Friday, April 10, 2009

Week 3 Announcements: April 12-18

Featured video: Trailer for Canaries in a Coal Mine: Artists in Lands of Conflict by James Graham. Premiering Monday, April 20 at 7pm in Sullivant Hall Theatre. See event listing below for details.

The Department of Dance at The Ohio State University presents MFA concert 3x3x3, featuring three original choreographic works from MFA candidates Kathryn Enright, recipient of an Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship, Sara Mitchell, and Daniela Wancier. These premieres culminate their graduate work. Tickets available at the door.
Thursday, April 16 thru Saturday, April 18; 8 pm in Sullivant Hall Theatre
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, students, faculty, and staff with BuckID.

Canaries in a Coal Mine: Artists in Lands of Conflict
Monday, April 20 at 7pm in Sullivant Hall Theatre
This dance on camera/documentary was created over the past 9 months--shot on location in Israel, Jordan, and the US. James Graham interviewed 10 artists with varying backgrounds and also filmed site-specific dance solos in the old city of Jaffa, the Dead Sea, and Petra. The 35 min. video looks at the role(s) of artists in areas of conflict. These artists explore their relationships to Politics, Religion, and Art, shedding light on these intense situations many people face.
See the preview at top of this post.

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.

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.

Tap with Lynn Daly
On Monday April 20th from 10:30am-12:00pm, Lynn Daly will give a master class in Studio 4. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Monday morning - the 13th.

teaching and administrative positions have been added to the professional resources page on the OSUDance website, including postings from Inspiral Motion, Old Dominion University, and Denison University. Updated listings on conferences, internships, residencies and auditions are also available.

The Arts and College Preparatory Academy (ACPA)

ACPA is an arts integrated high school on Columbus' far east side serving a diverse student population. ACPA is accepting applications for a dance teacher. An understanding and appreciation for IMPACT arts is a plus! You may visit our website at for information about our school. The position is a temporary position for the remainder of this school year, Monday through Friday from 9:00am through 2:30pm.It may become a permanent position next school year. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Principal Paula Lasley at

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 (740-924-3561). I am usually at the library Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

OSU Sports Medicine has been helping us over the past few years. Robin Hunter, a fabulous chiropractor that many of us have been going to for years, will be having hours in the Pilates Studio. She will typically be here on Friday mornings, but be sure to check at the door for sign-up sheets.

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.

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"

From Studio to Stage: Revitalizing the Humphrey Canon

The First Annual Symposium on the Choreography of Doris Humphrey focusing on the recent notation of her epic 1946 work, Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias. Presented by the Doris Humphrey Institute in collaboration with the official Doris Humphrey Foundation for Dance and Goucher College.

June 21–July 2, 2009
Goucher College
For more information, visit the Doris Humphrey Institute online.

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.

Join our extended Ailey Family on Facebook and MySpace
Call AileyConnect at (212) 514-0010 to learn more about Ailey's current programming, or visit the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre website.
The Ailey Extension - Real Classes for Real People

Full swipe card access for the media lab begins April 13, 2009. After this date this door should be shut at all times. Failure to shut the door may cause the the alarms to activate. Thank you for your attention. Enjoy the space!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does this include during regular business hours during the daytime when the office is open?