Sunday, May 18, 2008

WEEK NINE: MAY 19-23

loaded with good news...

SPECIAL EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Motus Humanus Advanced Seminar 2008
Research, Writing, and Publishing
July 10- 13, 2008
Millennium Harvest House Hotel
Boulder, Colorado
Presentations on (a) how to plan and conduct research and (b) how to identify publication outlets and prepare submissions, combined with (c) writing workshops and (d) individual tutorials. Participants are encouraged to bring writing samples, research and article ideas, and other works-in-progress.
Fees: The seminar fee is $195 for Motus Humanus members and $270 for non-members. Membership application forms can be downloaded from our website: www.motushumanus.org

OHIODANCE FESTIVAL: RESCHEDULED
Saturday, May 31 @ The Ohio State University Dept. of Dance, Sullivant Hall
Please click here for more information.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
JUMPING OFF POINT: 2008 SENIOR DANCE CONCERT
Wed-Fri, May 21-23, 8pm; Sullivant Theatre
$10 general admission, $5 students and seniors
Check it here!

ALANA HARDISON SENIOR PROJECT
Friday, May 23, 12:00-12:30 pm
Sullivant Theatre
Please join Alana for the premiere of Constant: Live



Choreography: Jenai Cutcher with Alana Hardison
Performance: Alana Hardison
Music: Brian Casey
FREE!



DEPARTMENT OF DANCE ELECTIVE INFORMANCES
Wednesday, May 28, 7pm
Thursday, May 29, 7pm
Friday, May 30, 5pm
Sullivant Theatre
FREE!


SOLOLOS
MAY 21 - OSU KNOWLTON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE; 6:00 PM
MAY 23 - OSU OVAL; 11:00 AM
MAY 26 - OSU RECREATION & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CENTER; 11:00 AM
MAY 27 - OSU RPAC; 12:30 PM
MAY 28 - OSU OVAL (raindate); 11:00 AM
MAY 30 - OSU SULLIVANT LIBRARY ATRIUM; 10:30 AM
For updates, please check HTTP://DANCE.OSU.EDU
FREE!
Sololos is one of the purest expressions of Trisha Brown’s love affair with choreographic structure. Created in 1976, it is a study of causality - cause and effect, as well as logical processes, properties, variables and facts in which dancers respond to instructions called to them from a dancer offstage. The piece begins in simple unison, quickly unravels into visual complexity, then re-ravels itself back to its beginning prompted by instructions given by the caller. Governed by strict adherence to a set of rules and requirements, it exists in endless permutation as a function of these improvised calls. The vocabulary is entirely fixed, yet the form is composed in the moment.

THIOSSANE WEST AFRICAN DANCE INSTITUTE 7TH ANNUAL CONCERT
Saturday, May 24, 7:30pm
Vern Riffe Capitol Theatre
Tickets: $13 children, $16 students, $22 adults
for more info visit www.thiossane.org or call 614-252-7077

REMINDERS AND SHOUT OUTS
CONGRATULATIONS
AND FELICIDADES
Fasten your seatbelts, people...
KAREN BELL has been named the Associate Vice President for Arts Outreach. Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the President, Jeff Kaplan, says “In creating this new position, Ohio State is affirming its commitment to the arts, which are critical to the cultural and economic vitality of our state. Our renewed outreach efforts will naturally include education and business outreach. We want to vigorously support the arts as another essential component of our plan. Karen is the ideal choice to lead that effort.”
VICKIE BLAINE will receive the 2008 Alma Hawkins Distinguished Leadership Award from the Council of Dance Administrators (CODA). This is given to an individual who has made
longstanding and significant contributions to the field of dance, which we know she indeed has, and still is! She will join the CODA group in Minneapolis in September to receive the
award and join the distinguish roster of leaders in dance education.
JENAI CUTCHER has been awarded a University Presidential Fellowship. This fellowship recognizes outstanding scholarship and research ability, plus provides recipients with the opportunity to devote full time to their dissertation research - in this case a film she is making "Thinking On Their Feet" - a feature-length documentary about the women who revolutionized the art of American percussive dance. Congratulations and thanks also to Vicki Uris, Chair of Grad Studies and Jenai’s committee chair, and Candace Feck, advisor, for the support and work they put into putting Jenai forward.
MEAGAN GRUND, SARAH LEHMAN, SYDNIE LIGGETT, and KATIE PERRY presented at the Denman Undergraduate Forum in the Arts and Architecture category. All four shined and enjoyed the opportunity talk about and present their work and Meagan and Sarah won first and third places, respectively. We are proud of you all!
For more info and to whet the appetite for all the future Denman presenters, click here!

CHRIS HAVNER auditioned for the Rotterdam Dance Academy on April 26th and 27th. The auditions were held in Bern, Switzerland. He was accepted into their program for next year.
MEAGAN GRUND AND ALL THE DANCERS AND VOLUNTEERS - dance majors and beyond - who helped to present an exciting and well executed Columbus Cares on Saturday night. This was a new and wonderful alliance for fundraising for Dancers Responding to AIDS, and Meghan, you have done us all proud.
p.s. Meagan made a trailer.

and if that's not enough...
see what others are saying about us on the new RECOGNITION PAGE on the OSU Dance website. If you hear something to include here, please email Melissa.

SOPHOMORE MENTORING
Friday, May 23, 10:30-12:00
Further information on Junior and Senior planning, contract development, and hopefully answering your many questions as we move forward. Meeting in Studio 5 with faculty who will become your Advising Colloquium advisors.

SENIOR MEETING
FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2:45-4:15
Meet with Chair Susan VP Petry in Conference room
Exit Interview - give the skinny on your time here, get information on alumni linkages, plan farewell ceremony, and more.

PLANNING AHEAD
Friday, May 30, 10:30-12:00
Departmental Informance, Scholarship Awards, and information on guests and activites for 2008-2009!

NEW DANCE ON CAMERA CHANNEL
Dancemedia.com was launched by Macfadden Publications, the publisher of Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Now, Pointe, Dance Spirit and other dance magazines, set up a dance on
camera channel. The site invites you to upload your videos. Check it out!


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