Columbus Dance Theatre is proud to announce its support for local dancer/movement artist David Jon Krohn as he celebrates his 75th birthday through dance. “David Krohn is a very special artist,” says CDT Artistic Director Tim Veach. “David has enriched the Columbus community for decades as a dancer, performance artist, mime, designer, and true auteur artist of the theatre. We are so excited to be able to present David in this solo concert series in August as we all celebrate the birthday of this very special member of the Columbus arts community.”
Krohn will offer a series of solo concerts that encompass his decades of solo works including his signature works Casey at the Bat, The Cremation of Sam McGee, Autobiography and The Three Legged Man. “One of the things that makes David unique is his use of text and movement in a seamless manner that takes us on unexpected journeys to fantastical locations,” says Veach. Krohn will present a new twenty minute work as part of the weekend of concerts at CDT’s Fisher Theatre, Poems from the Woods of Maine, inspired by his love of the outdoors and his many years traveling to the woods of Maine.
David Krohn performed for decades as an artist in residence in the Columbus Public Schools and delighted Columbus audiences for years as Uncle Sam on stilts in 4th of July festivities in Columbus. At CDT Krohn was recently seen in the role of Fagin in the revival of O. Twist where he performed alongside his son, musician Ramble Jon Krohn (RJD2), as part of CDT@20. Other roles at CDT include Polonius in Hamlet Prism and The Friar in Romeo and Juliet. Veach continues, “With David there is a full range of options of what might happen on stage. You could have: stilts, juggling, dance, mime, acting, and without question; a lot of fun. To be able to celebrate a performer at the age of 75 in a world that is usually consigned to the ‘young’ is a true pleasure for Columbus Dance Theatre.”
Performances will be held at CDT’s Fisher Theatre at 592 E. Main St.
Friday, August 24th at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25th at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26th at 3:00 p.m.