Friday, February 27, 2009

Week 9 Announcements: March 1-7

Featured photo: William Forsythe and Norah Zuniga-Shaw observe visiting artist Nik Haffner's technique class, part of the Forsythe Workshop.

Friday, March 13th; 10:30am-12:00pm in Sullivant Theater
It's that time: the departmental Informance sign-up sheet is going up today (Monday, March 2nd) on the board next to Studio One. Please sign up and share all the fabulous work you've been doing this quarter! Teachers: please think about what your class could present, or if individuals in the class have developed material that they should show. And then sign up! Students: what have you been working on? We want to know--so sign up!

Project XXY
is the collaborative distinction project of graduating seniors Jeff Marras, Jamie Murzynowski, and Yolanda Royster that brings together this exuberant trio’s creative talents in an extraordinary performance. Presented @ The EMMA Lab of The Ohio State University April 23-25, 2009. For more information on this performance check out the project website.

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.

Dayton Ballet
Columbus Dances IX

Please see attached flyer for more details on Columbus Dances IX.

Collaborative Opportunity with Shawn Wallace of 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 contac Shawn Wallace, Professor of Music at or 614-439-4245. Graduate Teaching Associates within the Department of Dance, please share this opportunity with your elective students. Please also attend my lecture called, “Professionalism for the Working Musician.” I’ll be discussing everything from, being on time and making a great first impression to appropriate dress and marketing strategies. This lecture will take place in 109 Hughes Hall at 5:30pm (March 5th, 2009).

Open Jam
You jam, I jam, we all love to open Jam!
Friday, March 6, 2009 from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Sullivant Hall, Studio 1
The first improv jam was a tremendous experience, of artists young and old coming together as a community. Many people requested more, and we are super excited to keep this going! If you missed out on the first improv jam, do - please - join in this time around! We had a wonderful time last Friday, filling the space with magical moments and positive energy, bringing studio one alive, playing and learning together. We are very glad to host a second (hopefully amongst many more) session of jamming together - dance, music, drawing, witnessing, at any level of comfort and experience. Do join us, even for a while; we'd love to have you and your friends there.

At a dollar a second, we're making history this Spring: the shortest dance with the longest credits! For a fully tax-deductible contribution of only $10.00, you can be co-producer of a new series of 10 Second Dances by Elizabeth Streb, with music composed by David Van Tieghem and projection design by Aaron Henderson to be premiered on March 27, 2009 as part of the Spring Home Season at SLAM. That's the price of a Mint Mocha Chip Frappucino and a plain scone! We will roll the producer's credits following each 10 Second Dance. All producers are invited to an exclusive backstage tour following each Saturday evening performance. To give $10 for 10 go here.

Buckeye Showcase: An Evening for the Arts
Do you have an amazing talent that you never get to showcase? Are you in a performance group that is looking for a chance to show Ohio State what you can do? We are looking for you!

Major Campus Events is presenting Buckeye Showcase: An Evening for the Arts.
We’re looking for performances from Ohio State students that have a talent that they want to showcase. The event will be held April 22nd, 2009 at the Mershon Auditorium. It will be free for anyone from Ohio State and $5 for the Community. The performances will start at 7:30 lasting until 9:30 that evening.

We are really trying to find diverse talents that people have throughout campus – it does not matter what major you are in – we want you to Audition or send in your YouTube video or DVD of your talents so we can let you know if you have been selected for the evening! We are also looking for artists to display artwork in our gallery before the performances begin! Contact Emily Madden if you have questions at

Oriental Culture Association (OCA) and Ohio Falun Dafa Association join together to bring the world-class Divine Performing Arts 2009 World Tour show to Columbus at Ohio Theatre on March 8th at 6:30 pm. Divine Performing Art (DPA) 2009 World Tour, with live orchestra to showcase its groundbreaking music that combines the best of Chinese and Western composition, tells legends and great tales with the help of state-of-the-art backdrops conjuring celestial palaces and pastoral vistas. Through lavish background sceneries, costumes, and choreography, DPA presents the very best of classical Chinese music and dance to honor the 5,000-year history of Chinese culture with works of consummate beauty and goodness. Visit this site for more information.

Artists in the Know!
The Columbus College of Art & Design is proud to present a series of informational workshops for creative minds seeking entrepreneurial advice. These professional development opportunities are not only oriented to visual artists, but provide great guidance for performing artists too.

Choose to attend one, two, or all three of these day-long workshops focused on your career as an artist, entrepreneur, or small business owner. Learn how to market yourself, how to price your work, how to start your own business, how to protect your intellectual property, and how to get funding! Network with artists from state and local galleries, too!

These workshops are open to the arts community, CCAD students, CCAD alumni, and anyone else who might be interested. Please see attached for a schedule of events and registration forms should be submitted to the CCAD Continuing Education office. For more information, please contact Tim Valentine at or 614.222.6176.

Non-Profit Career Fair
This year’s Nonprofit Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 9:00am-12:00pm in the RPAC (2nd floor meeting rooms). Attached you will find a flier for the event as well as the guidebook. Enjoy!

Columbus Dance Theatre Auditions
Columbus Dance Theatre, a contemporary ballet company, professional training school, and arts presenter located in Columbus, Ohio announces auditions for Company and Apprentices positions for the 2009-2010 Season. For more information visit the CDT website.

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble Auditions
Eisenhower Dance Ensemble is a contemporary repertory dance company based in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Repertory has included works by David Parsons, Michael Foley, Lila York, Steven Koester, Gesel Mason, Colin Connor, Pascal Rioult, Eddy Ocampo, David Dorfman, Billy Siegenfeld and artistic director Laurie Eisenhower, among others.

Professional level dancers should have a strong background in modern and ballet technique, along with performance experience. College graduates are preferred. Dancers are contracted from Mid-August through June. 35-40 week contract with national touring.

Auditionees should be warmed up and ready to learn movement phrases from EDE's current repertory. Finalists will be interviewed following the audition. Please bring a resume which includes references with contact information. For more information on the company, please visit our website and/or email

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum Applications Now Being Accepted!It is that time of year – the time to begin thinking about presenting your research at The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. The Denman will be held this year on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in the RPAC. Applications for the 2009 Denman Forum are now available online. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

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.

Doug Varone and Dancers Summer 2009 Workshop
June 7-27, 2009 at Purchase College
Early Registration ends today!
Register and pay online by midnight for discounts!
Registration ends April 27, 2009
Classes in Contemporary Dance Technique, phrasework, bodywork, choreographic devices, repertory and more. Evening events almost every night, including lecture/demonstrations, repertory showings, lectures, special workshops, and the ever popular bowling night. Visit their website today for registration and information.

More summer dance intensives are listed here on the OSUdance website.

Rodney Veal has been accepted as an Artists in Residence in the Blue Sky Project, based in Dayton, Ohio. Blue Sky Project is an innovative summer arts community in Dayton, Ohio. The program is committed to producing significant works of contemporary art by linking young people aged 14 – 18 from throughout the community with professional artists from around the world to pursue project proposed by the artists. The perspectives and insights of young people have a tremendous amount to offer artists and Blue Sky is interested in seeing what happens when they collaborate.

Attention all Dance Downtown performers!

This week, as part of OSUDance's promotion of Dance Downtown 2009, Melissa will be taking mugshots of all participating dancers near the elevator outside Studio 4. Time slots are coordinated to fall during break periods with some overlap with the beginning and end of your rehearsals, so upon the direction of your choreographer or at your own convenience please stop by sometime between Tuesday through Thursday, March 3-5 from 12:15-12:45pm 2:00-3:00pm. Dancers will also be asked to complete a brief questionnaire. The process should only take a few minutes.

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