Columbus Dance Theatre Announces it's 21st season


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Season Tickets 2018-19


Moving forward from its exciting 20th Anniversary Season Columbus Dance Theatre moves Onward into a year that will emphasize our city and our passion for new dance.  “CDT will be all over town next year,” says Columbus Dance Theatre founder and artistic director Tim Veach.  “We will perform in venues all over the region bringing the creativity and passion that sets us apart to the broadest range of audiences possible.  As we look Onward into our third decade we will share the unique, fresh, and creative approach that is CDT in multiple venues with world premieres and old favorites.”

The season opens as it does each year with Dancers Making Dances at CDT’s Fisher Theatre the weekend of October 26th and 27th featuring new works made by Company dancers for each other. December brings the 19th year of CDT’s beloved ballet Matchgirl featuring full orchestra and choir conducted by Jason Hiester.  Matchgirl will return to Otterbein’s Fritsche Theatre as part of CDT’s effort to bring dance to every corner of Franklin County.  


A February 22nd and 23rd  highlight will be Women Leading at CDT’s Fisher Theatre.  “I am so excited about this project,” says Tim Veach.  We have gathered extraordinary women leaders in dance from throughout the country to create new works for the Company.  It is going to be so exciting.  Choreographers for this project include: Jan Erkert, Chair of Dance at the University of Illinois, Stella Kane, Director of Dance at Otterbein University, Chicago dance legend Laura Wade, CDT’s Jaime Kotrba, and others. “It will be incredible to have this convergence of national and international level talent creating work at CDT.”

March 29th and 30th brings the return of the Columbus Dances Fellowship concert. This free concert, made possible through funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, features works of five choreographers selected from the community and celebrates new choreography in Columbus.  Performances will be held at CDT’s Fisher Theatre.


The Season culminates on May 17th-18th with a new evening-length reimagining of Thornton Wilder’s iconic play Our Town staged by Tim Veach.  “I love Wilder’s play,” says Veach.  “The play will serve as a catalyst to create a new work, Our Town… Columbus.” “We will not present the Wilder play,” says Veach.  “But we will use the characters and themes of the play to create a uniquely Columbus work of art.  The production will be presented in the round in the new Shottenstein Pavilion at the Columbus Museum of Art with live music by the Carpe Diem String Quartet. “Korine Fujiwara will create an original score for the production.  We are blessed to, once again, have her inspiring music brought to life at CDT.”  Our Town… Columbus will have a strong visual component. “The space at the museum has video capacity on three sides of the audience.  We will be using this unique opportunity to create an incredible visual landscape for the production.  I am so very excited to dive into the play and then render it as a uniquely Columbus work of art.”



Dancers Making Dances - October 26-27 CDT's Fisher Theatre

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00 

New Dances for the Company made by the Company


Matchgirl - December 14-15  Fritsche Theatre Cowan Hall

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00

Heartfelt holiday magic for the whole family


Women Leading - February 22-23  CDT's Fisher Theatre

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00

Women leaders in dance throughout the country making new work for the Company


Columbus Dances Fellowship - March 29-30  CDT's Fisher Theatre

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00

Exciting new choreography from the community


Our Town...Columbus - May 17-18  Columbus Museum of Art - Schottenstein Pavilion

Friday at 8:00  Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00

World premiere dance-theatre work by Tim Veach with an original score by Korine Fujiwara performed live by the Carpe Diem String Quartet