Friday, January 30, 2009

Week 5 Announcements: February 1-7

Featured video: Lecturer Meghan Durham leads her morning technique class on Friday, January 30th.

Online Telematic Dance: Buy Sell and Trade
Julie Cruse is conducting research with a team of designers to construct the visual identity and usability of a network she is creating for Telematic Dance - Buy, Sell, and Trade (*note* that is not the title, its a description). The prototype is viewable here.

It is password protected, but if you contact Julie, she will give you the password for participation in this research. Julie is looking for volunteers to participate in the participatory design research she is conducting. Details will be revealed upon email communication. If you are interested, and want the chance to help shape this network for you and the dance community, please contact Julie Cruse at

Even if you do not feel you have time, there will be surveys around the department next week, which you may fill out and put in Julie's mailbox. Also, you can opt to fill out a survey electronically and email it back to Julie with the subject "survey." This survey will be emailed out to the department and greater dance community next week.

Aesthetic Formalism
Wednesday, January 28 2009 at 4:30 pm in George Wells Knight House (104 E. 15th)
The OSU Department of Philosophy, the departments of Art and History of Art, the School of Music, and the Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities are pleased to present "Aesthetic Formalism" by Nick Zangwill of Durham University, England.

The prospects for aesthetic formalism need reassessing. Nick Zangwill outlines a feasible moderate version and develops it in response to various challenges. The modern debate will be linked with a related renaissance debate. Some of the challenges to formalism will be more philosophical, but others will be more political. In particular, the universal availability of formal values has been challenged. The connection with classicism will be touched on.

Nick Zangwill is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. He previously taught in Glasgow and Oxford Universities, and has been Visiting Professor at Brown University and the University of Tokyo. Nick's primary interests include aesthetics, metaethics, philosophy of mind and metaphysics. He has published two books on aesthetics and has another forthcoming on the philosophy of mind.

Come see P.I.E. at the Composer's Workshop Concert
Tuesday, February 3rd at 8 pm in Weigel Hall
Enjoy a night of new musical works composed by Ohio State University students in both graduate and undergraduate levels. P.I.E. will be performing in collaboration with Anthony Vine’s “Albanian Collage.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Awesome Weekend Workshop
Saturday, February 21
and Sunday, February 22
Spontaneous Combustion; Crafting Performance in the Moment: “Implode, Explode, & Blow It Up, then Perform" by LIKE YOU MEAN IT (Noelle Chun, Adriana Durant and Annie Kloppenberg) hosted by cm2 (Columbus Movement Movement). At the Ohio State University, Pomerene Hall (Building 067). To see more details and RSVP, follow this link. Space is limited to 25 participants so register NOW!

Note to all Graduate Students:
Please meet me for the Second Annual Town Hall Meeting for Graduate Students with the Chair, Friday, February 6, 2009 from 4:30pm-6:00pm (light refreshments included) in the Studio 5 “White Box”. 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.

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

Telematic Lecture with Deborah Friedes
From Graham to Gaga: The Batsheva Dance Company, Then and Now. February 6, 2009 from 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Studio 5 (White Box)

Deborah Friedes is an independent dance scholar based in Tel Aviv. She received her BA in dance history from Brown University and her MFA in dance from The Ohio State University. In 2007-2008, Deborah researched Israeli contemporary dance on a Fulbright grant. Throughout her Fulbright year, she blogged and podcasted about her experience on several websites. After moving to Israel in 2008, Deborah founded Dance In Israel, which features both her earlier research and continuing coverage of Israeli contemporary dance. She also initiated Dance Bloggers, an aggregator for dance blogs.

Batsheva Dance Company
Batsheva, an Israeli dance company presented by the Wexner Center, will conduct a “Gaga Workshop” on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 from 10:30am-12:00pm in Studio 1. Make sure to sign-up as there are only 30 slots. For more information on “Gaga”, please see the attached flyer.

Japan Dance Now
Yoko Higashino of BABY-Q will provide a master class on Friday, February 20, 2009 from 10:30am-12:00pm in Studio 1. A dance lesson for increasing physical intensity. Each participant receives personal instruction on developing greater body sensitivity through dance basics, then repertory work, and finally, improvisation. Please sign-up outside Studio 1.

Visiting Artist: Nik Haffner
Nik Haffner arrives on Monday, February 15 and will teach for four weeks, working with the 25 students who signed up for the Forsythe Workshop last quarter. Additionally, he is bringing two dancers with him from Berlin University – Friederike Plafki and Louise Wagner. Please make them feel welcome as they study and dance with you. We welcome our growing international connections. Nik writes: “After studying dance at the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne, I was a dancer with William Forsythe/Ballet Frankfurt from 1994 until 2000 and am now a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. Following a special interest in combining dance with new media I am making work for stage, film and exhibition. Since working on the development of the Forsythe CD-ROM Improvisation Technologies, I have been regularly collaborating with the ZKM, Center for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe. As of November 2008, I am visiting professor at the HUTZ Center/Dance Department of Berlin University.”

Bates Dance Festival Internships 2009
Calling alums of Production 298! Are you homesick for the fun, camaraderie, and honest work of production? Do you have fantasies of escaping to the beautiful state of Maine at the height of summer? If so, join Carrie C. at the Bates Dance Festival. We'll be supporting Bebe Miller, Tania Isaac, Battleworks Dance Company, Kate Weare, and many others. Apply soon, as the application deadline is February 27, 2009 (receipt date)! Click here for more info and to download 2009 internship application.

The Festival's internship program offers qualified individuals an opportunity to work side-by-side with our professional staff. Interns will receive on-the-job training in technical production, videography, arts administration or dance education, while gaining valuable contacts and in-depth knowledge of contemporary dance. Interns receive housing and meals, and complimentary tickets to performances. Dance education and administration interns may register for up to two classes a day. Technical Production and Video interns receive a $300 stipend (upon submission of receipts) to assist with travel.

Technical Production/Lighting Design: Interns work closely with production manager, Carrie Cox, lighting supervisor Price Johnston, the production staff, visiting technical directors and artists as part of the crew for the Festival's public performance series of 11 concerts. Interns are responsible for hanging, focusing and operating lights as well as sound, stage carpentry and theatre maintenance. Interns will participate in an ongoing lighting seminar that culminates with an opportunity to assist in design of the Different Voices concert. Applicants must have prior experience and a strong interest in dance production. Interns must be on campus July 6-August 11. Four positions are available.

The School at Jacob’s Pillow Auditions
New York City & San Francisco. For more information please go to their website.

Helsinki International Ballet Competition
There are still a few days left for the deadline of Helsinki International Ballet Competition. All information can be found from their website.

Please make sure to open the attached document to view schedule changes and clarifications for Spring Quarter 2009.

Business Courses
Undergraduates, please note the following business courses recommended for arts entrepreneurship. Faculty, please note for advising purposes.

• Marketing course is BUS-M&L 490 – Entrepreneurial Marketing – taught in the fall and no prerequisites.
• Finance course is BUS-FIN 590 - Entrepreneurial Finance – taught in spring and no prerequisites.
• HR course is BUS-MHR 590 – Leading High Performance Companies – taught in winter and no prerequisites.

August 1–15, 2009
Study West African Dance and Drumming in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso This Summer! Dance and Drum with Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project & DAFRA Drum Ensemble. In association with Napam Beogo/Center for Artisans and Visual Arts. For more information see the attached flyer.

International Workshop with Russian Director, Sergei Ostrenko
March 9-14, 2009
Performer's Physicality in the Methods of Meyerhold, M. Chekhov, and Stanislavsky. Biomechanic, Psychological Gesture, and Physical Action
Located in Austria in the historic refurbished castle in Leitring bei Leibnitz. Accommodation and three meals per day for participants are provided. Working language is English. Programme involves intensive practical training, lectures and discussions. Each morning will begin with the warm-up based on the principles of Biomechanics. Participants will be learning one of Meyerhold's etudes. To apply for participation, candidates should send CV/résumé with photo and a letter of motivation stating the dates of the event to
For more details, go here.

Summer at ADF
Six Week School: June 11 - July 26
Four Week School: June 28 - July 25

Dance Professionals Workshop Weeks: June 21-27, June 28-July 3, July 5-11, July 12-18, and July 19-25. For more information, visit the ADF website or connect with us on Myspace and Facebook

Ballet Hispanico’s 2009 Summer Intensive Program
Auditions: January 30, 2009 at the The Ohio Theatre Rehearsal Room, 55 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio. Class is from 6-7:30pm (Ballet). Registration begins at 5:30pm. For complete information on Ballet Hispanico’s 2009 Summer Intensive Program, please visit their summer program webpage.

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