Dancing Conversation: Dance & Music with John Heginbotham, Colin Jacobsen, and Maile Okamura
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About the Event
Join NCCAkron this spring for our series of Dancing Conversations! These free public events locate dance among broader topics and offer an opportunity to demonstrate the aesthetic range within the dance field.
Past Dancing Conversations events have covered topics such as dance on camera (held at the Akron Public Library-Main Branch), nature as creative collaborator (held at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Conservancy), dance’s role in cultural diplomacy (held at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland), and the intersection of dance and emerging technology (held at the Akron Art Museum).
Dancing Conversations will take place on the third Thursdays of April, May, and June at 7pm Eastern. All conversations will be virtual and open to the public.
On Thursday, April 15, choreographer John Heginbotham (New York, NY), dancer and video editor Maile Okamura (New York, NY) and violinist and composer Colin Jacobsen (New York, NY) will be the guest speakers. Heginbotham, an acclaimed contemporary and Broadway choreographer, is a NCCAkron Research Residency artist, and also had a Satellite Residency with NCCAkron during COVID. That Satellite Residency supported Heginbotham’s 24 Caprices, a project built around the work of composer Nicolò Paganini with Jacobsen — who The New York Times calls “born to the instrument and its sweet, lyrical possibilities” — as musician and Okamura as video editor. Heginbotham, Okamura, and Jacobsen will speak not only about this project but more broadly about the relationship of dance and music.