Thursday, December 10, 2015

Finals Week Announcements: December 14-20

NEWS + UPDATES

Welcome to Finals Week (You're SO close to break!)
It's nearly here.  Winter break.  You can do it!  You're almost there.  Stay calm and DANCE ON.


January welcomes NACHMO (National Choreography Month), your annual choreographic kick in the pants, arriving in Ohio January 1st. NACHMO is an annual challenge to create one dance piece or dance film within January’s 31 days. If you are interested in participating, please contact Maddie Leonard-Rose, the Programming Coordinator, or register online.

Doug Varone and Liz Lerman to be honored by the American Dance Guild with a "Distinguished Artistry and Lifetime Achievement" award this December. Remember our own Eddie Taketa and Sarah Levitt have ties to these two amazing artists.

GRAD NEWS
ArtsLink Award and Residency and Grant applications are due January14. Apply now. Information.

Deadline Extended: Graduate Theatre Syndicate Symposium Applications are now due December 27, 2015. The symposium, "A Question of Survival: Adaptation/Abstraction in Performance," seeks proposals for Conference Paper Abstracts, Performance, and Design/Visual Art. Contact Karie Miller with questions.

Faculty Fellows Program is open to all new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master's degree recipients. The program is aimed at candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution. Registration and application.

OSU Graduate School's Preparing Future Faculty Program will accept applications in February 2016. Information.

Posted university positions...

UNDERGRAD NEWS
Jacob's Pillow Internships applications are now open. The internship runs from May 24-September 1, 2016. Applications are due January 15. Apply.

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State (JUROs) has extended its deadline to February 1, 2016. Information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation offers grants to Television, Film and Interactive students for thesis films. Deadline for submission is January 8, 2016. Information.

Research Scholar Award applications for faculty-supervised research or creative activity are due January 1, 2016. Awards are one-time only, for funding of $1,000. Information.

Many Study Abroad applications are due in early January. Don't forget to submit your materials if you're interested in going abroad. Information.

HEALTH + WELLNESS
Don't forget the Counseling and Consultation Service offers an after-hours service to provide clinical assistance to OSU students. To access ProtoCall, call (614) 292-5766.

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

LET'S DANCE
International Ballet & Contemporary Competition in Bari, Italy in March 2016.  Registration open now. Information.

Remember to consider the Black Mountain College Performance/Opportunity as you plan for your upcoming semesters and schedules. Information.

Consider spending a semester abroad in Hawaii. Information.

WINTER INTENSIVES
International Multidisciplinary Conference in Austria from December 17-21, 2015. Scholarships are available for up to 200EU of the total cost. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course Winter Intensive in Westhampton Beach, NY. Tuition is $975 and enrollment is limited. Dates are December 27-31, 2015 and January 2-6, 2016. For information email Linni Deihl, Director.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in San Francisco from December 27-31, 2015 with faculty including OSU Alum, Abby Zbikowski. Apply.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in New York City from December 28-January 5 with faculty including Neil Greenburg, Gerri Houlihan, Leah Cox and Nia Love. Apply.

Northwest Dance Project 5 Day Dance Workshop in Portland, OR from December 28-January 1, 2016. Registration due by December 18. Information.

Doug Varone and Dancers 7th Annual Winter Intensive from January 3-9, 2016 at the Boston Conservatory. Applications due December 14.  Information.

January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith from January 3-22, 2016 at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA. Information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive is scheduled from January 4-9, 2016 in New York. Talk to Graduate Student Brandon Whited for information, or register here.

Registration for Winter MELT is open. Dates of the festival are January 4-22, 2016.  Faculty include Kyle Abraham, Michelle Boulé, DD Dorvillier, Irene Dowd and Shelly Senter. Information.

Ad Deum's Christian Men Dance Retreat will take place January 8-10, 2016 at West University Dance Center, Houston Texas. Please apply by December 10.

David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive at Gibney Dance runs January 11-16, 2016.  Register by November 20 to receive a discount. Information.

AUDITIONS
Northwest Dance Project will hold auditions for summer opportunities in Portland, Salt Lake City, San Fransisco, New York and Chicago on various dates from January 2, 2016 until February 6, 2016. Information.

Commercial Dance Intensive at UNSCA auditions are open from October 1, 2015 until March 1, 2016. Applications are online only, and spots are first come, first served. Information.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Submissions to New Moves - a live choreographic competition in Chicago. The competition takes place on Thursday, December 17. There is a $500 cash prize. Registration.

Call for Submissions to Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship deadline extended to January 18, 2016. Information.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Julia Ayau, undergraduate student, investigates the relationship between media and dance. 
Read more about Julia's research and dance interests.




FINAL WORD

Success seems to be connected to action. Success people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

-Conrad Hilton

Friday, December 04, 2015

Week 16 Announcements: December 7-13

NEWS + UPDATES
Informance and Cookie Exchange
It's that time of the semester: INFORMANCE TIME!  Join the department Wednesday, December 9 from 10:20am - 12pm in the Barnett Theatre as a wrap-up to the semester. 
Please bring 1-2 dozen cookies to share (gluten-free options are welcome as well) and drop them off in the 316 offices BEFORE the Informance.


Also on Wednesday, December 9 there will be a Department Viewing of Dance Downtown at 1pm in the Barnett Theatre.

Last Contact Jam of the semester on Saturday, December 5 from 2pm - 5pm. You must attend the class portion from 2-3pm to stay for the jam portion. Meet in Studio 250.

Adjudication for Spring Concert takes places Saturday, December 5 from 9am - 12pm. For more details, see Dave Covey.

Doug Varone and Liz Lerman to be honored by the American Dance Guild with a "Distinguished Artistry and Lifetime Achievement" award this December. Remember our own Eddie Taketa and Sarah Levitt have ties to these two amazing artists.

The Moving Space installations runs December 4 - 11, 2016. Venture through the place we call home and experience Sullivant Hall through the fresh eyes of its newest residents: the Freshman BFA Class! Information.

January welcomes NACHMO (National Choreography Month), your annual choreographic kick in the pants, arriving in Ohio January 1st. NACHMO is an annual challenge to create one dance piece or dance film within January’s 31 days. If you are interested in participating, please contact Maddie Leonard-Rose, the Programming Coordinator, or register online.

GRAD NEWS
Deadline Extended: Graduate Theatre Syndicate Symposium Applications are now due December 27, 2015. The symposium, "A Question of Survival: Adaptation/Abstraction in Performance," seeks proposals for Conference Paper Abstracts, Performance, and Design/Visual Art. Contact Karie Miller with questions.

OUAB Grad/Prof Upcoming Events:
  • Building Online Portfolios and Websites, on Tuesday, December 8 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
Faculty Fellows Program is open to all new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master's degree recipients. The program is aimed at candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution. Registration and application.

OSU Graduate School's Preparing Future Faculty Program will accept applications in February 2016. Information.

Posted university positions...

UNDERGRAD NEWS
Internship Opportunity with OhioDance for the spring semester. Those interested should contact Jane D'Angelo.

Jacob's Pillow Internships applications are now open. The internship runs from May 24-September 1, 2016. Applications are due January 15. Apply.

Production Class Foley Art Show on Tuesday, December 8 at 3:20pm in the Barnett Theatre.  See student-made shorts (and the show will be short!) Come support your fellow students.

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State (JUROs) has extended its deadline to February 1, 2016. Information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation offers grants to Television, Film and Interactive students for thesis films. Deadline for submission is January 8, 2016. Information.

Research Scholar Award applications for faculty-supervised research or creative activity are due January 1, 2016. Awards are one-time only, for funding of $1,000. Information.

HEALTH + WELLNESS
HIPster Dancing: As a dancer, you ask your hips to do a lot of anatomically unnatural movements. This can lead to a hypermobile hip, a joint that has excessive looseness. By strengthening the support & stabilizing muscles you can gain control over the excessive mobility without losing any range of motion. This is important to reduce wear and tear (i.e. injury) to the hip. Below are some hip strengthening exercises important for the dancer’s hip.
  • Clamshell/ Hip Rotator Strength – Lying with hips and knees bent to 45o think of using deep rotator muscles in buttock to lift knee toward ceiling keeping thigh muscles relaxed. Be sure pelvis does not roll backward and do not arch back. Do 3 sets of 10.
  • Reverse Clamshell – Lying with hips and knees bent to 45 degrees, keep your knees together and rotate your foot forward keeping your hamstring relaxed.  Be sure to not roll your pelvis forward. Do 3 sets of 10.
  • Hip Abduction Strength – Lie on side with bottom leg bent and top leg straight and slightly back toward arabesque but the spine remains neutral. Lift leg toward ceiling, keeping knee straight and leg slightly behind you without hips rolling backward. Do 3 sets of 10.
  • Hip Extension Timing – Lie on stomach with one knee bent with a relaxed hamstring. Keep hips flat and spine neutral as you lift thigh up 1-2 inches. Focus on 1st contracting at only the lower glutes, then the hamstring, then the low back muscles to lift leg with proper muscle timing. Use glutes more than hamstring. Do 3 sets of 10.
Learn about the Program for Performing Arts Medicine and schedule an appointment here.

LET'S DANCE
The Magic Chest production seeks hip-hop dancers and 3 female ballet dancers for performances on December 19. Email Michelle Hartway with questions.

International Ballet & Contemporary Competition in Bari, Italy in March 2016.  Registration open now. Information.

Study Abroad in Senegal in Summer 2016 through the Departments of French and Italian, as well as the Department of African American and African Studies. For information, email Cheikh Thiam.

WINTER INTENSIVES
International Multidisciplinary Conference in Austria from December 17-21, 2015. Scholarships are available for up to 200EU of the total cost. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course Winter Intensive in Westhampton Beach, NY. Tuition is $975 and enrollment is limited. Dates are December 27-31, 2015 and January 2-6, 2016. For information email Linni Deihl, Director.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in San Francisco from December 27-31, 2015 with faculty including OSU Alum, Abby Zbikowski. Apply.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in New York City from December 28-January 5 with faculty including Neil Greenburg, Gerri Houlihan, Leah Cox and Nia Love. Apply.

Northwest Dance Project 5 Day Dance Workshop in Portland, OR from December 28-January 1, 2016. Registration due by December 18. Information.

Doug Varone and Dancers 7th Annual Winter Intensive from January 3-9, 2016 at the Boston Conservatory. Applications due December 14.  Information.

January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith from January 3-22, 2016 at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA. Information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive is scheduled from January 4-9, 2016 in New York. Talk to Graduate Student Brandon Whited for information, or register here.

Registration for Winter MELT is open. Dates of the festival are January 4-22, 2016.  Faculty include Kyle Abraham, Michelle Boulé, DD Dorvillier, Irene Dowd and Shelly Senter. Information.

Ad Deum's Christian Men Dance Retreat will take place January 8-10, 2016 at West University Dance Center, Houston Texas. Please apply by December 10.

David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive at Gibney Dance runs January 11-16, 2016.  Register by November 20 to receive a discount. Information.

AUDITIONS
Northwest Dance Project will hold auditions for summer opportunities in Portland, Salt Lake City, San Fransisco, New York and Chicago on various dates from January 2, 2016 until February 6, 2016. Information.

Commercial Dance Intensive at UNSCA auditions are open from October 1, 2015 until March 1, 2016. Applications are online only, and spots are first come, first served. Information.

Lehrer Dance Company will hold auditions for male and female dancers age 21 and over on Thursday, December 10 at 1:30pm (sign-in begins at 1pm). Auditions will take place at Visceral Dance Center in Chicago, IL. Bring headshot and resume. Lehrer Dance is based out of Buffalo, NY. Information.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Performance Submissions for OhioDance Spring 2016. All interested applicants should submit a portfolio of their work in the OhioDance office by Friday, December 4. Information.

Call for Submissions to New Moves - a live choreographic competition in Chicago. The competition takes place on Thursday, December 17. There is a $500 cash prize. Registration.

Call for Submissions to Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship deadline extended to January 18, 2016. Information.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Graduate student Alex Harlig finds parallels between her research in dance and popular culture. 
Read more about Alex's work and artistry.




FINAL WORD

O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?

-Willian Butler Yeats (1933)


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Week 14 Announcements: November 23-29

NEWS + UPDATES
It's Time to Be Thankful...

...for our students, faculty and especially our founders. It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of the first chair of the Dance Department, Helen P. Alkire. We are so grateful for her contributions and forward thinking in all things dance. Helen, you will be missed.

Helen, teaching a dance class on rollerskates

GRAD NEWS
The CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship is due by December 1. Information and application.

OUAB Grad/Prof Upcoming Events:
  • Building Online Portfolios and Websites, on Tuesday, December 8 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
Last chance to take the Graduate School survey. Please participate. The Department counts on your voice in the larger university.

The Columbus Foundation seeks Summer Fellows to be matched with local nonprofit organization.  Both graduates and undergraduates can apply.  The deadline for application is Friday, December 4. Information.

Posted university positions...

UNDERGRAD NEWS
Graduates host a brown bag lunch/mentorship session on Dance Life Post College on Monday, November 23 from 12:30-2pm in the greenroom area.  This week's topic is: Your Future City! We will discuss strategies, possibilities and ways to manifest your dreams post-college.

Paid Research Opportunity: Promoting the Social and Cognitive Competence of Early Adolescents. Interested students should email Dr. Tzu-Jung Lin and describe your motivation in participating in this project, provide a CV/resume, a transcript (unofficial okay), and sample course projects or research projects.  Due Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Paid Research Opportunity: The Religious Leadership and Diversity Project. Must possess efficient typing skills, an ability to work on teams, excellent time management, and a 3.2 GPA or higher.  Honors, scholars and racially underrepresented students are highly preferred. Interested students should email rldp@osu.edu or phone (614) 688-4352 by November 30, 2015.

LET'S DANCE
The Magic Chest production seeks hip-hop dancers and 3 female ballet dancers for performances on December 19. Email Michelle Partway with questions.

International Ballet & Contemporary Competition in Bari, Italy in March 2016.  Registration open now. Information.

Study Abroad in Senegal in Summer 2016 through the Departments of French and Italian, as well as the Department of African American and African Studies. For information, email Cheikh Thiam.

WINTER INTENSIVES
International Multidisciplinary Conference in Austria from December 17-21, 2015. Scholarships are available for up to 200EU of the total cost. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course Winter Intensive in Westhampton Beach, NY. Tuition is $975 and enrollment is limited. Dates are December 27-31, 2015 and January 2-6, 2016. For information email Linni Deihl, Director.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in San Francisco from December 27-31, 2015 with faculty including OSU Alum, Abby Zbikowski. Apply.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in New York City from December 28-January 5 with faculty including Neil Greenburg, Gerri Houlihan, Leah Cox and Nia Love. Apply.

Doug Varone and Dancers 7th Annual Winter Intensive from January 3-9, 2016 at the Boston Conservatory. Applications due December 14.  Information.

January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith from January 3-22, 2016 at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA. Information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive is scheduled from January 4-9, 2016 in New York. Talk to Graduate Student Brandon Whited for information, or register here.

Registration for Winter MELT is open. Dates of the festival are January 4-22, 2016.  Faculty include Kyle Abraham, Michelle Boulé, DD Dorvillier, Irene Dowd and Shelly Senter. Information.

David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive at Gibney Dance runs January 11-16, 2016.  Register by November 20 to receive a discount. Information.

AUDITIONS
Hixon Dance, a modern dance company based in Columbus, seeks dancers (2 male, 1 female) for a theatre collaboration.  Candidates must have solid training in ballet, modern and extensive performance experience. Dancers must be available December 27-January 7. There is a $200 Honorarium available. Send resume/CV and performance video to Sarah Hixon. Materials due November 30.

Commercial Dance Intensive at UNSCA auditions are open from October 1, 2015 until March 1, 2016. Applications are online only, and spots are first come, first served. Information.

Lehrer Dance Company will hold auditions for male and female dancers age 21 and over on Thursday, December 10 at 1:30pm (sign-in begins at 1pm). Auditions will take place at Visceral Dance Center in Chicago, IL. Bring headshot and resume. Lehrer Dance is based out of Buffalo, NY. Information.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Applications for performers for TEDxOhioState are due by Monday, November 30 with auditions to follow.  This year's theme is "Reconstructing Reality," and takes place on March 5, 2016. Information.

Call for Performance Submissions for OhioDance Spring 2016. All interested applicants should submit a portfolio of their work in the OhioDance office by Friday, December 4. Information.

Call for Submissions to New Moves - a live choreographic competition in Chicago. The competition takes place on Thursday, December 17. There is a $500 cash prize. Registration.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Graduate student Kimberly Wilczak finds parallels between her work in landscape architecture and dance/choreography.  Read more about Kim's research and artistry.



FINAL WORD

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.  It's to enjoy each step along the way.

-Wayne Dyer

Enjoy your short week and your break!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Week 13 Announcements: November 16-22

NEWS + UPDATES

IT'S HERE:
Dance Downtown 2015
at the Riffe Center on 
Friday & Saturday, November 13-14 at 8pm. 

This season’s program includes works by new faculty member and alumnus Daniel Roberts, former dancer with the Merce Cunningham Company; Distinguished Professor Bebe Miller; and a Doug Varone piece staged by guest artist Eddie Taketa, a Bessie-award winning choreographer and 20-year member of the Doug Varone Company. New “short” works created by Mitchell Rose, Norah Zuniga Shaw and a dance-and-glass piece by Dave Covey will also be spotlighted. If you want to arrive early, check out the Riffe Gallery, open until 6pm on Friday, where Globe Trot (a Mitchell Rose film with choreography by Bebe Miller) will be screened.


Reminder: Masterclasses on Friday, November 13:  Instructors include Ann Sofie Clemmensen, John Luna and special guest, Randy Skinner.

The Columbus Foundation seeks Summer Fellows to be matched with local nonprofit organization.  Both graduates and undergraduates can apply.  The deadline for application is Friday, December 4. Information.

GRAD NEWS
Abstracts for Hayes Graduate Research Forum are due by Friday, November 13. Information.

Faculty Fellows Program is open to all new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master's degree recipients. The program is aimed at candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution. Registration and application.

The CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship is due by December 1. Information and application.

OSU Graduate School's Preparing Future Faculty Program will accept applications in February 2016. Information.

OUAB Grad/Prof Upcoming Events:
  • Battling Imposter Syndrome on Tuesday, November 17 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
  • Financial Goal Setting, on Wednesday, November 18 at 12pm in the Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
  • Building Online Portfolios and Websites, on Tuesday, December 8 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
Share your opinion with the Graduate School by taking the survey.

Posted university positions...

UNDERGRAD NEWS
Registration for the Geography Bowl are due Friday, November 13. The Bowl takes place on Thursday, November 19 from 5-8:30pm; and Friday, November 20 from 5-6:30pm. There are cash prizes, including $1,000 for first place. Information and registration.

College Athlete Virtual Fair on Wednesday, November 18. Register.

Study & Work Abroad Panel on Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Younkin Success Center, Room 150.  Hear from a panel of 5 professionals with experience working and studying abroad.  There will be pizza and networking post-meeting.

Integrated Biomedical Sciences hosts a panel on Graduate School Application and Interview Preparation on Thursday, November 19 from 6-7pm in the Biomedical Research Tower Room 115. Refreshments provided. RSVP via email.

Don't forget to fill out the survey for the OSU grad/undergrad mentoring program. The grads want to hear what YOU want to hear about - so fill it out!

Arts & Sciences Career Center is available for students to develop resumes and assist with other resources for the job search. Check out this video for more information about the A&S Career Center.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The International Academic Enrichment Grant Competition applications for faculty and students are due Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Information.

HEALTH + WELLNESS
Injury Check Time Extended: Due to the high volume of need and the continued care the Department of Dance wants to provide, the morning Open Clinic hours for injury checks & consuls will be extended to 7am - 10am in Sullivant Hall, Conditioning Room 291.

Don't forget the Counseling and Consultation Service offers an after-hours service to provide clinical assistance to OSU students. To access ProtoCall, call (614) 292-5766.

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

LET'S DANCE
Study Abroad with DanceJerusalem in the autumn or spring semester.  Applications for Spring 2016 are due Sunday, November 15. Information and registration. (Or ask undergraduate Dana Podell about her experience!)

Ballet Hispanico's Feature Film, Carmen, premieres in theaters on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm. You can catch it at AMC Lennox Town Center. Information.

International Ballet & Contemporary Competition in Bari, Italy in March 2016.  Registration open now. Information.

Study Abroad in Senegal in Summer 2016 through the Departments of French and Italian, as well as the Department of African American and African Studies. For information, email Cheikh Thiam.

WINTER INTENSIVES
International Multidisciplinary Conference in Austria from December 17-21, 2015. Scholarships are available for up to 200EU of the total cost. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course Winter Intensive in Westhampton Beach, NY. Tuition is $975 and enrollment is limited. Dates are December 27-31, 2015 and January 2-6, 2016. For information email Linni Deihl, Director.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in San Francisco from December 27-31, 2015 with faculty including OSU Alum, Abby Zbikowski. Apply.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in New York City from December 28-January 5 with faculty including Neil Greenburg, Gerri Houlihan, Leah Cox and Nia Love. Apply.

January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith from January 3-22, 2016 at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA. Information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive is scheduled from January 4-9, 2016 in New York. Talk to Graduate Student Brandon Whited for information, or register here.

Registration for Winter MELT is open. Dates of the festival are January 4-22, 2016.  Faculty include Kyle Abraham, Michelle Boulé, DD Dorvillier, Irene Dowd and Shelly Senter. Information.

David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive at Gibney Dance runs January 11-16, 2016.  Register by November 20 to receive a discount. Information.

TALKS + WORKSHOPS
Dr. Elena Bodrova is offering a Professional Development Workshop on executive functions of the brain and early childhood education on Friday, November 13, 9-3pm.  The workshop will take place at BalletMet Columbus and the registration fee is $20.  For questions or to RVSP email Melanie Ryan.

AUDITIONS
Ohio Has Talent auditions on Friday, November 13 from 5-9pm and Saturday, November 14 from 9am-2pm at the Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin Street in Van Wert.

Commercial Dance Intensive at UNSCA auditions are open from October 1, 2015 until March 1, 2016. Applications are online only, and spots are first come, first served. Information.

Lehrer Dance Company will hold auditions for male and female dancers age 21 and over on Thursday, December 10 at 1:30pm (sign-in begins at 1pm). Auditions will take place at Visceral Dance Center in Chicago, IL. Bring headshot and resume. Lehrer Dance is based out of Buffalo, NY. Information.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunity to attend lecture with Steve Martino, director of The Peanuts Movie during the regularly scheduled History of Animation course, 9:35-10:55am in the Wexner Film/Video Theatre.  Students are also invited to attend a private screening of the movie at 3:30pm that same day. Registration for lecture required by Monday, November 16.

Applications for performers for TEDxOhioState are due by Monday, November 30 with auditions to follow.  This year's theme is "Reconstructing Reality," and takes place on March 5, 2016. Information.

Call for Performance Submissions for OhioDance Spring 2016. All interested applicants should submit a portfolio of their work in the OhioDance office by Friday, December 4. Information.

Call for Submissions to New Moves - a live choreographic competition in Chicago. The competition takes place on Thursday, December 17. There is a $500 cash prize. Registration.

American College Dance Association (ACDA) will take place in Kalamazoo, MI from Saturday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2016. OSU was one of the founding members of ACDA and students are strongly encouraged to participate; conferences are filled with performances from schools around the region as well as masterclasses from faculty and graduate students at those institutions. Talk to Michael Kelly Bruce for more information.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Undergraduate Gabriella Wiltz is the featured blog of the week.  Read more about Gabby's experience at OSU and other thoughts on being a dance artist.



FINAL WORD

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

-Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Week 12 Announcements: November 9-15

NEWS + UPDATES


Get ready for Dance Downtown 2015
at the Riffe Center on 
Friday & Saturday, November 13-14 at 8pm. 



Dance Scholar Marcia Siegel visits OSU for several events, open to all students. Schedule listed below. Information.

Monday, November 9
  • Forum: "The Future of Dance Criticism" from 12:30-2pm in Studio 247
  • Guest instructor of Grad Seminar: "Looking at Dance, Writing about Dance" from 2:30-5pm in Studio 247
Tuesday, November 10
  • Guest instructor DANCE 3411: "Issues of Reconstruction" 8:30-10am in Room 225

ArtsLink Fellow Kinga Szemessy will offer several sessions over the next few days including:
  • Guest instructor for the 10:20am technique class on Monday, November 9
  • Research presentation on questions around heritage and the body in Intermedia from 2:30-3:30pm on Monday, November 9
  • Tuesday, November 10 there will be a send-off for Kinga in the evening 

Upcoming Masterclasses Friday, November 13:  Instructors include Ann Sofie Clemmensen, John Luna and special guest, Randy Skinner.  Watch your email and the greenroom for signup information.

GRAD NEWS
Abstracts for Hayes Graduate Research Forum are due by Friday, November 13. Information.

Faculty Fellows Program is open to all new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master's degree recipients. The program is aimed at candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution. Registration and application.

The CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship is due by December 1. Information and application.

OSU Graduate School's Preparing Future Faculty Program will accept applications in February 2016. Information.

OUAB Grad/Prof Upcoming Events:
  • Professional Small Talk and Networking, on Tuesday, November 10 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
  • Battling Imposter Syndrome on Tuesday, November 17 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
  • Financial Goal Setting, on Wednesday, November 18 at 12pm in the Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
Share your opinion with the Graduate School by taking the survey.

Posted university positions...

UNDERGRAD NEWS
Have an outstanding GTA? Want to recognize them for their efforts? The nominations for Graduate Associate Teaching Awards are due Monday, November 9. Information.

Registration for the Geography Bowl are due Friday, November 13. The Bowl takes place on Thursday, November 19 from 5-8:30pm; and Friday, November 20 from 5-6:30pm. There are cash prizes, including $1,000 for first place. Information and registration.

Don't forget to fill out the survey for the OSU grad/undergrad mentoring program. The grads want to hear what YOU want to hear about - so fill it out!

HEALTH + WELLNESS
Injury Check Time Extended: Due to the high volume of need and the continued care the Department of Dance wants to provide, the morning Open Clinic hours for injury checks & consuls will be extended to 7am - 10am in Sullivant Hall, Conditioning Room 291.

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

LET'S DANCE
Ballet Hispanico's Feature Film, Carmen, premieres in theaters on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm. You can catch it at AMC Lennox Town Center. Information.

International Ballet & Contemporary Competition in Bari, Italy in March 2016.  Registration open now. Information.

Study Abroad in Senegal in Summer 2016 through the Departments of French and Italian, as well as the Department of African American and African Studies. For information, email Cheikh Thiam.

WINTER INTENSIVES
Intensive Dance Therapy Course Winter Intensive in Westhampton Beach, NY. Tuition is $975 and enrollment is limited. Dates are December 27-31, 2015 and January 2-6, 2016. For information email Linni Deihl, Director.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in San Francisco from December 27-31, 2015 with faculty including OSU Alum, Abby Zbikowski. Apply.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in New York City from December 28-January 5 with faculty including Neil Greenburg, Gerri Houlihan, Leah Cox and Nia Love. Apply.

January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith from January 3-22, 2016 at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA. Information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive is scheduled from January 4-9, 2016 in New York. Talk to Graduate Student Brandon Whited for information, or register here.

Registration for Winter MELT is open. Dates of the festival are January 4-22, 2016.  Faculty include Kyle Abraham, Michelle Boulé, DD Dorvillier, Irene Dowd and Shelly Senter. Information.

David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive at Gibney Dance runs January 11-16, 2016.  Register by November 20 to receive a discount. Information.

TALKS + WORKSHOPS
Dr. Elena Bodrova is offering a Professional Development Workshop on executive functions of the brain and early childhood education on Friday, November 13, 9-3pm.  The workshop will take place at BalletMet Columbus and the registration fee is $20.  For questions or to RVSP email Melanie Ryan.

AUDITIONS
Ohio Has Talent auditions on Friday, November 13 from 5-9pm and Saturday, November 14 from 9am-2pm at the Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin Street in Van Wert.

Commercial Dance Intensive at UNSCA auditions are open from October 1, 2015 until March 1, 2016. Applications are online only, and spots are first come, first served. Information.

Kim Robards Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers by appointment or audition packet for positions beginning in January 2016.  They are also accepting audition packets for Trainee, Apprentice and Summer Intensive Company Project programs.  Kim Robards Dance is a Modern Dance Company based in Aurora, CO.  Information.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Applications for performers for TEDxOhioState are due by Monday, November 30 with auditions to follow.  This year's theme is "Reconstructing Reality," and takes place on March 5, 2016. Information.

Call for Performance Submissions for OhioDance Spring 2016. All interested applicants should submit a portfolio of their work in the OhioDance office by Friday, December 4. Information.

Call for Submissions to New Moves - a live choreographic competition in Chicago. The competition takes place on Thursday, December 17. There is a $500 cash prize. Registration.

American College Dance Association (ACDA) will take place in Kalamazoo, MI from Saturday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2016. OSU was one of the founding members of ACDA and students are strongly encouraged to participate; conferences are filled with performances from schools around the region as well as masterclasses from faculty and graduate students at those institutions. Talk to Michael Kelly Bruce for more information.

FINAL WORD

I'm trying to create a theatrical experience that acknowledges the frail, fallible aspects of being human. For that task, I need a flesh and blood dancer, one with human skin and human voice. I guess I want to get dancers down off that pedestal of the ethereal, other worldly plane, and let them be real.

-Joe Goode
"Theatrical Dance"

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Week 11 Announcements: November 2-8

NEWS + UPDATES

Don't miss the MFA Concert of existence: and ways of being featuring works from 3rd year MFA grads Noelle Bohaty, s.lumbert and Brandon Whited. Performances are this weekend in the Barnett Theatre, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm; 3pm matinee on Saturday, October 31. Check out the clips below for a sneak peek of the work. Information and tickets.

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Cipher XY


Adjudications for ACDA 2016 & Winter Concert will take place on Saturday, October 31 at 9am in the Barnett Theatre. There is a strict 12 minute time limit for works in ACDA, and all cast members must be enrolled in the 2015/2016 academic year. Both undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to audition works.

ArtsLink Fellow Kinga Szemessy will offer several sessions over the next few weeks including:

  •  Brown Bag Q&A on Monday, November 2 from 12:15-1pm in the Greenroom area.  
  • Guest instructor for the 10:20am technique class on Monday, November 9.  
  • Research presentation on questions around heritage and the body in Intermedia from 2:30-3:30pm on Monday, November 9.  
  • Guest instructor for the 5:20pm technique class on Tuesday, November 10. There will be a send-off for Kinga after this class.

Marcia Siegel will visit OSU for a discussion on Dance Criticism on Monday & Tuesday, November 9-10.  Information.

GRAD NEWS
Graduate and Professional School Fair on Thursday, November 5 from 4:30-6pm in the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room 1 & 2. Information.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies meets on Friday, November 6 from 12-1:30pm in Denney 311.  Please RVSP to Michael Harwick by Tuesday, November 3.

Abstracts for Hayes Graduate Research Forum are due by Friday, November 13. Information.

Faculty Fellows Program is open to all new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master's degree recipients. The program is aimed at candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution. Registration and applications.

OSU Graduate School's Preparing Future Faculty Program will accept applications in February 2016. Information.

OUAB Grad/Prof Upcoming Events:
  • Professional Small Talk and Networking, on Tuesday, November 3 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
  • Mindful Eating, on Wednesday, November 4 at 12pm in the Student Alumni Council Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union
  • Battling Imposter Syndrome, on Tuesday, November 17 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union.
Posted university positions...

UNDERGRAD NEWS
Visiting Assistant Professor Sofie Clemmensen seeks a BFA Dance Major interested in performance & choreography to be a rehearsal assistant for a residency in spring 2016. Applicants must submit a one-page essay stating interest, qualifications and how the opportunity will serve future goals; must be available from March 13-20, 2016. Hard copy application due on October 30 by 5pm in Clemmensen's mailbox. For more information, contact Sofie.

Want to Study Dance Abroad in London? Must be at least 18 years of age and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Applications are due Saturday, October 31. Information.

The Undergraduate Research Office hosts Strategies for Writing A Successful Research Abstract on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30pm in 232 Cockins Hall. RVSP requested. Email.

Registration for the Geography Bowl are due Friday, November 13. The Bowl takes place on Thursday, November 19 from 5-8:30pm; and Friday, November 20 from 5-6:30pm. There are cash prizes, including $1,000 for first place. Information and registration.

Have an outstanding GTA? Want to recognize them for their efforts? The nominations for Graduate Associate Teaching Awards are due November 9. Information.

HEALTH + WELLNESS
Injury Check Time Extended: Due to the high volume of need and the continued care the Department of Dance wants to provide, the morning Open Clinic hours for injury checks & consuls will be extended to 7am - 10am in Sullivant Hall, Conditioning Room 291.

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

LET'S DANCE
Free Masterclass through OhioDance on Wednesday, November 4 at 2:30pm with the Oberlin Dance Collective. Masterclass takes place at Oberlin College, Warner Main Space. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course Winter Intensive in Westhampton Beach, NY. Tuition is $975 and enrollment is limited. Dates are December 27-31, 2015 and January 2-6, 2016. For information email Linni Deihl, Director.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive is scheduled from January 4-9, 2016 in New York. Talk to Graduate Student Brandon Whited for information, or register here.

Registration for Winter MELT is open. Dates of the festival are January 4-22, 2016.  Faculty include Kyle Abraham, Michelle Boulé, DD Dorvillier, Irene Dowd and Shelly Senter. Information.

International Ballet & Contemporary Competition in Bari, Italy in March 2016.  Registration open now. Information.

SEE ART
Geoff Sobelle, illusionist and physical theatre artist presents The Object Lesson, a work about "the stuff that we cling to and the junk we leave behind," performing at the Wexner Center for the Arts Wednesday - Saturday, October 28-31 at 8pm, and Saturday, October 31 at 2pm. Information.

The Mask You Live Ina documentary "following boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves and negotiate America's narrow definition of masculinity," screens on Sunday, November 1 at 3pm at McPherson Labs, Room 1000, 140 W 18th Ave. Admission is free, but reservation required. Tickets.

Raag Taal performs on Sunday, November 8 at 4pm at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. The concert features vocals, dance and instrumental music. Information.

Dance Downtown at the Riffe Center on Friday & Saturday, November 13-14 at 8pm. Information and tickets.


DANCECleveland: Student tickets are available for the 60th anniversary season. Show listing and dates.

More performances...

TALKS + WORKSHOPS
Dr. Elena Bodrova is offering a Professional Development Workshop on executive functions of the brain and early childhood education on Friday, November 13, 9-3pm.  The workshop will take place at BalletMet Columbus and the registration fee is $20.  For questions or to RVSP email Melanie Ryan.

AUDITIONS
Commercial Dance Intensive at UNSCA auditions are open from October 1, 2015 until March 1, 2016. Applications are online only, and spots are first come, first served. Information.

Kim Robards Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers by appointment or audition packet for positions beginning in January 2016.  They are also accepting audition packets for Trainee, Apprentice and Summer Intensive Company Project programs.  Kim Robards Dance is a Modern Dance Company based in Aurora, CO.  Information.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES 
The ML Dance Academy in Pickerington still seeks instructors for hip-hop and modern classes on Saturdays. For more information, email Joseph Moriarty.

Camp Wicosuta in Hebron, New Hampshire seeks dance instructors/camp counselors from June 17 - August 18, 2016. Stipend includes salary, travel allowance and room and board. Information.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Submissions to New Moves - a live choreographic competition in Chicago. The competition takes place on Thursday, December 17. There is a $500 cash prize. Registration.

American College Dance Association (ACDA) will take place in Kalamazoo, MI from Saturday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2016. OSU was one of the founding members of ACDA and students are strongly encouraged to participate; conferences are filled with performances from schools around the region as well as masterclasses from faculty and graduate students at those institutions. Talk to Michael Kelly Bruce for more information.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festive calls for applications to perform as part of the 2106 Inside/Out Series from June 22-August 28, 2016. Applications can include all varieties of performance, audience engagement, works-in-progress or educational proposal. Applications are due October 31, 2015Information.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Undergraduate Callie Lacinski is the featured blog of the week.  Read more about Callie and her dance adventures.



FINAL WORD

Today's kids are very technical.  They can do eighteen pirouettes on a dime and get their leg way above the head and hold it there. But the insight is not the same: It's not as giving, not as warm. They need to give themselves to the dance, to the project themselves from the inside out...when you suddenly find yourself in contact with the audience - and it can take years - the result is extraordinary.

-Alvin Ailey
Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey

Friday, October 23, 2015

Week 10 Announcements: October 26-November 1

NEWS + UPDATES

MFA Concert of existence: and ways of being features works from 3rd year MFA grads Noelle Bohaty, s.lumbert and Brandon Whited. Performances are in the Barnett Theatre, Thursday - Saturday, October 29-31 at 8pm; 3pm matinee on Saturday, October 31. Information and tickets.


Dr. Dixon and Diah Annika Sari
Undergraduate Auditions are happening Friday & Saturday, October 23-24.  If you see auditionees or their guests, please welcome them to the Department of Dance at OSU.

Adjudications for ACDA 2016 & Winter Concert will take place on Saturday, October 31 at 9am in the Barnett Theatre. There is a strict 12 minute time limit for works in ACDA, and all cast members must be enrolled in the 2015/2016 academic year. Both undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to audition works.

The Department of Dance welcomes Diah Annika Sari to OSU.  Dinah Annika Sari is a visiting PhD from Indonesia.

GRAD NEWS
Faculty Fellows Program is open to all new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master's degree recipients. The program is aimed at candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution. Registration and applications.

OUAB Grad/Prof Upcoming Events:
  • Wellness Wednesdays Stress Management on Wednesday, October 28 at 12pm in the Barbie Tootle Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
  • Professional Small Talk and Networking, on Tuesday, November 3 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
Graduate Research in Art Education Conference on Friday & Saturday, October 23-24. Conference panels will be held in the Barnett Collaboratory (Room 141) of Sullivant Hall. Registration.

Posted university positions...

UNDERGRAD NEWS
Health Sciences Majors Fair is on Thursday, October 29 from 3-5pm in Biomedical Research Tower (460 West 12th Ave). Register here, using the access code Health2015.

Visiting Assistant Professor Sofie Clemmensen seeks a BFA Dance Major interested in performance & choreography to be a rehearsal assistant for a residency in spring 2016. Applicants must submit a one-page essay stating interest, qualifications and how the opportunity will serve future goals; must be available from March 13-20, 2016. Hard copy application due on October 30 by 5pm in Clemmensen's mailbox. For more information, contact Sofie.

Want to Study Dance Abroad in London? Must be at least 18 years of age and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Applications are due Saturday, October 31. Information.

The Undergraduate Research Office hosts Strategies for Writing A Successful Research Abstract on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30pm in 232 Cockins Hall. RVSP requested. Email.

Have an outstanding GTA? Want to recognize them for their efforts? The nominations for Graduate Associate Teaching Awards are due November 9. Information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The John Fergus Family Scholarship Application calls for entries from full-time undergraduates and graduates in studio based majors in the Arts. The scholarship is $1,000 to be applied to materials. Finalists will exhibit selected work in January 2016 at Urban Arts Space. Applications are due by 5pm on December 1, 2015. Information.

HEALTH + WELLNESS
Working out the Kinks: The amount to which you use and abuse your body as a performing athlete builds up restrictions in the myofascial network in your body. To address this you need to do BOTH myofascial release (rolling out) and stretching.

  • 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. 
  • You should roll out at minimum 3 times a week.

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.

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

LET'S DANCE
OhioDance Festival Fall 2015: The OhioDance Festival is schedule for October 23-25, 2015.  Masterclass instructors include Kyle AbrahamInformation.

International Ballet & Contemporary Competition in Bari, Italy in March 2016.  Registration open now. Information.

SEE ART
Dance Downtown 2015
Geoff Sobelle, illusionist and physical theatre artist presents The Object Lesson, a work about "the stuff that we cling to and the junk we leave behind," performing at the Wexner Center for the Arts Wednesday - Saturday, October 28-31 at 8pm, and Saturday, October 31 at 2pm. Information.

Dance Downtown at the Riffe Center on Friday & Saturday, November 13-14 at 8pm. Information and tickets.

DANCECleveland: Student tickets are available for the 60th anniversary season. Show listing and dates.

The Mask You Live In, a documentary "following boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves and negotiate America's narrow definition of masculinity," screens on Sunday, November 1 at 3pm at McPherson Labs, Room 1000, 140 W 18th Ave. Admission is free, but reservation required. Tickets.

More performances...

AUDITIONS
Commercial Dance Intensive at UNSCA auditions are open from October 1, 2015 until March 1, 2016. Applications are online only, and spots are first come, first served. Information.

Short North Stage will hold auditions for their upcoming season on Saturday, October 24 at 10am. All roles are paid a weekly salary. To request an audition, send headshot and resume to E. Carignan.

Easton Holiday Showcase auditions Sunday, October 25 from 1-4pm for 6-week holiday review at Easton Town Center. Needed: 4 singers who move, and 2 dancers who sing, between the ages 20 and 50. Information.

Kim Robards Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers by appointment or audition packet for positions beginning in January 2016.  They are also accepting audition packets for Trainee, Apprentice and Summer Intensive Company Project programs.  Kim Robards Dance is a Modern Dance Company based in Aurora, CO.  Information.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES 
The ML Dance Academy in Pickerington still seeks instructors for hip-hop and modern classes on Saturdays. For more information, email Joseph Moriarty.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Submissions to New Moves - a live choreographic competition in Chicago. The competition takes place on Thursday, December 17. There is a $500 cash prize. Registration.

American College Dance Association (ACDA) will take place in Kalamazoo, MI from Saturday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2016. OSU was one of the founding members of ACDA and students are strongly encouraged to participate; conferences are filled with performances from schools around the region as well as masterclasses from faculty and graduate students at those institutions. Talk to Michael Kelly Bruce for more information.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festive calls for applications to perform as part of the 2106 Inside/Out Series from June 22-August 28, 2016. Applications can include all varieties of performance, audience engagement, works-in-progress or educational proposal. Applications are due October 31, 2015Information.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Undergraduate Mary Chase Pierson is the featured blog of the week.  Read more about Mary Chase and her teaching adventures.




FINAL WORD

To engage choreographically is to position oneself in relation to another, to participate in a scene of address that anticipates and requires a particular mode of attention, even at times against our will.

-Jenn Joy
The Choreographic