Author: Tim Fulton

50: Choreographer Bebe Miller

How do the choices artists make in their creative process affect what we experience as an audience? I sat down with Bebe Miller, acclaimed choreographer, dancer and director of the Bebe Miller Company to talk about how she arrived at dance as an art form, her newest work In a Rhythm, the keys to appreciating modern dance and how the artistic process shapes the artistic end product. Shownotes In a Rhythm Great Migration Henry Street Settlement House Alwin Nicolais Vera Blaine Nina Wiener NEA Four Robert Mapplethorpe The Holy Virgin Mary (Chris Ofili) Karen Bell William Forsythe ACCAD Merce...

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49: Shadowbox Live

What’s the role of locally-produced art in shaping our identity as a city? I sat down with Brandon Anderson, General Manager of Shadowbox Live and Backstage Bistro to talk about the Columbus theater scene, the origins of Shadowbox, what it means to be the general manager of America’s largest resident theater company and the responsibility we have as creatives, business leaders and citizens in making Columbus a destination city. Shownotes Confluence Cast Episode #14 Amy Lay Circle of Blood Kabuki / David Mack Jessica Jones – Opening Sequence Daredevil Merlin Xavier University Newport on the Levee Broadway Across America...

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48: Kaufman Development

How do commercial real-estate developers create community? I sat down with Brian Suiter, Director of Real Estate Development for Kaufman Development to talk about the future of development in Columbus, Kaufman’s development goals and philosophy, the many moving parts involved in large-scale real estate, and The Gravity Project, an impressive new mixed-use building (and community concept) currently under construction in Franklinton. Shownotes Lifestyle Communities Besa Wood Companies Edwards Gravity Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Confluence Cast episode #42) TEDx Independents’ Day Festival 80 on the Commons 250 High Columbus Commons Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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47: Performing Arts at the Wexner Center

How do cultural art centers decide what’s worthy of presentation? I sat down with Lane Czaplinski, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ new director of performing arts to talk about his journey from literature student to arts curator, his impressions of Columbus, and some of the exciting shows coming up in the Wexner Center’s fall performing arts season. Shownotes Wexner Center for the Arts The Bad Plus Bill Frisell ’85–’95 (OCT 8) Mivos Quartet (OCT 10) Arto Lindsay with Beauty Pill (OCT 19) Parallel Connections (OCT 20–OCT 21) Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom (OCT 24) SQÜRL, featuring Carter Logan...

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46: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

Next week, the capital city will be taken over by Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, a free, citywide arts festival hosted by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts. On the occasion of the festival, I sat down with Columbus-based artist creator Jeff Smith to talk about the festival, his work, and why Columbus is the perfect place to host the festival. Shownotes: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Bone Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus Idea Foundry This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus Makes Art,  featuring stories about our city’s incredible artists...

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