Thursday, February 19, 2009

Week 8 Announcements: February 22-28

Featured photo: Visiting Artist Nik Haffner teaches a technique class as part of the Forsythe Workshop.

Greetings, Department of Dance community!
Please remind your friends, families, loved ones, not-so-loved ones, students, co-workers, and other relations that we would love to offer – in exchange for ushering a single departmental performance – a complimentary ticket to our upcoming Winter Concert. Class instructors, this is a great way to offer incentive to your students who may need to attend the concert anyhow!
All ushers are expected to arrive by 6:45pm on the evening of their chosen concert. Simple instruction will be delivered at that time. Though we promise not to pull teeth or to steal their lunch money, ushers do need to sign up on the sign-up sheets located on the production board outside Studio 1. Please help me spread the word!

Thanks as always.
Your humble servant, Carrie "Ticket Stubs" Cox

Drums Downtown VI – Sound in Motion
Friday, February 27 & Saturday, February 28
; 8pm
Riffe Center/Capitol Theatre; 77 S. High St.

Drums Downtown VI tickets are now on sale. Call CAPA: (614) 469-0939 or Ticketmaster: (614) 431-3600. Special offer for OSU students! A limited number of $5 tickets go on sale February 17 and are available at the Ohio Union Information Center at Ohio Stadium (1961 Tuttle Park Place, between stadium gates 22 & 24). Visit Explore Columbus for more information.

Visit to learn more about the continuing collaboration between the OSU Percussion Ensemble, Department of Dance, Department of Art and ACCAD (Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design). This year's Drums Downtown, Sound in Motion, will truly be a multi-disciplinary event!
Featured dance pieces include:

• Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea (choreography by Susan Hadley)
• Telisi Odyssey (choreography by Maria Glimcher)
• before john (choreography and dance by Ming-Lung Yang)
• Terra Firma (choreography and dance by Jenai Cutcher; original score by Joe Krygier)

Percussion Studio
The percussion studio at The Ohio State University offers comprehensive training to undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing for careers in music performance, music education and the music industry. The percussion studies program is designed to foster the development of a student’s musicianship, technical proficiency and versatility in all areas of percussion.

For more information on a list of concert information & video clips of percussion studio performances, including information about Drums Downtown go to or visit the Percussion Studio's facebook profile.

Perform in the South Campus Gateway
South Campus Gateway invites OSU student artists to perform (music, theatre, dance, etc) at Gateway. Performances venues include The "Alley" (outdoor public area), in the lobby of Landmark's Gateway Theater and inside various coffee shops & restaurants. The schedule is almost unlimited. The artists may choose the date(s)/time(s). Performances can be scheduled now thru the end of the year. Please contact Jerry Johnson at to schedule your performance or for more information

Ballet Master Classes with Nik Haffner
Nik Haffner will be teaching the 8:45am-10:15am Ballet Classes next Wednesday (02/25/09) and Friday (02/27/09) in Studio 3. There has been tremendous positive feedback from his instruction in the Freshman Ballet Class on his "contemporary and dancerly approach," as quoted from several students in this class.

There is a sign-up sheet outside of Studio 1 for anyone interested within the Department of Dance. There is a limit of 10 slots for each day, as Nik is teaching an already established class. I just posted the sign-up sheet and Friday's class is already almost full. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a different approach to Ballet.

Music and Dance Library
Dear Students and Faculty,
We have wonderful resources in the Music and Dance library and the librarians and staff do all they can to build our dance collection and help us with our teaching and research. However, all libraries are suffering cutbacks. Already our Music and Dance Library has reduced staff and cut back on its hours. Alan Green, the head of the Music and Dance library, has had to curtail spending on new acquisitions of videos, dvds, books and journal subscriptions. We want to stave off any further reductions! Some campus libraries are being eliminated and some are merging. Please make use of our library space as much as possible! Order your cds and videos and check out journals and books freely. This activity is necessary to show the library administration that we maintain a vital relationship with our dance-friendly library. I will quote from a note sent around by Alan Green: "It appears we are in a 'use it or lose it' situation, so I would like to encourage our students and faculty to not only visit the library more frequently, but to check out more books, scores, CDs and videos in the coming weeks and months."

Please think about how important this resource is. Even if you just go up there for a quiet place to read, the numbers will substantiate our claims.

Instinct ARENA Dances Summer Intensive Workshop 2009
June 1-5 and 8-12, 2009
9:30 AM - 4:00 Monday - Friday
Hennepin Center for the Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

instinct ARENA Summer Workshop is a two-week intensive designed especially for college students, adults, and young professional dancers. Students participate in full day workshops taught by ARENA Dances' founder and artistic director, Mathew Janczewski; a nationally recognized teacher and choreographer, to develop technique, improvisation, composition and performance skills. The workshop also includes learning the repertory work, "I need you now to abandon me," as well as for a selected group of advanced dancers the creation of a new work alongside the ARENA Dances company members with an informal showing at the end of the intensive.

Student Fees of $450 for the entire two-week intensive with a limit of 40 students. Please email or call 612-804-0238 for further information. The class will fill quickly we encourage you to reserve a spot now, as registration to the class will end on April 15, 2009.

Featured video: Project clip from
Music Skills 615, with Danielle Wancier and Dorian Ham.

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