Friday, November 06, 2009

Week 7 Announcements: November 9-15

Featured image: MFA candidate Eran Hanlon performs his work The Anathema Project, part of last week's Autumn Perspective MFA Dance Concert.

Anthro(pop)ology II
November 13-15, 2009
Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH
Friday & Saturday; 8:00pm
Sunday Matinee; 3:00pm
all tickets $10
Visit the Amerifluff website for more info.

Undergrads! Great opportunity to fulfill your Experiential Learning Requirement!
 Daryl Flemming, the vocal music teacher at The Columbus Alternative High School is producing a “musical review” tentatively scheduled for May 14, 2010 in the early evening. The “musical review” will include vignettes of Broadway musicals. If you are interested in being the choreographer for this event, please do contact Mr. Flemming. Mr. Flemming is planning to conduct the first rehearsal meeting in mid-February; rehearsals would resume in late March and continue through May 13. The school would provide a $150 stipend to reimburse the Dance Major choreographer-volunteer for her/his expenses. Please contact Mr. Flemming either at telephone number 614-365-6006 (no voice mail) or at his e-mail address,

Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship in Dance

The Bogliasco Foundation is pleased to announce that, thanks to a generous grant from the Jerome Robbins Foundation, it will offer its sixth annual Special Fellowship in Dance to an American choreographer during the 2010-11 academic year at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, near Genoa, Italy. The one-month residency is intended for a single choreographer working on material for a future piece or on a solo work. Any choreographer who is interested in being considered for this special Fellowship needs to submit an application by January 15, 2010 for the fall/winter semester and April 15, 2010 for the winter/spring semester. Announcements as to the recipients of all Special Fellowships are made on July 1.

 We encourage interested candidates to visit the Foundation’s website which provides more detailed information about how to apply to the Bogliasco Foundation’s Fellowship program.

Imagining Bodies: Landscape, Memory, Community: May 13-15, 2010

The Department of Choreography, Institute of Fine Arts, Tallinn University, Estonia

Proposal deadline: December 15, 2009

A symposium examining relationships between bodies and communities – looking at how dance and body based practices intersect with dialectics of nation and identity across shifting global terrains and economies.
Please submit a 250-word abstract describing your roundtable, panel or paper. Proposals may be accompanied by a brief bibliography. Performance, workshop, film and installation proposals should also be 250 words, including an explanation of your proposal’s connection to the symposium topic, and duration of activity. Please also include a link to an online video sample or, if it is easier, you may mail us a DVD. Please include your name, phone number, email address, affiliation, a brief bio (2-3 sentences), and any technical requirements (internet, power point, video/DVD, etc.).
Deadline: Proposals must be received by December 15, 2009, notification by February 2010.
Send your proposals to Heili Einasto.
 Email: (please write your name and “Conference Proposal in the subject line)
. Address: Heili Einasto, Kunstide Instituut, Lai tn 13, Tallinn 10133, Estonia

Dance Under Construction: Call for Papers and Performances
Hosted at UC Riverside April 16 & 17, 2010

In response to the times, the conference theme intends to investigate and unravel economies in dance, the body, performance, and other embodied sites of critical analysis. The economy as defined by its financial or monetary meaning greatly impacts dance and the study of dance in a university setting, but there are so many other economies at play, in motion. Economy also refers to the organization of something, a system of exchange and interaction. Choreographers account for these economies (for example, of space, sexuality, gender, politics, power…the list goes on and on) when creating work and these encounters and systems of organization are ripe for the picking by dance scholars.

We invite broad and innovative interpretations of the conference theme through papers, projects, and performances. Work that utilizes and/or analyzes various mediums such as dance, film, text, cultural production, and other performance genres are encouraged. Proposals for panels, working groups, professional development workshops, and roundtable discussions are also welcome.

For more information please see attached. Please direct your proposals or inquiries to by January 15, 2010.

Please join us for the next Project Narrative Event: A Dialogue on Feminist, Cognitive, Rhetorical, and Postmodern Narratologies 
Friday, November 13 from 1:30 - 3:30pm in Denney 311. For more information please conact Jim Phelan, Distinguished University Professor and Editor,

Ending Domination: Diversity Matters
November 5, 2009; 4:30 p.m.
Saxbe Auditorium in Drinko Hall
The President and Provost’s Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series is hosting "Ending Domination: Diversity Matters" by bell hooks. hooks currently is in residence at Berea College in Berea, Ky., near her hometown — an experience that inspires her most recent book, Belonging: A Culture of Place. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Contact: 292-4355. Click here for more information or download the flyer.

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.

Robert Wechsler - Teaching multimedia dance and choreography. Director of Palindrome Dance and former Cunningham dancer
Friday, November 13 12:30-2:30pm in Studio 5
Sign up sheet on the board outside Studio 1.
In this workshop Robert will share some of Palindrome’s recent work and teach “motion tracking – this means using sensors and computers to make movement control the music, lights, text, sounds, video... actually anything you could think of! The workshop has two features 1) you learn what motion tracking is good for, and 2) you learn how to do it. He has taught dancers, composers, singers, computer engineers, designers, actors, architects, musicians, performance artists, and choreographers.

Lacina Coulibaly
Monday, November 16

10:30-12pm in Studio 1
Sign up sheet for 12 people
12-12:30 Brown Bag Lunch discussion and viewing open to all in Studio 1
Lacina Coulibaly, from Burkina Faso, has trained and performed in both traditional African dance (as a member of Kongo Bâ) and contemporary modern dance (with Lassann Congo, the well-known African choreographer). In 1995, Mr. Coulibaly created the Cie Kongo Ba Teria with Souleymane Badolo and Ousseni Sako. Their creations, Frères sans stèles (1999), Vin Nem (2001) and Hydou Bye (2004) toured the world and won international awards, including the Pan-African choreographic competition, SANGA. In addition, Coulibaly has danced and choreographed with other international dance companies including Faso Danse Theatre. He has performed in collaboration with Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project at Cornell University in 2009. In 2007 he was featured in the documentary “Movement (R)evolution Africa” which documents the emergent African experimental dance scene He is teaching at Yale University in the fall of 2009 and is a Research/Artist Fellow at the Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook for fall 2009.

Yoga: Theory and Practice
Winter 2010: 3 credit hours
Dance 601.08 Lab 7555
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30am-12:18pm in Pomerene 205

In the practice component of this class, you will learn and practice yoga techniques- including poses, sequences, breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation exercises. In the theory component you will explore the larger context of yoga, including history, philosophy, energetics, and applications of yoga to modern wellness. In addition, you will have the opportunity to more deeply investigate an aspect of yoga that is personally or professionally relevant to you. Each class meeting will have both practice and theory components. Basic yoga experience recommended but not required. Fulfills a course in the Dance Minor. Fulfills a course in the Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellness (IHW) Minor. Questions? Email the Instructor: Beaker Prince

West African Dance with Olivier Tarpaga
Winter 2010: 2 credit hours
Dance 601.08
Monday and Wednesday, 7-8:30pm in Studio 1, Sullivant Hall
The Department of Dance welcomes Olivier Tarpaga, acclaimed dancer, drummer, choreographer, originally from Burkina Faso, and newly relocated to Columbus from Los Angeles. His wife, Esther Baker-Tarpaga is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance. Join this class for the beginning of a growing relationship.

This course is an intensive dance class where students will be learning and demonstrating traditional dances while engaging in contemporary movement and themes. Students will learn about the Manding Empire, which comprised of Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal. Students will learn movements, rhythms, and several African language greetings. Through discussions of culture, music and movement traditions, students will understand the integrity of dance in the daily life in West Africa. The live drumming will represent a crucial part in this course.

Limón Intensive Studies Program
This intensive will be held this spring if there are enough interested participants. The program runs for twelve weeks start on March 1, 2010 with an option to start earlier on February 14.
The program consists of daily technique classes, Limón and Humphrey repertory workshops, as well as sessions on musicality, alignment, performance techniques, Limón's choreographic legacy, tickets to performances, open Limón Company rehearsals, and a final performance experience.
 Students should be at the advanced/intermediate level, and can be accepted after taking an audition class, or by means of a video audition.

Choreographic Intensives at the Limón Institute
This is a series of three twelve-week sessions exploring the craft and art of choreography. Each session will be taught by three different faculty members, and will culminate in a New York Studio Showing. The faculty will include Jim May, Janis Brenner, Sue Bernhard and Ann Vachon.

For more information on these two opportunities please visit Limón Institute Web site. Please feel free to email Ann Vachon, Director of the Limón Institute at if you have any questions.

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