Hixon Dance presents
216 Meets 614
dance, in concert
The Movement Project
March 24 & 25, 2023 | 8:00pm
Columbus Dance Theatre
592 E Main Street | Columbus, OH 43215
Regular - $20
Seniors (65+) - $15
Students - $12
Join Hixon Dance on March 24th & March 25th, 2023 for our first ever cross-city collaboration with Cleveland based dance company, The Movement Project! The evening will feature new works by The Movement Project, Hixon Dance, and a collaborative improvisational performance between both companies. Following each performance audiences will have the chance to ask questions and learn more about the artist’s creative processes during the artist talk backs.
Parking: All parking at the theater area is free.
There is on-street parking available on Lester Drive and E. Cherry Street. Lot parking is shared with the old Homeport Building on the West side of the block (please do not park in any spaces marked individually as only for JOIN Organization). Overflow lot parking available at the gravel lot across from Snowden Alley, entrance on E. Cherry Street.
Saturday March 25 at 2:00pm
5080 N High Street | Columbus, OH 43214
Want to move with us? The Movement Project will be teaching an open and free master class at Hixon Dance in Clintonville. Register for class below! Questions? Email us at email@example.com
Meet the Companies
THE MOVEMENT PROJECT
Megan L. Gargano & Rebecca J. Leuszler
Elyse Morckel & Liz Conway
Elyza Morckel, Sara Barile, Lisa Horton
The Movement Project was founded in 2009 by Megan Gargano and Rebecca Leuszler with goals to support professional dance in Cleveland. In 2013 TMP launched its first full season of performances and has since then produced over 35 evening length concerts, has created over 60 new works, produced 6 original dance films, and has performed at various venues such as Cleveland Public Theatre, The Breen Center, Dumbo Dance Fest in NYC, Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio University and Transformer Station. In 2019, TMP collaborated, performed and produced a sold-out concert with Pam Tanowitz and her NYC company Pam Tanowitz Dance.
In 2013 and 2016, TMP was awarded The Fedora Award, a grant for individuals and organizations that focus on positively helping communities of Northeast Ohio. And in 2017 TMP was awarded funds by Puffin West Foundation to further support TMP's annual summer intensive, a 1-week summer intensive focused on providing affordable and accessible dance education to youth dancers. In 2015, TMP launched the Cleveland Artist Initiative, a program designed to support and fund the creation of new work by Cleveland artists. Over 60% of TMP's operating budget was dedicated to paying artists and in 2021 TMP collaborated with over 100 artists and organizations throughout the year. In 2016, TMP launched Cleveland Dance Fest, an annual dance festival featuring Cleveland choreographers and is hosted each year in Tremont at Pilgrim Church, home of TMP since 2017. TMP Co-artistic director Rebecca Leuszler was awarded the 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship funded by Community Partnership for Arts & Culture and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) to produce the first festival. In 2019, 2021 & 2022, TMP was awarded funds by CAC to continue growing the festival, as well as 2020 by Ohio Arts Council.
Fall of 2017 TMP launched The Movement Project School of Dance for youth 2.5-18 years old, serving the neighborhoods of Cleveland. January 2021, TMP moved their operations to Cleveland’s westside community of Fairview Park where we offer year round weekly professional classes, summer intensives, company rehearsals, festivals and performances.
Samantha Conte, Alex Graban, Camryn Nease, Annie Scott
Hixon Dance is a modern dance company founded in 2007 by Sarah Hixon that is active in the performing arts throughout central Ohio and beyond. The company regularly collaborates with other artists—especially musicians—and experts in other fields to inspire, create, and produce new work. The company is committed to a multidisciplinary creative process and is known for presenting impactful works that are accessible to audiences. Past collaborators include The Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble, Opera Project Columbus, The Worthington Chamber Orchestra, and others. They have recently worked with composers Jacob Reed, and Lauren Spavelko, award-winning poet Maggie Smith, dramaturg Chris Leyva, and astrophysicist Dr. Gregory Mack.
Hixon Dance has been a mainstay of the Columbus dance community, participating in a wide array of community-centered performances including the Columbus Dances series, GCAC's New Choreography Project, Columbus Summer Dance Festival hosted by The Ohio State University, Vox Novus, OhioDance Festival, Ten Tiny Dances, and others. They host City Dance Showcase, an annual presentation of local independent dance makers.
Education and outreach are a central component of the company’s mission, and we strongly believe that the performing arts enrich our community. They offer noncompetitive and inclusive classes for ages 3 through adult at their studio in Clintonville, OH.
They have been featured in The Columbus Dispatch, The Columbus Underground, The Columbus Alive!, The Clintonville and Worthington Spotlight, LifeLine Columbus, and other publications.