Thursday, December 04, 2014

Week 16 Announcements: December 8-12

NEWS + UPDATES

The fall semester Informance is Tuesday, December 9 from 10:20-12pm in Barnett: See the creative work developed by OSU dance undergrads, grads, and classes this semester, and celebrate the end of Fall 2014!

COMING SOON: Details about exciting opportunity to audition for a Repertory Company to tour to Brazil with Susan Hadley over Spring Break 2016!

It's the last blog post of the semester! The OSU Dance blog will be back in action for Week 1 of Spring semester: January 12-16, 2015. If you have news items over break, faculty should send them to Dori and students should send them to Sarah.

GRAD NEWS

2nd Year MFAs: Your five-page proposal drafts are due to your committee on December 17.

Grad auditions are January 15-17! Check your email in the coming weeks for sign-up information and details.

Job postings: University of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteMacalester CollegeUniversity of FloridaRichard Stockton CollegeWilliams College

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

Are you interested in being a University Host or University Ambassador? Undergraduate admissions will accept applications for University Ambassadors (tour guides) beginning on December 18. Applications for University Hosts (greet prospective students and parents) will be available January 12. For more information, email university.hosts@gmail.com or ambassadors@osu.edu.

Applications for May study abroad programs are due on January 1! Information.

Participate in a research study: Dr. Daniel McDonald and Katie Dale seek research volunteers for a research study this spring examining stereotypes in the media. Commitment: minimum of three hours per week. Academic credit is available. For more information, email Katie Dale by January 4 with class schedule, relevant research experience, and availability during spring semester.

2nd Annual CalArts @ Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition: The Emerging Artists Competition welcomes submissions of dance media in any dance style or genre. The competition includes two categories--high school and undergraduate college--and allows students to compete only with other students. Submissions are due January 16. Information.

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

Undergraduate Summer Funding Research Awards: These $3,500 funding awards support full-time, faculty-supervised undergraduate research or creative activity projects over 10 weeks in summer semester 2015. Applications are due February 15. Information.

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

See funding opportunities...

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART


Tap Workshop for Epilepsy: Saturday, December 20 from 5-7pm at Center Stage Dance Studio in Akron. Funds raised support the needs of Emma Christie, an eleven-year old dancer diagnosed with epilepsy at age six. Teachers include Jeffrey Christie and John Manzari. $30 for one class/$40 for two classes. Register.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

Abby Zbikowski and the New Utility.
Photo by Nick Fancher. 
DoublePlus Series at Gibney DanceProfessor Bebe Miller curated a split bill featuring OSU MFA alums Maree ReMalia and Abby Zbikowski. Shows take place December 17-21 at 7:30pm at Gibney. More information.

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

More performances...

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

NACHMO: 1st MFA Anna Massey invites you to participate in NACHMO's (National Choreography Month) annual challenge to create one dance piece within the 31 days of January. Anna will host an informational session on NACHMO on Monday, December 8 from 12:30-1pm in the Green Room. Contact Anna for more information.

WOSU seeks 2-4 students from the Department of Dance for a Downtown Abbey--inspired Roaring Twenties Speakeasy on January 3, 2015. This is a paid gig along with an invitation to attend the screening after the reception. Dancers will be stationed at the entrance to the event to greet guests and make them feel like they're entering a speakeasy. Contact Kate Manecke for more information.

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

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

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

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

PERFORMING ARTS MEDICINE

The Department of Dance is very fortunate to offer its dancers injury prevention and care strategies through the Program for Performing Arts Medicine. This week, physical Therapist Mariah Nierman shares exercises to strengthen your hips:

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. Once a joint is hypermobile whether you were born that way or your body has undergone a training effect causing the hypermobility there is no way to “tighten back up the joint”. However 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, which is especially important in dancers that experience a high frequency of early onset osteoarthritis in the hip and labral cartilage tears. Below are some hip strengthening exercises important for the dancer’s hip.

Clamshell/Hip Rotator Strength: Lying with hips and knees bent to 45 degrees 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.

Clamshell

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.

Reverse clamshell

Hip Abduction Strength: Lie on side with bottom leg bent and top leg straight and slightly back toward arabesque as 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 Abduction Strength

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.

Hip Extension timing

Learn more about Performing Arts Medicine and schedule appointments here.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Daniel Diller is known around the Department (and possibly the world) for his sunny demeanor, positive attitude, and work ethic. He graduates this December from the Department of Dance, and following a visit home for the holidays, Daniel will return to Columbus to work as a freelance stage manager and lighting designer for local companies as well as the Department of Dance.

Congratulations, Daniel! 

Daniel dancing at Jacob's Pillow this summer.
Photo by Jamie Kraus. 


Senior Jasmine Stevens, who performs with the OSU Dance Team, danced last week at the OSU vs. _ichigan game, and Dr. Dixon's husband, Dr. Kevin L. Dixon, snapped this shot of Jasmine on the field.

Go Bucks! Go Jasmine!
Photo by Dr. Kevin L. Dixon


E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out sophomore Maddie Wallace's blog, featuring her thoughts on composition, analysis, and other coursework. 




FINAL WORD

Mary Hinkson in 2006.
Photo by Rose Eichenbaum.

"Every meaningful experience contributes to your becoming a more complete and versatile dancer--a total dancer. These opportunities to perform outside the Graham repertory and vocabulary of movement allowed me to experience my body in new and exciting ways. I consider myself very lucky and can say with confidence that I've had a very rich and fulfilled dance life."

--Mary Hinkson, 
by Rose Eichenbaum


Mary Hinkson, one of the first black dancers to join Martha Graham's company, died this week at the age of 89. Learn more about her life and career here





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Have a wonderful break! See you in 2015. 

Monday, December 01, 2014

Week 15 Announcements: December 1-5

NEWS + UPDATES

Don't miss Fieldwork: A Research Presentation by the Freshman Class this Friday, December 5 from 3-4:30pm in Sullivant 141.

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

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

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

GRAD NEWS

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

Job postings: University of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteMacalester CollegeUniversity of FloridaRichard Stockton CollegeWilliams College

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

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

Applications for May study abroad programs are due on January 1! Information.

2nd Annual CalArts @ Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition: The Emerging Artists Competition welcomes submissions of dance media in any dance style or genre. The competition includes two categories--high school and undergraduate college--and allows students to compete only with other students. Submissions are due January 16. Information.

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

Undergraduate Summer Funding Research Awards: These $3,500 funding awards support full-time, faculty-supervised undergraduate research or creative activity projects over 10 weeks in summer semester 2015. Applications are due February 15. Information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: University of Maryland, College Park.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

See funding opportunities...

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

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

"Dance Dramaturgy and the Question of Research" presented by Katherine Profeta on December 2nd from 5:30-7pm in the Media Lab (343) via livestream from Temple University's Dance Studies Colloquium Speaker Series. Come join in attending this lecture together and get a sense for the field’s current scholars and their work. Contact Dr. Kosstrin for more information.

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

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

Tap Workshop for Epilepsy: Saturday, December 20 from 5-7pm at Center Stage Dance Studio in Akron. Funds raised support the needs of Emma Christie, an eleven-year old dancer diagnosed with epilepsy at age six. Teachers include Jeffrey Christie and John Manzari. $30 for one class/$40 for two classes. Register.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

SEE ART
Ca'la Henderson, Audrey
Gerlach and Mare Kolodgy
in rehearsal for
The Nutcracker

Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting: 2nd Year MFA Kristina D'Onofrio's Ballet 3 students along with Ca'la Henderson (BFA '15) will perform excerpts from Act II of The Nutcracker at the Ohio Statehouse's annual festival on December 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm. Information.

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

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

More performances...

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

A helpful hint from Mitchell Rose: "Want your own copy of PhotoShop for your Mac?  Well, it’s not easy--you have to pay at least $20 a month to rent it.  But there’s a great PhotoShop alternative called Pixelmator that only costs $30--to OWN.  It’s very powerful, with all the features of PhotoShop you’d need, and it can open and save PhotoShop files. I have stopped using PhotoShop and just use Pixelmator." Check it out here.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

Thank you to our student assistants for a great semester! Innas Al Razi, Olivia Hensal, Jessica Roller, Ibrahim Sakawe, Taja Tolliver and Katie Winternitz are the friendly faces who welcome visitors into our offices and support all the goings-on of the Department. Your professionalism and work ethic is so appreciated!

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Christine Ghinder's e-portfolio, Dance Vehicle is featured this week. Check out her recent reflections on contemporary class and choreography. 




FINAL WORD

To fly we have to have resistance.
--Architect Maya Lin

Friday, November 21, 2014

Week 14 Announcements: November 24-25

NEWS + UPDATES

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

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

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

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

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

GRAD NEWS

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

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

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

See funding opportunities...

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

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

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

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

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

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

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

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

More performances...

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINTER STUDY BONANZA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOUT-OUTS! 

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

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

Congratulations, Michael!  


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

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

Congratulations, Josh! Congratulations, Kelly! 

Kelly and Josh dancing together.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

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



FINAL WORD

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

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


Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your break. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Week 13 Announcements: November 17-21

NEWS + UPDATES

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

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

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

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

GRAD NEWS

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

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

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

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

More job postings...

UNDERGRAD NEWS

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

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

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

More funding opportunities...

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

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

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

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

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

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

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive applications are now available! This year, you can choose to study for ten days in New York City or five days in Pasadena, California. Register before October 20 and the $20 application fee will be waived.

More intensives, festivals, and workshops...

SEE ART

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

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

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

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

More performances...

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOUT-OUTS! 

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

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

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

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

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

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK


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




FINAL WORD

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

Friday, November 07, 2014

Week 12 Announcements: November 10-14

NEWS + UPDATES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNDERGRAD NEWS

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

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

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

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

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

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

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

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive applications are now available! This year, you can choose to study for ten days in New York City or five days in Pasadena, California. Register before October 20 and the $20 application fee will be waived.


SEE ART

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

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

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

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

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOUT-OUTS! 

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


E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

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



FINAL WORD

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

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