Locality 2012

Columbus Invitational Arts Competition
Performing Arts Division


Locality 2012 is a public performance-art initiative designed to highlight beautiful spaces of Columbus neighborhoods through the lens of dance, in celebration of 200ColumbUS The Bicentennial.


To support the work of our local professional dance artists while providing opportunities for them to celebrate the beautiful spaces of Columbus through the lens of dance.


Community engagement will happen over the course of 6 months, May - October 2012; and will include opportunities for residents to attend public forums, participate in polls, open rehearsals, video shoots, free previews, dance education experiences, and other celebrations. All of these opportunities will culminate in a three-day celebration scheduled for October 12-14, 2012. Friday, October 12: Community reception at CDT featuring the exhibit of collected ephemera from our creative processes and documentary of our community engagement activities, an open stage during which community dance artists can sign up for stage time (like an open mic night), refreshments and Sunday workshop registration. Saturday, October 13: The guided bus tour(s) of beautiful space sites premiering or reprising works created by commissioned artists.