About Shawn

Shawn Hove is a multidisciplinary dance artist investigating and working in dance as a choreographer, dancer, collaborator, educator, lighting designer and media artist.  He is the founder/artistic director of shove gently dance. From 2005-2010, he was on faculty/staff at The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance. For ten years he served as co-director of the video team at the Bates Dance Festival, along side Peter Richards, where they documented the Festival’s events. 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 designed for the Columbus Movement Movement’s concert series, elephant jane dance, Race Dance, Meghan Durham, and Rachel Boggia. As media artist he has worked with Columbus Dance Theatre, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company and David Dorfman Dance. Shawn has created short films with Race Dance, and promotional clips for Adele Myers and Dancers, Bebe Miller Company, and David Dorfman Dance. He has been commissioned by John Mueller’s Dance Film Archive to help create DVD’s on Loie Fuller’s Fire Dance and Leonide Massine’s Gaite Parisien and Symphonie Fantastique. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Production Coordinator at Connecticut College’s Department of dance.