Friday, May 22, 2009

Week 9 Announcements: May 24-30

Featured image: Bebe Miller directing a rehearsal of Daily Day. (More info below)

Daily Day
Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 pm
Together with Bebe Miller, eight dancers have created a performance that tracks the group's progress over 141 days. Please join us on our last day. Free performance! Performed by Nicole Gross, Annie Kloppenberg, Marissa Guthrie, Danielle Meier, Kelly Onder, Katie Stehura, Lily Skove and Rodney Veal. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ellis Regina/Tom Jobi and Mike Vargas.

Columbus Summer Dance Festival
OSU Dance and Columbus Movement Movement (cm2) invite you to come dance this summer in the second annual Columbus Summer Dance Festival from June 15-June 27. The festival integrates two exciting weeks of contemporary approaches to ballet, modern, hip hop, and yoga with a vibrant teaching faculty, whose creative passions and teaching philosophies underscore a contemporary approach to movement forms.

Artists include Movement Research Artist-in- Residence Yvonne Meier; New York-based hip-hop artist Manwe; former Cuban Ballet and Elisa Monte dancer Marden Ramos; yoga teacher extraordinaire Laurel Hodory, and dynamic, articulate teacher/choreographer Meghan Durham, director of Meghan Durham/Merge Dance. Two master classes will feature a Horton based technique with Maria Glimcher, and improvisation technique with Noelle Chun, blending into an open jam on Saturday, June 20th.

The festival offers three class periods a day, including two morning technique classes, followed by an intensive repertory experience each afternoon. Repertory participants will be creating new works with professional choreographers to perform in a final festival showing. Other festival performances include a Guest Artist concert, including a new quartet by Guest company GroundWorks Dancetheater from Cleveland; a curated evening of highlights from the past five years of showcases by festival co-sponsor Columbus Movement Movement cm2. More info at

Discovering the Light (The DeAngelo Show)
Presented by The Frank W. Hale Black Culture Center & Black Dance Alliance
Sunday, May 31, at 7-8:30pm
Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center; 153 W. 12th Ave
The event is a fund raiser, so give what you can :-)
Featuring dancers: Dora Fenyvesi, Erika Harris, Sammi Lipkin

Thiossane West African Dance Institute presents Cultural Trends featuring Ballet Kakilambé on Friday, May 29 at 7:30pm at the Vern Riffe Capitol Theater in downtown Columbus. Tickets are $22 adult, $16 student, and $13 children.

8th Annual Thiossane West African Dance Institute Dance and Drum Conference
May 30, 2009 at Columbus Africentric Early College, 300 E. Livingston Avenue in Columbus. For more information email, call 614.252.7077, or see attached brochure.

Rennie Harris Puremovement presents Illadelph Legends Festival 2009
Honoring and preserving the work of Hip Hop Dance Pioneers: Boogaloo, Locking, Popping, Hip-Hop, House, B-Boy/B-Girl, Afro/Funk and Salsa. One week of master classes, lecture demonstrations, open jam sessions, panel discussions, and break-out sessions from 9am-5pm daily July 20–26. University of the Arts, 211 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA 19102. To register go here.

Smag Dance Collective is holding auditions June 1, 2009 at the DCDC studios starting at 12:00 p.m.. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and the audition starts at 12:00 sharp. There are several contracts available for both male and female dancers. The base style of the company is contemporary with fusion and non-traditional elements. There are also opportunities for teaching. For more information they can call Michael Groomes at (937) 270-5117, email or visit the website.

Bebe Miller, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor
It is with pleasure to tell you that the Interim Dean has, upon the positive recommendation of the Awards Committee, elected to make Bebe Miller an Inaugural Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor for 2009. This allows her to hold the permanent honorific title of Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of Dance. Hopefully many of you can attend the College's Fall Faculty Reception on October 28, 2009, when she will be introduced as a member of the Inaugural Class of Distinguished Professors in front of the President, the Provost, and the collected faculty of Arts & Humanities. This is wonderful news for Bebe and for the Department.

Jirí Kylián Repertory Workshop with Jeanne Solan
Jun 15-19, 2009; Mon - Fri, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Jirí Kylián, the Artistic Director of the world famous Nederlands Dans Theater for over 20 years, presented the US Premiere of 'Songs of a Wayfarer," to rave reviews in 1982 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Peridance Center (link) is proud to present a Repertory Workshop of Kylián's 'Songs of a Wayfarer' taught by Jeanne Solan, an extraordinary teacher who danced with Kylián's NDT for over 25 years. The workshop will focus on a series of five pas de deux, set to Mahler songs (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen), and is packed with unexpected lifts and supported leaps. In "Songs of a Wayfarer," Kylián charts the passage of human relationships with his surprising and deeply penetrating style.This workshop is open for advanced level dancers only and will focus on partnering phrases. Male dancers strongly encouraged to participate. Students must pre-register online for full week.

Graduating Student Exit Interviews
Here's your chance to talk to the Chair, Susan Petry... How has it all worked out in the end? Have you learned what we hoped you did? What was your experience? What were the high lights and the low lights?
Seniors: June 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Conference Room, Sullivant Hall
Graduate Students: June 11th from 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Conference Room, Sullivant Hall

Graduation Ceremony – Seniors and Graduate Students
Here's your chance to celebrate, honor, roast, your three-four years here at Ohio State. Student Reps are helping to organize, but it takes a team! Plan your skits, speeches, ceremonies, etc. And faculty, make sure it's in your calendars!

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