Friday, October 02, 2009

Week 2 Announcements: October 5-11

Featured image: OSUDance students perform at last Saturday's 60x60 event at Wall Street in downtown Columbus.

Adjudication for Winter and Spring Concerts

On Saturday, December 5, in Sullivant Theatre at 1 PM, the Department of Dance will adjudicate for the Winter Concert which will be produced March 4-6 - that's the 9th week of WI 2010. Also, works will be chosen at that time for ACDFA at Ohio University. The dates for the festival are March 19-22 - that's F-M of finals week and spring break.
For anyone new to the 'system', dances are performed at the adjudication. A panel of faculty, staff & students selects the 10 or so pieces for the concert. During Winter Quarter, choreographers/directors attend a class - Dance 750 - on Friday afternoons. The class is a workshop to look at work and give feedback, help determine costumes, produce posters, fliers, programs, etc.
Anyone may show work at the adjudication. But, preference is given to works that are fairly complete. Works that are just ideas will not be considered. Also, in order to be considered, choreographers and dancers must be receiving credit for the piece this quarter.
The same process repeats for the Spring Concert. Adjudication will be Saturday, March 13th, in Sullivant Theatre at 1 pm. The concert is the 9th week of Sp'10 - May 27-29.
If you have questions, please connect with Michael Kelly Bruce.

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.

The Society of Dance History Scholars
Call for Proposals for the next conference, July 8-11, 2010 at the University of Surrey, Guildford and The Place, London. Proposals will 
be accepted through November 2, 2009.
Details for how to submit proposals can be found here. 

has opened the search for a new Operations Director and are also accepting applications for their Spring Seasonal Staff Program. For more information on open positions and the culture of Earthdance please go to their website.

The San Diego/Tijuana DANCEonFILM Call for Entries
DANCEonFILM announces our 3rd festival presenting international dance shorts on February 24-27, 2010. The DANCEonFILM FESTIVAL is produced by Larry Asakawa, Kara Miller, and Minerva Tapia in partnership with the SDSU School of Music and Dance, the Tijuana Cultural Center, Cal State San Marcos, and the Dance Films Association of New York. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2010 Festival through December 1, 2009. The Early Bird Entry Deadline is November 15, 2009. Download Entry Form. Questions may be directed to:

Motion Capture Project
Here's a chance to explore ACCAD and see innovative research. Become a virtual model! Graduate student in CIS, Neclima Karanam, is researching people's range of motion and gait (walk) based on their age and gender. You can put on an ACCAD motion capture suit (think spandex!) and be a part of her study. Participants are used for 15-20 minutes and receive a gift card as a thank-you. All ages and gender are needed so faculty, staff, grads and undergrads are asked to contact Neclima at

Balinese Dancers Needed
Michele Abidin is seeking Balinese dancers. If you are interested please contact her at, The performance site is at The Westin Columbus on October 17, 2009.

Male Dancer Needed
Shantha Parameswaran is a third year student with the medical school at OSU. She is looking for a versatile male dancer with a ballroom background who would be interested in performing a bollywood/ballroom fusion piece with her for a fundraiser show through the OSU College of Medicine in April 2010. The routine would be approximately 3 minutes in length and involve several lifts. If interested, please contact her at

Do The Jingle
SafeAuto is once again opening up a public casting call to find talent for their next ad campaign called Do the Jingle II. They are looking for a person or group that can re-create the best version of their famous SafeAuto Jingle. They will be coming to Columbus to film October 23-25 to film groups interested in being featured in a Safe Auto commercial.
Safe Auto will be supporting this campaign with a substantial amount of media dollars. Since this is the second installment of the campaign the videos will receive multiple millions of views and will attract even more visibility then the last time. To see previous entries go here. 
Call Susan Pelletier at 212-671-1100 or email her at with any questions or to set up a time to film.

Yes! You've just figured out registration for this quarter so we thought it would be fun to do pre-registration for NEXT quarter! These are required meetings.

Friday, October 9 from 12:30-1:30pm
Graduate students with Sheila Marion in Studio 6
Sophomores with Abby Yager in Studio 4
Seniors Advising Colloquium (pre reg and project planning) with Dave Covey in Studio 5

Friday October 16 from 12:30-1:30pm
Juniors Advising Colloquium (pre reg and forward looking) with Norah Zuniga-Shaw place TBA

Community Dance Information
Check out the NEW Community Dance bulletin board outside of Studio 3 for unique dance opportunities on campus and throughout Central Ohio. Want to advertise something you are involved in outside of the Department? Talk to Susan Heimburger to post your information.

The Dance Wellness clinic is now open
. The appointment book is located in the administrative office; please schedule an appointment by signing up in available slots. The Dance Wellness webpage is now live. Clinic hours/days are listed on the webpage as well as posted on the clinic door. For the webpage, go to OSU Dance, then quicklinks to Dance Wellness. The clinic is 105A across from Sullivant Hall Gallery. Questions? e-mail Robin at

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