Monday, March 23, 2015

Week 11 Announcements: March 30-April 3

NEWS + UPDATES

Congratulations to the choreographers, performers, and crew on a great opening of Absolute Existence! Be sure to catch the show on Friday at 8pm, or Saturday at 3pm & 8pm.

Scenes from Absolute Existence
Photos by Yue Wu of the Lantern

Brown bag lunch with dramaturg Talvin Wilks: Talvin Wilks, one of Bebe Miller's collaborators, will be in the department this week working with Bebe's Designing Dance class. All students are invited to attend a brown bag lunch with Talvin on Wednesday, April 1 from 12-1pm in the "Living Room" (lobby) of the dance office.

Dance Fort: A History: A Conversation with Bebe Miller and Talvin Wilks: Thursday, April 2nd, 4-5pm in Sullivant 220. Learn about Dance Fort, a digital book featuring an interactive look into the process of making A History. Information.

Practices for the Post-College Life: Monday, March 30 from 12:30-2pm in the Green Room. This month's theme is "Making Ends Meet" and will feature first-hand accounts from current MFA students about how they danced and paid their bills after college. Contact Tammy Carrasco for more information.

Next weekend: Drums Downtown XI at the Riffe! Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at 8pm at the Riffe. Tickets available here.

GRAD NEWS

1st Annual Graduate Student and Professional Spring Convocation and Networking Reception: Wednesday, April 1, 6:30-9:15 at the Faculty Club. Featuring a keynote by Dr. Samuel R. Hodge. Information.

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

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

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Practices for the Post-College Life: Monday, March 30 from 12:30-2pm in the Green Room. This month's theme is "Making Ends Meet" and will feature first-hand accounts from current MFA students about how they danced and paid their bills after college. Contact Tammy Carrasco for more information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: NYU-Tisch

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

See more funding opportunities...

HEALTH + WELLNESS

Dr. Holly Davis from Counseling and Consultation Services leads a discussion about dance wellness on April 8 at 12pm in the Green Room.

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

SUMMER PROGRAMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter: This film, opening at Gateway on 3/27 for one week, tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance. Martha Hill emerges as dance's secret weapon, someone who fought against great odds to establish dance as a legitimate Modern Dance art form in America. Information.

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

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

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

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

More performances...

TALKS + WORKSHOPS

Bebe Miller Company
Dance Fort: A History: A Conversation with Bebe Miller and Talvin Wilks: Thursday, April 2nd, 4-5pm in Sullivant 220. Learn about Dance Fort, a digital book featuring an interactive look into the process of making A History. Information.

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

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

AUDITIONS

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

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

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

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

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

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Congratulations to Michael J. Morris, who just accepted the position of Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance at Denison University, starting this fall. Congratulations! 

A big shout-out to accompanist extraordinaire Elijah Palnik on his awesome TEDxOSU talk!


E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Sophomore Kylee Smith documents her journey to her BFA in Dance on her e-portfolio, featuring her writings about her experiences in the program. 




FINAL WORD

"Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn't, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I'm given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one's own vision."

--Kiki Smith, mixed-media artist

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Week 9 Announcements: March 9-13

NEWS + UPDATES

Dynamic Collision is this weekend! On March 13-14 at 7pm at Columbus Dance Theatre,  senior BFAs Wesley Charlton, Ca'la Henderson, Kimberly Isaacs, and Julie Kogan present their senior projects, featuring the dancing of many current OSU students. Come out and support our seniors! Information.

Kim, Wes, Julie, and Ca'la present Dynamic Collision

Note: There will be no blog post next week. Look out for the Week 10 blog after Spring Break. Enjoy your time off!

GRAD NEWS

Ray Travel Award & Career Development Grant is due March 27. Information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversityUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteShenandoah University; University of Missouri-St. Louis

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Interested in teaching at studios? Visit danceteacherfinder.com to post your resume and search dance teaching jobs.

Rome Study Abroad Information session: Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30-6:30pm in 122 Oxley Hall. For more information, contact Kelsey Poole.

2015 OSU Spring Career Fair: Tuesday, March 24 from 10-3pm in the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Union. Information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: SUNY-Purchase

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

See more funding opportunities...

PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE

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

LET'S DANCE

DanceWorks Chicago: On March 14, DWC presents a one-day workshop that will allow students to experience a day-in-the-life of a professional dancer. Featuring ballet class, repertory, an informal showing by DanceWorks, and a brown bag discussion with company members. Workshop will be held at the Lou Conte studio. $45 before March 6. Information

Cross Pointe Dance hosts a two-day workshop in Cincinnati on March 21-22, featuring masterclasses with teachers from American Ballet Theatre, Broadway, and film and television. Information.

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

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

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

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

Site-Specific Creative Residency with Stephan Koplowitz: June 16-29 in Spoleto, Italy. LaMaMa Umbria is now accepting applications for a two-week residency on site-specific performance with Stephen Koplowitz. Applications are due by February 27. More information.

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

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

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

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

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

Dynamic Collision: March 13-14 at 7pm at Columbus Dance Theatre. Come see new work by senior BFAs Wesley Charlton, Ca'la Henderson, Kimberly Isaacs, and Julie Kogan. Information.

Ballet 422 at Gateway Film Center on March 13 and running for one week only. From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 goes backstage at the New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work. Info.

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter: This film, opening at Gateway on 3/27 for one week, tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance. Martha Hill emerges as dance's secret weapon, someone who fought against great odds to establish dance as a legitimate Modern Dance art form in America. Information.

OhioDance Festival: Registration is now open for the festival, which runs from April 24-26 and features classes, workshops, and performances. This year's guest artist is Liz Lerman. 5% off registration if you sign up before March 1! Information.

More performances...

MAKE ART

Call for choreographers: The Dance Gallery Festival seeks choreographers for their ninth annual international dance festival on September 25-27 in New York City and October 1-3 in Texas. Application materials must be received by March 20. Information.

Call for proposals: The Department of Arts Administration, Education & Policy and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Autism Network is planning an Arts & Autism Conference on August 10-11, 2015 at Sullivant Hall. Faculty and students who have an interest in dance and disabilities (especially autism) are encouraged to present research, a performance, a workshop, or panel presentations. Contact Susan Petry for more details.

Create a 3-5 minute "Evolution of Dance" flashmob for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Program on April 16. Participants: faculty, staff, and students from the College. Compensation: $250 (negotiable). Contact Marilyn Trefz for more information.

AUDITIONS + TEACHING

Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Westerville seeks dance undergraduate or recent grads for dance instructor positions. Training provided. Information.

Diavolo Dance auditions: Diavolo seeks male and female performers with strong backgrounds in dance, partnering and acrobatics for its upcoming season. Auditions will be held on March 28 in Dallas, May 9 in Denver, and May 23 in LA. More information.

Ballet Quad Cities audition: Saturday, March 14 from 3-5pm at the Lou Conte Studio in Chicago, IL. BQC seeks male and female dancers for their 2015-2016 season. Information.

Camp Timber Ridge in High View, WV, seeks a dance instructor for its 2015 camp. Must be available from June 10-August 8. Paid position with room and board. Information.

Camp Wicosuta seeks dance instructors for its sleepaway camps for girls in New Hampshire. Must be available June 14-August 20. Contact Carly Meltzer with questions by email or phone (914-946-0927) and visit their website for more information.

Broadway Theatre Project at Sea Summer Intensive: July 9-August 1. This intense performing arts institute held over three weeks in the summer is hosted by Norwegian Cruise Line at their state-of-the-art training facility in Tampa Bay, Florida. Applications must be received by March 15. Information.

Cutting Edge Dance Studio in Powell is hiring teachers for Thursday night classes (Jr. Ballet, Lyrical,  Jazz, Leaps and Turns). Contact Stacie for more information, or you can email alum Kelly Hurlburt (BFA '14) to learn more.

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

WORKSHOPS

Creating Your Hustle: The Art and Science of Pricing and Negotiation Strategies: This workshop will outline the science behind pricing and assist participants in developing pricing strategies to enhance their own practices. Participants will be encouraged to bring an image (or example) of their work to complete the hands-on pricing activities. Workshop will take place on March 10 from 6:30-8:30pm at CCAD's MindMarket. Come at 6pm for networking! Information.

Financial Literacy for Artists: Join Elaine Grogan Luttrull for "The Business of Art: Financial Literacy & Career Planning for Artists" on March 14-15, 2015 at Millworks Studios. In this two-day workshop, presented by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, participants will discuss common challenges faced by visual, performing, and literary artists. Information.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Upward Bound seeks tutor/counselors and instructors for their 2015 summer program. Applications are due by April 3rd. Information.

OSU LiFE Sports Initiative is hiring interns for their summer 2015 camp, which runs from June 8th-July 2nd. Information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Congratulations to MFA Tammy Carrasco, who accepted the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor at SUNY-Brockport last week! We're so proud of you, Tammy!




E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out this week's e-portfolio: PhD Kimberly Wilczak's Interfacing Art and Design.





FINAL WORD

"I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly."
--Twyla Tharp







Thursday, February 26, 2015

Week 8 Announcements: March 2-6

NEWS + UPDATES

Can you believe that Pre-Reg is this Friday, March 6?
  • 2nd Year BFAs in 290 @ 10:20am with Mike Bruce plus faculty advisors Susan Hadley, Melanye Dixon
  • 3rd Year BFAs in 270 @ 10:20am with Dave Covey plus faculty advisors Bebe Miller, Mitchell Rose
  • MFAs and PhDs in 250 @ 10:20am with Karen Eliot
  • 1st and 4th year BFAs: freshman/senior partnering day with Brandon Whited in 390!

Audition for MFA works this Saturday, February 28 from 12:15-2:30pm in 390! Contact Sarah Levitt for more information.

GRAD NEWS

How to Successfully Apply for a CGS Grant: Wednesday, March 4 from 1-2:30pm in Room 165 in the Thompson Library. Information.

Ray Travel Award & Career Development Grant is due March 27. Information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversityUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteShenandoah University

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

2015 OSU Spring Career Fair: Tuesday, March 24 from 10-3pm in the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Union. Information.

Peers Reaching Out is seeking applicants for its 2015-2016 group of PROs, who will promote mental health around campus through partnering with the OSU suicide prevention program. Applications are due March 9. For application, contact your student reps. For more information, contact Matthew Fullen.

New minor: Health, Environment, Risk, & Science Communication in the School of Communication. Information.

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

See more funding opportunities...

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 month, physical therapist Mariah Nierman offers suggestions to find good, neutral posture alignment.

Mariah Nierman,
AT, PT, OTS
Mariah says: This year, we’ve covered various topics head to toe regarding how to better prepare your body to hold up to the demands of being a performing artist. An overall concept we at PAM hope you gain is: the body is all about balance. Whatever you strengthen, you stretch; whatever you stretch, you strengthen. If you’re going to pound on your feet all day, then outside the studio you need to pamper them (wear good supportive shoes, elevate, roll out, etc). Therefore, this month we will discuss one thing that effects everything both in and out of the studio: posture. By being out of a neutral anatomical posture your body can not work as efficiently as it could.

Here are some steps to find good neutral postural alignment. Standing in parallel:

  • Distribute your weight evenly across the four corners of the foot: big toe knuckle, little toe knuckle, inner and outer heel, and equal left to right
  • At the knees, think of lengthening shins down toward the feet and thighs up toward the pelvis. Try to keep knees straight by lengthening leg instead of pushing into the back of the joint. If you hyperextend, think of unlocking the knees but still keeping them pulled up straight.
  • At the pelvis, place the base of your palms on your “headlight” pelvic bones, point your thumbs in towards one another and your long finger down along your groin crease. This makes your pelvic triangle. This triangle should be perpendicular to the floor, not tipped forward or backward.
  • Stack your pelvis, ribs, and shoulders like “bowls” on top of one another. Imagine the curves of the spine living within those bowls.
  • Keep the shoulders widened in the front and back of the body.
  • The head will sit gently on the shoulders; chin parallel to the floor, ear canals over the tips of your shoulders.

Correcting postural habits can be one of the more challenging things you can do to help your body because it’s not simply just doing 2-3 sets of 10 reps, it’s changing your awareness of your body and how it moves with all daily tasks. Times you can build in easily to start correcting your postural habits are starting off each class warm-up with going through this check list. Also go through the posture checklist when you brush your teeth, fix your hair, and standing in line. After you practice this for a while you will find your body as created this posture to be your new habit. Good luck with your posture practice!

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

LET'S DANCE

DanceWorks Chicago: On March 14, DWC presents a one-day workshop that will allow students to experience a day-in-the-life of a professional dancer. Featuring ballet class, repertory, an informal showing by DanceWorks, and a brown bag discussion with company members. Workshop will be held at the Lou Conte studio. $45 before March 6. Information

Cross Pointe Dance hosts a two-day workshop in Cincinnati on March 21-22, featuring masterclasses with teachers from American Ballet Theatre, Broadway, and film and television. Information.

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

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

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

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

Site-Specific Creative Residency with Stephan Koplowitz: June 16-29 in Spoleto, Italy. LaMaMa Umbria is now accepting applications for a two-week residency on site-specific performance with Stephen Koplowitz. Applications are due by February 27. More information.

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

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

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

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

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

NACHMO Showing: Columbus choreographers who participated in this year's NACHMO (National Choreography Month) will show their new work on Friday, February 27 at 8pm at Feverhead. Reception at 7pm. $5. Information.

LINES OF FLIGHT: a screening of new queer porn: February 28 from 6-8pm at Feverhead. Curated by PhD Candidate Michael J. Morris, this public screening of the work of award-winning feminist and queer porn directors and performers will present viewers with a sampling of porn being made at the leading edges of culture, and ask viewers to consider the significance of pornography alongside its erotic potential: as an industry, as performance, as visual culture, as sex education, and as political activism. Screening will be followed by an open dialogue. 18 + event. For questions/information, contact Michael, or visit their blog.

Columbus Dances Fellowship concert: March 6 at 8pm and March 7 at 3pm and 8pm at at Columbus Dance Theatre. The concert features five works by choreographers selected by adjudication for the fellowship. 3rd year MFA Ani Javian will show her MFA project, Elsewhere, reworked for the proscenium stage, and 3rd year MFA Tammy Carrasco and 2nd year MFA Sarah Levitt will present a new duet, Semi-Formal. Info.

Kat Sauma | Assembled Hearts presents Partially Something + Wholly Nothing on March 6-7 at 8pm at M I N T Art Gallery, featuring choreography by Kat Sauma (BFA '14) and performances by current students and alums of the Dance Department.

Dynamic Collision
Dynamic Collision: March 13-14 at 7pm at Columbus Dance Theatre. Come see new work by senior BFAs Wesley Charlton, Ca'la Henderson, Kimberly Isaacs, and Julie Kogan. Information.

Ballet 422 at Gateway Film Center on March 13 and running for one week only. From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 goes backstage at the New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work. Info.

OhioDance Festival: Registration is now open for the festival, which runs from April 24-26 and features classes, workshops, and performances. This year's guest artist is Liz Lerman. 5% off registration if you sign up before March 1! Information.

More performances...

MAKE ART

Call for submissions: Festival of the Finest seeks performing and visual artists for their outdoor festival on April 17. For information, talk to Tori Alesi, who is organizing the festival. Application due by March 2nd.

Call for choreographers: The Dance Gallery Festival seeks choreographers for their ninth annual international dance festival on September 25-27 in New York City and October 1-3 in Texas. Application materials must be received by March 20. Information.

Call for proposals: The Department of Arts Administration, Education & Policy and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Autism Network is planning an Arts & Autism Conference on August 10-11, 2015 at Sullivant Hall. Faculty and students who have an interest in dance and disabilities (especially autism) are encouraged to present research, a performance, a workshop, or panel presentations. Contact Susan Petry for more details.

Create a 3-5 minute "Evolution of Dance" flashmob for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Program on April 16. Participants: faculty, staff, and students from the College. Compensation: $250 (negotiable). Contact Marilyn Trefz for more information.

AUDITIONS + TEACHING

Quilan Arnold seeks 3-5 dancers for UNCHAINED, a fashion show event to raise awareness of human trafficking. The event will take place on May 2nd at 7pm, with a dress rehearsal on April 18 from 1-4pm. Dancers will learn set choreography as well as improvisational scores. Contact Quilan for details.

The School at Jacob's Pillow will hold auditions in Chicago for its contemporary and jazz/hip-hop program on February 28, and hold auditions for its Musical Theatre program on March 1. $15 audition fee. Application must be submitted to audition. Information.


Columbus Dance Theatre
Columbus Dance Theatre audition: Saturday, February 28th at 10am. CDT seeks male and female apprentices and company members for its 2015-2016 season. More information.

Audition for 2015-2016 MFA works: Saturday, February 28 from 12:15-2:30pm. Noelle Bohaty, Kristina D'Onofrio, Rachel Freeburg and Sarah Levitt will hold auditions to cast their MFA projects, which will be presented next year. Contact Sarah Levitt for information.

Diavolo Dance auditions: Diavolo seeks male and female performers with strong backgrounds in dance, partnering and acrobatics for its upcoming season. Auditions will be held on March 28 in Dallas, May 9 in Denver, and May 23 in LA. More information.

Ballet Quad Cities audition: Saturday, March 14 from 3-5pm at the Lou Conte Studio in Chicago, IL. BQC seeks male and female dancers for their 2015-2016 season. Information.

Camp Timber Ridge in High View, WV, seeks a dance instructor for its 2015 camp. Must be available from June 10-August 8. Paid position with room and board. Information.

Camp Wicosuta seeks dance instructors for its sleepaway camps for girls in New Hampshire. Must be available June 14-August 20. Contact Carly Meltzer with questions by email or phone (914-946-0927) and visit their website for more information.

Broadway Theatre Project at Sea Summer Intensive: July 9-August 1. This intense performing arts institute held over three weeks in the summer is hosted by Norwegian Cruise Line at their state-of-the-art training facility in Tampa Bay, Florida. Applications must be received by March 15. Information.

Cutting Edge Dance Studio in Powell is hiring teachers for Thursday night classes (Jr. Ballet, Lyrical,  Jazz, Leaps and Turns). Contact Stacie for more information, or you can email alum Kelly Hurlburt (BFA '14) to learn more.

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

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Upward Bound seeks tutor/counselors and instructors for their 2015 summer program. Applications are due by April 3rd. Information.

OSU LiFE Sports Initiative is hiring interns for their summer 2015 camp, which runs from June 8th-July 2nd. Information.

Paid Internship in Folk Arts Program: The New York Folklore society will provide a $5000 stipend for a 10-12 week internship to participate in field research, archival activities, and program presentation. Internship areas include: Haitian Community Initiative, Colombian Community Cultural Initiative, and Music of the Turko-Persian Diaspora in New York. Application deadline: March 4. Information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

This week's shoutout goes to YOU! You are halfway through a very busy spring semester here in the Dance Department. When asked to embody their feelings about being at the midway point, the students had a variety of responses...please enjoy the many faces of Week 7 as you head into Week 8. You can do it! 



E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out this week's e-portfoilo by freshman Calder White!




FINAL WORD

"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnified world in itself. Almost an 'unrecognizable' world."
--Henry Miller






Saturday, February 21, 2015

Week 7 Announcements: February 23-27


NEWS + UPDATES

Audition for 2015-2016 MFA works: Saturday, February 28 from 12:15-2:30pm in 390. Noelle Bohaty, Kristina D'Onofrio, Rachel Freeburg and Sarah Levitt will hold auditions to cast their MFA projects, which will be presented next year. Contact Sarah Levitt for information.

Merde to those students headed to American College Dance Association this weekend in Athens! 

GRAD NEWS

Graduate Student workshop: "Race and/as Media" led by Dr. Terri Francis, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Friday, February 27 from 1:30-3:30pm in 447 Denney Hall. Information.

How to Successfully Apply for a CGS Grant: Wednesday, March 1 from 1-2:30pm in Room 165 in the Thompson Library. Information.

Ray Travel Award & Career Development Grant is due March 27. Information.

Buck-I-SERV seeks graduate student, faculty and staff to act as advisors for the spring break service trips from March 14-21. Talk to Sarah Levitt, who advised a winter break trip, if you'd like more information. Application/information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversityUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteShenandoah University

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

The Denmen Undergraduate Research Forum seeks volunteers from 8am-6pm on March 25 to assist with a variety of activities during the event. Email Vicki Pitstick by February 28th to let her know your interest and availability.

Become a Global Ambassador: The Office of International affairs is now accepting applications for their Global Ambassadors program, a diverse group of students committed to promoting cultural exchange at OSU. Applications are due February 24. Contact Renee Bishai for more information.

Peers Reaching Out is seeking applicants for its 2015-2016 group of PROs, who will promote mental health around campus through partnering with the OSU suicide prevention program. Applications are due March 9. For application, contact your student reps. For more information, contact Matthew Fullen.

New minor: Health, Environment, Risk, & Science Communication in the School of Communication. Information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: Hollins University

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

See more funding opportunities...

PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE

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

LET'S DANCE


DanceWorks Chicago
DanceWorks Chicago: On March 14, DWC presents a one-day workshop that will allow students to experience a day-in-the-life of a professional dancer. Featuring ballet class, repertory, an informal showing by DanceWorks, and a brown bag discussion with company members. Workshop will be held at the Lou Conte studio. $45 before March 6. Information

Cross Pointe Dance hosts a two-day workshop in Cincinnati on March 21-22, featuring masterclasses with teachers from American Ballet Theatre, Broadway, and film and television. Information.

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

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

Site-Specific Creative Residency with Stephan Koplowitz: June 16-29 in Spoleto, Italy. LaMaMa Umbria is now accepting applications for a two-week residency on site-specific performance with Stephen Koplowitz. Applications are due by February 27. More information.

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

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

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

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

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

Liliana Kane and Maddie Leonard-Rose
rehearse for NACHMO
NACHMO Showing: Columbus choreographers who participated in this year's NACHMO (National Choreography Month) will show their new work on Friday, February 27 at 8pm at Feverhead. Reception at 7pm. $5. Information.

LINES OF FLIGHT: a screening of new queer porn: February 28 from 6-8pm at Feverhead. Curated by PhD Candidate Michael J. Morris, this public screening of the work of award-winning feminist and queer porn directors and performers will present viewers with a sampling of porn being made at the leading edges of culture, and ask viewers to consider the significance of pornography alongside its erotic potential: as an industry, as performance, as visual culture, as sex education, and as political activism. Screening will be followed by an open dialogue. 18 + event. For questions/information, contact Michael, or visit their blog.

Tammy Carrasco in rehearsal
for Semi-Formal
Columbus Dances Fellowship concert: March 6 at 8pm and March 7 at 3pm and 8pm at at Columbus Dance Theatre. The concert features five works by choreographers selected by adjudication for the fellowship. 3rd year MFA Ani Javian will show her MFA project, Elsewhere, reworked for the proscenium stage, and 3rd year MFA Tammy Carrasco and 2nd year MFA Sarah Levitt will present a new duet, Semi-Formal. Info.

Dynamic Collision: March 13-14 at 7pm at Columbus Dance Theatre. Come see new work by senior BFAs Wesley Charlton, Ca'la Henderson, Kimberly Isaacs, and Julie Kogan. Information.

OhioDance Festival: Registration is now open for the festival, which runs from April 24-26 and features classes, workshops, and performances. This year's guest artist is Liz Lerman. 5% off registration if you sign up before March 1! Information.

More performances...

MAKE ART

Call for submissions: FAME (Future Arts Managers and Entrepreneurs) seeks performance submissions for their first annual "Walk of FAME" on April 18th, featuring performances, art installations, and film by OSU grad and undergrad students. Applications are due by February 19. More information.

Call for submissions: Festival of the Finest seeks performing and visual artists for their outdoor festival on April 17. For information, talk to Tori Alesi, who is organizing the festival. Application due by March 2nd.

Call for choreographers: The Dance Gallery Festival seeks choreographers for their ninth annual international dance festival on September 25-27 in New York City and October 1-3 in Texas. Application materials must be received by March 20. Information.

Call for proposals: The Department of Arts Administration, Education & Policy and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Autism Network is planning an Arts & Autism Conference on August 10-11, 2015 at Sullivant Hall. Faculty and students who have an interest in dance and disabilities (especially autism) are encouraged to present research, a performance, a workshop, or panel presentations. Contact Susan Petry for more details.

Create a 3-5 minute "Evolution of Dance" flashmob for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Program on April 16. Participants: faculty, staff, and students from the College. Compensation: $250 (negotiable). Contact Marilyn Trefz for more information.

TALKS + WORKSHOPS

Guest lecture: "Josephine Baker's Animated Burlesque: Cinema, Performance, and the Question of Agency" presented by Dr. Terri Francis, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Thursday, February 26 at 4pm. 311 Denney Hall. Information.

The Center for Folklore Studies and Smog Veil records presents "Creating a Folklore of the Present and Future: Peter Laughner, The Black Orchid Society, and the Northeastern Ohio Music Scene, 1969-1977" on February 27 from 9-10:30 in the Collaboratory and "Performance Talk with David Thomas" from 5-6:30pm in Haggerty Hall 180. Information.

AUDITIONS + TEACHING

Quilan Arnold seeks 3-5 dancers for UNCHAINED, a fashion show event to raise awareness of human trafficking. The event will take place on May 2nd at 7pm, with a dress rehearsal on April 18 from 1-4pm. Dancers will learn set choreography as well as improvisational scores. Contact Quilan for details.

The School at Jacob's Pillow will hold auditions in Chicago for its contemporary and jazz/hip-hop program on February 28, and hold auditions for its Musical Theatre program on March 1. $15 audition fee. Application must be submitted to audition. Information.


Columbus Dance Theatre
Columbus Dance Theatre audition: Saturday, February 28th at 10am. CDT seeks male and female apprentices and company members for its 2015-2016 season. More information.

Audition for 2015-2016 MFA works: Saturday, February 28 from 12:15-2:30pm.Noelle Bohaty, Kristina D'Onofrio, Rachel Freeburg and Sarah Levitt will hold auditions to cast their MFA projects, which will be presented next year. Contact Sarah Levitt for information.

Diavolo Dance auditions: Diavolo seeks male and female performers with strong backgrounds in dance, partnering and acrobatics for its upcoming season. Auditions will be held on March 28 in Dallas, May 9 in Denver, and May 23 in LA. More information.

Ballet Quad Cities audition: Saturday, March 14 from 3-5pm at the Lou Conte Studio in Chicago, IL. BQC seeks male and female dancers for their 2015-2016 season. Information.

Camp Wicosuta seeks dance instructors for its sleepaway camps for girls in New Hampshire. Must be available June 14-August 20. Contact Carly Meltzer with questions by email or phone (914-946-0927) and visit their website for more information.

Camp Timber Ridge in High View, WV, seeks a dance instructor for its 2015 camp. Must be available from June 10-August 8. Paid position with room and board. Information.

Cutting Edge Dance Studio in Powell is hiring teachers for Thursday night classes (Jr. Ballet, Lyrical,  Jazz, Leaps and Turns). Contact Stacie for more information, or you can email alum Kelly Hurlburt (BFA '14) to learn more.


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

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Upward Bound seeks tutor/counselors and instructors for their 2015 summer program. Applications are due by April 3rd. Information.

OSU LiFE Sports Initiative is hiring interns for their summer 2015 camp, which runs from June 8th-July 2nd. Information.

Paid Internship in Folk Arts Program: The New York Folklore society will provide a $5000 stipend for a 10-12 week internship to participate in field research, archival activities, and program presentation. Internship areas include: Haitian Community Initiative, Colombian Community Cultural Initiative, and Music of the Turko-Persian Diaspora in New York. Application deadline: March 4. Information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

PhD Janet Schroeder placed 1st in the Arts category and 2nd Year MFA Sarah Levitt placed 2nd at Friday's 29th Annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum. Janet presented "Dance, Notation, and the Archive: The Possibilities are Plural," and Sarah presented "Capitalism is Here to Stay: An Appraisal of the Complicated Relationship Between Art, Art-Making, and the Marketplace." Congratulations! 


Janet and Sarah after the Hayes
awards ceremony


E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out junior Cailin Manning's e-portfolio, "A Whirlwind | of movement, mood and mind," which features her videos and musings on choreography and coursework. 



FINAL WORD

"A momentous and mysterious factor that keeps us going through every obstacle is the love of our unfinished work. 'The whole difference between construction and creation,' wrote G.K. Chesteron, 'is this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists'"
--Stephen Nachmanovitch, Free Play (p. 166)