Friday, October 30, 2009

Week 6 Announcements: November 2-8

Featured image: OSUDance Hip-hop students, led by MFA student Jolene Bartley, perform Thriller on the Oval on the Friday before Halloween.

Featured image: MFA student Julie Fox directs a rehearsal of her piece for the Autumn Perspective Dance Concert on November 5-7.

Contact Improvisation Jam - OSU
November 14, 4:00-6:00pm, Studio 3 (No jam November 28, Thanksgiving)

Lesson: before jam 3:30pm-4:00pm, Studio 3

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.

Also hosting... Contact Improvisation Jam with Heidi Henderson. Friday, November 6, 4:30-6:30pm. Studio 1 in Sullivant Hall
. Come one come all!

Contact Improvisation Class with Heidi Henderson
Thursday, November 5, 8:45am-10:00am in Studio 4. 
Sign Up on the bulletin board outside Studio 1.

Yoga with DJ Laura Evans
Friday, November 13, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Yoga on High, 1081 N. High St. Columbus 43201
Cost: $20.00. Preregistration is Required: Call 614.291.4444 by November 10.
Join us for our first-ever yoga dance party: flow yoga set to an eclectic playlist chosen by your dj and yoga teacher, Laura Evans, who practiced in the music/yoga tradition for years at Jivamukti Yoga in Toronto. For two hours, we’ll dance with some traditional—and many non-traditional—yoga asanas to music of a variety of styles.

Hip-Hop Dance Classes
A special invitation for OSU dance students to attend a hip-hop workshop at a reduced rate: Jean Stevens is offering a 5-class workshop for $50.00 at the Columbus Convention Center. Both dance majors and students in the elective program are welcome at that rate. You can find more information and registration forms on the Midwest Moves website. If interested please contact Jean directly at 614-668-0022 or by email at

Alexander Technique
Dale Beaver will be teaching Alexander Technique in Winter Quarter through the Department of Theatre in the Drake Center.
• Theatre 405.10-50 (Undergrad) 800.08-80 (Grad) Monday and Wednesday 9:30-10:18am
• Theatre 405.10-60 (Undergrad) 800.08-60 (Grad) Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:18am
• Theatre 405.10-70 (Undergrad) 800.08-70 (Grad) Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:18pm
All are welcome to register!

IRB and Exempt Review Workshop
10:30a.m. -12:00p.m. on Friday, November 13 in Page Hall 020
Arts & Humanities faculty and graduate students are invited to a workshop on the IRB and Exemption processes for human subjects research review at OSU. The workshop will focus exclusively on topics and examples concerning researchers in the Arts & Humanities, such as what "counts" as research according to federal regulations, how to navigate the review process if the regulations apply to you, how to effectively use the flexibility in the regulations to conduct artistic and humanistic research, and other frequently asked questions. Featured speakers will be IRB Chair and Professor Shari Speer, IRB Member and Comparative Studies Professor Tanya Erzen, and Senior Protocol Analyst for Exempt Research Cheri Pettey.

Graduate Students
The following electives may be of particular interest during Winter Quarter:

• PUBPOLM 810 - Managing Public Organizations, 4 credit hours

• PUBPOLM 880.02 - Grants Policy and Administration, 5 credit hours

• PUBPOLM 880.05 - Markets or Mandates: The Political Economy of Regulation, Deregulation and Reregulation, 5 credit hours

• PUBPOLM 880.06 - Issues in the Nonprofit Sector: Theory and Practice, 5 credits

• PUBPOLM 880.06 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector, 5 credits

The following elective may also be of interest during Winter Quarter:

• PUBPOLM 890 - Ph.D. Seminar on Logic of Inquiry, 3 credits 
More information about these courses can be found here.

Julie Cruse has been invited to present on her work-in-progress with VICKi at Automaton II, presented by the Fuse Factory. Congrats Julie!

The call for dancers to improvise for Tone Elevator is still open. If anyone is interested please contact by November 1.

Motion Capture
Neelima Karanam, a graduate student in the Computer Science and Engineering department, is seeking participants for her research, which involves analysis of gait based on age and gender using motion capture. She is currently looking for volunteers (over 40 years old). If interested please contact her at

Featured image: John Giffin (Louise Eberle) and John Giffin in the Studio.


Anonymous said...

this is fantastic, great job Louise, the one on the right right :)

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