Friday, October 09, 2009

Week 3 Announcements: October 12-18

Featured image: Abigail Yager and Ming-Lung Yang in preparation for the Resident Artists performance, taking place in late November.

Danse Homage: An Evening of Repertory Dance
Kristina Isabelle Dance Company
Friday and Saturday, October 16 & 17
; 8pm, Sullivant Hall Theater
Danse Homage features repertory works from the Kristina Isabelle Dance Company. The Friday evening performance will feature the young artists from Columbus Dance Theater, and the intermission offers an opportunity to meet other dancers from the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center and Duxberry Park Alternative Elementary. The Saturday evening guest artist, Alfred Dove from The Dove Arts, will perform, and dance artists from the Columbus community will be in the audience and available for conversation during intermission.
Reserved Seating: $21
General Admission: $14
Student and Faculty Buck ID tickets: $7
Advanced sales of reserved seats are available through the OSU Theater Department ticket office at 292-2295 or online at For further information, see, or view the event on The Columbus Dance Calendar. While you’re there, check out all of the other amazing upcoming dance events in Columbus, OH!

Contact Improvisation Jam - OSU

Saturday, October 10 from 4-6pm in Studio 3, Sullivant Hall

Lesson before jam 3:30-4:00pm

Contact Improvisation is a physical investigation into gravity, momentum, and weight sharing between two or more bodies. Dancers move with constant attentiveness to their own bodies, impulses, and trajectories, while listening and responding authentically to their partners. The form encourages mindful awareness and mutual exchange. 
 A Contact Jam is an open, informal space to which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to other bodies. Come early for a short lesson before the jam, 3:30-4pm. The jam is not facilitated, but beginners are welcome and can receive an informal introduction to the form.

Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop with Duane Wrenn
Saturday, October 17 from 1:00-4:30pm
Short Stop Youth Center, 1066 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Cap City Salsa
Wednesdays October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, and December 2 & 16
El Vaquero, 3230 Olentagy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202

For more information on both the Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop with Duane Wrenn and Cap City Salsa, go to the Cap City Salsa website.

Music & Dance Library Fall LP Sale!
Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 9:00am – 3:00pm in Sullivant Hall
Used Vinyl, LPs, CDs, Scores, Books. All Proceeds will benefit the music/dance library.
Items to be sold are gifts that the Library has received that either duplicate our holdings or for one reason or another are not needed by our student and faculty patrons. Classical, pop, jazz, Broad- way, blues, movie music are all represented. (Cash or checks only, please.) Mark your calendar and tell your friends!

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 Wexner Center for the Arts is looking for OSU graduate students who are interested in planning and teaching interdisciplinary workshops in all areas of the arts to youth aged 5-18. Each summer, the Wexner Center for the Arts offers workshops for students aged 5-18. They are usually one-week long, three hours per day. The content of the workshops varies and is driven by the interests and passion of YOU! Past classes include photography projects, drawing/painting, graphic novels, hand-made video, architecture model making, playwriting, bricolage, extreme knitting, radio, DJ-ing, etc. Our staff will be available to support you each step along the way – including the planning, implementation, and evaluation process. Please call/email Jean to discuss your idea NOW! All teaching artists receive an honorarium. The Wexner Center is responsible for all promotion, registration, and all administrative details of managing the workshop. You bring the ideas, passion and talent to make it happen. We provide the opportunity, an assistant, the space, supplies, equipment and students. Please note that we are required by law to conduct a background check of all applicants.
If you are interested in submitting an idea/proposal for a workshop, please send a brief cover letter describing your interests and a copy of your resumé or CV to Jean Pitman at by the deadline Monday, November 2. Students in all disciplines are invited to apply. Collaborations and teams are encouraged (you will split your stipend).
Please contact Jean Pitman at or 614-292-4614 with any questions or ideas you want to discuss.

The Wexner Center for the Arts has a variety of academic internship opportunities available starting winter quarter. The deadline for winter quarter internships is Monday, November 2. Please see the attached document for more information and an application. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Potter at

Call for Submissions
: Encounters with Contact Improvisation
To: All College Students and Teachers; Dancers/Writers/Photographers

From: The Editorial Staff at Encounters with CI

Send us your course descriptions
. Send us your students' writings about Contact Improvisation
. Send us your own reflections.

 As part of a year-long celebration of Contact Improvisation and in conjunction with Contact Quarterly, Oberlin College is sponsoring a publication by, for, and about Contact in College. We are looking for short pithy commentaries or longer pieces on the experience of dancing Contact Improvisation in college. Photographs are welcome too. Please address interest, inquiries or submissions to

Ann Cooper Albright
Project Director, 
Warner Center

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074

Dancers Needed!
The Fuse Factory is promoting art, dance & technology they are doing at BoMA! For anyone who did not get to see Robert Weschler of Palindrome last time he was here, he will be the closing act. The band Tone Elevator is opening and is interested in working with some improvisational dancing.

Who: The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab

What: Automaton II (annual art/dance/technology shindig)

Where: Bar of Modern Art
 When: Saturday, November 14, 7-10pm

Why: To promote art, dance, + technology
For more information go to the Fuse Factory web site.

Win a Professional Review of Your Dance Video!
 Beginning with the October video contests, Editors' Choice video selections will be spotlighted in the magazines, and all Editors' Choice and Viewers' Choice videos win online reviews. Share your talent with your friends and be seen by over a million dancers, teachers, choreographers, and directors. Post your video now.

The Academy of Urban Dance & Fitness is sponsoring a master class with dancer/choreographer Kevin Fisher. For more information on this opportunity please see the attached.

Experiencing Music Through Eurhythmic
Instructor: Dr. Susan Chess
Course Number: Dance 694
Place: Studio II in Sullivant Hall
Day and Time: Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00pm
Credit Hours: 3 U G
All majors are welcome to enroll for this music and movement experience. Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an approach to teaching music that was devised by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze that uses expression of musical concepts through physical movement. While this course assumes little or no musical experience, music MAJORS are welcome to enroll in order to experience music through movement principles and accumulate teaching resources. The student will have the opportunity to experiment with movement, playing instruments, manipulating and creating text, vocalizing rhythms, and creating music in a non-threatening environment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email the instructor at:

The Graduate and Professional School Expo will be held on Wednesday, October 21 from 11:00am-3:00pm in the French Field House. Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from graduate and professional schools in health care, law, business, humanities, education, and more. Schools all over the country will attend, from the Big Ten to Ivy League, and even some schools from overseas. There will also be workshops about applying to graduate school, finding funding for graduate school, and obtaining research experience. There is no admission fee or registration, and all students are invited to attend. For more information about the event and a list of participating schools, click here.

ADF School January Intensive: December 28, 2009 – January 7, 2010
This nine-day workshop is designed for students interested in learning about New York's dance scene from the artists who are creating it. The design of the Intensive is artist centered. This allows students a broad range of explorations, study and inquiry into the profession of dance. If you have ever considered making New York City your dance home, this workshop is a great way to experience more and ask questions in an environment that supports the shaping of young artists. For more information: 919-684-6402 |

Health and Wellness
Students: please see attached as you consider getting a "get well bag" before any flu comes your way.

Project Studio
The Department of Dance is now accepting petitions for the Project Studio, a multi-use space for advanced audio/video editing. There are two workstations running Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. If you would like to petition to use the space, please fill out a petition and drop it in Michael Wall's mailbox downstairs. You can download a copy of the "project studio petition and policies" from the current student resources web page. Please contact at Michael Wall ( for more information.

Arts and Humanities Information Technology
The Arts Technology Services and Humanities Information Systems technology offices have officially merged. The new organization will be identified as Arts and Humanities Information Technology (Arts and Humanities IT).
The office of Arts and Humanities Information Technology will provide computing infrastructure and support services for the Division of Arts and Humanities academic, research and outreach programs.

 Please make a note of their new contact information:
Arts and Humanities Information Technology

455 Hagerty Hall (Walk-Ins Welcome! This building is right behind 
Sullivant Hall across College Ave.)

1775 College Road, 
Columbus, Ohio 43210


This information is posted in the administrative Copy Room, inside and outside the MediaLab, as well as on a few doors within the Department of Dance. Please write down the phone number, email address, or website where you can put in a Help Ticket, as needed. Also, please remember that if you have computer problems you need to contact 
IT and not contact or run to Shawn Hove or Melissa Bontempo. College IT 
tracks department computer problems and we need to represent department computer issues correctly in their system. It is the ONE way the Dean and the university can 
view our teaching, student, and work technology needs in one spot.
Thanks for our attention to this. Please contact college IT if you have questions.

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