ONWARD

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.”

Season Tickets 2018-19

Season Tickets 2018-2019:

 Photo by Will Brenner

Photo by Will Brenner

Individual Tickets

All tickets purchased will be held at will call at the Theater. The box office will open one hour prior to showtime.

For more information about ticket purchasing feel free to contact us by phone at (614)849-0227 or e-mail us at columbusdancetheatre.info@gmail.com


 Photo by:  Will Brenner

Photo by:  Will Brenner

Dancers Making Dances

October 26th @8, October 27th @3&8, Fisher Theatre, 592 E. Main St., Columbus, OH

Individual Tickets: Saturday @ 3:00 $35 Adults $30 Seniors $15 Students

This exciting program gives voice to the diverse talents of our Company dancers. Dancers Making Dances is a program of all new works for the Company created by the Company. The evening offers Company members a chance to choreograph new works for each other. “We have an incredibly talented group of dance artists in this Company, each with unique views of dance and dance-making. I am so excited about this great opportunity for our dancers to get to share their personal choreographic views with our audience,” says Veach.

DMD Friday@8
DMD Saturday@3
DMD Saturday@8

Matchgirl

December 14th @ 10:30 a.m. (Student Cast Show) and 8 p.m., and December 15th @ 3 and 8 pm

Fritsche Theatre Cowan Hall, 30 South Grove St., Westerville, OH

Individual Tickets:  $35 Adults $30 Seniors $15 Students

Matchgirl 12/14@8
Matchgirl 12/15@3
Matchgirl 12/15@8
 Photo by:  Wes Kroninger

Photo by:  Wes Kroninger

Columbus Dance Theatre’s beloved holiday classic Matchgirl returns for its 18th year – a highlight of the Columbus Holiday Season! This timeless tale written by Hans Christian Andersen was created as CDT’s annual family ballet more than a decade ago by CDT Artistic Director Tim Veach. It continues to move Columbus audiences with its poignant message of forgiveness, hope, and joy. CDT is pleased to continue its collaboration with the Department of Music of Ohio Wesleyan University for the production.  “Associate Professor of Music Jason Hiester serves as our conductor for the production and has assembled a terrific ensemble of singers and instrumentalists for Matchgirl,” says Veach.  “The music for Act I of the ballet features various works by Aaron Copland, and the music for Act II is John Rutter’s Magnificat.”


 Photo by:  Will Brenner

Photo by:  Will Brenner

Women Leading

February 22nd@8 and 23rd@3and8, Fisher Theatre, 592 E. Main St. Columbus, OH

Individual Tickets: $35 Adults $30 Seniors $15 Students

 

“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.”

Women Leading Fri. @8PM
Women Leading Sat. @ 3PM
Women Leading Sat. @ 8PM

Columbus Dances Fellowship Concert

March 29th@8 and 30th@3and8, Fisher Theatre 592 E. Main St. Columbus, OH

Tickets: Free Admission

CDT, in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council, hosts an annual concert of dances chosen from the local dance community with funding provided by GCAC. Five fellowships of $2000 each are awarded to choreographers through an adjudication process each fall. The five dances chosen are then presented in an innovative and exciting concert free to the public at CDT’s Fisher Theatre.  “We love this partnership with GCAC that enables us to support fresh new choreographic talent in our vibrant dance community,” says Veach. “That this concert is free to the public is a wonderful aspect of this event celebrating new dance.”


OUR TOWN...COLUMBUS

May 17th @8 and 18th @3&8, Columbus Museum of Art-Schottenstein Pavilion, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus OH

Individual Tickets:  $35 Adults, $30 Seniors, $15 Students

 Photo by:  Will Brenner

Photo by:  Will Brenner

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.” 

Our Town...Columbus Fri.@ 8 pm
Our Town...Columbus Sat.@ 3 pm
Our Town...Columbus Sat.@ 8 pm