Friday, May 01, 2009

Week 6 Announcements: May 3-9

Featured video: OSU dancers perform selections from Blue Grass by Susan Hadley the 4/22 Brown Bag. Video by Eva Dujardin Dale.

May 7–9, 2009
Thursday – Saturday, 8 pm
Saturday matinée, 3 pm
Riffe Center’s Capitol Theater
77 South High Street, Downtown Columbus

$18 general admission
$13 seniors, students with ID,
BuckID, children under 12
$10 groups of 10 or more

CAPA: (614) 469-0939
OSU Theatre Box Office in Drake Union. (614) 292-2295
Ticketmaster: (614) 431-3600or

“Brown Bag” sneak previews of Dance Downtown are scheduled at the OSU Urban Arts Space, 50 W Town St. Wednesdays, April 22 & 29 at noon. Both events are free.

Face time with the dancers! Throughout the month of April rehearsals for the May concert will be open to the public. Monday – Thursday, 12:30-2:30pm. Studios 1, 2 & 3 in Sullivant Hall. Enter the northwest doors facing the oval and follow the signs.

Visit the Dance Downtown 2009 website for more info, including videos, profiles and
photo galleries!

Announcing the first annual (if not only AND very unofficial) Departmental No-Talent Talent Gong Show Wednesday, May 20; 7pm in Sullivant Theatre
For rules, regulations, disclaimers, and registration please see the attached flyer. If you are not familiar with the original wacky and zany Gong Show or want to reminisce, make sure to watch this video.

Between Eye and I
A site-specific work choreographed and conceived by Noelle Chun and Yu Xiao. This collaboration of choreographers, musicians, and dancers represent a melding of traditional and contemporary backgrounds, aesthetics, and interests in making dance works. Based on improvisational practices and scores. It explores a visual relationship between bodies and un/natural landscapes provided by Franklin Park.

For more information, visit the Foreground Dance website or email

With All My Heart
Sunday, May 17 at 7pm
An expression of Praise & Worship through the Arts presented by Deborah Billow and Cortney Crenshaw

We seek to bring the embodied worship experience outside of its normal setting of a church, and allow it to be experienced, viewed, and understood. We want to educate the viewers about how Christians use the arts to express Worship and Praise through a full-bodied expression we call dance. Our program also features music, mime, poetry and visual arts. A reception will follow the program. All proceeds benefit the Mid Ohio Food Bank. Come and Support!

ACCAD's Annual Spring Open House:
Friday, May 8; 4pm-7 pm.
We had some interesting projects this year that will be featured, along with student thesis work, animations and interactive media research:

a. ProMusica - Thurber Dogs | Link
b. The Bakery Shop | Link
c. Synchronous Objects | Link

The event is free and open to the public. Parking in front of 1224 Kinnear will be available (not ticketed) between 3:30pm-7:30pm. Food and drink on hand. For directions, click here.

The Popular Music Working Group will hold its May meeting at 11:30am on Friday, May 15, in the Hagerty Café. We're reading Tricia Rose's The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop ¬and Why It Matters (New York: Basic Books, 2008 - link). The discussion is open to any faculty and/or graduate students interested to be involved.

The Group was formed by graduate students, from various departments, with shared interests in the study of popular music, for the purpose of providing a forum in which to discuss interests that span feminist theory, race and ethnicity studies, social and political theory, and aesthetics. Among others, of courses.

Benefit night at Zanzibar Cafe Thursday, May 7th at
750 E Long St Columbus, OH 43203
The cover charge will be $5.00 for the night with a dollar going to Dance4Life Columbus. We will be there to discuss the event and promote. We really need your support for this event by inviting friends and family to come out. We also want the support of Dance4Life Columbus artists who are making our show and our efforts what they are today. Please R.S.V.P - your attendance would mean the world to us! Learn more here or call (614) 252-0577.

Night of Electronic Music
Please join us for an evening of Electronic and computer based music. Original works by Anthony Vine, Robert Lunn, Benjamin Williams, Luis Obregon and Michael Wall. The concert is free and will happen in Sullivant Theater on May 22, 2009 at 8pm. For more information please contact Michael Wall at

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
The renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents over 300 performances and events from June 24 to August 30, including over 200 free events, from talks and interviews to film screenings. Community classes and Master Classes are open to the public. The Pillow Archives house documents, correspondence, photographs, and film from the earliest days of dance at the Pillow to today. For more information go to the website.

Legendary Frank Manning Transition to the Ancestors
Please excuse this manner of address to convey the news about the sad loss of Frankie Manning to jazz dancing worldwide and to the many other people whose lives he passed through. Along with many others I'm attempting to ensure everyone hears about his passing promptly. The New York Times moreover kindly published a piece I've written about Frankie thus the content of this notification comes from with inside the now mourning swing-scene. - Terry Monaghan

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