Urban Arts Space, Ohio State's Downtown art gallery, is not your traditional space for a dance performance. Which is exactly why the university's Department of Dance stages concerts featuring choreography by Master of Fine Arts and senior bachelor of Fine Arts students there each year.

Urban Arts Space, Ohio State's Downtown art gallery, is not your traditional space for a dance performance. Which is exactly why the university's Department of Dance stages concerts featuring choreography by Master of Fine Arts and senior bachelor of Fine Arts students there each year.

"From One" is this winter's Department of Dance MFA/BFA concert, featuring the work of MFA candidate Joshua Manculich and senior BFA students Lilianna Kane and Charlotte Stickles.

Manculich has created a series of six dance "portraits," solo dances that attempt to capture each dancer's essence in the way a photographic portrait would. The piece will be accompanied by portraits taken by Manculich of the featured dancers.

Kane's solo work, "Silk," focuses on "empathy as a force of political kindness and understanding," she said.

Stickles' solo work will place her within a simulated outdoor park, "bringing awareness to the idea that humans are natural entities, too," she said, asking whether recognizing humanity as a part of nature will lead to more sustainable living.