OSU DANCE WELCOMES SUSAN RETHORST
Join us in welcoming Susan Rethorst to the department.
Rethorst teaches from the point of view that making is an endless quest with ever-shifting ground. Encouraging an attitude of fueling work with one's questions, not regarding plans or themes as pre-requisites, she regards teaching as a conversational mode: exercises are proposals in action.
She is here for five weeks, teaching "Current Issues" and "Grad Comp" andavailable for other meetings, gatherings, conversations, viewing work....
AND A NOTE FROM SUSAN, HERSELF...
Hello, OSU !!!!
I am here as a guest with light teaching load so that I am available for other things as well - individual help with projects, watching rehearsals, conversations about dance in Europe (as I teach there a lot also)..what else? whatever you think might be useful.....
I am planning to do a sign up class for undergrads - keep an eye out for that..
AND, I will take this opportunity to spread the word about a super summer program I started, called SUPA - takes place in June.
June 4 – June 30
Festival for Choreographers
Tere O'Connor Susan Rethorst Ann Carlson Roseanne Spradlin
Studio Upsun* in Pennsylvania is a new initiative designed to provide opportunities to engage in in-depth investigations of choreographic practices. We have looked for rigorous and sophisticated choreographers who are also interested in teaching and its relationship to making. We have given them an entire week to work with a limited amount of students (max 14) via composition, repertory, mentoring, or any combination of practices they feel useful. It is our hope that these workshops will result in a give and take of knowledge and practice that is rigorous, personal, intense, and intensely pleasurable.
*Upsun: (noun) the period between the rising and setting of the sun.
FRIDAY FORUM: PROFS PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH!
Friday Forum May 11
12:30-2pm Studio 5
Norah Zuniga Shaw and Bebe Miller talk about their new research
“The Forsythe Project” and “Necessary Beauty”, respectively,
moderated by Scott deLahunta, visiting researcher from Amsterdam.
Glimpse the collaborations involved, the interdisciplinary research
methods, early visual results and the remarkable new ways dancers
are reaching out and inviting others into a world in motion.
Snacks provided. Questions and discussion Encouraged!
OSU FACULTY, GRADS, AND ALUMNAE RETHINK PRACTICE AND THEORY IN PARIS
Several Department of Dance faculty members and graduate students will present their research at a conference in Paris June 21-24. The conference, entitled “Rethinking Practice and Theory” (Repenser Pratique et Théorie) represents a partnership among three co-hosting institutions: the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) and the Centre National de la Danse (CND). 110 of 440 proposals were selected for this event, and the Department of Dance is pleased that five faculty members, three graduate students and a dozen or more alums have been selected for participation.
Karen Eliot, Professor, will present her paper “Dancing through the War: British Ballet and Public Morale in the Second World War.”
M Candace Feck, Assistant Professor, will present “The NO/ON Project,” a performative paper, including text, bilingual readings, dance, and a sound/video score.
Nicole Stanton, Associate Professor, and Bebe Miller, Professor, with alum Katja Kolcio (Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University) will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Some Things are only effectively known through their enactment: An investigation of the teaching/learning of contemporary dance technique.”
Norah Zuniga-Shaw, Assistant Professor, will present “Visualizing the Nature of Choreographic Thinking in William Forsythe’s “One Flat Thing, reproduced.”
Hannah Kosstrin, OSU Lecturer and incoming PhD candidate in Dance Studies, Kosstrin will present a paper investigating the relationship between Anna Sokolow and the Joseph McCarthy era: “No Fists in the Air: Anna Sokolow and the Cold War.”
Annie Beserra, MFA candidate (Au 07) will present her paper “‘Just As It Comes to You’: Choreographing Alternatives to the Lacanian Self,” and will perform in Feck’s “NO/ON Project.”
Anna Reed, MFA candidate (Sp 2008) will perform in Feck’s NO/ON project.
1st year MFA candidate, Jenai Cutcher will participate in the Stanton/Miller panel discussion and will also document the OSU presence on video.
Karen Mozingo, PhD candidate in the OSU Department of Theatre, will present her paper “Feminism, Parody, and Lotte Goslar: Rethinking Ausdruckstanz through Exile and Autobiographical Theory.”
Alums of the department participating in the conference include: Catherine Turocy, Bala Sarasvati, Victoria Watts, Anne Burnidge and Sylvie Fortin.
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etc., inspired in part by events at Virginia Tech
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