Friday, September 19, 2014

Week 5: September 22-26

NEWS + UPDATES

Dancers on the grid in Sullivant's Travels
Merde to the cast and crew of Sullivant's Travels! Enjoy the weekend, and be sure to attend the champagne and dessert reception on Saturday after the 4pm show. 

On Saturday, be sure to stop by the ACCAD open house for demos and performances from 1-5pm. 2nd Year MFAs Sabrina Lumbert and Brandon Whited will perform at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. 

OSU Dance is hiring a new, tenure-track Assistant Professor with an emphasis in studio practice and composition for Autumn 2015. Please spread the word and send on the job description to your contacts.

Sign-up sheets for James Graham's September 26 GAGA Masterclass and other masterclasses will go up in the Green Room on Monday. First come, first served. You must sign up for a technique class; attendance will be sent back to your usual technique teacher. 

Winter Concert + ACDFA adjudication is Saturday, October 18th. Sign-up sheets will go up soon in the Green Room.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Semester Funding Initiative (SFI) applications are due Friday, September 19 (today!) by midnight. 

GRAD NEWS

Washington University in St. Louis is hiring an Assistant Professor of Dance.

Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University is now accepting applications for its MA in Performance Curation and Certificate in Performance Curation. OSU Dance alums Nicole Stanton and Katja Kolcio helped develop the program. Applications are due January 15, 2015. 

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Undergraduate Auditions are Friday, October 10 - Saturday, October 11. Volunteers are needed to help with tours, check-in, etc. Please email Noelle Bohaty to sign up. 

LET'S DANCE + TALK ABOUT DANCE

September 26, 10:20-12pm: GAGA Masterclass with James Graham. Sign-up sheets will be available in the Green Room on Monday, September 22nd. 

September 28, 3-5pm: Columbus Contact Improv Jam in Sullivant 370. Continues most Sundays through the fall. Visit the Facebook page, or contact Shannon Drake for details. 

September 30, 7:30-9: Master Class with Anitra Keegan at Ballet Met

October 2, 7pm: Visiting Scholar Lynn Garafola presents "Discourses of Memory: The Marginalization of Bronislava Nijinska" in the Schultz Lecture Hall. 

SEE ART

September 25, 7:30pm: Opera Columbus, BalletMet and Columbus Symphony Orchestra present Twisted at the Ohio Theater. Tickets are $5 and you can even get a ride to the theater: transportation will be provided from the Ohio Union loop at 6:45pm.

September 26-28: Harvest Dance Festival in Chicago, IL

October 3, 5-6pm in Room 225: Susan Hadley will be showing Across the Field, her collaboration with dancers from OSU and BalletMet, performing with the OSU Marching Band. She will talk about the artistic challenges of creating and premiering this work for 57 performers, which addresses OSU traditions and values as a microcosm of our national identity.

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Submissions: OhioDance's 2015 Spring Festival seeks submissions for the evening performance on April 25. Deadline is December 5. More information.

Dancing Wheels Company, America's first, professional, physically integrated company, seeks a male dancer for an immediate position. To audition, interested candidates should send a letter of interest and head shot to President/Founding Artistic Director Mary Verdi-Fletcher, or call (216) 432-0306.

Call for Participants: IUGTE hosts their annual multidisciplinary conference, "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity," in Italy from December 18-22. Arts practitioners and researchers are encouraged to attend. 

Call for Entries: 6th Annual Midwest RAD Fest from March 19-22, 2015 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Applications due October 24. 

Call for Dancers: Third year MFA candidate Rachel Barker seeks 20 dancers to participate in a site-specific work happening underneath the white scaffolding between Wexner and Mershon. 1-2 rehearsals per week and a performance at the end of October. Rehearsals start next week! Contact Rachel to learn more and get involved.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Department of Theater auditions for Spring 2015 performances will be held October 9-10 in Drake. More information.

Visual Design survey: Visual design major and dance minor Jessica McManus is developing a project to examine how visual design can communicate choreographic concepts. Please complete her "Survey for Dancers" to help her gather data for her research.

STOTT Pilates Instructor Course at Oncore Body Center in Dublin: The Intensive Reformer program teaches you how to design and instruct Level 1 Reformer workouts in personal or group training settings for a range of clients. More information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Megan Davis on Anna Halprin's Dance Deck this summer.
Photo by Kimberly Wilczak. 
Third Year MFA candidate Megan Davis was awarded a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant for Research for Women, Gender, and Gender Equity. This funding will support the purchase of a videocamera that will be used to capture archival footage and compose dance films and textural images that will be integrated into her MFA research. Her work, Trace Forms, will premiere February 5th at Urban Arts Space. Congratulations, Megan!

FINAL WORD

"My teachers at Ohio State--they had such a belief in me--as a performer, as a choreographer, as an artist. And that belief they had in me gave me the courage to move forward into that field. I owe everything--for what I've done in my life, really--to The Ohio State University Department of Dance." --Dianne McIntyre, BFA '69

Dianne McIntyre. Photo by Antoine Tempe. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Week 4 Announcements: September 15-19

NEWS + UPDATES

THIS IS THE WEEK! 
Sullivant's Travels takes over. Check out this beautiful preview created by Elijah Palnik, and share it with your friends:



Cast and crew, please note that there is a champagne and dessert reception after the show to celebrate your hard work! All members of the Department of Dance are invited to attend. 

There are still opportunities to get involved:
  • Email Mara Penrose if you are interested in being an usher for the performances. You will be paid in pizza and a t-shirt!
  • Email Dori, Dana Schafer or Leisa DeCarlo to help prepare for and participate in the Alumni Celebration. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with alums at the Saturday reception (6pm) and Sunday afternoon masterclasses.

OSU Dance is hiring a new, tenure-track Assistant Professor with an emphasis in studio practice and composition for Autumn 2015. Please spread the word and send on the job description to your contacts.

Winter Concert + ACDFA adjudication is Saturday, October 18th. Sign-up sheets will go up soon in the Green Room.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Semester Funding Initiative (SFI): Check your email this week for application instructions from Amy. Due date: September 19. 

GRAD NEWS

2nd Year MFAs: One-page project proposals are due this Monday, September 15.

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Fall Undergraduate Research Week is September 15-19! Learn more here, and read about funding opportunities here.

Undergraduate Auditions are Friday, October 11 - Saturday, October 12. Volunteers are needed to help with tours, check-in, etc. Please email Noelle Bohaty to sign up. 

LET'S DANCE + TALK ABOUT DANCE

September 14, 3-5pm: Columbus Contact Improv Jam in Sullivant 370. Continues most Sundays through the fall. Visit the Facebook page, or contact Shannon Drake for details. 

September 26, 10:20-12pm: GAGA Masterclass with James Graham. Sign up sheets will be available in the Green Room on Monday, September 22nd. 

September 30, 7:30-9: Master Class with Anitra Keegan at Ballet Met

October 2, 7pm: Visiting Scholar Lynn Garafola presents "Discourses of Memory: The Marginalization of Bronislava Nijinska" in the Schultz Lecture Hall. 

October 6, 12:30-2pm: "Professional and Personal Practices for the Post-College Life," a discussion led by third year MFA candidate Tammy Carrasco. 

October 24, 10:20-12pm: Masterclass with Aakash Odedra, Wexner Center Guest Artist. Details coming soon. 

SEE ART

September 18-20: Available Light Theater's Dirty Math 2016: Days of Future Math

September 20, 1pm and 4pm: Sullivant's Travels 

September 26-28: Harvest Dance Festival in Chicago, IL

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Dancers: Third year MFA candidate Rachel Barker seeks 20 dancers to participate in a site-specific work happening underneath the white scaffolding between Wexner and Mershon. 1-2 rehearsals per week and a performance at the end of October. Rehearsals start next week! Contact Rachel to learn more and get involved.

Teach dance to theater students: Briggs High School seeks dancers interested in teaching dance and improv in their theater program. Contact Elaine Hughs-Pittman or Dr. Dixon for details.  

DNB Teacher Certification Course: This interactive, participatory course provides the student with experience, feedback, and insights in teaching Elementary Labanotation. The course can be taken by anyone from anywhere, and may be started at any time. Details here.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive applications are now available! This year, you can choose to study for ten days in New York City or five days in Pasadena, California.

International exchange opportunity for SP 15: Apply to attend Taipei National University of the Arts as an international exchange student this spring! The application is due October 31. More information can be found here. You can also contact 2nd Year PhD Joda Lee, who attended TNUA, if you'd like to know more about the school.

International Association of Blacks in Dance: The 27th Annual IABD Conference will be held in Cleveland from January 21-25, 2015. Early bird registration ends October 31. Learn more about the conference here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Want to make a little extra cash? The Art Department is seeking dancers to be models for figure drawing classes. Two or three people at a time modeling for 3 hour class is ideal. Please contact Marthe Grohman to get signed up, scheduled and paid.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

A big shout-out and "merde" to the cast and crew of Sullivant's Travels, and especially to Sofie Clemmensen! As rehearsal director, Sofie has held all of the big and small details from start to finish, with her signature humor and Sofie-style. Here's to a great week!

Sofie, Steve, and members of the "Sullivant's Travels" cast celebrate after their intensive rehearsal week in May

FINAL WORD

On Sullivant's Travels, Stephan Koplowitz says, "Each of the 11 performance works is a world premiere and is inspired by the history of the building, the architecture and/or the current use of specific spaces. The cumulative effect of these works serves as a metaphor for learning, collaboration, creative play, and dreaming. It is my hope that you will come away from the experience with a new perspective on the life of and the intention of both the building and its mission."

Friday, September 05, 2014

Week 3 Announcements: September 8-12

NEWS + UPDATES

Semester Funding Initiative (SFI) 
Applications will be available soon! Due date: September 19. 

2nd Year MFAs: One-page project proposals are due September 15.

Fall Undergraduate Research Week is September 15-19! Learn more here, and read about funding opportunities here.

Sullivant Opening Updates: There are still opportunities to get involved with Sullivant's Travels on September 20. Email Mara Penrose if you are interested in being an usher for the performances. You will be paid in pizza and a t-shirt! 

Email Dori if you'd like to volunteer during the alumni events on September 20-21. This is a great opportunity to learn about event coordination and meet our illustrious alumni. 

COURSE OFFERINGS

Pilates: There are three spots left in the Pilates Reformer class on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:45-2:40. Email Amy today by 5pm to get enrolled. 

Interdisciplinary Design/Build Course: Use participatory design methods to work with teens to renovate 1251 Bryden House Road. Open to grads and undergrads as an independent study for 1-3 credits. Email Professor Melsop for more information. 

ON + OFF CAMPUS

August 25-October 3: Tracers Takes Over at Hopkins Hall Gallery. 

September 6-October 4: Art in the Shadows at Urban Arts Space. 

September 17: Jingle composer Martin O'Donnell speaks at Weigel Hall Auditorium.

September 19 at 10am: Dr. Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts presented in conjunction with the Barnett Symposium. More information coming soon.

September 26, 10:20-12pm: GAGA Masterclass with James Graham. Details coming soon. 

October 24, 10:20-12pm: Masterclass with Aakash Odedra, Wexner Center Guest Artist. Details coming soon. 

Ongoing: Pre-Med Q & A sessions and lots of opportunities to go contra dancing!

OPPORTUNITIES

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive applications are now available! This year, you can choose to study for ten days in New York City or five days in Pasadena, California.

Want to make a little extra cash? The Art Department is seeking dancers to be models for figure drawing classes. Two or three people at a time modeling for 3 hour class is ideal. Please contact Marthe Grohman to get signed up, scheduled and paid.

Nuit Blanche Athens is seeking individuals and groups to perform, teach, and participate in this annual, all-night festival. Learn more and apply here. Applications are due by September 10.

Buck-I-SERV: Applications are due September 14 for 2015's Buck-I-SERV. Undergrads, grads, faculty and staff are invited to apply to serve, lead, or advise trips. More information available here.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Dr. David Ewoldsen and Katie Dale are seeking African American male research volunteers for a video game study. Academic credit is possible. Email Katie Dale by September 15 to get involved.

Volunteers needed for the Undergraduate Research Poster Forum on September 19. Email Helen Cweren for more information.

International exchange opportunity for SP 15: Apply to attend Taipei National University of the Arts as an international exchange student this spring! The application is due October 31. More information can be found here. You can also contact 2nd Year PhD Joda Lee, who attended TNUA, if you'd like to know more about the school.

International Association of Blacks in Dance: The 27th Annual IABD Conference will be held in Cleveland from January 21-25, 2015. Early bird registration ends October 31. Learn more about the conference here.

HEALTH + WELLNESS

COUNSELING AND CONSULTATION SERVICES
CCS provides comprehensive services to OSU students. Visit their website or call 614-292-5766 to learn more about individual and group therapy, workshops, and outreach.

PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE:
The Department of Dance is very fortunate to offer its dancers injury prevention and care strategies through the Program for Performing Arts Medicine. This week, physical Therapist Mariah Nierman offers some tips for foot care. 

Foot Fitness
Our feet endure a lot to accomplish the beautiful flights of fancy that are unique to dance. But do dancers do as much for their feet as their feet do for them? Each dance form has its own challenges for the foot and ankle. Dancers' feet need to be stronger, more agile and nimble than the average athlete. Especially when dancers are barefoot, the dexterity and strength of each individual toe is important. When the toes are strong they can help the dancer stay on their releve during multiple pirouettes or help the dancer stay stable when moving from one direction to another. Here are a few strategies that can help your feet:

Doming: Sit with the feet flat and legs in parallel. Keeping the toes long and toe nails visible, try to bend at the knuckles and lift the toes up into a dome.

Doming
Spreading: Sit with foot flat and legs in parallel. Keeping heel and ball of foot on the floor, spread all five toes apart as if you are making your foot wider.

Spreading
These exercises will help strengthen the muscles within the foot. Do 3 x 10 of these 5 times a week.

Visit the Program for Performing Arts Medicine's website to learn more and schedule appointments.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

The Writing Center offers one-on-one help with writing at any stage in the process, from brainstorming to thesis development to final revisions. Visit their website to learn more and schedule appointments.

The University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) hosts weekly workshops on teaching strategies, tools, and job preparation skills. Learn more here, and like them on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of their events.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Dittman-Stanich, who earned her PhD in Dance this spring, and is now teaching in the Department.

Dr. Dittman-Stanich and Dr. Feck

Department of Dance alums Tyisha Nedd (BFA '14) and Theresa Niermeyer (BFA '14) will be recognized at the First Annual Civic Engagement Banquet for their commitment to OSU's mission "Education for Citizenship."

  • Tyisha will receive the Maya Angelou Award for leading a year-long dance program for incarcerated women. 
  • Theresa will be honored with the Marian Wright Edelman Award for her work in dance, ethnography, and education. 
Congratulations, Tyisha and Theresa! 

Tyisha and Theresa in South Africa 
FINAL WORD:

"Dance can be an educational tool used to enlighten students, teachers, or anyone with a body, about the diverse forms of expression, beliefs and values among the world’s nations."

--Theresa Niermeyer

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Week 1 Announcements: August 27-31

WELCOME BACK!

Welcome and welcome back to all of the students, faculty and staff who make up the OSU Department of Dance! 

This is the OSU Dance weekly blog blast, our medium for announcing important administrative information, job openings, internship listings, funding opportunities, masterclasses, auditions, academic deadlines, and more, so be sure to read it each week. 

You can also follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of the goings-on in the department. And check out the new "Upcoming Events" tab at the top of this page for a quick list of departmental events this year. 

NEWS + UPDATES

Casting auditions will take place this Saturday, August 30 for Dance Downtown, Drums Downtown, and the spring Repertory Company. Registration starts at 9am; the audition runs from 10-12pm. 

Sullivant Opening Updates: There are still opportunities to get involved with Sullivant's Travels and the Alumni Reunion taking place on September 20-21. Email Susan Petry if you are interested in being an usher for the performances, and email Dori if you'd like to volunteer during the alumni events. 

Photo by Nick Fancher


AROUND + OFF CAMPUS


August 25-October 3: Tracers Takes Over at Hopkins Hall Gallery. 

August 30: Claire Porter performs Prepositions and a Piano at Ohio Wesleyan University

September 4-5: Symposium "Blurring Boundaries without Burning Bridges" in the Department of Theatre.

September 17: Jingle composer Martin O'Donnell speaks at Weigel Hall Auditorium.


HIGHLIGHTED COURSE OFFERINGS: AU 14


There is still room in some amazing course offerings this fall in the Department of Dance, including 
Contact the instructor for more information. 

And, in the Barnett Center: 
  • Graduate Student Think Tank: This year-long think tank will collaborate with the King Arts Complex (located downtown) to develop organizational and management structures, envision new uses for their building, assess their relationship to the larger Columbus community, develop new business structures, revenue streams, and a succession plan to steward this historic theater for future generations. Credit is available through an Arts Management Internship (8191.01). Class will meet two hours each week at a time to be determined by the participants. Email Sonia BasSheva Manhon, Director of the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, for application and more information.

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Opera Columbus audition: Audition for Opera Columbus' 2014-2015 season! OC is casting for Opera Goes to School, its educational tour, and to sing in the Pagliacci chorus with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. More information available here.

Buck-I-SERV: Applications are now available for 2015's Buck-I-SERV. Undergrads, grads, faculty and staff are invited to apply to serve, lead, or advise trips. More information available here.

International exchange opportunity for SP 15: Apply to attend Taipei National University of the Arts as an international exchange student this spring! The application is due October 31. More information can be found here. You can also contact 2nd Year PhD Joda Lee, who attended TNUA, if you'd like to know more about the school.

International Association of Blacks in Dance: The 27th Annual IABD Conference will be held in Cleveland from January 21-25, 2015. Early bird registration ends October 31. Learn more about the conference here.

HEALTH + WELLNESS

The Department of Dance is very fortunate to offer its dancers injury prevention and care strategies through the Program for Performing Arts Medicine. Physical Therapist Mariah Nierman offers an easy self-care strategy for easing into the semester:
  • Self Release with tennis ball: Place tennis ball under calf muscle. Use your arms and opposite leg to support your body weight and roll up and down over the tennis ball. Make sure you reach all parts of the muscle, top/bottom, in/out, but avoid the Achilles tendon. Perform for 3-5 minutes for each leg. 
Learn more about the resources offered for the care and prevention of injuries and schedules appointments on the Dance Wellness page of the OSU Dance website. 

Counseling and Consultation Services provides comprehensive services to OSU students. Visit their website or call 614-292-5766 to learn more about individual and group therapy, workshops, and outreach.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Professor Rodney A. Brown taught this summer at the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts. Check out this great photo of Professor Brown in action.

Summertime Across the Globe: Members of the department danced all over the globe this summer! Check out the following blogs to learn more about their travels: 
Globetrot on WOSU: Professors Bebe Miller and Mitchell Rose appeared on WOSU's Broad and High this summer to speak about the process of making their international acclaimed dance film, Globe Trot. Check out their interview, and watch the full film below!


FINAL WORD 

"The message of Globe Trot is that people, all over the world, are equal." 
--Mitchell Rose, Assistant Professor, Department of Dance

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Week 18 Announcements: May 2-May 8, 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! This week's blog features openings listed in Professional Opportunities.

 PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 

 KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS 
Congratulations to the class of 2014!!!

If you would like to share any events on the OSUDance Blog, send information to Sarah Levitt at levitt.40 by Wednesday evening for inclusion in the following weekend's blog post.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Week 17 Announcements: April 25-May 1, 2014

This week's blog features Masterclasses, Professional Opportunities, and more!

 SPECIAL EVENTS 
OhioDance Showcase: Moving Work. Saturday, April 26, 2014. 7:00pm at the BalletMet Performance Space. This showcase features professional companies and choreographers, inclusind several alumni of the OSU Department of Dance. From the Northeast: Bill Wade of Inlet Dance Theatre, Or Sagi-Woodson of Verb Ballets,and Falon Baltzell, Robin Prichard, and Shannon Sterne. From Columbus: Leigh Lotocki in collaboration with Amanda Platt, Kevin Estes, and Johnny Mendoza; Jeffrey Fouch. From the Southeast: Diane Germaine; college choreographer, Joy Gross, and dancers from University of Akron dance program. There will be a special presentation by guest artist, Bill Evans. OhioDance Awards will be presented to Mary Verdi-Fletcher for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the dance artform and Kelly Berick for outstanding contributions to the advancement of dance education at the Moving Works Showcase.

Dance Connection: Adrenaline. Sunday, April 27, 2014. 2:00pm and 7:30pm at the Ohio Union Performance Hall. $5, or FREE with a BUCK ID. Come support the broader OSU dance community by going to see Adrenalin, a show by the student group Dance Connection, which includes many people pursuing a Minor in Dance.

Masterclass with Rennie Harris' RHAW. Saturday, May 3, 2014. 10:30am-12:00pm at Contemporary Dance Theater Studios. In a society where hip hop is often portrayed as a violent, undisciplined counterculture, RHAW deconstructs popular perception of this medium, expanding and challenging the boundaries and definitions of hip hop in general. As hip hop continues to be chosen as the modern generation’s medium of expression, RHPM works to honor its history, explore its ideas, and further its contributions to the surrounding community. $15 for students. Register now

 PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 

 KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS 
Check out the final works of this semester's Dance Film class! These students worked under Professor Mitchell Rose, learning the fundamentals of digital recording and editing: Stephanie OssowskiJessica Cavender, Christopher ChuShannon DrakeAlex McGee, and Film Studies major Catherine Elicson.

If you would like to share any events on the OSUDance Blog, send information to Sarah Levitt at levitt.40 by Wednesday evening for inclusion in the following weekend's blog post.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Week 16 Announcements: April 18-24, 2014

This week's blog features Special Events, Professional Opportunities, and more!

 SPECIAL EVENTS 
America to China and Back. April 17-18, 2014. 8:00pm at the Riffe Center Studio Two Theatre, 77 S. High St.The Department of Dance presents America to China and Back, a stateside reprise of the contemporary dance program performed by Ohio State dance students led by Susan Van Pelt Petry in China in March. The dancers were part of a larger group of Ohio State students - including the Jazz Ensemble and a Beat-box Club - who traveled to China to share their unique American art forms with audiences in cities and universities there. Their trip was partially funded by a grant awarded to the Center of American Culture collaboratively directed by Ohio State and Wuhan University (WHU) in Hubei Province. Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 senior citizens; $10 OSU faculty / staff / students (w ID) and children. Discounted tickets may only be purchased via the Ohio State Theatre Box Office: 614 292-2295. Tickets also available online via Ticketmaster.

Taking Back the Short End. April 18-19, 2014. 7:00pm on Friday, April 18, and 2:00pm on Saturday, April 19, at Skylab - 57 E. Gay St. Taking Back the Short End will be a unique, intimate experience for viewing dance, as the audience will occupy the same close-quarters as the performers. Apres moi, le deluge, by Paige Phillips, is constructed as surreal vignettes whose imagery is pulled from the choreographer’s recurring dreams about floods and tsunamis. Aesthetics are inspired by Francisco Goya’s series of paintings about the supernatural. Abby Zbikowski’s new work, Unstable Stable, addresses chaos and collision head on. This new project was originally conceived for 16 dancers, a number that dwindled down to 4 due of successive extenuating circumstances. The final work is a demonstration of how we try to find coherence, security, and purpose throughout the process of dealing with variables that are out of our control. Admission is $5, cash only. 

Department Informance. Monday, April 21, 2014. 1:00pm at the Barnett Theater. See work from this semester's classes and independent projects. Susan Petry will share end-of-the-year announcements, shout outs, and accolades! If you would like to share your work, contact Ani Javian at javian.1. Showings should not exceed 10 minutes for a class or 5 minutes for a single person.

Presentation of BFA Senior Projects. Tuesday, April 22, 2014. 12:30 in Sullivant Hall Studio 247. Please come and see what our amazing BFA seniors have been up to this year, as well as celebrate in their achievements.

OhioDance Showcase: Moving Work. Saturday, April 26, 2014. 7:00pm at the BalletMet Performance Space. This showcase features professional companies and choreographers, inclusind several alumni of the OSU Department of Dance. From the Northeast: Bill Wade of Inlet Dance Theatre, Or Sagi-Woodson of Verb Ballets,and Falon Baltzell, Robin Prichard, and Shannon Sterne. From Columbus: Leigh Lotocki in collaboration with Amanda Platt, Kevin Estes, and Johnny Mendoza; Jeffrey Fouch. From the Southeast: Diane Germaine; college choreographer, Joy Gross, and dancers from University of Akron dance program. There will be a special presentation by guest artist, Bill Evans. OhioDance Awards will be presented to Mary Verdi-Fletcher for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the dance artform and Kelly Berick for outstanding contributions to the advancement of dance education at the Moving Works Showcase

Dance Connection: Adrenaline. Sunday, April 27, 2014. 2:00pm and 7:30pm at the Ohio Union Performance Hall. $5, or FREE with a BUCK ID. Come support the broader OSU dance community by going to see Adrenalin, a show by the student group Dance Connection, which includes many people pursuing a Minor in Dance.


 PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 
Festivals and Conferences
OhioDance: Dance Matters

Intensives
Repertory Dance Theatre - Gaga with Ohad Fishof and Noa Zuk

Calls for Proposals
Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Exhibition

Openings
Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Linguistics
Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Communications

Higher Education
Visiting Assistant Professor: Reed College

 KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS 
Check out the Dance cameo of the China Ensemble in this video promoting Team Buckeye and the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. Great work!

If you would like to share any events on the OSUDance Blog, send information to Owen David at david.82 by Wednesday evening for inclusion in the following weekend's blog post.