Shawn Hove is the founder/artistic director of shove gently dance. Shawn is a multidisciplinary dance artist investigating and working in dance as a choreographer, dancer, collaborator, educator, lighting designer and media artist.
From 2005-2010, he was on faculty/staff at The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance. For ten years he served as co-video director alongside Peter Richards at the Bates Dance Festival, where they documented the festival’s events. He is currently on staff at BDF as a media consultant, served on the faculty in 2012 and will be teaching Dance for the Camera in 2015.
Shawn has danced for artists Wade Madsen, Deborah Wolf, Crispin Speath, Meghan Durham, and Noelle Chen. He was production producer for Norah Zuniga Shaw’s installation work based on Synchronous Objects. As a lighting designer he has lit work for the Columbus Movement Movement concert series, elephant JANE dance, Race Dance, Meghan Durham, and Rachel Boggia . As a media artist he has worked with Columbus Dance Theatre, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, and David Dorfman Dance. His choreographic work has been produced nationally.
Shawn has created short films with Race Dance, that have need shown in film festivals internationally. He has created promotional clips for Adele Myers and Dancers, Bebe Miller, and David Dorfman Dance. He has been commissioned by John Mueller’s Dance Film to help create DVDs on Loie Fuller’s Fire Dance and Leonide Massine’s Gaite Parisien and Symphonie Fantastique.
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