Friday, April 03, 2009

Week 2 Announcements: April 5-11

Featured video: Trailer for Thinking On Their Feet: Women of the Tap Renaissance. A documentary film by Jenai Cutcher. See below for details about the premiere.

Thinking On Their Feet: Women of the Tap Renaissance
a documentary film by Jenai Cutcher
Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 4pm
Wexner Center for the Arts
Film/Video Theatre
$15; $10 Seniors and BuckID
Tickets available at
Brenda Bufalino, Heather Cornell, Lynn Dally, Acia Gray, and Lynn Schwab will be in attendance for this premiere event! They will join me for a brief discussion following the screening. In addition, Lynn Dally will be teaching a master class in the Department of Dance on Monday, April 20 at 10:30. Please visit the Facebook event page to RSVP.

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 checkout the project website.

Hixon Dance presents Airs and Dances
an evening of live music and dance
Friday April 17 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm
Friday, April 24 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm
The Fisher Theatre at Columbus Dance Theatre
592 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH

Hixon Dance will be presenting four new works in our upcoming show "Airs and Dances" with all live musical accompaniment! Featured music includes works by Debussy, Poulenc, and local composer Jacob Reed. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. Sold at the door, or in advance. For more information, please visit the Hixon Dance website.

Anna and The Annadroids
Anna and The Annadroids will be performing at Pivato, the special events room at Due Amici on Sunday, March 29 at 7pm. The show is free, but come early because the seating is limited. Due Amici has a Happy Hour going on from 4:30pm until 6:30pm, then the Privato doors open at 6:30pm.

Oh, and don't forget to come to our Bunny Hop Bunny Party on April 18th. DJ Moxy and Roevy will be spinning, and that means that we will be dancing all night long! Of course, you can also egg-spect there to be other egg-stra special Easter surprises. So, channel whatever bunny you like (Bugs, The Easter, Jack The, Playboy, Ski, Scott The Blue, Bean, Floppsy, Moppsy, Cottontail, Peter, The White, The Killer... you get the picture) and come ready to hop, hop, hop with us until Easter morning! Anna and The Annadroids are very busy these days. To see their performance schedule visit their 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.

Shape up this Spring with Karma Cleanse April 4-25, 2009. Register for Online Cleanse here.
Admission Free April
The Chicago Cultural Center celebrates the cultures of the world through the visual and performing arts! Chicago Cultural Center Presents, a concert series that showcases critically acclaimed national and international musicians, features Indian classical musicians The Carnatica Brothers on April 8, Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis on April 25, and Cape Verdean songstress Carmen Souza on April 27. And on April 24, the Cultural Center presents an opening reception for an exhibition of Chinese contemporary art, The Big World: Recent Art from China. Visit the Chicago Cultural Center website for more information.

Danses Afro-Américaines 1930-2009 Conference
April 1-6, 2009 at Centre National de la Danse
For more information go to their website.

Be Creative @ Your Library
My name is Pam Hankinson. I am the Children’s Coordinator at the Alexandria Public Library, Alexandria, Ohio. We are a small 1 stop light town located about 25 miles east of Columbus in Licking County. Every year, we sponsor a summer reading program the community children. The theme for this year’s program is “Be Creative @ Your Library.” During June and July, I feature programs and performers for kids to participate in that relate to our theme. I was interested to know if there were programs or performers available through the Department of Art that would be willing to help us out this summer. If you could contact me with any information, I would appreciate it. Please feel free to email or call. I am usually at the library Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Pam Hankinson
Children’s Coordinator
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr.
Alexandria, OH 43001

New Eurhythmics Course This Summer
Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Music 757) with Dr. Susan Chess
Credit Hours: 3
MWF First Term 3:30-5:30 PM
Studio 2 in Sullivant Hall, OSU Department of Dance
Participants from all majors and experience levels are welcome to enroll. Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an approach to teaching music that was devised by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze teaching musical concepts in the context of movement. Class activities will include working with the concepts of pulse, accent, meter, rhythm, upbeat, downbeat, form, phrase, and tone color. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with movement, playing instruments, manipulating and creating text, vocalizing rhythms, working with props, and creating music in a non-threatening environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Susan Chess at:

Peer Career Advisor
Would you like the chance to give back to the Ohio State community by helping students just like yourself? Perhaps you are even interested in a future career in the fields of student affairs, communication, human resources, advising, counseling, editing, or teaching? Become a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) with the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office!

Benefits of being a PCA:
• Make your own future internship/job-search easier by becoming knowledgeable in the areas of resumes, cover letters, interviewing, etc.
• Gain valuable experience for your own resume
• Be among the first students to find out about employment/internship opportunities and networking events on campus
• Meet new people each day that you volunteer
• Internship credit may be available from academic departments
• The PCA's volunteer a total of 6 hours/week; these are unpaid positions

• Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in either of following colleges: Arts, Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary Programs
• Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
• Must have obtained at least a B- in English 110 (or an equivalent writing course)
• Willing to attend training on Sept. 21 and 22, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Willing to commit for the 2009-2010 academic year (AU, WI, and SP Quarters)
• Willing to have some schedule availabilities between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. M-F

Application Process:
See attached application form or request one by email to The completed application form, along with a resume, must be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday, April 22, 2009.

See attached for some nice press in Dance Magazine! Also, check out this video on the Forsythe project featured on the OSU main page. Congratulations to Norah, Maria, and all of you who have been involved in the Forsythe Symposium.

Dear Friends of the DNB
Attached is the current winter issue of the DNBulletin. Please ENJOY, as there is some interesting information here!

Important Dates
Monday April 13 and Tuesday April 14, the External Reviewers will be visiting the Department as part of a University mandated Annual Review process. Simon Dove, Chair of Dance at Arizona State University, Jan Erkert, Chair at University of Illinios, Champagne-Urbana, and Kariamu Welsh, Chair at Temple will be our guests, please make them feel welcome. They want to meet with you!
Monday, April 13
Undergraduates: 12:00pm-12:30pm in Studio 1
Graduate students: 2:00pm-2:45pm in Studio 4
Tuesday, April 14
Graduate students may stop by on Tuesday morning from 8:00am-9:00am in the Conference Room for additional interaction. They will have questions and you can share your perceptions of strengths and opportunities in the department.

New York City Housing
Do you need housing in New York City this summer? (or anytime) Here is a great organization I met with that offers affordable and flexible housing:
Educational Housing Services is a Not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully furnished housing to students, grad students and interns coming to New York City throughout the year. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community of your peers. EHS can also provide housing the summer after you graduate from your program. So if you are contemplating living in New York but don't want to make a yearlong commitment, this could be a solution. Check out their website or call 1-800-297-4694 for locations, rates and availability.

Remember to check out our dance intensives page on the OSUDance website for complete listings! It is linked to the current student resources page under " travel, research and seasonal dance opportunities"

The 2009 Apogee Institute Maine Summer Workshop

5 Day Choreography Composition Workshop
June 29-July 3, 2009 – Blue Hill, Maine
See attached flyer or go to their website for more information.

Lingo Dance Intensive
Of special interest to those who may have participated in KT Niehoff's master class last year! A two-week intensive dance investigation for pre-professional and professionals only. Click here for flyer.

July 13-July 24, 2009
Monday - Friday, 10a-6p
Velocity Dance Center
915 E. Pine St. Seattle WA 98122
Cost: $500
Payment plans & scholarships available
Contact KT Niehoff at or 206 349.8772 for more information, or visit the Lingo Dance Theatre website.

The New York Baroque Dance Company
Historical Dance Summer Workshop

July 25 - August 1, 2009 at Goucher College
For more information and/or to register go here.

Turkish Rom Dancing with Ahmet Ogren in Istanbul
September 26-October 3, 2009 For more information and/or to register go here.

OSU Dance is now on Twitter! Click here to follow our updates. We'll be using this account to send out up-to-the-minute reminders for events and performances. Just another way to stay informed.

The Dance Downtown website is up! Much more will be added to the site as the date approaches, so check back for more images and video clips. Be sure to RSVP here on Facebook and invite all your friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Dance4Life Columbus Event Committee is holding open auditions on Wed April 15th and Sat April 18th at Pomerene Hall on the OSU Campus. Audition times are from 11AM to 4PM. We are looking for ALL dance backgrounds and styles, Spoken word artists, musicians, film students, and so forth. Danee4Life is the largest youth movement in the world against HIV/AIDS! We are putting on a summer fundraiser to raise money for the organization. Our mission is to unite,inspire, and mobilize the columbus community to support Dance4Life and to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS so that we may all move closer to a cure.
You can learn all about our event mission and what we are looking for at our event website at or visit for more information on the organization.

Open Auditions-

Wed April 15th and Sat April 18th at Pomerene Hall on the Ohio State University Campus
Times: 11AM to 4PM