Friday, October 17, 2008

Week Five: October 20-26

Featured photo: Image from Flying Lesson (2007) by Phil Harder, Rosanne Chamecki and Andrea Lerner. To be shown at this Wednesday's Dance on Camera screening.



SCREENING #2 | October 22, 2008, 7 pm, Sullivant Theatre
La Vie est Belle | Tristan Duhamel, France, 2004; 3.13m
| Suzon Fuks, Australia, 2007; 5.8m
Horizon of Exile
| Isabel Rocamora, United Kingdom, 2007; 22m
| Kelly Hargraves, USA, 2007; 4m
Fantastic Flower Shop
| Pawel Partyka, Denmark/Poland, 2001; 15m
Flying Lesson
| Phil Harder, Rosanne Chamecki, Andrea Lerner, USA, 2007; 4'37m

AUDITION: Susan Hadley and Jenai Cutcher will hold an audition for the finale of Drums Downtown, choreographed by Jenai. Bring tap shoes. Dancers without tap shoes but possessing strong rhythmic and percussive skills are also welcome.

Studio 4
Monday, October 27, 2008

Alexander Technique Master Class. This week the department is also offering another master class open to all dance majors. On Wednesday October 22, 2008, there is space for 5 dancers (only!) to join Level 5 Modern in Studio 3 from 10:30am-12:00pm. The class will be Alexander based modern technique taught by Rebecca Nettl-Fiol and Luc Vanier. All other modern classes will meet as usual. Be sure to sign-up on the bulletin board outside of the costume shop.

VISITING SCHOLAR: Ann Cooper Albright

Ann Cooper Albright will visit the OSU dance department next week. She will give a Lecture/Demonstration in Sullivant Theatre on Thursday October 23, 2008 from 8:45am-10:15am based on her new Loie Fuller book Traces of Light: Absence and Presence in the Work of Loie Fuller, followed by a book-signing. At 10:30am that same day, she will lead a contact improvisation class in Studio One (a sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the costume shop).

There are screenings of The Royal Ballet of London performing various ballet and repertory pieces over the next month or so. Screenings are run by Opus Arte and Arts Alliance Media and located at Rave Motion Pictures, which is located at Polaris in Columbus. To view show times and ticket information go here or here.

URGENT!! A Kirkistan filmmaker is in residence at Ohio University for the next month, looking for a male tango dancer. She is interested in this form of dance in ironic places like a burger king parking lot or cornfield. If you know tango, or can teach tango, or want to learn tango for the film, please contact Julie Cruse at, and she will put you in contact.


The Performance Improvisation Ensemble (started by students last year) is going strong again this year. We have a new blog for the Ensemble to chronicle and document our process. To visit the blog and leave a comment, go to:

Thanks! Ensemble Participants: Alex Bowden, Vicki Derenzo, Caitlin Ewing, Sarah Gibbons, Meredith Hurst, Kelly Onder, Joanna Reed, Katie Stehura, Ashley Thorndike, and Norah Zuniga-Shaw.


Lounging Around notes: Dear Undergraduate and Graduate students. The student lounge, in the south end of the basement, is for your use and enjoyment. There is a fridge, microwave, comfortable couches, table and chairs, and reading material. Please enjoy it and let your student reps know what you could do to make it even better. Graduate students: please note - the break room in the Faculty and staff corridor is no longer a place for extended conversations and lunches. This is for two reasons: first, the space as you know, is being used for some meetings and conferences, and secondly, that area is adjacent to staff and faculty offices and the noise level can be distracting. For convenience to your TA and Fellowship offices, the fridge/microwave can certainly be used, but please don't linger for long. You can mingle with others at the tables by the west stairwell, or in the student lounge. Thanks for making this work.

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