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After viewing a performance from Xclaim's opening season, The Columbus Dispatch called Xclaim’s work
"Big...bold...infectiously upbeat...spirited...strong choreography!" - Barbara Zuck
(Program Showcases Strong Choreography, Columbus Dispatch, Sunday October 26th, 2008)

Come witness Xclaim in Action!


2014-2015 Season, BLUE - dance for film and stage

Xclaim's seventh season premieres a collection of vibrant new work for stage and film, featuring choreography by Artistic Director Mariah Layne French and veteran company members.

Act One showcases a dance & multimedia collage inspired by the iconic Miles Davis album "Kind of Blue", featuring a work in progress preview for the upcoming dance film release which is a collaboration with local filmmaker Terry Wilson and Columbus area musicians. Act Two features three eclectic contemporary works centered on the blue rhythm and tones in life, entitled: Blue Like Jazz, Oceans & Sky, and Boom Chic.

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*This project is made possible through project support grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and The Ohio Arts Council, with generous contributions from Charisma Centre for the Arts and patrons like you.




Stepping Out - Artists in Residence Performance
Charisma Centre for the Arts Annual Recital
Free and Open to the Public
Saturday May 2, 2pm/5pm
4099 Karl Rd. Door B
Columbus, OH 43224


Artist in Residence Masterclass Series
September- March, Classes 10-11:30 am
$15 / Pre Register, walk-ins welcome
Charisma Centre for the Arts
4099 Karl Rd. Door E
Columbus, OH 43224

September 20
Introduction to Aerial Hammock with Kelsey Keller
December 6
Cunningham Based Modern with Deena Schmidt
January 24
Hip Hop with Quilan "Cue" Arnold
March 7
Contemporary with Caroline Bramlage


Neighborhood Pride Showcase 2014
Talent Search Students Performance
December 17th 2014
King Arts Complex
Admission is Free


Mentorship and Masterclass Series
(for selected Neighborhood Pride Talent Search Students)
Saturdays October- December 2014
King Arts Complex


BLUE Season Premiere
November 7-16
Columbus Dance Theatre
592 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215
Tickets $20 / Students & Seniors $15


Block Party Dance Project
Workshop and Performance/Season Preview
August 2, 2014 10:00-3:00
Columbus Commons Metro Park
Made possible by:
Neighborhood Pride and Franklin County Children's Services




View our Archived Performance Schedules
2013-2014 Season
2012-2013 Season
2011-2012 Season
2010-2011 Season
2009-2010 Season
2008-2009 Season

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