Dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin' Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this GrouponLive deal.
- $15 for two tickets to see Ohio Dance Theatre's Lines 22 (up to $31.50 value)
- Where: Hall Auditorium
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 6:45 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Dates and Times
- Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Ohio Dance Theatre's season finale, Lines 22, packs a lot into one performance. Four choreographers demonstrate their prowess with classical, jazz, contemporary, and modern styles, giving dancers a suitable canvas to showcase their versatility. Among the works is company member Caitlin Burke's classical Le Printemps Pas de Trois, which employs the vibrant music of Grieg and Shostakovich to ring in the spring. Fellow company member Monica Starr shines a light on contemporary dance with To Be, whereas Denise Gula, the company's founder and artistic director, weaves songs such as "String of Pearls," "Minnie the Mooche," and "Sing, Sing, Sing" into her aptly named Swing. Lastly, guest choreographer Marie Zvosec pays homage to Jane Austen and her famous love of wearing leotards with Jane and Cassandra are Sisters, a piece which uses six dancers to explore the deep bond between Austen and her sister.
Ohio Dance Theatre
Even before she founded Ohio Dance Theatre, Denise Gula was immersed in the world of performance arts. A member of the Louisville Ballet who performed musical theatre with the Danny Sloan Dance Company and the Kenley Players, Gula also choreographed both classical dance pieces and numbers for musical theatre. Her varied experiences helped inform the tone of Ohio Dance Theatre, which plucks elements from contemporary and classical genres and presents them during rousing performances.