Monday, September 21, 2009

Announcements: September 21-27

Featured video: Excerpt from Dance Like Your Old Man. Six women imitate their dads' dancing in a film about fathers as seen through the eyes of their daughters. This film will be featured at the first Dance on Camera screening on 10/14. See below for details.

Department of Dance Welcome Picnic

Friday, September 25, 2009 from 5-7pm behind Sullivant Hall
All Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff are welcome! Come join us for Pizza & MORE!!!

Dance on Camera
October 14, 2009
Selections from Dance Films Association’s Dance on Camera Festival 2009
October 28, 2009
OSUdance Alumni Dance for Camera works. Please see attached flyer for more details.

“Thinking On Their Feet: Women of the Tap Renaissance"
Screening with Q&A
. Thursday, October 22, 2009; 7 - 8:30pm
Join us for a screening of the feature-length documentary, Thinking On Their Feet: Women of the Tap Renaissance. Following the screening will be a short Q&A session with director Jenai Cutcher. Thinking On Their Feet documents the women who revolutionized the art of American percussive dance. Determined to keep tap dance alive, they sought out former vaudeville and MGM hoofers and convinced them to return to the stage, forging a place for tap in venues better known for producing ballet and modern dance.

8th International Festival Danzalborde in Valparaíso, Chile
Call to participate/Videodance
October 30 – November 1, 2009
The Instituto Chileno Nortemamericano de Cultura and Danzalborde International Festival invites North American videodance creators to send their works for exhibition at this event.
Deadline: September 30, 2009. Please see attached for more details.

60X60 Project: Shawn Hove Seeking Dancers
There is a great event happening on Saturday, October 3, 2009: an accumulation of 60 new choreographic works set to 60 one-minute music and sound scores, called 60x60 Dance at the Wallstreet Nightclub in Downtown Columbus. And I want YOU TO BE A PART OF IT, and dance for me. BIG Sweaters is the title of the piece I am working on and it needs many many dancers. The more the merrier and all are welcome (from freshman to grads to faculty and staff). Just show up, don’t be shy. ONE BIG rehearsal Sunday September 27 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The OSU Department of Dance. Studio TBA. Your obligation would be to show up to the September 27 rehearsal and be available Saturday, October 3 from 1:00pm till 10:00pm. There will be some breaks in there but the schedule is still in the making so you will need to be flexible with the day. There will be a 7:30pm show and a 9:00pm show. You must be able to do both and you must be over 18. And you should own one big sweater, tennis shoes, and be ok with bare legs. And last, if by some chance you are already involved in this sweet event and want to do more you can not be in any of the first 20 pieces. It’s going to BFFE (big fun for everyone), so please come be apart of it. Please take some time and go to this link and give it some thought. More info about the 60X60 organization. If you have any questions come find me, if you don’t know me ask around someone will point me out for you. My email is Peace and rock on, Shawn Hove

Urban Arts Space
The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space is currently hiring Student Assistants for the 2009-2010 academic year. For more information on which positions are currently open as well as the university job description for this title please go to the UAS website. Interested students should drop off a cover letter and resume by October 2, 2009 in 146 Hopkins Hall., Kelly Stevelt Kaser, Deputy Director OSU Urban Arts Space. 614.292.5184

The Kidd Pivot Master Class will take place Monday, September 28. Time and location to be confirmed. The director of Kidd Pivot, Crystal Pite, will be teaching.

Office of Research
The Office of Research is providing the training opportunities for The Ohio State University research community. More information about these and other events is available here.

Medieval or Renaissance Studies
If you have any interest in Medieval or Renaissance Studies, please, email your contact information to Daria Safronova and she will put you on her mailing list. Once on CMRS list, you will receive their bi-quarterly newsletter and announcements about upcoming lectures/events. You can find a list of their affiliates here.

The Popular Music Working Group's first 2009/2010 meeting will be Friday, September 25 at 1:00 at the High St. Brenan's. The discussion will be of Dick Hebdige's /Subculture (Routledge, 1981). The Group was formed by graduate students and faculty from among several different departments and Colleges at OSU; any and all interested parties are invited to attend. Questions can be directed to Lindsay Bernhagen (, Dave McLaughlin ( or Justin Acome (

Library Interview
Colleen Cook, Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University, is the third candidate to interview for the position of Director of Libraries at Ohio State. An open forum with Colleen Cook for OSU faculty, staff and students will take place on Wednesday, September 9 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Thompson Library Room 165. CVs, letters of application, and candidate evaluation forms for all three candidates are available on the OAA web site. Alan Green - Head, OSU Music & Dance Library

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