Author: kateharalson


At Pones, we use our bodies to speak our minds and believe dance is a powerful tool to amplify and explore issues of social justice and transformation. MOVE started as a response to the protests that began in the summer of 2020, and originates from the long-term systemic racism that permeates our culture and justice system. With the knowledge that there is more than one way to put our bodies on the front lines, we created a platform for Performances & Collaborations, entitled MOVE. MOVE harnesses Pones’ history of creating art for social justice in order to facilitate and fund the work that independent artists need to share, now.

Do you have an idea for the next installment of MOVE? Information on the program, past pieces, and application details can be found here:

Watch our Fringe Critic’s Pick film “Current” on Demand

Did you miss our Critic’s Pick dance film “Current” at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival this year? Don’t worry — you can still stream this gorgeous work for $10 on Vimeo OR purchase a DVD for $17 (includes shipping). Reach out by sending an e-mail to

Or come to our private screening on 8/14 at 8pm at CampSite Sculpture Park (2866 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225)

Link to Event on FB:

Welcome New Board Member Alexandra Kesman!

Pones is excited to welcome a new board member to our Board of Directors: Alexandra Kesman. Alexandra joined us because:

“The work Pones does is exactly what I think art needs to be right now in this world. To use theatre, dance, performance art and collaboration to build community and create change. At it’s heart, Pones is innovation and always finds a new way to do things. My theatre education was anything but traditional, mostly devised and rooted in social justice and change so everything Pones does speaks to me very deeply. I see myself furthering Pones work by providing knowledge on all aspects of running a nonprofit organization, business processes, leadership, and especially with technical software and data management. I have watched Pones grow as an organization since the early years of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and it has been a joy to see it grow and thrive and I am excited to be a part of furthering their mission.”