The Ohio State University at Lima


#mentalhealthDaNCe2U

Event Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 to Friday, January 24, 2020
Event Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts

Ohio State Dance and BalletMet2 Collaborative 2019-2020 Tour utilizes dance to ignite discussion about mental health issues with two 20th Century choreographic masterworks excerpts: the ballet The Four Temperaments by George Balanchine and the modern dance Rooms by Anna Sokolow.

DaNCe2U #mentalhealth tours two masterworks in the dance canon to foster discussion about mental health and its stigma, Anna Sokolow’s Rooms from 1954 set to music by Kenyon-Hopkins and George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments from 1946 set to music by Hindemith. The Four Temperaments refers to the four humors of the ancient Greek philosophy: sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic. Rooms, sections “Alone” (isolation), “Panic” (anxiety), “Desire” (unrequited love), “The End” (inner turmoil) and “Daydream” (feelings of longing) all align with aspects of mental health in today’s society.

The performances will serve as the vehicle for a mental health panel afterwards whose purpose is to facilitate awareness and to reduce the stigma around those who experience mental health challenges.

Panelist will include:

Carmen Cupples (Social Work)

Beth Sutton-Ramspeck (English)

Margie Anich (Theater)

Samantha Haudenschield (Psychology)