Monday, March 26, 2007

Weekly Announcements: WEEK 1 | March 26-April 1


I, Annie Beserra, am now your loyal blogger. Thank you to Jaclyn Thompson for her fabulous work keeping us "posted" the last two quarters. Any requests for blog postings can be sent to The deadline for inclusion for Monday's posts will be 5pm the Friday prior.


This Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30pm the Grads are hosting an appreciation/information party for the Undergrads at:

Brewer's Yard Clubhouse
100 W. Frankfort St.
Columbus, OH 43206

7:30-8pm: Chatting, Chomping, and Cheer
8pm: Small Group Discussions

All undergrads are invited to bring their questions and concerns about navigating life within the department and beyond. There will be food and drink and lots of good cheer. Take the High Street Bus or carpool to get down there. Brewer's Yard is in German Village.


The New Ground series this year is centered around the " Technology
Expanding the Horizon: A Reinterpretation & Investigation of the Landscape "
symposium that is happening this week Thursday and Friday. An exhibit for the symposium that's up in Hopkins and Haskett includes two works by students in New Ground.

Technology Expanding the Horizon: A Reinterpretation & Investigation of the Landscape
Thursday, Mar 29 & Fri Mar 30, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Wexner Center Film Video Theater

In the past the landscape was understood as a physical place; the distance you could see to the horizon or the rows of corn needing to be plowed before sundown. Now, with ubiquitous Google Maps, the World Wide Web, digital photography and nanotechnology, the landscape, a physical place has been evolving into the landscape as a virtual place. As experimenters and meaning-makers, artists create an important dialogue about how technology impacts and changes our notion of the meaning of this landscape. To address these issues the Art & Technology area and the Photography Area within the Department of Art have invited artists, theorists, and scientists to participate in a free public symposium and exhibition of art and ideas about today's reinterpretation and creative investigations of the landscape.

Visit the schedule for specific information about each panel:

Karole Armitage Visits OSU Dance!

Armitage Gone! Dance , renowned choreographer Karole Armitage’s company, makes its Columbus debut performing its dynamically charged works for one-night only in the Thurber Theater at the Drake Center on Thursday, March 29. A Master Class with Karole Armitage will be held in the department on Thursday, March 29 during technique.


Please email Noelle Stiles at if you would like to be part of the production crew for Wunderkammer! Ushers/tech helpers are needed! If you're interested but cannot be there every night, please still contact her.


The OSU Department of Dance
and Colleen Leonardi and Noelle Stiles present

April 5,6, & 7 at 8pm

Admission is free.
Guests are asked to arrive early as venue seating is limited.
For seating information, email

Colleen Leonardi will premiere Waveland, a new work that includes Leonardi and Stiles as well as Adriana Durant, Jaclyn Thompson, and Yen-Fang Yu.

Leonardi’s master’s work examines the role of language in the dance-making process. Through choreography, Leonardi aims to explore “choreographic thought” and how ideas follow from a dancing body. Her research extends beyond dance-making to the creation and establishment of an online journal by, for, and about choreographers and dedicated to questions of craft, currently titled

Noelle Stiles will perform two works; a solo entitled MERGE, created in collaboration with Portland, OR-based choreographer Linda K. Johnson and excerpts from Bebe Miller’s seminal 1993 work Nothing Can Happen Only Once. MERGE will include an original score by Matt Jones and Delaney Kelly, as well as sculpture by architecture student Kyle Zaylor. Nothing Can Happen will be performed with dancers Robin Anderson, Adriana Durant, Tahni Holt and Jaclyn Thompson. Stiles’ master’s work has focused on the relationship between dance performance and the senses. Specifically, how the senses contribute to the embodiment of movement material, understanding somatic techniques, the creative process and audience perception of dance. Her master’s work is also concerned with the social and political implications of how the senses are engaged in postmodern dance/performance art. Additionally her research, will address the performer’s perspective and issues of performance through the creation of a website that will serve as a forum on performance.


The popular hip hop dance team, Dance Linx, will be having FREE workshop classes this Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 pm. The team will teach 3 to 4 fun and energetic dance routines. If you want to brush up on your hip hop skillz or experience the many styles of Dance Linx, then you wont want to miss the last workshop of the year! And if you can't get enough of us, immediately following the workshops will be auditions for the team at 3:00pm. This is your chance to be part of THE HOTTEST TEAM ON CAMPUS! Don't Miss It!

All events to be help at the RPAC in multipurpose room 3

Visit for more info!


Susan Manning will be doing a lecture in our department on Thursday, April 12. The title of her talk is "Ausdruckstanz across the Atlantic." She will be presenting in Candace's Postmodernism class (4:30 in the conference room) and there will be a book signing afterward. Her two books are now coming out in paperback editions. They are: "Ecstasy and the Demon: Feminism and Nationalism in the Dances of Mary Wigman" and "Modern Dance, Negro Dance."

Susan Manning has pursued her research interests in dance studies by working through the more established fields of drama, theatre, and performance studies. A Professor of English, Theatre, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University, she teaches the history and theory of twentieth-century theatrical performance, including dance, drama, and music theatre. Her first book, Ecstasy and the Demon (1994 de la Torre Bueno Prize), traces the shift from modernist bodies to fascist bodies in the works of Mary Wigman, Germany's leading dancer between the two world wars; a second edition appeared in 2006. Her recent book, Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion (2004), examines changing relations between modern dancers and African American concert dancers in mid-century New York City. Currently, Professor Manning serves as president of the Society of Dance History Scholars and as convener of the Chicago Seminar on Dance and Performance.

Susan is here in conjunction with a conference going on in the theatre department entitled "Disciplining Interdisciplinarity." The conference is Friday through Sunday and all are invited to attend.

The Disciplining Interdisciplinary website is up, active, and ready to take registrations (which are free to anyone interested). Go to:

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