Saturday, April 19, 2008

Local Ballet Dancer hurt in assault and unable to dance tonight and tomorrow

One of my daughters is a dancer at the Columbus Dance Theatre and I have heard news that a local member of the Columbus Arts Community, a long standing Columbus dance and theatre artist, was assaulted last night while riding his bike near the OSU Campus area. He was attacked by four men in a car who threw bottles at him eventually knocking him off of his bike and was then assaulted. He was knocked temporarily unconscious and his jaw was broken. This dancer danced last night in Columbus Dance Theatre's production of Dancing Alone and performed an expanded version of his ongoing work, Autobiography. He will not be able to perform for the remainder of the run of our performances this weekend. For more information about the this weekend's performance, go to Columbus Dance Theatre's website listed below.

We will be seeing him back on stage very soon after he gets well. Like most dancers, they have several jobs to make a living. This dancer makes his living as a performer, electrician, and carpenter. Columbus Dance Theatre will be collecting donations to aid this dancer with his medical expenses and lost wages. If you would like to make a donation to assist him you may do so at this website: The Columbus Dance Theatre . Please note that the contribution is for David Krohn. You may also send contributions made out to Columbus Dance Theatre - David Krohn to 592 E. Main St. Columbus, OH 43215.