Sunday, January 27, 2008

WEEK FOUR: JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 1

SPECIAL EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEER PERFORMERS NEEDED
Have you ever wanted to perform at the Wexner Center? Here's your chance. New York-based Nature Theater of Oklahoma is looking for both men and women to perform in Poetics: a ballet brut. No experience is necessary and we hope to see you on stage!
Get the details here.

SUPA 2008
July 7 – August 2
Festival for Choreographers with
Neil Greenberg, Susan Rethorst, John Jasperse, and Jeanine Durning
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.
For registration information, click here: www.wilson.edu/supa

OSU URBAN ARTS SPACE OPENING
The Ohio State University College of the Arts is unveiling the new
OSU Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus with a grand opening celebration Friday, February 8, 2008 5:30-8 pm
50 W Town St, in the former Lazarus building
Hosted by Karen Bell, Dean, College of the Arts.
Click here for more information about the space, a map and parking information.

DANCERS NEEDED
Julie Cruse is needs dancers for Choreobot: VICKI - Virtual Improvisational Choreographer/ Kinetic Instructor. Dancers will be collaborating in the design and performance of the piece to expand the performative and instructive uses. Dancers need not be available for the conference, but must be willing to dedicate 2 hours each week preferably on Sundays in ACCAD. No audition, all are welcome! If interested, speak to Julie or e-mail choreobot8@gmail.com

DANCE USA POSTS JOBS, AUDITIONS, INTERNSHIPS, AND MORE
check it on the regular right here: Dance USA


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

NATURE THEATER OF OKLAHOMA
Poetics: a ballet brut
Wed-Fri, Feb 6-8 | 8 pm
Black Box on Mershon Stage
$13 members
$16 general public
$10 students

No Dice
Sat-Sun, Feb 9-10 | 6:30 pm
Performance Space
$13 members
$16 general public
$10 students

See both shows
$22 members
$28 general public
$16 students
check the Wex website for more info.

REMINDERS AND SHOUT OUTS
ALUM OF THE WEEK
Jordan Fuchs teaches at Texas Woman's University, just premiered his new piece, Thicket, at Danspace Project in New York, and is an all-around nice guy.

from the SVPP Collection
Kudos to the hard work (long and late nights we hear) and wonderful performance of The Magic Flute...... Susan Hadley's as ever smart and adaptive choreography, and dancing by:
Jolene Bartley, Christianne Beffel, Alex Bowden, Cortney Crenshaw, Marissa Guthrie, Daniele Meier, Jamie Murzynowski, and Cecilia Petursson.

TED Talks (Technology, Education, Design)
If you haven't seen this talk, please take the time now - it's timely,
inspiring, sobering, and funny.....
My favorite line: "she's not sick, she's a dancer"....

from the TED Talks website:
"Why don't we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's
because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative
thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies -- far from being
cultivated for their energy and curiosity -- are ignored or even
stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are educating people out of
their creativity," Robinson says. It's a message with deep resonance."

It is particularly apt as here through our program and our faculty's and
students' research, we are increasingly exposing dance as a key spoke in the
arena of human ecology: whereby we might "reconstitute our conception of the
richness of human capacity...." for nothing less than the future of our
earth and humanity.



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