Friday, April 24, 2015

Week 15 Announcements: April 27-May 1

NEWS + UPDATES

Buckeye Roots Strings and Steps: Monday, April 27 at 6:15pm in the Barnett. Don't miss the only stateside performance of the work this group of OSU-affiliated musicians and dancers (including PhD Janet Schroeder) toured to China over spring break. Check out performance info here, and learn more about the tour here.

Joshua Coy, Janet Schroeder, Carrie Miller, Adam King and Liberty Brigner
performing in China in March

The Spring Informance is on Monday, April 27 from 10:20-12pm in the Barnett. Come see the work of your classmates and celebrate the end of another incredible semester!

Finals Week DANCE BREAK: MFA Josh Manculich is offering a contemporary jazz class on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm in 290. Sign up for this free class in the Green Room and dance away your finals week stress! Contact Josh for details.

Interdisciplinary Research class showing: April 29, 5-6:30pm in MOLA. Students in Norah Zuniga-Shaw's Interdisciplinary Research class in ACCAD will present their findings and performances in this public sharing. The showing will be followed by a reception. Contact Jess Cavender for information.

This is the last blog post of the semester! The next OSU Dance blog post will come out in late August. Please welcome Noelle Bohaty to the role of External Relations GA in the fall, and students, send your events and announcements for the blog to her beginning in August.

GRAD NEWS

Call for Papers: Laban Studies: Pedagogy in Theory and Practice. This special issue of the Journal of Movement Arts Literacy seeks papers on pedagogical practices surrounding any and all Laban-based studies. Papers must be received by October 1. Information.

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI): SURI is designed to enhance the experience of undergraduate researchers through a series of enrichment programs, both professional and social. All undergraduate researchers are welcome to participate, free of charge, whether participating in formal, organized research programs, or conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The program runs May 26-July 31. Learn more

Undergraduate Research Survey: The Office of Undergraduate Research asks all undergraduates conducting research this semester to take a survey so they can find out how many undergrads are engaged in research. Find the survey here

**Featured MFA program of the week: UC-San Diego

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant: 
This grant supports projects that bring the arts to the Columbus community through established centers and schools. Applications are due by Friday, May 15. Information.

Research Scholar Awards: If you are interested in pursuing faculty-supervised research or creative activities, apply for this one-time, $1000 award from the Undergraduate Research Office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due by the 1st of each month. Information.

See more funding opportunities...

HEALTH + WELLNESS

Learn more about the Program for Performing Arts Medicine and schedule an appointment here.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

DanceAbility Teacher Certification Workshop with Alito Alessi: May 11-22 and December 7-18, 2015 in Austin, TX. Learn how to teach integrated groups in movement arts and a model for facilitating communities that foster inclusive participation. $1800 (does not include airfare or housing). Information.

The Politics of Space, Value and (Im)Permanence: In this four-week lab with Ralph Lemon, students explore the possibilities of the ephemeral creative experience within and without form. Through the shared study of different time signatures, students engage in a daily practice of re-thinking the art of practice. This course is for students interested in examining the live body, moving, writing, thinking, remembering, forgetting, choreographing, curating, performing, and engaging in thoughtful critique. May 26-June 18 at the New School in NYC. Information.

Doug Varone and Dancers
Doug Varone Summer Intensive: May 31-June 20 at Purchase College. Take class and learn repertory from Doug Varone and Dancers company members, and attend company showings, lec/dems, dance film screenings, and more. Info.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course: June 1-12 in Westhampton, NY. Approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, this course includes 60 contact hours in dance/movement therapy and skills, group process and movement observation. Course credit is available. $975; housing is available. For information please contact director Linni Diehl. 

The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) hosts a two-week intensive workshop in Elementary Labanotation from June 15- June 26 in New York City. Tuition: $925 (prior to April 1)/ $985 (after May 1). Info.

Dancing to Connect Intensive: This program, run by Battery Dance Company, is designed for dance students and professionals who wish to translate their passion for dance into a sustainable career. Participants will receive instruction in arts administration, program management, dance diplomacy, and more. Info.

Bearnstow Workshops: Visit Bearnstow's website to read about their summer workshops, which run from June - August. Artists include: Claire Porter, Robin Gilmore, and K.J. Holmes. Talk to Bebe to learn more about the Bearnstow experience. Information.

Bill Evans Teachers' Intensives 2015: Bill Evans will host two workshops this summer at Dean College: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance (July 6-15) and the International Conference on Teaching Somatics-Based Dance (July 16-19). Faculty include Bill Evans, Peggy Hackney, and Claire Porter. More information.

The Body Now Summer Workshop: July 6-12 on Whidbey Island in Washington. Create more joy in your life, more sense of well-being and ease through meaningful community play, and learn how to pass it on. Learn practical, playful skills that help with self-care, stress reduction, and conflict free communication with everyone in your life. Information.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Summer Intensive: July 12-18 in Dayton, OH. Open to intermediate and advanced dancers ages 16-21. Classes include ballet, modern, African, jazz, and DCDC repertory. Application must be received by April 15. Information. 

Paul Taylor Summer Intensive: This two week intensive from July 26-August 8 in Baltimore, MD will introduce dancers to Taylor style through daily technique and repertoire classes with current and/or former PTDC dancers. Information.

Bebe Miller Company Intensive: A six-day workshop in collaborative practice taught by Bebe, dancers Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones and dramaturg Talvin Wilks in Sullivant from August 2-8. Each day, participants will work on movement, partnered dancing and development, dramaturgy, and collaboration.

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project Summer Program: August 17-21 in Washington, DC. Directed by OSU alum Ashley Thorndike Youssef (PhD '10), this program, designed for college dance majors and young professionals, combines a company-style somatics/technique/repertory workshop with a teacher training program. This year's faculty include Maree Remalia (MFA '11) Dante Brown (MFA '12), and Thorndike-Youssef. Information.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

LET'S DANCE

Finals Week DANCE BREAK: MFA Josh Manculich is offering a contemporary jazz class on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm in 290. Sign up for this free class in the Green Room and dance away your finals week stress! Contact Josh for details.

SEE ART

Joshua Manculich
OhioDance Festival Performance: April 25 at 6:30pm at Ballet Met Performance Space. Featuring choreography by Edward Liang, Griset Damas Roche, Mansee Singhi, Sukanya Chand, and OSU graduate students Tammy Carrasco, Sarah Levitt, Joshua Manculich, and Lyndsey Vader. Pre-professional companies include Ballet Excel Ohio, Dayton Dance Conservatory Co., and Hathaway Brown. Info.

Interdisciplinary Research class showing: April 29, 5-6:30pm in MOLA. Students in Norah Zuniga-Shaw's Interdisciplinary Research class in ACCAD will present their findings and performances in this public sharing. The showing will be followed by a reception. Contact Jess Cavender for information.

Toward Belonging: Wednesday, April 29 at 8pm in the Barnett Theatre, Thursday, April 30 at 8pm in Studio 290. PhD candidate Michael J. Morris presents a new work moving through the mechanics and formal dimensions of sociality, the physical vocabularies of how bodies are together. It examines how bodies follow one another along paths that are straight or along trajectories that veer queerly, how they fall in line and out of step, how they carry one another along and are moved by what other people do, how they gather and separate. FREE and open to the public. Info.

Crystal Michelle presents the descent of this water: rain: Crystal Michelle (MFA '13) presents this new work on Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm at the RiverScape Metro Park in Dayton and Saturday, May 9 at 7pm at the Dublin Arts Council grounds. Info.

American Masters -- American Ballet Theatre: A History premieres nationwide Friday, May 15, 9-10:30 pm on PBS in honor of the ballet company's 75th anniversary. Info.

More performances...

TALKS + WORKSHOPS

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing writing groups: Sign up for discipline/degree specific writing programs that meet through the summer, including Dissertation Writing Groups and Journal Article Writing Groups. Information.

AUDITIONS

Eisenhower Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers on April 18 (Michigan), April 19 (NYC), May 17 (Chicago). Eisenhower Dance is a contemporary repertory company based in Detroit, MI. Information.

Xclaim Audition: Xclaim Dance Company, based at Columbus's Charisma Center for the Arts, is holding auditions for their 2015-2016 season on May 3 from 2:30-5pm. $10 audition fee. Information.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Photo by Todd Rosenberg.
Dissonance Dance Theatre, a Washington, DC-based contemporary ballet company, holds auditions for its 2015-2016 season on April 19 from 3-6pm in DC. Dancers receive performance stipends and pointe shoe allotments. Information.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will host auditions for female dancers on May 25 from 8-6pm at the Ailey Studios in New York. $20 audition fee. Information.

MamLuft & Co., a Cincinnati-based modern dance company, seeks dancers for its ninth season. Auditions will be held on June 1-2 during the company's summer intensive. Information.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Dance Studio M seeks a dance Instructor: College degree in dance or professional experience required. Position begins in September. Contact Studio Manager Barbara Howitt for details, and learn more about the studio here.

Celerity Tenacia Charter School in Columbus is looking for a part-time dance teacher for grades K-4, for the 2015-2016 school year. Contact Office Manager Margarita Adkins by email or phone: 614-863-1604, 

More auditionscalls for entryfellowships & residenciesinternship & volunteer opportunities, and job opportunities...

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

The Momentum Program seeks volunteers for their rehearsals and performances on May 11-15. Hundreds of fourth graders will perform at the Capitol Theatre, and volunteers will assist the students backstage. Each volunteer receives a t-shirt and a boxed lunch. Learn more about Momentum here, and contact Monica Kridler to get involved. Information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Congratulations to our fabulous BFAs and MFAs graduating this spring! Here's to many adventures ahead for all of you. Join students, faculty, staff, family and friends to celebrate our graduating students on Saturday, May 9 at 1pm in the Barnett.

Senior BFAs after their last ballet class of the year.
Photo by Kim Isaacs.


MFA class of 2015!


Student Assistant Taja Tolliver presented a spoken word piece at the College and High School Aspiring Mothers Partnership for Success (CHAMPS) Recognition Ceremony on April 21. CHAMPS is part of the ACCESS program at OSU, designed to provide an academic and social support system to assist low-income, single-parent students who are pursuing an education at OSU. Congratulations, Taja!

Taja Tolliver at the CHAMPS recognition ceremony

PhD Lyndsey Vader was awarded 2nd Place in the graduate division in the Charlotte Roth Memorial Fund Essay Contest, administered by OSU's Melton Center for Jewish Studies. Lyndsey submitted her paper, Choreographing Borders: Physical and Symbolic Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Choreography​. Congratulations, Lyndsey!

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out Brandon Adam's e-portfolio, Alert Sensibility, which highlights his dance and design work. 




FINAL WORD

"Choreography relies on the inculcated capabilities, impulses, and preferences that years of practice produce, but it also leaves open the possibility for the unprecedented. Bodies change the world through their persistent adherence to routinized action, but also by congregating precipitously, stumbling, ducking, or striking a balance; by stretching or imposturing, by standing defiantly or running deviantly; or by grasping others' hands."

--Susan Leigh Foster
"Choreographies of Gender"


***

Have a great summer! 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Week 14 Announcements: April 20-24

NEWS + UPDATES

Photo by Ilya Domanov
Nancy Stark Smith is here and there are many ways to engage with her on Friday and Saturday:


Bodies on the Line class showing: Students from Dr. Bench's Bodies on the Line class will present performance projects on Friday, April 18 at 5:10. Meet outside Carrie and Oded's office. Contact Lyndsey Vader for information.

Spring Informance: Monday, April 27 from 10:20-12pm in the Barnett. Wanna show work? Contact Ani to sign up.

Finals Week DANCE BREAK: MFA Josh Manculich is offering a contemporary jazz class on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm in 290. Sign up for this free class in the Green Room and dance away your finals week stress! Contact Josh for details.

Interdisciplinary Research class showing: April 29, 5-6:30pm in MOLA. Students in Norah Zuniga-Shaw's Interdisciplinary Research class in ACCAD will present their findings and performances in this public sharing. The showing will be followed by a reception. Contact Jess Cavender for information.

Call for shout-outs: Did you present at a conference? Receive an award? Get a job? Dori and Sarah are compiling all of your exciting accomplishments from spring semester. Students, send yours to Sarah; faculty, send yours to Dori.

GRAD NEWS

Graduate School Awards Reception: April 21 from 3-5pm in the Buckeye Reading Room in the Thompson Library.

Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship 2015: The ICA Fellowship Program seeks to involve and increase the number of culturally diverse advocates as emerging leaders in the fields of cultural arts, public policy, and advocacy. Fellows receive mentorship from senior-level arts professionals in NYC, a curriculum highlighting arts advocacy theory and a generous stipend. Applications are due April 24. Info.

Call for Papers: Laban Studies: Pedagogy in Theory and Practice. This special issue of the Journal of Movement Arts Literacy seeks papers on pedagogical practices surrounding any and all Laban-based studies. Papers must be received by October 1. Information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversityShenandoah UniversityUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI): SURI is designed to enhance the experience of undergraduate researchers through a series of enrichment programs, both professional and social. All undergraduate researchers are welcome to participate, free of charge, whether participating in formal, organized research programs, or conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The program runs May 26-July 31. Learn more

Undergraduate Research Survey: The Office of Undergraduate Research asks all undergraduates conducting research this semester to take a survey so they can find out how many undergrads are engaged in research. Find the survey here

Paid Research and Work Study positions in the Department of Family Medicine: Students will work on health services research projects involving aspects of health service delivery. Student positions are available beginning in May and continuing through summer with some positions available through the next academic year. Students are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. For more information, email Clinical Research Manager Jennifer Lehman

Research Opportunity: Dr. Vincent Roscigno and Jill Yavorsky in the Sociology Department are seeking 15-20 3rd or 4th year student volunteers for 6-10 hours per week during May and Summer 2015 term. Research assistants will assist in the data collection on a research project designed to assess whether hiring discrimination on the basis of gender persists and how gender discrimination varies across U.S. regions and contexts. Academic credit available. Email program manager Devona Samuel for more information. 

**Featured MFA program of the week: Arizona State University

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant:
This grant supports projects that bring the arts to the Columbus community through established centers and schools. Applications are due by Friday, May 15. Information.

Research Scholar Awards: If you are interested in pursuing faculty-supervised research or creative activities, apply for this one-time, $1000 award from the Undergraduate Research Office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due by the 1st of each month. Information.

See more funding opportunities...

HEALTH + WELLNESS

Learn more about the Program for Performing Arts Medicine and schedule an appointment here.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

DanceAbility Teacher Certification Workshop with Alito Alessi: May 11-22 and December 7-18, 2015 in Austin, TX. Learn how to teach integrated groups in movement arts and a model for facilitating communities that foster inclusive participation. $1800 (does not include airfare or housing). Information.

The Politics of Space, Value and (Im)Permanence: In this four-week lab with Ralph Lemon, students explore the possibilities of the ephemeral creative experience within and without form. Through the shared study of different time signatures, students engage in a daily practice of re-thinking the art of practice. This course is for students interested in examining the live body, moving, writing, thinking, remembering, forgetting, choreographing, curating, performing, and engaging in thoughtful critique. May 26-June 18 at the New School in NYC. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course: June 1-12 in Westhampton, NY. Approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, this course includes 60 contact hours in dance/movement therapy and skills, group process and movement observation. Course credit is available. $975; housing is available. For information please contact director Linni Diehl. 

The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) hosts a two-week intensive workshop in Elementary Labanotation from June 15- June 26 in New York City. Tuition: $925 (prior to April 1)/ $985 (after May 1). Info.

Bearnstow Workshops: Visit Bearnstow's website to read about their summer workshops, which run from June - August. Artists include: Claire Porter, Robin Gilmore, and K.J. Holmes. Talk to Bebe to learn more about the Bearnstow experience. Information.

Bill Evans Teachers' Intensives 2015: Bill Evans will host two workshops this summer at Dean College: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance (July 6-15) and the International Conference on Teaching Somatics-Based Dance (July 16-19). Faculty include Bill Evans, Peggy Hackney, and Claire Porter. More information.

The Body Now Summer Workshop: July 6-12 on Whidbey Island in Washington. Create more joy in your life, more sense of well-being and ease through meaningful community play, and learn how to pass it on. Learn practical, playful skills that help with self-care, stress reduction, and conflict free communication with everyone in your life. Information.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Summer Intensive: July 12-18 in Dayton, OH. Open to intermediate and advanced dancers ages 16-21. Classes include ballet, modern, African, jazz, and DCDC repertory. Application must be received by April 15. Information. 

Paul Taylor Summer Intensive: This two week intensive from July 26-August 8 in Baltimore, MD will introduce dancers to Taylor style through daily technique and repertoire classes with current and/or former PTDC dancers. Information.

Bebe Miller Company Intensive: A six-day workshop in collaborative practice taught by Bebe, dancers Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones and dramaturg Talvin Wilks in Sullivant from August 2-8. Each day, participants will work on movement, partnered dancing and development, dramaturgy, and collaboration.

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project Summer Program: August 17-21 in Washington, DC. Directed by OSU alum Ashley Thorndike Youssef (PhD '10), this program, designed for college dance majors and young professionals, combines a company-style somatics/technique/repertory workshop with a teacher training program. This year's faculty include Maree Remalia (MFA '11) Dante Brown (MFA '12), and Thorndike-Youssef. Information.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

LET'S DANCE

Finals Week DANCE BREAK: MFA Josh Manculich is offering a contemporary jazz class on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm in 290. Sign up for this free class in the Green Room and dance away your finals week stress! Contact Josh for details.

SEE ART

A Chorus LineOur very own Ayana Freeman plays Connie Wong in this production at Short North Stage running from April 9-26. Check out the trailer hereInformation.

Department of Art BFA exhibition: April 18-May 9 at Urban Arts Space. Reception: May 9 from 3-5pm. Information.

Karl Rogers
Karl Rogers/Red Dirt Dance: On Thursday, April 23-24 at 8pm, alumni Karl Rogers (MFA '03) presents a program of new and past work at Trikselion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theatre. Info.

OhioDance Festival Performance: April 25 at 6:30pm at Ballet Met Performance Space. Featuring choreography by Edward Liang, Griset Damas Roche, Mansee Singhi, Sukanya Chand, and OSU graduate students Tammy Carrasco, Sarah Levitt, Joshua Manculich, and Lyndsey Vader. Pre-professional companies include Ballet Excel Ohio, Dayton Dance Conservatory Co., and Hathaway Brown. Info.

Interdisciplinary Research class showing: April 29, 5-6:30pm in MOLA. Students in Norah Zuniga-Shaw's Interdisciplinary Research class in ACCAD will present their findings and performances in this public sharing. The showing will be followed by a reception. Contact Jess Cavender for information.

Toward Belonging: Wednesday, April 29 at 8pm, Thursday, April 30 at 8pm in the Barnett Theatre. PhD candidate Michael J. Morris presents a new work moving through the mechanics and formal dimensions of sociality, the physical vocabularies of how bodies are together. It examines how bodies follow one another along paths that are straight or along trajectories that veer queerly, how they fall in line and out of step, how they carry one another along and are moved by what other people do, how they gather and separate. FREE and open to the public. Info.

Crystal Michelle presents the descent of this water: rain: Crystal Michelle (MFA '13) presents this new work on Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm at the RiverScape Metro Park in Dayton and Saturday, May 9 at 7pm at the Dublin Arts Council grounds. Info.

More performances...

TALKS + WORKSHOPS

Contact Improvisation class with Nancy Stark Smith: Friday, April 17 from 10:20-2:40pm. Enrollment is open to BFA and MFA/PhDs and limited to 25. Register here.

Informal Discussion with Nancy Stark Smith: Friday, April 17 from 3-4pm in the Huddle Room. Bring your questions and curiosities about Contact Improvisation and Nancy Stark Smith's career.

Embodied Research: The Trace is Not the End with Nancy Stark Smith: Saturday, April 18 from 10-5pm in 390. This workshop for experienced improvisers brings participants into an experience of embodied research that integrates analytical and creative processes of scoring. Participants will work together to discover how a full range of ideas and questions contained within dance can be moved, traced, transmitted, communicated, and used to catalyze new creative activity in dance and beyond. $55/$15 OSU students. Register here.

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing writing groups: Sign up for discipline/degree specific writing programs that meet through the summer, including Dissertation Writing Groups and Journal Article Writing Groups. Information.

AUDITIONS

Audition for independent film Fanboy: Filming for this project will take place in summer and early fall. Contact Jon Washington via email or phone (440-679-1987) for information.

Eisenhower Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers on April 18 (Michigan), April 19 (NYC), May 17 (Chicago). Eisenhower Dance is a contemporary repertory company based in Detroit, MI. Information.

Xclaim Audition: Xclaim Dance Company, based at Columbus's Charisma Center for the Arts, is holding auditions for their 2015-2016 season on May 3 from 2:30-5pm. $10 audition fee. Information.

Hubbard Street. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.
Dissonance Dance Theatre, a Washington, DC-based contemporary ballet company, holds auditions for its 2015-2016 season on April 19 from 3-6pm in DC. Dancers receive performance stipends and pointe shoe allotments. Information.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will host auditions for female dancers on May 25 from 8-6pm at the Ailey Studios in New York. $20 audition fee. Information.

MamLuft & Co., a Cincinnati-based modern dance company, seeks dancers for its ninth season. Auditions will be held on June 1-2 during the company's summer intensive. Information.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Universal Gymnastics Incorporated in Hilliard, Ohio seeks a summer dance instructor for employment 1-2 days a week. The instructor will work with gymnasts on dance, posture, choreography, and conditioning. Please contact Compulsory Director Tera Morris for more information.

Andrew Bell Performing Arts Center seeks an intern to assist with pre-dance classes for 3-5 year olds on Wednesday from 6:15-7pm. Stipend available. Contact Michelle Hardaway for information.

Wildfire Dance Studio seeks studio manager/instructor: Seeking an outgoing, entrepreneurial, passionate dancer who enjoys working with children and is interested in learning all aspects of running a studio. College degree preferred; dance background required. Must be very creative and have strong dance and choreography abilities. Must be organized, pleasant and professional, with excellent writing skills and problem solving abilities. $25,000-35,000 based on experience. Contact Katie Stansberry for more information.

Dance Studio M seeks a dance Instructor: College degree in dance or professional experience required. Position begins in September. Contact Studio Manager Barbara Howitt for details, and learn more about the studio here

More auditionscalls for entryfellowships & residenciesinternship & volunteer opportunities, and job opportunities...

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

The Momentum Program seeks volunteers for their rehearsals and performances on May 11-15. Hundreds of fourth graders will perform at the Capitol Theatre, and volunteers will assist the students backstage. Each volunteer receives a t-shirt and a boxed lunch. Learn more about Momentum here, and contact Monica Kridler to get involved. Information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Congratulations to the Spring Repertory Company on a very successful first week of performances at local schools!

Sheila Zeng in rehearsal

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out this week's e-portfolio by PhD Joda Lee!




FINAL WORD

"What interests me is the tension between tradition and what’s happening now. 'How do you make a pas de bourrĂ©e important right now?' is a problem I want to solve. It means something when you’re watching a temps de cuisse at New York City Ballet, but what does it mean when one of my dancers is doing it at the Joyce in between a box step and a bunch of step touches?"
--Pam Tanowitz (BFA '91)
in an interview in The Brooklyn Rail

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Week 13 Announcements: April 13-17

NEWS + UPDATES

Anne Bogart and Ann Hamilton
Call for shout-outs: Did you present at a conference? Receive an award? Get a job? Dori and Sarah are compiling all of your exciting accomplishments from spring semester. Students, send yours to Sarah; faculty, send yours to Dori.

An Interdisciplinary Conversation with Anne Bogart and Ann Hamilton: April 14 from 12-1pm in the Barnett Theatre. Director Anne Bogart and visual artist Ann Hamilton will discuss their collaboration at the Wexner, the theater is a blank page. Learn more about their project here. Email Kim Wilczak for details.

Spring Informance: Monday, April 27 from 10:20-12pm in the Barnett. Want to show work? Contact Ani to sign up. 

GRAD NEWS

Buck-I-SERV seeks graduate student, faculty and staff to act as advisors for the spring break service trips from May 9-16. Talk to Sarah Levitt, who advised a winter break trip, if you'd like more information. Application/information.

Graduate School Awards Reception: April 21 from 3-5pm in the Buckeye Reading Room in the Thompson Library.

Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship 2015: The ICA Fellowship Program seeks to involve and increase the number of culturally diverse advocates as emerging leaders in the fields of cultural arts, public policy, and advocacy. Fellows receive mentorship from senior-level arts professionals in NYC, a curriculum highlighting arts advocacy theory and a generous stipend. Applications are due April 24. Info.

Call for Papers: Laban Studies: Pedagogy in Theory and Practice. This special issue of the Journal of Movement Arts Literacy seeks papers on pedagogical practices surrounding any and all Laban-based studies. Papers must be received by October 1. Information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversityShenandoah UniversityUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Study at George Brown Dance: George Brown Dance offers intensive certificates and diplomas in Dance Performance Preparation, Dance Performance Studies, and Commercial Dance Studies. Auditions: April 19 and May 24 in Toronto. Information

**Featured MFA program of the week: Hollins University

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Research Scholar Awards: If you are interested in pursuing faculty-supervised research or creative activities, apply for this one-time, $1000 award from the Undergraduate Research Office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due by the 1st of each month. Information.

Undergraduate Student Grants and Scholarships: Studying abroad during your academic career? Visit the Office of International Affairs to learn about grants and scholarships to support study and travel. Information.

See more funding opportunities...

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. This month, physical therapist Mariah Nierman offers suggestions for off-season conditioning.

Mariah Nierman,
AT, PT, OTS
Mariah says: Putting time in in the studios is very important, but cross training and developing your cardiovascular health is something to focus on also. While on break from school, it's a good time to diversify your body’s movement and conditioning. This can help with overall fitness, but also protect you from repetitive overuse injuries and help with exercise boredom. Aerobic activities strengthen the heart, lungs, bones, ligaments and tendons.  It also reduces cholesterol, blood pressure, and stress while it fights depression. And possibly the most important advantage of aerobic exercise is injury prevention.

Research shows that majority of dance injuries happen at the end of class or rehearsal.  The longer you are dancing, the more fatigued you become.  As your body runs out of energy your muscles weaken, you have decreased muscle balance, and increased muscle stiffness.  This fatigued state allows your body to be more easily overcome by forces and transmits increased stress on joint structures making the dancer more vulnerable to an injury. The OSU Performing Arts Medicine team also tends to notice an increase in injuries at the beginning of the school year from people deconditioning during break and trying to make their bodies jump right back into the grueling school schedule without proper conditioning preparation.

Examples of activities to increase your aerobic fitness are Zumba, spinning classes, running or jogging, cycling, elliptical machine, stair climbing, or swimming.  The options are limitless. Don’t force yourself into an activity that doesn’t feel natural to your body, but also expand your movement experience from just dancing. To achieve health benefits, you need to exercise at a moderate pace for at least 20 minutes 2-3 times a week.

So get yourself up and moving, improve that cardiovascular fitness level and allow aerobic exercise to give you the energy to live and dance life to the fullest!  But don’t forget your body needs time to repair itself, so rest is essential.  Give yourself at least one day off a week from any exercise. Have fun staying in shape over the break and coming back better than ever!

Learn more about the Program for Performing Arts Medicine and schedule an appointment here.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

DanceAbility Teacher Certification Workshop with Alito Alessi: May 11-22 and December 7-18, 2015 in Austin, TX. Learn how to teach integrated groups in movement arts and a model for facilitating communities that foster inclusive participation. $1800 (does not include airfare or housing). Information.

The Politics of Space, Value and (Im)Permanence: In this four-week lab with Ralph Lemon, students explore the possibilities of the ephemeral creative experience within and without form. Through the shared study of different time signatures, students engage in a daily practice of re-thinking the art of practice. This course is for students interested in examining the live body, moving, writing, thinking, remembering, forgetting, choreographing, curating, performing, and engaging in thoughtful critique. May 26-June 18 at the New School in NYC. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course: June 1-12 in Westhampton, NY. Approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, this course includes 60 contact hours in dance/movement therapy and skills, group process and movement observation. Course credit is available. $975; housing is available. For information please contact director Linni Diehl. 

The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) hosts a two-week intensive workshop in Elementary Labanotation from June 15- June 26 in New York City. Tuition: $925 (prior to April 1)/ $985 (after May 1). Info.

Bearnstow Workshops: Visit Bearnstow's website to read about their summer workshops, which run from June - August. Artists include: Claire Porter, Robin Gilmore, and K.J. Holmes. Talk to Bebe to learn more about the Bearnstow experience. Information.

Bill Evans and students
Bill Evans Teachers' Intensives 2015: Bill Evans will host two workshops this summer at Dean College: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance (July 6-15) and the International Conference on Teaching Somatics-Based Dance (July 16-19). Faculty include Bill Evans, Peggy Hackney, and Claire Porter. More information.

The Body Now Summer Workshop: July 6-12 on Whidbey Island in Washington. Create more joy in your life, more sense of well-being and ease through meaningful community play, and learn how to pass it on. Learn practical, playful skills that help with self-care, stress reduction, and conflict free communication with everyone in your life. Information.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Summer Intensive: July 12-18 in Dayton, OH. Open to intermediate and advanced dancers ages 16-21. Classes include ballet, modern, African, jazz, and DCDC repertory. Application must be received by April 15. Information. 

Paul Taylor Summer Intensive: This two week intensive from July 26-August 8 in Baltimore, MD will introduce dancers to Taylor style through daily technique and repertoire classes with current and/or former PTDC dancers. Information.

Bebe Miller Company Intensive: A six-day workshop in collaborative practice taught by Bebe, dancers Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones and dramaturg Talvin Wilks in Sullivant from August 2-8. Each day, participants will work on movement, partnered dancing and development, dramaturgy, and collaboration.

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project Summer Program: August 17-21 in Washington, DC. Directed by OSU alum Ashley Thorndike Youssef (PhD '10), this program, designed for college dance majors and young professionals, combines a company-style somatics/technique/repertory workshop with a teacher training program. This year's faculty include Maree Remalia (MFA '11) Dante Brown (MFA '12), and Thorndike-Youssef. Information.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

LET'S DANCE

Finals Week DANCE BREAK: MFA Josh Manculich is offering a contemporary jazz class on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm in 290. Sign up for this free class in the Green Room and dance away your finals week stress! Contact Josh for details.

SEE ART

A Chorus LineOur very own Ayana Freeman plays Connie Wong in this production at Short North Stage running from April 9-26. Check out the trailer hereInformation.

OhioDance Festival Performance: April 25 at 6:30pm at Ballet Met Performance Space. Featuring choreography by Edward Liang, Griset Damas Roche, Mansee Singhi, Sukanya Chand, and OSU graduate students Tammy Carrasco, Sarah Levitt, Joshua Manculich, and Lyndsey Vader. Pre-professional companies include Ballet Excel Ohio, Dayton Dance Conservatory Co., and Hathaway Brown. Info.

Interdisciplinary Research class showing: April 29, 5-6:30pm in MOLA. Students in Norah Zuniga-Shaw's Interdisciplinary Research class in ACCAD will present their findings and performances in this public sharing. The showing will be followed by a reception. Contact Jess Cavender for information.

Toward Belonging: Wednesday, April 29 at 8pm, Thursday, April 30 at 8pm in the Barnett Theatre. PhD candidate Michael J. Morris presents a new work moving through the mechanics and formal dimensions of sociality, the physical vocabularies of how bodies are together. It examines how bodies follow one another along paths that are straight or along trajectories that veer queerly, how they fall in line and out of step, how they carry one another along and are moved by what other people do, how they gather and separate. FREE and open to the public. Info.

Crystal Michelle presents the descent of this water: rain: Crystal Michelle (MFA '13) presents this new work on Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm at the RiverScape Metro Park in Dayton and Saturday, May 9 at 7pm at the Dublin Arts Council grounds. Info.

More performances...

TALKS + WORKSHOPS

From Design to Market with Mary Fisher: Making a Living as an Artist: April 14, 10-11am in Sullivant 141. RSVP here.

Art as Resistance: Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Movement: April 16, 4:30-6pm in Sullivant 141. RSVP here.

Contact Improvisation class with Nancy Stark Smith: Friday, April 17 from 10:20-2:40pm. Enrollment is open to BFA and MFA/PhDs and limited to 25. Register here.

Embodied Research: The Trace is Not the End with Nancy Stark Smith: Saturday, April 18 from 10-5pm in 390. This workshop for experienced improvisers brings participants into an experience of embodied research that integrates analytical and creative processes of scoring. Participants will work together to discover how a full range of ideas and questions contained within dance can be moved, traced, transmitted, communicated, and used to catalyze new creative activity in dance and beyond. $55/$15 OSU students. Register here.

AUDITIONS

Audition for independent film Fanboy: Filming for this project will take place in summer and early fall. Contact Jon Washington via email or phone (440-679-1987) for information.

Eisenhower Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers on April 18 (Michigan), April 19 (NYC), May 17 (Chicago). Eisenhower Dance is a contemporary repertory company based in Detroit, MI. Information.

MamLuft & Co.
Dissonance Dance Theatre, a Washington, DC-based contemporary ballet company, holds auditions for its 2015-2016 season on April 19 from 3-6pm in DC. Dancers receive performance stipends and pointe shoe allotments. Information.

MamLuft & Co., a Cincinnati-based modern dance company, seeks dancers for its ninth season. Auditions will be held on June 1-2 during the company's summer intensive. Information.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Universal Gymnastics Incorporated in Hilliard, Ohio seeks a summer dance instructor for employment 1-2 days a week. The instructor will work with gymnasts on dance, posture, choreography, and conditioning. Please contact Compulsory Director Tera Morris for more information.

Andrew Bell Performing Arts Center seeks an intern to assist with pre-dance classes for 3-5 year olds on Wednesday from 6:15-7pm. Stipend available. Contact Michelle Hardaway for information.

Wildfire Dance Studio seeks studio manager/instructor: Seeking an outgoing, entrepreneurial, passionate dancer who enjoys working with children and is interested in learning all aspects of running a studio. College degree preferred; dance background required. Must be very creative and have strong dance and choreography abilities. Must be organized, pleasant and professional, with excellent writing skills and problem solving abilities. $25,000-35,000 based on experience. Contact Katie Stansberry for more information.

Dance Studio M seeks a dance Instructor: College degree in dance or professional experience required. Position begins in September. Contact Studio Manager Barbara Howitt for details, and learn more about the studio here

More auditionscalls for entryfellowships & residenciesinternship & volunteer opportunities, and job opportunities...

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

The Momentum Program seeks volunteers for their rehearsals and performances on May 11-15. Hundreds of fourth graders will perform at the Capitol Theatre, and volunteers will assist the students backstage. Each volunteer receives a t-shirt and a boxed lunch. Learn more about Momentum here, and contact Monica Kridler to get involved. Information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Dr. Melanye White Dixon was recognized on April 7 by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for receiving an ODI grant to support her conference paper, "Social Change and The Black Dancing Body: Mary Hinkson and the Martha Graham Dance Company." Dr. Dixon presented the paper at the 21st Annual Popular Culture Association Conference held in New Orleans from April 1-4.

Dr. Dixon with Vice Provost and Director of the Office
of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Valerie Lee

On Monday, PhD candidate Michael J. Morris received the Graduate Associate Teaching Award, The Ohio State University's highest recognition of the exceptional teaching of its graduate students. Out of the 3,000 graduate teaching associates on campus, only ten are selected (by nomination) to receive this prestigious award. Congratulations, Michael! 


Professor Candace Feck, Professor Norah Zuniga-Shaw,
Grad Studies Chair Professor Karen Eliot, Michael J. Morris, and
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School Kathleen Wallace

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out 3rd Year MFA Megan Davis' e-portfolio, a girl with a view, featuring her choreographic projects and writings. 




FINAL WORD

"Sometimes, when I find I haven't written a single sentence after scribbling whole pages, I collapse on my couch and lie there dazed, bogged in a swamp of despair, hating myself and blaming myself for this demented pride that makes me pout after a chimera. A quarter of an hour later, everything has changed; my heart is pounding with joy."
--Gustave Flaubert

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Week 12 Announcements: April 6-10

NEWS + UPDATES

Merde to the cast and crew of Drums Downtown XI! See this annual collaboration between the School of Music and the Department of Dance on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at 8pm at the Riffe Center's Capitol Theatre. Tickets available here.

Travis Wall Masterclass: On Saturday, April 4 from 3-4:30pm, resident choreographer and guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" Travis Wall will teach a masterclass. To reserve your spot, email Brandon Adams. $10. Location TBD

On Monday, April 6, don't miss GRAD DAY! Learn more about graduate student research at the Graduate Research Forum at 12:30pm in 225, and see new work by 1st Year MFA and PhD students at 7pm in Barnett. Find more information here and reserve your FREE ticket here.




Dance Wellness discussion: Dr. Holly Davis from Counseling and Consultation Services will lead a discussion about body image on April 8 at 12pm in the Collaboratory (Sullivant 141).

GRAD NEWS

18th Annual Hispanic & Lusophone Studies Symposium: April 10-11 at OSU. This year, the graduate symposium will concentrate on race and gender in Iberian and Latin American literature and culture. Information.

Graduate School Awards Reception: April 21 from 3-5pm in the Buckeye Reading Room in the Thompson Library.

Call for Papers: Laban Studies: Pedagogy in Theory and Practice. This special issue of the Journal of Movement Arts Literacy seeks papers on pedagogical practices surrounding any and all Laban-based studies. Papers must be received by October 1. Information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversityShenandoah UniversityUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis

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UNDERGRAD NEWS

Buckeyes Going Global: International Internship Panel: Interested in interning abroad? In this panel discussion, students who have interned abroad will share their advice on finding international internships and living abroad. Special guest: Luke Barbara, Director, Ohio State Brazil Global Gateway. Thursday, April 9 from 6:30-7:30 in the Smith Seminar Room (1080 Physics Building). RSVP through the Buckeye Careers Network under "Workshops."

Study at George Brown Dance: George Brown Dance offers intensive certificates and diplomas in Dance Performance Preparation, Dance Performance Studies, and Commercial Dance Studies. Auditions: April 19 and May 24 in Toronto. Information

Survey on involvement in student organizations: Educational Psychology PhD candidate Stephanie Levitt Shaulskiy seeks students to take her survey examining students' sense of belonging to student organizations. The survey takes 15 minutes and participants will be entered in a raffle to win a $10 gift card. Survey. 

**Featured MFA program of the week: Tulane University

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Research Scholar Awards: If you are interested in pursuing faculty-supervised research or creative activities, apply for this one-time, $1000 award from the Undergraduate Research Office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due by the 1st of each month. Information.

Undergraduate Student Grants and Scholarships: Studying abroad during your academic career? Visit the Office of International Affairs to learn about grants and scholarships to support study and travel. Information.

See more funding opportunities...

HEALTH + WELLNESS

Dance Wellness discussion: Dr. Holly Davis from Counseling and Consultation Services will lead a discussion about body image on April 8 at 12pm in the Collaboratory (Sullivant 141).

Learn more about the Program for Performing Arts Medicine and schedule an appointment here.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

DanceAbility Teacher Certification Workshop with Alito Alessi: May 11-22 and December 7-18, 2015 in Austin, TX. Learn how to teach integrated groups in movement arts and a model for facilitating communities that foster inclusive participation. $1800 (does not include airfare or housing). Information.

The Politics of Space, Value and (Im)Permanence: In this four-week lab with Ralph Lemon, students explore the possibilities of the ephemeral creative experience within and without form. Through the shared study of different time signatures, students engage in a daily practice of re-thinking the art of practice. This course is for students interested in examining the live body, moving, writing, thinking, remembering, forgetting, choreographing, curating, performing, and engaging in thoughtful critique. May 26-June 18 at the New School in NYC. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course: June 1-12 in Westhampton, NY. Approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, this course includes 60 contact hours in dance/movement therapy and skills, group process and movement observation. Course credit is available. $975; housing is available. For information please contact director Linni Diehl. 

The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) hosts a two-week intensive workshop in Elementary Labanotation from June 15- June 26 in New York City. Tuition: $925 (prior to April 1)/ $985 (after May 1). Info.

Bearnstow Workshops: Visit Bearnstow's website to read about their summer workshops, which run from June - August. Artists include: Claire Porter, Robin Gilmore, and K.J. Holmes. Talk to Bebe to learn more about the Bearnstow experience. Information.

Bill Evans Teachers' Intensives 2015: Bill Evans will host two workshops this summer at Dean College: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance (July 6-15) and the International Conference on Teaching Somatics-Based Dance (July 16-19). Faculty include Bill Evans, Peggy Hackney, and Claire Porter. More information.

The Body Now Summer Workshop
The Body Now Summer Workshop: July 6-12 on Whidbey Island in Washington. Create more joy in your life, more sense of well-being and ease through meaningful community play, and learn how to pass it on. Learn practical, playful skills that help with self-care, stress reduction, and conflict free communication with everyone in your life. Information.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Summer Intensive: July 12-18 in Dayton, OH. Open to intermediate and advanced dancers ages 16-21. Classes include ballet, modern, African, jazz, and DCDC repertory. Application must be received by April 15. Information. 

Paul Taylor Summer Intensive: This two week intensive from July 26-August 8 in Baltimore, MD will introduce dancers to Taylor style through daily technique and repertoire classes with current and/or former PTDC dancers. Information.

Bebe Miller Company Intensive: A six-day workshop in collaborative practice taught by Bebe, dancers Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones and dramaturg Talvin Wilks in Sullivant from August 2-8. Each day, participants will work on movement, partnered dancing and development, dramaturgy, and collaboration.

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project Summer Program: August 17-21 in Washington, DC. Directed by OSU alum Ashley Thorndike Youssef (PhD '10), this program, designed for college dance majors and young professionals, combines a company-style somatics/technique/repertory workshop with a teacher training program. This year's faculty include Maree Remalia (MFA '11) Dante Brown (MFA '12), and Thorndike-Youssef. Information.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...


LET'S DANCE

Travis Wall Masterclass: Saturday, April 4, 3-4:30pm. Resident choreographer and guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" Travis Wall will teach a masterclass this weekend! To reserve your spot, email Brandon Adams. $10. Location TBD.

SEE ART

Drums Downtown XI
Drums Downtown XI: April 3-4 at the Riffe. Featuring new work by Melanie Bales, Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Susan Hadley, Susan Petry, Janet Schroder and Brandon Whited. Information.

1st Year Grad Show: Monday, April 6 at 7pm in the Barnett. Come see new work by our fabulous first year MFA and PhDs: Todd Eckert, Cole Garlando, Fenella Kennedy, Josh Manculich, and John Luna.

Oculus Pile: PhD Kimberly Wilczak's site-specific landscape choreography makes visible a kaleidoscopic dream of pedestrian and dance activity as a performative result of design analysis and choreographic study through the privileged view of the Knowlton School of Architecture's oculus. Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm; Thursday, April 9 at 12:30pm. Contact Kim for details.

A Chorus Line: Our very own Ayana Freeman plays Connie Wong in this production at Short North Stage running from April 9-26. Check out the trailer hereInformation.

OhioDance Festival Performance: April 25 at 6:30pm at Ballet Met Performance Space. Featuring choreography by Edward Liang, Griset Damas Roche, Mansee Singhi, Sukanya Chand, and OSU graduate students Tammy Carrasco, Sarah Levitt, Joshua Manculich, and Lyndsey Vader. Pre-professional companies include Ballet Excel Ohio, Dayton Dance Conservatory Co., and Hathaway Brown.

More performances...

TALKS + WORKSHOPS

From Hassan Hajjah's My Rock Stars
Experimental, Volume 1.
Artist talk with Hassan Hajjaj: April 8 at 4:30pm in the Wexner's Film/Video theater. Hajjaj will discuss his colorful video portraits that blend photography, performance and fashion, culminating in an insightful commentary on global capitalism. Free. Information.

From Design to Market with Mary Fisher: Making a Living as an Artist: April 14, 10-11am in Sullivant 141. RSVP here.

Art as Resistance: Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Movement: April 16, 4:30-6pm in Sullivant 141. RSVP here.

Contact Improvisation class with Nancy Stark Smith: Friday, April 17 from 10:20-2:40pm. Enrollment is open to BFA and MFA/PhDs and limited to 25. Register here.

Embodied Research: The Trace is Not the End with Nancy Stark Smith: Saturday, April 18 from 10-5pm in 390. This workshop for experienced improvisers brings participants into an experience of embodied research that integrates analytical and creative processes of scoring. Participants will work together to discover how a full range of ideas and questions contained within dance can be moved, traced, transmitted, communicated, and used to catalyze new creative activity in dance and beyond. $55/$15 OSU students. Register here.

AUDITIONS

Dissonance Dance
Theatre
Audition for independent film Fanboy: Filming for this project will take place in summer and early fall. Contact Jon Washington via email or phone (440-679-1987) for information.

Eisenhower Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers on April 18 (Michigan), April 19 (NYC), May 17 (Chicago). Eisenhower Dance is a contemporary repertory company based in Detroit, MI. Information.

Dissonance Dance Theatre, a Washington, DC-based contemporary ballet company, holds auditions for its 2015-2016 season on April 19 from 3-6pm in DC. Dancers receive performance stipends and pointe shoe allotments. Information.

MamLuft & Co., a Cincinnati-based modern dance company, seeks dancers for its ninth season. Auditions will be held on June 1-2 during the company's summer intensive. Information.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Universal Gymnastics Incorporated in Hilliard, Ohio seeks a summer dance instructor for employment 1-2 days a week. The instructor will work with gymnasts on dance, posture, choreography, and conditioning. Please contact Compulsory Director Tera Morris for more information.

Andrew Bell Performing Arts Center seeks an intern to assist with pre-dance classes for 3-5 year olds on Wednesday from 6:15-7pm. Stipend available. Contact Michelle Hardaway for information.

Wildfire Dance Studio seeks studio manager/instructor: Seeking an outgoing, entrepreneurial, passionate dancer who enjoys working with children and is interested in learning all aspects of running a studio. College degree preferred; dance background required. Must be very creative and have strong dance and choreography abilities. Must be organized, pleasant and professional, with excellent writing skills and problem solving abilities. $25,000-35,000 based on experience. Contact Katie Stansberry for more information.

Dance Studio M seeks a dance Instructor: College degree in dance or professional experience required. Position begins in September. Contact Studio Manager Barbara Howitt for details, and learn more about the studio here

More auditionscalls for entryfellowships & residenciesinternship & volunteer opportunities, and job opportunities...

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Relay for Life at OSU: April 11-12 in Lincoln Tower Park. The money raised from this event goes to the American Cancer Society for research, lodging for patients undergoing treatments and their families, and programs designed to aid those fighting cancer. Information.

Vaud-Villities, a Columbus-based performance group, seeks volunteers to assist in tearing down and reassembling their theatre risers. Risers will be removed on Thursday, April 23rd at 10pm, and assembled again on Friday, April 24 at 5pm. For your time, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Community Assistance and a free ticket to any of their spring 2015 shows. Contact board member Sue Logan for more information.

The Momentum Program seeks volunteers for their rehearsals and performances on May 11-15. Hundreds of fourth graders will perform at the Capitol Theatre, and volunteers will assist the students backstage. Each volunteer receives a t-shirt and a boxed lunch. Learn more about Momentum here, and contact Monica Kridler to get involved. Information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Anna Brown Massey
at the film festival
Congratulations to 1st year MFA Anna Brown Massey, whose film Plastic Beach won 2nd Place at the 1st Annual Student Film Fest @ OSU! Anna made the film in collaboration with Richie Barshay, James Shipp, and Daniel R. Jusino. Check it out here!

Congratulations to 4th year BFA Dana Schafer who received Honorable Mention at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum! Dana presented her project "Community dance: developing creative problem solvers and confident young citizens in the public school system."

Congratulations to Professor Bebe Miller on the launch of her new e-book, Dance Fort: A History. In her interview with The Lantern on the book, she says "There is such a fundamental humanity in these interactions between dancers that we all recognize. Watching someone solve a problem is beautiful. If they have a certain transparency in that moment that allows the audience in, and if I can frame that transparency of thought and process of realization, that is what I’m after." Read the Lantern article here, and get the FREE e-book here.


E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Matt Bowman's e-portfolio features his reflections on his courses and videos of phrase material from his technique classes. 



FINAL WORD

"And I think even in my process...that I wait as long as possible to say what something’s going to be. You know, I try to suspend all the possibilities until the very last moment, because I know that what something needs to become needs all of that time.

--Ann Hamilton, 
from an interview with Krista Tippett