What’s Happening


lomax mark
Friday, April 21, 2017, Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

With concerts “The Coming” and “Song of the Dogon”

Date: April 19, 2017
lomax mark
Friday, April 21, 2017, Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Featuring drummer Mark Lomax, II and saxophonist Edwin Bayard

Date: April 19, 2017
practice at the basketball court
Monday, April 17, 2017, Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 PM

A new dance choreographed by Michael J. Morris.

Date: April 10, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017, Friday, April 7, 2017
8:00 PM

Performed by a company of Denison dance students, the concert brings together live music and dance, two forms that are made for each other.

Date: March 31, 2017

Professor Kemal Nance visited Denison as a part of the Berry & Nance Dance Project, who offered a Dance concert on February 9th.

Date: March 23, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
5:00 PM

The Department of Dance welcomes Norah Zuniga Shaw, Mellon Foundation Fellow, presenting “Dance, Data, Changing Climates”

Date: March 22, 2017
paula josajones
Thursday, March 23, 2017
5:00 PM

The Department of Dance welcomes Paula Josa-Jones for an artist talk.

Date: March 22, 2017
Sandra Mathern-Smith

Sandra Mathern-Smith, professor and department chair of Denison University’s Department of Dance, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholars Award.

Date: March 2, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017 to Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:00 PM

Denison University senior dance majors, Tanvi Doshi and Hannah Zwemer, will present their solo projects.

Date: February 22, 2017
susanpetry the draping
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Choreographer and performer: Susan Van Pelt Petry

Date: February 15, 2017
 Berry Nance Dance Mark Lomax Trio
Thursday, February 9, 2017, Friday, February 10, 2017
8:00 PM

In conjunction with the TUTTI Festival. The Berry Nance Dance Project with the Mark Lomax Trio

Date: January 19, 2017


Molly Shanahan on stage
Visiting Artists
Friday, December 2, 2016
5:00 PM

Denison Department of Dance presets Vail artist in residence and alumna, Molly Shanahan.

Date: December 2, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016, Friday, November 11, 2016, Saturday, November 12, 2016
8:00 PM

Original choreography by dance faculty Sandra Mathern and Michael J. Morris, and Guest Artist CoCo Loupe, performed by thirteen Denison dance students.

Date: November 1, 2016
Departmental Fellows

Each spring, the dance department faculty and students elect rising seniors and rising juniors from among all majors and minors to serve as Department Fellows for the following academic year.

Date: October 3, 2016
cocoloupe artisttalk
Visiting Artists
Friday, September 30, 2016
5:00 PM

“Making dances is a compulsion rather than a passion”

Date: September 28, 2016
Stafford Berry dancing on stage

Dance professor Stafford Berry was inspired by August Wilson to create a new work,”Who I Be! “

Date: August 8, 2016
Elizabeth Gannon

Elizabeth Gannon '11 presents a work, “Clown! Do Some Ballet!,” as part of the New City's Dream Up Festival.

Date: August 5, 2016
Nita Hawes-Sanders

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, with Ro Nita Hawes-Sanders '78 as CEO, has been recognized with the “Oscar” of dance.

Date: July 28, 2016
Portrait of Alexandra Rose - Class of 2011

The choreography of Alexandra Rose '11 will premiere at the Gibney Dance Center in New York City.

Date: July 21, 2016

Shannon Suffoletto '99 is the director of health and wellness at DePaul University.

Date: May 9, 2016

Dance, education and mathematics triple major Martha Mulligan '96 receives a Fulbright fellowship to study Singapore.

Date: April 29, 2016
Visiting Artists
Saturday, April 23, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Vail Guest Artist Maree ReMalia joins Visiting Assistant Professor Michael J. Morris in the performance of a new choreographic work that explores new pathways for movement.

Date: April 18, 2016
Graciella Maiolatesi
Thursday, March 31, 2016 to Friday, April 1, 2016
8:00 PM

The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling.” - Audre Lorde.

Date: March 31, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016, Saturday, March 26, 2016
8:00 PM

Senior Dance Major, Callie Towles showcases her performance titled “Tension, Safe Space, and Pressure”

Date: March 18, 2016
Hailey Bruce Denison Ballet
Saturday, April 2, 2016, Sunday, April 3, 2016
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Senior Dance Major, Hailey Bruce showcases her Ballet performance titled “Of Mauve and Whimsy”

Date: March 10, 2016
denison alumni group photo
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A 5-person alumni panel talk took place in the Department of Dance to inform current students the value of their dance majors and the kind of avenues it may open for their future.

Date: February 24, 2016
Visiting Artists
Friday, February 12, 2016
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

As we compose, choreograph, improvise, dance and live through our times, what perspectives do we allow in the room? And what do we do with them when they're there?

Date: February 10, 2016
Ohio 5 Conference
Saturday, February 20, 2016
8:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Third Annual Dance Ohio 5 Conference will take place at Denison University on February 20, 2016

Date: January 29, 2016
Pina Rite of Spring
Friday, January 29, 2016
5:00 PM

Denison Department of Dance Symposium - a presentation by Dr. Michael J. Morris with a reception following.

Date: January 26, 2016


Friday, November 13, 2015 to Monday, November 16, 2015

All Sides in View” seats audience members on all sides of the performance space and the three works are created to be seen from these four different perspectives, each seat offering a unique point of view.

Date: November 4, 2015