Friday, January 09, 2009

Week 2 Announcements: January 11-17

Featured photo: ARC dancers rehearsing on the Sullivant Hall stage last year.

The ARC Dancers are Ready to Rock!
David Covey is happy to report that ARC has been moved to Fridays this quarter from 1:00pm-2:00pm in Studio 4 starting on January 16th. The hope is that this new time will resolve any conflicts with Rep. You do not have to come to every session, so please consider joining when you can. Contact David if you are interested.

To learn more about the amazing dancers of ARC, read the article featured on the December 11th cover of onCampus entitled Dance Party.

Works in Progress
The department has spotlighted 3 Fridays from 12:30pm-2:30pm this quarter for everyone to show works in progress. This is a great opportunity for students, staff and faculty to get feedback/input. Please consider opening for input the dances you are working on hoping to adjudicate for an upcoming concert, papers you are presenting or submitting for presentation, MFA Projects, Senior Projects, videos in various stages of completion or WHATEVER.

The first opportunity will be this coming Friday, January 16th in Studio 1. There is a sign-up sheet on the newly dedicated bulletin board for such stuff outside Studio 1. John Giffin will get to you regarding the next showing, which will be during the Undergraduate Audition on February 13th. The final date is February 27th and will be open to everyone. For those not wanting to show - please join in the process. Any question, please contact Michael Kelly Bruce.

3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Studies
This Conference, entitled The Body in Pain and Pleasure, will be held Friday January 16th at OSU in Hagerty Hall with keynote speaker, Georgetown University Professor Ariel Glucklich. All are welcomed! Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Collaborative opportunity with the OSU Department of Music
We are embarking on an exciting endeavor here at OSU. We have the opportunity to promote unity and further strengthen the connection between OSU and our community. We are part of a bigger community not just academia. We are planning a full-production concert featuring people from our community and OSU. This concert’s focus is the spirit of music and dance as one. This event will take place on May 12th, 2009 and we are in need of your expertise as dancers and choreographers to make this project a success. This concert will be a tour quality show with lighting, smoke machines, a full band, dancers, intros, outros, segues, video pieces, acting scenes and etc. This event will be videotaped and used to promote further inter-disciplinary efforts regionally and at OSU. If you are interested in participating in this ambitious collaboration, as either a choreographer or a dancer, please contact Shawn Wallace
Professor of Music at or 614-439-4245.

The OSU Department of Greek and Latin presents
Greek Tragedy and Modern Dance in the 1930s with speaker Artemis Leontis of the University of Michigan on January 15, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. at OSU University Hall 448.

Greek tragedy was an important component in the oeuvre of world-renowned dancers from Erick Hawkins to Martha Graham. The lesser known American director, choreographer, and composer Eva Palmer Sikelianos was influential in their work. For more than a decade, Sikelianos experimented with ways to animate the ancient chorus through song, dress, and dance so as to move contemporary audiences. Drawing on unpublished correspondence and notes, this talk unearths a little-known episode in the story of modernism's encounter with ancient Greece in order to trace themes of liberation--spiritual, artistic, sexual, and political – as they weave their way into mid-20th-century performances of Greek Tragedy.

Note to all Graduate Students
Please meet me for the Second Annual Town Hall Meeting for Graduate Students with the Chair. This is a chance for some face-to-face time to ask questions about anything, keep me in the loop about life in Sullivant Hall as a graduate student, and for you all to see each other out of classes and rehearsals. It will be just us.
When: Friday, February 6, 2009 from 4:30pm-6:00pm (light refreshments included).
Where: in the “White Box”.

Visiting Scholar: Dr. Lynn Brooks
What: Lecture and Publication Workshop
When: Friday, January 16, 2009 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Music and Dance Library Room 066
Book Signing: Dance Department Outside Room 022 following the Workshop at 12:00pm
Open To: All Graduate Dance Students and Interested Undergraduate Dance Majors.
See attached for more details on Dr. Brooks' workshop.

Visiting Artist: Maurice Hines
What: Master Class
When: Monday, January 12, 2009 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Mr. Hines will also provide a lecture-discussion on his work on this same day from 3:30pm-5:00pm at the Drake Performance Center/Roy Bowen Theatre.
Where: Studio 1
Open to: All Undergraduate Dance Majors and Graduate Dance Students.
Please make a note that Susan Hadley's Modern Class will be cancelled on this day. Students in her class are required to either sign up for this master class or attend another technique class.

Sign-Up: A sign-up sheet will be posted.
See attached for more details on Mr. Hines' master class.

Visiting Artist: Ming-Shen Ku
Ming-Shen has arrived from Taipei, Taiwan and is here for the whole quarter teaching a section of modern technique, Contact Improvisation, and creating a new work for Dance Downtown. We will arrange a “meet the artist” session as part of the first Friday Workshop, January 16.
Click here for more information about Ming-Shen.

Job Resource

For those of you who are job searching, remember that there is an up-to-date listing of job openings on the Department of Dance Web site. For your convenience you can also access this information through this Blog by clicking on the link entitled OSU Dance Job Board in the left margin.

The Third Annual Department of Comparative Studies Graduate Student Conference entitled The Body in Pain and Pleasure will be held next Friday, January 16th in Hagerty Hall. Keynote speaker, Georgetown University Professor Ariel Glucklich will lecture on Pain and Explanation in Comparative Religion from 6:00-8:00 pm in Page Hall, room 0010. Download flyer for more information.

Office of Student Life Launches Online Film Competition for Students
As part of its ongoing collaboration with the Inspire USA Foundation to promote the health and well being of young people worldwide through the use of technology based, culturally competent interventions, the Ohio State University Office of Student Life launched an online film competition for OSU students on January 5, 2009. Real to Reel will allow students to use their creativity to promote positive messages about mental health while offering them the chance to win multiple prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000! All OSU students aged 18-24 are encouraged to enter. Filmmaking experience is not required - tech support resources will be available both online and on campus so anyone with a compelling story can participate. Click here for contest rules, deadlines and a list of tech resources. For further information about the contest, or the OSU - Inspire USA collaboration, please contact Dr. John Vaughn
( or Alison Sauers ( at the Wilce Student Health Center.

Department Scholarship Information
The 2008-2009 Department Scholarship Application and Information file on the Department of Dance Web site has been updated. To review this information go to: Resources > Current Students > Scholarship and Grant Info section.

USG Academic Enrichment Grants
The Undergraduate Student Government is proud to offer the Academic Enrichment Grant and the application is now available online. Grants are available to undergraduates of all majors for the amount of $500. Some examples of possible uses of the grant are research, creative work, professional development activities, and conferences. Applications are due January 30, 2009. The application can be found here. Questions can be directed to Alex Swain at

Stravinsky’s Les Noces (Svadebka, The Wedding) and the Ballets Russes
Department of Music, Winter Quarter 2009
W F 2:30 – 3:48, Music Library
MUS 950.01, call number 14933-3. 5 cr.
See attached flyer for more information.

In an ongoing effort to maximize communication, both bulletin boards that are in the Studio 1 hallway will now be all about communicating day to day business of the department: current and upcoming quarter’s schedules, production calendars, cast lists, technique lists, course announcements, Monday announcements. Please make a daily habit of checking it out. The Dance Notation Bureau bulletin board will now be outside the costume shop, next to the DVD player where we can watch repertory.

For those of you who are looking for dance opportunities outside of OSU, remember that there is an up-to-date listing of seasonal dance intensives on the Department of Dance Web site. For your convenience you can also access this information through this Blog by clicking on the link entitled Seasonal Dance Intensives outside of OSU in the left margin.

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