community and this excerpt from our Columbus Neighborhoods series shows the significance of the Jewish Community Center. Learn about the Gallery Players– the first integrated community theatre group in Central Ohio, and how the JCC aimed to unite the community with its arts and educational activities.

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BalletMet Dancers Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West

BalletMet Dancers Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Orrante, known for playing the lead in BalletMet’s Dracula, retired from the stage this spring. Carrie West, who played the original Lucy opposite Orrante’s Dracula, also retired this season. We recently sat down with both of them to reflect on their careers and find out what comes next for these two stars of the stage.

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Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West, ARTifacts: Hair Art, Fresh A.I.R.

Jimmy Orrante & Carrie West, ARTifacts: Hair Art, Fresh A.I.R.

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Orrante and Carrie West discuss their retirement from BalletMet, we take a tour of the Ohio History Center’s collection of hair art, and Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) celebrates ten years by featuring new work from old contributors.

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Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye

Artist Profile: Kevin Farrell aka Dee W. Ieye

| July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Like most working actors, Kevin Farrell held random jobs while pursuing a career in Hollywood where he appeared in small roles in film and television, most notably on Frasier. When a friend encouraged him to sell Tupperware – in drag – to supplement his income, he dismissed the idea as ludicrous.

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Shakespeare and Autism

Shakespeare and Autism

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Researchers at The Ohio State University are working with the Royal Shakespeare Company to determine if using Shakespeare’s plays as a teaching and therapy tool can have lasting benefits for people with autism.

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the theatre is a blank page

the theatre is a blank page

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last month the Wexner Center for the Arts presented the theater is a blank page; a collaboration between internationally renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton, who lives and works in Columbus, and the SITI Company, an experimental theater company based in New York.

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