Sunday, November 04, 2007

Weekly Announcements | WEEK 8: November 5-11, 2007

Dance Dept. Performance
Amy Schmidt's MFA studio project
of reconstructing Fred Berk's 1953 "Holiday in Israel" is underway! There have been two successful performances thus far at the Temple Israel Religious School (Oct 28, grades 3-7) and Indianola Elementary-at-Everett (Nov 2, grades 2-3). The cast and crew (see below) have been fabulous and the children have all enjoyed a little dancing with Israeli culture/dance/background and fresh challah (bread). The last two school performances will be on Monday, November 12 at Bexley High School and Arts Impact Middle School.

The Lecture/Demonstration in Sullivant Theatre is for the Department of Dance and the general public to come and enjoy the performance (and Amy talking :-). It will be on Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30pm in the Theatre.

SPECIAL REQUEST: Amy needs two more crew members for the Nov 10 dress/tech on Sullivant stage and the Nov 13 lec/dem. Crew members would be backstage and so need to be able to come to the Nov 10 tech from 9am-1pm and at the Nov 13 lec/dem from 3:30-5:30pm. Please email Amy at if you are interested.

Special thanks to the Holiday in Israel cast & crew and all the collaborators for their wonderful work so far!
Stephen Andrews,cast
Loganne Bond, crew
Kate Brock, crew
Laura Bunner, crew
Vicki Derenzo, cast
Lauren Dunford, cast
Sina Fastabend, crew
Megan Gutierrez, cast
Melissa Hockman, cast (Art major, Dance minor)
Marni Levine, cast
Bailey Mazik, cast (HS Senior)
Charity Myers, cast (Business major, Dance minor)
Melissa Nagel, cast
Kate Perry, crew
Christin Wilson, cast (Linguistic grad student)
Mai Yamada, cast (Design major, Dance minor)
Sheila Marion & Valarie Mockabee, MFA committee
Lucy Venable, coach
Kerry Taylor & Nadine Spray, costumes
Michael Wall & Sue Chess, theme song music recording
Thallia Blight (Pharmacy school staff), videography

Visiting Scholar: Janice Ross
Nov 5-6, 2007
Monday Nov 5:
D 161: 8:30-10:18 (Sullivant Theatre)
“Anna Halprin and Vanishing Spectators in 1960s Performance”
Coffee and conversation with PhD committee: 10:30 – 12:00
Wexner Center Cafe
Dance Criticism and Aesthetics: 4:30 - 6:00
“The Interested Act of Dance Criticism” (Conference Room)
Dinner: 7:00 pm (North Star Café)
Janice Ross and guests: Susan Van Pelt Petry, Candace Feck, Norah Zuniga-Shaw, Hannah Kosstrin, Laurie Atkins, Annemari Autere
Tuesday Nov 6:
Resources Seminar: 8:45 - 10:00
Lecture and book-signing: 10:30 – 12:00 (Library Room 066)
“The Public Dancer”: Ross will discuss her research from H'Doubler to Halprin and into prisons, followed by a book- signing. Barnes and Noble will provide books for purchase or order.

Master Class
On Monday, November 5, JoAnna Mendl Shawwill be offering a master class during Abby's 10:30 technique class.

JoAnna Mendl Shaw is currently a choreographer and teacher whose work stretches the boundaries of traditional dance. After establishing her dance career in New York City, Shaw went on to complete an MFA at The University of Utah. She also taught, toured, and performed with the Bill Evans Dance Company in Seattle, taught on the faculty at Cornish Institute, and directed her own Seattle-based company, Danceworks Northwest.
Shaw moved back to NYC in 1991, taught on the faculty at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Princeton University, and Montclair State. In 1994, Shaw completed her certification in Laban Movement Analysis, which initiated an interest in developing an interdisciplinary movement language that would bridge dance and athletic training. These investigations led Shaw to teach and choreograph for the Swiss Gymnastic Federation, become a performance coach for the Swiss Olympic Gymnastic Dance Team, and choreograph for ice dancers and in-line skaters. Of the five commissioned works Shaw created for Ice Theatre New York, two remain in their permanent repertory. Shaw is also the recipient of two NEA Choreographic Fellowships.
In 1997 Shaw began investigating a merger of dance and equestrian artistry. In 1999, she formed The Equus Projects: a company of NYC based dancers who collaborate with high-level equestrians throughout the country, creating performance works for dancers, horses, and equestrians. Merging the worlds of arts and athletics, The Equus Projects has produced full evening performance works for arts and equine venues, performed with live orchestras, and trained with internationally recognized equestrians. The company has gained national recognition for its innovative teaching of clinics for equestrians.
Shaw continues to teach composition for The Juilliard School. She also teaches improvisation, composition, and choreography for the Ailey/Fordham University BFA program.

Dance Link
Dean Karen Bell
talks about why she went to college and how she decided to go to college.

Student Wellness
The November Student Wellness Center Newsletter has been posted at

In this issue…
- Tips for healthier tailgating
- Upcoming wellness events
- Part 1 of our "Choosing to have sex" series
- Information on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- And much more!
This newsletter is a monthly periodical put out by the OSU Student Wellness Center, a division of the Office of Student Affairs. The Student Wellness Center is located in B130 RPAC. 292-4527

Artist Roundtable Discussion
Artists: Join the Discussion
The Greater Columbus Arts Council invites local artists to participate in a series of discussions about their needs for success, and how GCAC can better play a role in helping them reach their goals.

GCAC will host four Artist Roundtable discussions throughout November at various Columbus-area locations to get feedback from the individual artist community. The following is a list of dates, times and locations for each session:

5-7 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 7 at the Columbus Music Hall, 734 Oak St.
7-9 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 8 at Junctionview Studios, 889 Williams Ave.
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 12 at the Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St.
4-6 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 18 at the Panera Bread meeting room in Clintonville, 4519 N. High St.
All sessions are open to any individual artist, regardless of medium. Students are also welcome. To attend one of the Artist Roundtables, RSVP to Alicia Oddi, GCAC Grants and Services Director, at or 224-2606 X 807.

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