Friday, November 21, 2014

Week 14 Announcements: November 24-25

NEWS + UPDATES

Spring Concert adjudication: The sign-up sheet is now available in the Green Room, and will remain posted until December 4 at 5pm. Seniors who plan to show their work in this concert must adjudicate. Adjudication is December 6 beginning at 9am in Barnett. Questions? Contact Dave.

Informance: The sign-up sheet is available in the Green Room for the fall semester Informance, a chance to share your work from the semester with the department on December 9 from 10:20-12pm. Individuals are allotted 5 minutes; classes have 10. Contact Ani with questions.

The Professional Resources binder is back! This time, in the form of Evernote pages. You can find these links on the sidebar on the left side of the this blog, in the Toolkit section of the website, as well as in blog itself.

Do you have items of note for the blog? Students, send them to Sarah Levitt. Faculty and staff, send them to Dori Jenks.

1st Year MFA Josh Manculich and BFA Matt Bowman
in rehearsal for 2nd Year MFA Brandon Whited's work,
which will premiere in Winter Concert

GRAD NEWS

The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Applications will be accepted until February 16.

Job postings: University of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteMacalester College; University of Florida; Richard Stockton College; Williams College

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Study abroad information sessions: It's only November, but if you're considering studying abroad this summer, be sure to attend an upcoming information session. Programs include "The Art of Paris," "The British Invasion," and "Israel History and Culture" and many, many more.

Study abroad in Ghana: Nani Agbeli, Professor and Director of West African Music, Dance and Arts at Cal Arts, leads a trip to Ghana from July 25-August 15. The trip features classes in drumming and dancing, as well as day trips and performances. 

Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Scholarship: Established in 1950, the purpose of the “Beanie” Drake Scholarship is to provide funds to enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when need might otherwise make it difficult or impossible for them to do so. Applications are due December 10. More information.

Honors and Scholars Student Enrichment Grants: Funds are available to undergraduate Honors and Scholars students of all majors and can be utilized for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to research, creative work and study abroad. Applications are due February 15, 2015. More information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: Here is a new section of the blog, which will feature a new MFA program each week so that you can familiarize yourself with college and universities offering advanced degrees as you strategize about post-BFA life... This week: University of California: San Diego MFA in Dance Theatre.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

See funding opportunities...

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

The 2014 William Poland Lecture in Music Theory: "Toward a psychological foundation for a theory of orchestration" presented by Stephen McAdams. Monday, November 24, 3-4:30pm in the 18th Avenue Library, Room 090. More information.

"Wari Leeba: Customary Laws and Performance of the Hindu Epics Among the Meiteis of Manipur, NE India," a talk by Dr. Sadananda Singh Mayanglambam of Manipur University, India. Presented by South Asian Studies Initiative in collaboration with the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Tuesday, December 2 from 4-5:15pm in Derby Hall 080. More information.

Fieldwork: A Research Presentation by the Freshman Class will take place on December 5 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Sullivant Hall 141. Come support our freshman as they present their research!

Masterclass at Charisma Centre for the Arts: Saturday, December 6 from 10-11:30am. This Cunningham-based master class will be taught by Deena Schmidt. More information.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

DoublePlus Series at Gibney Dance: Professor Bebe Miller curated a program of work as part of this series featuring OSU MFA alums Maree ReMalia and Abby Zbikowski. Shows take place on December 17-21 at 7:30pm at Gibney. More information.

Transfigurations at the Wex closes on December 31: Before you head home for break, don't miss this unprecedented opportunity to see sixty masterworks of 20th century art, right next door to us! More information.

More performances...

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

NACHMO is your annual choreographic kick-in-the pants and it arrives here in Columbus on January 1. 1st MFA Anna Massey invites you to participate in NACHMO's (National Choreography Month) annual challenge to create one dance piece within the 31 days of January. Anna will host an informational session on NACHMO on Monday, November 24 from 12:30-1pm in the Green Room. Anna says: "I’d love to have you guys – smart, creative, confident rockstar dancers – to be the ones both in leadership roles and participating in NACHMO’s annual January challenge: make a new piece in January’s 31 days and show the work in February." Contact Anna for more information.

OhioDance's 2015 Spring Festival requests performance proposals for the festival's evening performance on April 25 (deadline: December 5). More information.

2nd Annual Dance Shorts College Film Festival: Submissions for the 2015 festival at University of South Florida are now being accepted. Early bird deadline: January 2. More information.

DanceCamera West seeks submissions for its 14th Annual Film Festival, Catch! Deadline: January 16th. More information.

America's Got Talent auditions will take place in a variety of cities in 2015, including Chicago on January 24-25. More information.

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

WINTER STUDY BONANZA

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive 
applications are now available! This year, you can choose to study for ten days in New York City (December 27-January 4) or five days in Pasadena, California (December 27-31). Teachers in NYC include Robert Battle, Michelle Boule, Leah Cox and so many more. Teachers in Pasadena include Rodger Belman and Stuart Singer. 

Alexandra Beller/Dances Winter Intensive: December 15-19 from 10-4pm each day at the Mark Morris Dance Center in NYC. Teachers include: Alexandra Beller, Edward Rice, and Darrin Wright. More information.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Winter Intensive: December 27-31 at Marymount Manhattan College. Teachers include members of Complexions. More information.

David Dorfman Dance. Photo by
Julie Lemberger. 
David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive: January 2-9, 2015 at Gibney Dance Center in NYC. Teachers: DDD company members. More information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive: Registration closes December 8 for SWDA's January 5-10 intensive at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy in New York City. Teachers: company members. You can find more information here, or contact 2nd year MFA Brandon Whited, former SWDA company member, for details.

Paul Taylor Dance Company Winter Intensive: January 1-11, 5-10pm at the Taylor School. Teachers: Taylor 2 dancers. More information.

Mark Morris Dance Group Winter Intensive: January 5-9 at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. Teachers: current and former company members. More information.

Trisha Brown Dance
Company. Photo by Ian
Douglas.
MELT Winter: A series of workshops from January 5-23, featuring daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, and composition. Teachers include: Chris Aiken, Jennifer Nugent, Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Jeanine Durning and many more! More information.

Thodos Dance Winter Weekend Dance Intensive: December 20-21 at the Drucker Center in Chicago. Classes in technique, repertory, composition and improv. Talk to 1st year MFA and former company member John Manculich for more information, and apply here.

Trisha Brown Dance Company 2015 Winter Intensive: January 12-16 at Gibney Dance Center. Teachers: Eva Karczag and Cori Olinghouse. More information.

Doug Varone and Dancers Winter Intensive: January 12-17 in NYC. Teachers: company members. More information.

Dance Exchange Winter Institute: This year's theme is "The Role of Artists in Building Community." For more information, click here, or talk to 2nd Year MFA and former DX Resident Artist, Sarah Levitt.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

PhD candidate Michael J. Morris found out this week that they were awarded a Presidential Fellowship by the Graduate School!

The Graduate School describes the fellowship this way: "The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project...Recipients of this award embody the highest standards of scholarship in the full range of Ohio State's graduate programs."

Congratulations, Michael!  


***
Professor Mitchell Rose performs The Mitch Show this weekend at Repertory Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read a preview of his show (and learn about Mitchell's career) in this preview article in The Daily Feed. Merde, Mitchell!

***

Josh Hines and Kelly Hurlburt (BFAs '14) were recently accepted to the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company's "Dance Journey," a five-month international study abroad dance program. Josh writes: "The program is designed to continue dance education, but is also designed to spark your professional dance career. We will be dancing and training right along side company members for all five months, we will rehearse and create work with them and we will be taking ballet, contemporary and GaGa classes every day for five months straight." Josh and Kelly plan to travel to Israel in August.

Congratulations, Josh! Congratulations, Kelly! 

Kelly and Josh dancing together.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

1st Year MFA Joshua Manculich's e-portfolio is featured this week, which includes samplings of his choreographic work, as well as rehearsal video from projects in development. 



FINAL WORD

"Improv...is an essential part of what it is to be human."

--Vida Midgelow, from "Dance Improvisation as Research: Processes of liquid knowing and languaging" presented at the Schulz Lecture Hall on Wednesday, November 19


Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your break. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Week 13 Announcements: November 17-21

NEWS + UPDATES

It's here! Dance Downtown: Solace and Mirth is November 14-15 at 8pm. Be sure to pick up your FREE ticket at Drake and support our fabulous dancers and choreographers. There will be a Q & A with the choreographers on Saturday, November 15 at 7pm. More information.

Vida Midgelow
Visiting Scholar Dr. Vida Midgelow is here this week! Midgelow is a Professor in the School of Media and Performing Arts at Middlesex University in London who will speak on her work with improvisation "as a form of knowledge-as-process." Don't miss this great opportunity to hear her speak and interact with her:

  • Discussion with grad students: Monday, November 17 at 12:30pm in 225.
  • Public talk: "Dance Improvisation as Research: Processes of liquid knowing and languaging." Monday, November 17 at 7pm in 247
  • Discussion with faculty: Tuesday, November 18 at 12:30pm in the Huddle Room

The Professional Resources binder is back! This time, in the form of Evernote pages. You can find these links on the sidebar on the left side of the this blog, in the Toolkit section of the website, as well as in blog itself. 

GRAD NEWS

Discussion with Vida Midgelow: Monday, November 17 at 12:30pm in 225.

OhioDance's 2015 Spring Festival seeks submissions to teach classes or workshops during the festival from April 24-26. Deadline is November 17. More information.

The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Applications will be accepted until February 16.

Job postings: Oberlin CollegeUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportSonoma State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteMacalester College

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Fair: November 19, 6-7:30pm in Thompson Library (11th Floor). More information.

Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Scholarship: Established in 1950, the purpose of the “Beanie” Drake Scholarship is to provide funds to enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when need might otherwise make it difficult or impossible for them to do so. Applications are due December 10. More information.

Honors and Scholars Student Enrichment Grants: Funds are available to undergraduate Honors and Scholars students of all majors and can be utilized for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to research, creative work and study abroad. Applications are due February 15, 2015. More information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant is open for educational and outreach projects connecting the visual and performing arts at The Ohio State University with the Columbus community. Applications are due Monday, December 15. More information here.

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program provides one-year research fellowships to the best and brightest OSU undergraduate students who want to help cure cancer. Cancer is a complex disease and curing it will take a multidisciplinary effort. So, no matter what the field of study, from traditional scientific fields to fields like engineering, history and business, all OSU undergraduate students may apply. More information here.

More funding opportunities...

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

Visiting scholar Vida Midgelow will present "Dance Improvisation as Research: processes of liquid knowing and languaging" on Monday, November 17 at 7pm in room 247. She will hold a discussion with grad students on Monday, November 17 at 12:30pm in 225, and with faculty on Tuesday, November 18 at 12:30pm in the Huddle Room.

Fieldwork: A Research Presentation by the Freshman Class will take place on December 5 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Sullivant Hall 141. Come support our freshman as they present their research!

Masterclass at Charisma Centre for the Arts: Saturday, December 6 from 10-11:30am. This Cunningham-based master class will be taught by Deena Schmidt. More information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive: Registration closes December 8 for SWDA's January 5-10 intensive in New York City. You can find more information here, or contact 2nd year MFA Brandon Whited, former SWDA company member, for details.

Alexandra Beller/Dances Winter Intensive: December 15-19 from 10-4pm each day at the Mark Morris Dance Center in NYC. More information.

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. Register before October 20 and the $20 application fee will be waived.

More intensives, festivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

Quilan Arnold in tech for Tine
Salling's "The Steadfast Tinder
Soldier" in Dance Downtown.
Photo: Julie Kogan.
Dance Downtown: Solace and Mirth is November 14-15 at 8pm at the Capitol Theater at the Riffe! More information.

Dance Connection presents Shifting Silhouettes: Saturday, November 15, 2pm & 7:30pm in the Ohio Union Performance Hall in the Student Union. This concert features many of our dance majors, dance minors, and elective class students. More information.

Billy Elliot The Musical LIVE: November 15, 18 at AMC Lennox.

Miranda July's New Society is November 20 at 8pm at the Riffe Center's Capitol Theater. More information. Update: $8 tickets available through D-TIX!

More performances...

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

OhioDance's 2015 Spring Festival requests proposals for classes, workshops and panels during the festival (deadline: November 17) and performance proposals for the evening performance on April 25 (deadline: December 5). More information.

Call for Proposals: Second International Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education from July 15-19, 2015 at Dean College. Proposals are due December 10. More information.

Diavolo Dance Company is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the 2014-2015 season on December 13 in LA.

DanceWorks Chicago is holding open company auditions on December 13 at the Dance Center of Columbia College in Chicago. More information.

DanceCamera West seeks submissions for its 14th Annual Film Festival, Catch! Deadline: January 16th. More information.

America's Got Talent auditions will take place in a variety of cities in 2015, including Chicago on January 24-25. More information.

More auditions, calls for entry, fellowships & residencies, internship & volunteer opportunities, and job opportunities...

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Check out a great Q & A with Susan Chess in onCampus, and an article about Tine Salling's "The Steadfast Tinder Soldier" in the Lantern.

Merde and a shout-out to the incredible cast and crew of Dance Downtown! Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from tech rehearsals. Thanks to student photographers Quilan Arnold, Noelle Bohaty, Rachel Freeburg, Julie Kogan, Claire Moore, and Mary Chase Pierson for taking these photos! See more photos from the week on the Instagram or Facebook page.

Mihwa and Sabrina rehearse their duet in
"New Lucy" during tech.
Photo by Rachel Freeburg. 

Backstage at Tine's tech rehearsal. Photo by Quilan Arnold.
Sofie rehearses her cast during tech.
Photo by Noelle Bohaty.

Mary Chase says, "After finding the juniors sleeping on
stage, MKB's other dancers thought it was time for
a photo opp!" Photo by Mary Chase Pierson.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK


This week's e-portfolio from PhD candidate Kaustavi Sarkar. Kaustavi says this blog is a "refraction of all the supposed 'cognitive neurosciences' working in my brain..."




FINAL WORD

"I love everything about my job. Even after 30 years, I don’t feel like I’m coming to work. I have the opportunity to work with stellar students and a wonderful faculty and staff. I am always amazed by the students, performances, research and teamwork." --Susan Chess in onCampus

Friday, November 07, 2014

Week 12 Announcements: November 10-14

NEWS + UPDATES

Dance Downtown: Solace and Mirth is November 14-15 at 8pm. Be sure to pick up your FREE ticket at Drake and support our fabulous dancers and choreographers. There will be a Q & A with the choreographers on Saturday, November 15 at 7pm. More information.

Follow osudance on Instagram to see rehearsal video and pictures from rehearsals leading up to Dance Downtown! And, share the Facebook eventevent page on the website and Elijah's great promo video with your friends.

Mark your calendars: In addition to visiting scholar Vida Midgelow's public talk on Monday, November 17 at 7pm in room 247, she will also have a discussion with grad students on Monday, November 17 at 12:30pm and with faculty on Tuesday, November 18th at 12:30pm. Both discussions will take place in the Huddle Room.

The cast of Susan Rethorst's
 New Lucy in rehearsal
GRAD NEWS

Grad Town Hall Meeting: Monday, November 10 from 12:30-2pm in Room 225.

Hayes Graduate Research Forum applications are open! Applications accepted until November 14 for the forum on February 20, 2015.

Second Years: Your five-page proposal drafts are due on Carmen on November 24.

Job postings: Oberlin CollegeUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportSonoma State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteMacalester College

UNDERGRAD NEWS

College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Fair: November 19, 6-7:30pm in Thompson Library (11th Floor). More information.

Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Scholarship: Established in 1950, the purpose of the “Beanie” Drake Scholarship is to provide funds to enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when need might otherwise make it difficult or impossible for them to do so. Applications are due December 10. More information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant is open for educational and outreach projects connecting the visual and performing arts at The Ohio State University with the Columbus community. Applications are due Monday, December 15. More information here.

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program provides one-year research fellowships to the best and brightest OSU undergraduate students who want to help cure cancer. Cancer is a complex disease and curing it will take a multidisciplinary effort. So, no matter what the field of study, from traditional scientific fields to fields like engineering, history and business, all OSU undergraduate students may apply. More information here.

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

Visiting scholar Vida Midgelow will present "Dance Improvisation as Research: processes of liquid knowing and languaging" on Monday, November 17 at 7pm in room 247. She will hold a discussion with grad students on Monday, November 17 at 12:30pm, and with faculty on Tuesday, November 18 at 12:30pm. Both discussions will take place in the Huddle Room.

Fieldwork: A Research Presentation by the Freshman Class will take place on December 5 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Sullivant Hall 141. Come support our freshman as they present their research!

Masterclass at Charisma Centre for the Arts: Saturday, December 6 from 10-11:30am. This Cunningham-based master class will be taught by Deena Schmidt. More information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive: Registration closes December 8 for SWDA's January 5-10 intensive in New York City. You can find more information here, or contact 2nd year MFA Brandon Whited, former SWDA company member, for details.

Alexandra Beller/Dances Winter Intensive: December 15-19 from 10-4pm each day at the Mark Morris Dance Center in NYC. More information.

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. Register before October 20 and the $20 application fee will be waived.


SEE ART

The Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival is Friday, November 7 at 7pm at the Wex. 1st Year MFA John Luna recommends this event, saying "Choreographers use the technology of language and somatic demonstration to animate their dancers in the same way an animator might use procedural programming to create complex movement patterns without designing each individual frame." More information.

Dance Downtown: Solace and Mirth is November 14-15 at 8pm at the Capitol Theater at the Riffe! More information.

XClaim Dance Company presents Blue November 13-16 at Columbus Dance Theatre's Fisher Theater. More information.

Miranda July's New Society is November 20 at 8pm at the Riffe Center's Capitol Theater. More information.

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Kibbutz Dance Company International Study Abroad program: Auditions for the program will be held in Cleveland on Friday, November 7 from 4:30-7:30pm. In lieu of the the audition, applicants may send a video audition. More information.

Dance Therapy Winter Intensive Course: December 27-31 and January 2-6 in Westhampton, NY. This course has been an established experiential training in dance/movement therapy since 1972 and has been attended by many of the current leaders in the field.   Approved by the ADTA for alternate route students, the course includes 60 contact hours in Dance/Movement Therapy theory and skills, group process and movement observation.  It is open to practicing and student dance therapists, mental health providers, graduate and undergraduate students in related fields, and others interested in non-verbal communications. Academic credit is available. More information.

Andrew Bell Performing Arts seeks interns to work on their upcoming production "The Magic Chest" on December 19-20. Interns would work with students age 5-14. The studio is also looking for a Krump or Step choreographer, male dancers to perform in the work, and a female dancer to perform in a "Swan Lake" piece. Contact Michelle Hartway for details.

Angela Young Dance Studio seeks instructors for their Kids Dance Program. OSU BFAs Ella Matewayou, Amanda Stricko, and Kathryn Sauma have taught here, and now the studio is looking to expand its offerings and class times. Send Will Gaberle a cover letter and resume if you are interested in teaching jazz, hip hop, tap, or contemporary, or interested in teaching ballroom styles in their Adult program.

Call for Proposals: Second International Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education from July 15-19, 2015 at Dean College. Proposals are due December 10. More information.

Diavolo Dance Company is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the 2014-2015 season on December 13 in LA.

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

DanceCamera West seeks submissions for its 14th Annual Film Festival, Catch! Deadline: January 16th. More information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

This week's shout-out goes out to all of our OSU grads and faculty at the NDEO conference this weekend, and all of the grads and faculty preparing to go to SDHS/CORD next weekend: Veronica Stanich, Harmony Bench, Melanie Bales, Michael Morris, Hannah Kosstrin, Candace Feck, Tawanda Chabikwa, Ronald Altman, Alex Harlig, Kelly Klein, Janet Schroeder, Kim Wilczak, Ani Javian, Tammy Carrasco and Rachel Barker.


E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Second Year MFA Sarah Levitt tracks her creative process in and out of the studio on her e-portfolio, Sarah Levitt + Dance



FINAL WORD

"Meanwhile, Sengupta didn’t give up on his interest in computer science or business—far from it. In fact, today he’s CEO of a data analysis startup called BeyondCore. But what he found was that his immersion in dance helped break up his day, and shake up his thinking. Balancing left-brain with right-brain activity opened up new vistas in his studies (and later, his work). He was able to see the forest from the trees, to not get so bogged down in details so as to lose the big picture. (Still, when his father found out, he wasn’t happy at first. “What do you mean, you’re taking dance?” he asked.)"

Read more about how BeyondCore CEO Arijit Sengupta's view of business was transformed through dance classes at Stanford University.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Week 11 Announcements: November 3-7

NEWS + UPDATES

Monday, November 3 at 12pm: Kelsey Poole, from the Office of International Affairs, will be in the Green Room to talk about OSU and non-OSU study abroad opportunities. Bring your lunch and your questions! 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4! 

Dance Downtown is November 14-15 at 8pm. Be sure to pick up your FREE ticket at Drake and support our fabulous dancers and choreographers. More information



GRAD NEWS

Hayes Graduate Research Forum applications are open! Applications accepted until November 14 for the forum on February 20, 2015.

Job postings: Oberlin CollegeUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportSonoma State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina: Charlotte, Macalester College

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Registration for BUCKEYETHON's 2015 Dance Marathon ends November 7! Sophomore Heidi Murr has organized a team of dance majors to participate in this all-night dance fundraiser on February 6-7, 2015. Learn more here, register here, and email Heidi with questions. (And, check out Heidi's blog post about her experience at last year's Buckeye-Thon).

College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Fair: November 19, 6-7:30pm in Thompson Library (11th Floor). More information.

Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Scholarship: Established in 1950, the purpose of the “Beanie” Drake Scholarship is to provide funds to enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when need might otherwise make it difficult or impossible for them to do so. Applications are due December 10. More information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant is open for educational and outreach projects connecting the visual and performing arts at The Ohio State University with the Columbus community. Applications are due Monday, December 15. More information here.

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program provides one-year research fellowships to the best and brightest OSU undergraduate students who want to help cure cancer. Cancer is a complex disease and curing it will take a multidisciplinary effort. So, no matter what the field of study, from traditional scientific fields to fields like engineering, history and business, all OSU undergraduate students may apply. More information here.

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

Master class with Ailey II: Thursday, November 6 from 11-12:30pm in the Ohio Union. Space is limited! Register here. (Susan Petry suggests that if you get into the class, you take barre in your ballet class and then head to the Union).

SEE ART

Zvi Dance
ZviDance performs in Cincinnati at the Aronoff Arts Center from October 31-November 1. Tickets and information. And, get discounted tickets here!

Ailey II performs at the Palace Theater on Thursday, November 6 at 8pm. Presented by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Call 614-292-3117 for details.

Dance Downtown is November 14-15 at 8pm at the Capitol Theater at the Riffe! More information.

XClaim Dance Company presents Blue November 13-16 at Columbus Dance Theatre's Fisher Theater. More information.

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Angela Young Dance Studio seeks instructors for their Kids Dance Program. OSU BFAs Ella Matewayou, Amanda Stricko, and Kathryn Sauma have taught here, and now the studio is looking to expand its offerings and class times. Send Will Gaberle a cover letter and resume if you are interested in teaching jazz, hip hop, tap, or contemporary, or interested in teaching ballroom styles in their Adult program.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive: Registration closes December 8 for SWDA's January 5-10 intensive in New York City. You can find more information here, or contact 2nd year MFA Brandon Whited, former SWDA company member, for details.

Call for Proposals: Second International Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education from July 15-19, 2015 at Dean College. Proposals are due December 10. More information.

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. Register before October 20 and the $20 application fee will be waived.

Diavolo Dance Company is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the 2014-2015 season on December 13 in LA.

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

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Thanks to everyone who helped out with and came to Second Year Show and the PhD research forum!

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

First year MFA Nicole Garlando records her musings on making and process in this week's featured e-portfolio.




FINAL WORD

"Even the most fervent believer in 'art for art's sake' is not absolved of the responsibilities of engaged citizenship."
--Roger Copeland

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Week 10 Announcements: October 27-31

NEWS + UPDATES

GRAD DAY is this Monday, October 27! See what the MFAs and PhDs are up to this semester, beginning with the PhD Research Forum at 12:30pm in room 220, featuring presentations by Ron Altman, Kelly Klein, and Kimberly Wilczak. Then, come see work by Second Year MFAs Quilan Arnold, Kristina D'Onofrio, Jessica Cavendar, Rachel Freeburg, Sarah Levitt, and Brandon Whited in the Second Year Show at 7pm in the Barnett Theater. The performance will be followed by a Q & A led by Dr. Veronica Dittman-Stanich. You must reserve tickets to attend the show by emailing secondyearmfas@gmail.com.

GRAD NEWS

Hayes Graduate Research Forum applications are open! Applications accepted until November 14 for the forum on February 20, 2015.

Job postings: Oberlin CollegeUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportSonoma State University; University of North Carolina: Charlotte,

Jacob's Pillow has a number of positions open.

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Scholarship: Established in 1950, the purpose of the “Beanie” Drake Scholarship is to provide funds to enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when need might otherwise make it difficult or impossible for them to do so. Applications are due December 10. More information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant is open for educational and outreach projects connecting the visual and performing arts at The Ohio State University with the Columbus community. Applications are due Monday, December 15. More information here.

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program provides one-year research fellowships to the best and brightest OSU undergraduate students who want to help cure cancer. Cancer is a complex disease and curing it will take a multidisciplinary effort. So, no matter what the field of study, from traditional scientific fields to fields like engineering, history and business, all OSU undergraduate students may apply. More information here.

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

PhD Research Forum: October 27 at 12:30pm in room 220. Undergrads, grads, faculty and staff are invited to attend this semester's PhD research forum. Ron Altman, Kelly Klein, and Kimberly Wilczak will present; Alex Harlig will moderate.

Dr. Kosstrin will lead a Table Talk on October 27 from 4:00-5:00pm for the Jewish Studies Student Association called “Jewish Dance: More than the Hora!” in the University Hall Museum (first floor of University Hall). This is a series sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies. Each month, a different faculty member leads an informal discussion on a topic related to their work. It is open to all.

Curated Conversation at the Pizzuti Collection: October 27, 6:00pm at 632 N. Park Street. OSU professors Hannah Kosstrin and Robin Judd discuss two films by Ori Gersht with Pizzuti Collection Director Rebecca Ibel and Assistant Curator Greer Pagano, including Will You Dance for Me featuring Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company founder Yehudit Arnon. Admission to the Pizzuti Collection is free with student ID. More information.

Out-of-town: Hubbard Street Studio Series.

SEE ART

2nd Year Show features works by second-year MFA students. October 27, 7pm. The performance will be immediately followed by a talkback led by Dr. Veronica Dittman-Stanich. Space is limited: email secondyearmfas@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

SightLines, a site-specific performance by Third Year MFA Rachel Barker will be performed on Wednesday, October 29th at 12:15 and 12:30pm. Dancers will perform a site-specific work under the white scaffolding structure at the Wexner building. Don't miss it! (Rain date: Friday, October 31st at 12:15 pm).

ZviDance performs in Cincinnati at the Aronoff Arts Center from October 31-November 1. Tickets and information.

XClaim Dance Company presents Blue November 7-9 and 13-16 at Columbus Dance Theatre's Fisher Theater. More information.

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

UCLA World Arts & Cultures/Dance Department is now accepting applications for its MA, MFA and PhD programs. Applications are due November 1.

Call for Proposals: Second International Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education from July 15-19, 2015 at Dean College. Proposals are due December 10. More information.

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. Register before October 20 and the $20 application fee will be waived.

Diavolo Dance Company is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the 2014-2015 season on December 13 in LA.

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

SHOUT-OUTS! 

This week's shout-out goes to YOU--because you made it through Week 9 and are ready to roll right into Week 10! Choose your award.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

First Year MFA John Luna's e-portfolio Ludic Inclination features his writing, videos, and game design prototypes. 




FINAL WORD

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.”
--Octavia Butler

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Week 9 Announcements: October 20-24

NEWS + UPDATES

PRE-SALE for Dance Downtown Tickets begins this week! The OSU Theatre Box Office will be in the Dance Office on Tuesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 23rd from 12-1pm. Faculty/staff/students may pick up comps and purchase additional tickets. Student tickets are $16.50, general public tickets are $21.50.

Mark your calendars: Aakash Odedra will teach a master class on Friday, October 24 in 390. Sign-up sheet will go up in the Green Room on Monday, October 20. Please note: Odedra's contemporary class, influenced by Kathak, is very physically demanding.

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

GRAD NEWS

Hayes Graduate Research Forum applications are open! Applications accepted until November 14 for the forum on February 20, 2015.

Job postings: Oberlin College; University of Washington; University of Buffalo; University of Southern California; Tufts University; Denison University; SUNY Brockport; Sonoma State University

Jacob's Pillow has a number of positions open.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

The Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant is open for educational and outreach projects connecting the visual and performing arts at The Ohio State University with the Columbus community. Applications are due Monday, December 15. More information here.

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program provides one-year research fellowships to the best and brightest OSU undergraduate students who want to help cure cancer. Cancer is a complex disease and curing it will take a multidisciplinary effort. So, no matter what the field of study, from traditional scientific fields to fields like engineering, history and business, all OSU undergraduate students may apply. More information here.

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 rolling out:

Myofascial release is different from stretching. Stretching acts to actually lengthen the muscle itself so that it can contract and relax through a larger arc of motion. Myofascial release “un-sticks” the different layers of fascia that wrap your muscles and form a fibrous network throughout your body; it does not actually “stretch” the muscle. When you perform myofascial release, the fascia that wraps the muscles is loosened and released so the muscles can slide and glide past each other and work efficiently to move your body so you can dance the combinations and choreography necessary and get more benefit from your stretching.

Here are three exercises PAM most frequently recommends for myofascial release:

IT Band: Lie on your side with the foam roller along the outer thigh. Use your arm and opposite leg to support your body weight. Roll gently up and down your outer thigh over the IT band for 2-3 minutes. Make sure you reach the entire length of the thigh.



Gastroc & Soleus: 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 2-3 minutes each leg.



Glutes & Rotators: Place body release ball or tennis ball under one side of your buttock, support your weight on your hands or elbows. Again, be sure to reach all parts of the muscle(s), top/bottom, side to side, rotate the leg on the side you are rolling out to find & feel the deep rotators moving under the ball’s pressure. Perform for 2-3 minutes each side.


For more information about PAM, please visit their website.

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

October 21, 5:30-7pm: Temple University is live streaming a monthly Dance Studies Colloquium lecture series this semester. Come join in attending this lecture together in the Media Lab (343) and get a sense for the field’s current scholars and their work. Up next: Alessandra Nicifero presents "Questioning/Choreographing: The Use of Interviews in Bill T. Jones’s and Rachid Ouramdane’s Performances."

October 21, 4:30-5:45: The Barnett Center hosts "Conversation with Jerry Lewis." The acclaimed comedian will discuss the business of being in the arts. Register here.

October 24, 10:20-12pm: Masterclass with Aakash Odedra in 390.

October 24, 7-9pm and October 25, 11-1pm: Master class with Antonio Brown at Verb Ballet in Cleveland. More information.

Ongoing: If you're in Chicago this fall, plan to take a master class at Hubbard Street as part of their Hubbard Street Studio Series.

SEE ART

Talija Serbian Folk Dance at the Capital University Mees Auditorium. October 21, 7-9pm. More information.

Akasha Odedra in "Rising." Photo by Chris Nash.
Rising by Aakash Odedra at the black box on Mershon Stage, October 23-26, 8pm. Tickets + information.

2nd Year Show features works by second-year MFA students. October 27, 7pm. The performance will be immediately followed by a talkback led by Dr. Veronica Dittman-Stanich. Space is limited: email secondyearmfas@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

Site-specific performance by Rachel Barker on Wednesday, October  29th at 12:15 and 12:30pm. Dancers will perform a site-specific work choreographed by Third Year MFA candidate Rachel Barker under the white scaffolding structure at the Wexner building. Don't miss it! (Rain date: Friday, October 31st at 12:15 pm).

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Proposals: Second International Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education from July 15-19, 2015 at Dean College. Proposals are due December 10. More information.

Hip-hop teacher needed on Monday nights from 5:30-8:30pm at a studio in Marysville. Classes are 45 minutes each and the pay is $15 per 45 minute class. Email Meg Benish for more information.

BeMoved Dance Instructor Training: Learn how to teach this dance fitness methodology during an instructors' workshop in Chicago on November 8-9. More information.

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. Register before October 20 and the $20 application fee will be waived.

Diavolo Dance Company is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the 2014-2015 season on December 13 in LA.

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

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Professor Brown is being awarded the Emerging Artist Award by University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Alumni Society Board of Governors. He will accept the award at a ceremony in Ann Arbor on October 31, and will conduct master classes on campus on the 30th. Congratulations!

A big thank you to all of the undergrads who helped out with undergrad auditions last weekend: Dana Schafer, Cailin Manning, Dani Kfoury, Amanda Stricko, Sheila Zeng, Chloe Napoletano, Asha Whitfield, Mary Chase Pierson, Tess Gilbert, Erin Evans, Caroline Haidet, Emily Gaffga, Shannon Drake, Daniel Diller, Charlotte Stickles, Lilly Kane, and demonstrators Tim Bendernagel, Mimi Lamantia, and Gabby Gomez.


E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out Victoria Alesi's e-portfolio this week! Her most recent post features her dance research in Barcelona, Spain.

Matt Bowman and Tess Gilbert dance "Perfectly Square"
choreographed by Victoria Alesi. 

FINAL WORD

"If a dancer dances--which is not the same as having theories about dancing or wishing to dance or trying to dance or remembering in his body someone else's dance--but if the dancer dances, everything is there...our ecstasy in dance comes from the possible gift of freedom, the exhilarating moment that this exposing of the bare energy can give us. What is meant is not license, but freedom..."
--Merce Cunningham, 1952