Friday, March 13, 2009

Week 11 Announcements: March 15-21

Featured photo: Ming-Shen's Ku "Still Time" preview, performed at the OSU Dance Winter Informance.

William Forsythe Symposium: Choreographic Objects
Wed, Apr 1, 2009
Wexner Center for the Arts
William Forsythe, his collaborators, and other authorities
gather to discuss his concept of "choreographic objects."

Exhibition preview; 2:00 pm
Performances of Monster Partitur;
2:30 & 5:30 pm; Gallery D

; 3:00-5:00 pm
Film/Video Theater

You'll hear about how this idea took form in the works on view in the exhibition William Forsythe: Transfigurations and in Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe, an ambitious new web project created by Forsythe with Ohio State's Department of Dance and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD). For more information on other associated events to this symposium,
click here.

Other Symposium Related Visiting Artists
Tuesday March 31, 2009
• Alva NoĆ« 12:00pm-1:00pm. Brown Bag Lecture and Book Signing on dance, perception, and consciousness; Sullivant Hall, Main Theater
Thursday April 2, 2009
• Marcia Siegel 8:45am-10:15am to speak about Bill Forsythe and more; place TBA; all invited.
• Scott deLahunta 2:45pm-4:15pm to speak about creative research practice and the projects he is involved
with in Europe; place TBA; all invited.

Please also note that our Forsythe inspired work will wrap up in the 8th week of the quarter (May 18-22) with Dana Casperson!

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.

Ron K. Brown’s Evidence
Experience the spirit & energy of a phenomenal internationally know dance company-Ron K Brown-Evidence! STIMULUS PLAN PRICING: $5.00 off all ticket prices-call today or visit the King Arts Complex online.

Wittenberg University also presents Ron K. Brown’s Evidence as part of The Wittenberg Series on March 18, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at Kuss Auditorium in the Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Ave. in Springfield, OH. Tickets are FREE and may be reserved by calling the Clark State Performing Arts Center Box Office at 937-328-3874.

Contemporary Dance Theatre Presents: Gesel Mason
“No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers”
March 20 & 21, 2009, 8:30 pm
Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts
Tickets are $27 & $22; $17 students & seniors; ETA member benefits apply.
Tickets may be purchased at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office at (513) 621-2787
or online.

Footloose – The Musical – 10th Anniversary Tour
Friday, March 20, 2009 at 7:30pm
McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany, OH 43054
To purchase tickets, click here or call (614) 939-2245

Relay for Life
Interested in becoming a part of a great cause? How about RELAY FOR LIFE? Two Freshmen, Theresa Elwell and Alex Vetrano, have created a group, Dancers for a Cure, that will be participating in the event on May 9th. This is a great way for the department to bond as a community and to proudly walk in hopes of finding a cure for cancer. If you are interested, please email Theresa - or Alex -, to get the information on how to join!

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.

Buckeye Showcase: An Evening for the Arts
April 22nd, 2009; 7:30-9:30pm
Mershon Auditorium
Free for anyone from Ohio State, $5 for the community
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 looking for performances from Ohio State students that have a talent that they want to showcase.

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

Homeless Family Foundation
My name is Brianna Lombardi and I am a member of Phi Sigma Pi, an national honor fraternity here at OSU. On April 17 we will be having a lock-in with the Homeless Families Foundation at the Dowd Center in Columbus, Ohio. Many of the children that will be attending the lock-in enjoy dancing. I was wondering if there was any faculty, or graduate student that would be interested in teaching a short hip-hop routine to the kids at the lock-in. The lock-in will provide these homeless children a night of fun and opportunities of events they would not normally have. If anyone would be interested please let me know:

What's Happening @ Hedwig!!!
March 2009
Jan Bartoszek, Founder/Artistic Director
For more information visit their website or email

Attention Choreographers - consider entering a competition!
The Dance Teacher Summit is committed to promoting emerging choreographers who further the art of dance. The A.C.E. Award Competition is a great opportunity for choreographers to expose their work to one of the most influential audiences in dance. If an OSU dance piece is chosen as a finalist (dance majors or grads!), the Department will help with travel expenses up to $1,500 for the group of students.
For details click here.

Dance4Life : Two upcoming auditions!
• Monday, March 23 at the Columbus Dance Theatre from 4:00pm-7:00pm
592 E. Main St. Columbus, OH 43215
• Tuesday, March 31 at BalletMet
322 Mt. Vernon Ave. Columbus, Oh 43215
Additional dates are being set up for the Ohio State University Campus and will run later than these two auditions. Remember we are interested in seeing all different talents. Choreographers are also encouraged to come to. We look forward to seeing you all there! For more information click here.

A well-known and well-connected local children's dramatics program has available an unpaid internship for a dance student for Spring Quarter. They are preparing a program based on "A Chorus Line." They need choreography for several numbers. The commitment would be between March 10 and sometime in early June. The time commitment is every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00. The program includes 7 or 8 children in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Please call Imaginating Dramatics, located in Grandview at 1634 W. 1st Avenue, (614) 486-0594. Ask for Jill Eliot.

Shutter-Think Photography
I am currently looking for dancers for a photo series. I am specifically looking for multiple dancers who wish to collaborate with me on choosing a location to perform your piece so I can photograph it. Of course you will get a copy of my full size images for your own use. You can see examples of some of the images I have taken so far here.
Please email or call 614-507-7954 to get the ball rolling. And spread the word! -Nick Fancher

Undergraduate Research Scholarships
The spring deadline for applications for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship is April 27, 2009 and there are several forms attached: for information, for the application, for the advisor's recommendation, as well as information and an application for graduation with distinction. Please contact Sheila Marion if you have any questions (email: or call 292-0645 for an appointment or question).

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 on line. 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.

Winter Concert
Congrats to all the choreographers and dancers and production staff in Winter Concert – a fully realized evening of dance and a great feeling of “company” pulling together for the whole.

Congratulations to Laurie Atkins who has been offered a tenure track job at Appalachian State University! Go Professor Atkins.

Lab security
Attention Grads, Faculty, and Staff: Please remember if you are the last person to leave the media lab to turn off all the lights and activate the security alarm. There have been several reports over the last week concerning this lapse in the security of our shared equipment and space. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Spring Concert Adjudication
Due to the richness of our lives and schedules at the end of this quarter, the spring concert adjudication has been rescheduled. The NEW date is April 4 at 2:00pm sharp. This is the Saturday after the first week of classes. A sign up sheet will be posted on the production board for everyone who plans on showing work. For those of you who are selected, you will add 750 on Monday, and the first class will be April 10.

Reserving Studio Space
Reminder: outside groups must submit requests to the chair for use of any of our spaces (studios, theatre, rotunda...) So all student organizations, fraternities, sororities, clubs, dance companies, community projects outside of the curriculum, need to let the chair know the request for space. With good communication and with contractual agreements about cost and responsibilities, some external use of the spaces may be possible in off times. Click here for more information about reserving studio space.

Please note regarding our instructional spaces for classes and projects:

Our Media Lab will have a new card swipe for access. This will be installed over spring break. Please be patient as we get that system up and running.

The Project Studio, is a more specialized work area for special projects that might require either the unique audio equipment therein, or extended hours of editing, available through a petition. Because the Project Studio is adjacent to the Sound and Light booth for the theatre, the studio cannot be used during concert weeks (tech and dress rehearsals and performances) from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night of a run. Michael Wall is in charge of managing the calendar.

Please be responsible for the care and upkeep of the lab and the project studio.
NO FOOD or DRINK, respect for noise and activity (including clearing all your personal gear after each use), and appropriate handling of printer, scratch disk, your own accounts etc.

Departmental Meeting
Friday April 3, 2009 from 11:30am-12:30pm (NOTE: CORRECTED TIME) in Studio 1
Spring Quarter is full of events – let’s take a moment to get on the same page and move forward with joy and mutual support.

Department Review
Heads up April 13 and 14 we will have three distinguished colleagues here to conduct the external review of our program. Simon Dove, Chair at Arizona State University, Jan Erkert, Chair at University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana, and Kariamu Welsh, Chair at Temple, will be with us mostly on Monday April 13. Students are invited to meet with them: Undergrads 12:00-12:30, and Grads 2:00-2:45 (am hoping rep rehearsals can let you go a little early). They will want to hear your perspectives.

Dear Friends of the Dance Notation Bureau
In this world of change, the DNB is making changes! To be current with the times, and to be more environmentally and economically correct, they are providing the DNB Library News in PDF format. We think it will be convenient for you and we certainly hope you will continue to read and enjoy the information. Have a good read!

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