Friday, November 13, 2009

Week 8 Announcements: November 16-22

Featured video: Melanie Bales new work, set to Nocturnes No. 4 and No. 6 by Erik Satie, and performed by visiting artists Abby Yager and Ming-Lung Yang will be one of several featured at this year's Resident & Visiting Artists Concert “Manimals and Other Human Creatures,” taking place November 19-21 in Sullivant Theatre. Visit the OSUDance website to view more.

Faculty and visiting artists from the Department of Dance at Ohio State present “Manimals and Other Human Creatures,” an evening of new works, Thursday—Saturday, November 19-21, 2009 at 8 p.m. in Sullivant Theatre, 1813 N. High St. on campus. Click here to view clips and download a press release. RSVP on Facebook!

Brock Schroeder, Entertainment Chair for Buckeyethon this year, is seeking dance majors from the OSU Department of Dance to perform at the Buckeyethon Dance. The date for the dance is February 20, 2010 from 12:00pm to 2:00am. It will be held in the RPAC special events gym. There will be other entertainment acts so Brock will need to schedule a time slot for each performance if the Department of Dance is interested.
If interested and/or have any questions feel free to contact Brock via email or phone (419) 996 – 9687.

Dance Africa
Dr. Chuck Davis will be presenting "Dance Africa" at the King Arts Complex February 20, 2010. For more information on this and other events at the King Arts Complex go to their website.

Call for Papers
Dance and Music: Moving Dialogues International Conference March 10-12, 2011
The “Moving Dialogues” conference will provide an occasion to rearticulate and re-imagine the critical questions raised by scholars and practitioners on the difficult art of communicating across these two disciplines. Moreover, it will provide a broad framework of interaction and the sharing of perspectives by music and dance scholars, as well as choreographers and composers. As an international center for dance and home to a vibrant musical culture supported by two dance departments and five university-level schools of music, Montréal is a natural venue for this interdisciplinary venture. This bilingual conference will take place at McGill University 10-12 March 2011. For further information, please contact: Steven Huebner, ;

Call for papers
BMCA-USA 25th Annual Conference, Somatic Pedagogy
; June 3-6, 2010

Denison University, Granville, Ohio

This year's conference will balance experiential workshops with round table conversations. We aim to invite and include practitioners of several modalities.

To submit a proposal for a workshop or to ask to be included as a presenter in a round table conversation, please follow this link.

Deadline for submission is November 10, 2009. Notification by December 1.

Call for Papers:
 International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: "The End?" ; March 25-27, 2010 at Indiana University in Bloomington.

 Bookends, happy endings, at wit’s end, means to an end, split ends, making ends meet… the list could go on. We imagine the end in endless ways when we think about our languages, our cultures, our disciplines, our arts, and ourselves. What sort of ends are we at, or fast approaching? What ends have we passed? When we structure our thinking around an ending, do we imply a certain teleology? Do we point to a moment of division or rupture? Do we ask about a new beginning? 

This conference seeks to investigate, and perhaps challenge, the notion of ‘the end’ from a wide array of angles. We hope to receive papers from a variety of disciplines, employing any number of methodologies, and considering any time period. Below are some suggestions for possible topics. This list is by no means exhaustive; rather, we hope these ideas might inspire some exciting new thoughts about ends:

We encourage proposals for individual papers as well as panel proposals organized by topic. We particularly encourage creative presentations and interdisciplinary projects. Please submit (both as an attachment AND in the body of the email) an abstract of no more than 250 words along with a few personal details (name, institutional affiliation, degree level, email, and phone number) by January 15, 2010 to

Needed: Choreographer/Dance Instructor for Company B- Musical Theatre intensive classes. Placement Audition: January 12 from 6-8:30pm. Classes held January 19-March 13;
Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 1-4pm (Dance teacher needed both days full time). “In-formance” March 13, Time TBA. Base pay $15 hr.
Age of Students: There will be two groups: Group 1: Ages 11-13 Group 2: Ages 14-18
If you loved our Musical Theatre Intensives this summer, then join us for Company B! Take your musical theatre skills to a whole new level as you work towards being a “triple threat.” This eight week class will culminate in a “sharing” of our work on March 13. All Company B students must complete a placement audition. If interested in this opportunity please contact Heather Burley:

Lacina Coulibaly
Monday, November 16
; 10:30-12pm in Studio 1
Sign up sheet for 12 people. Brown Bag Lunch discussion and viewing open to all in Studio 1 from 12-12:30pm.
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.

Thanks to the Undergrad Studies Committee and to all the volunteers who helped to make last weekend’s audition process smooth and productive. Many visitors commented on the welcoming and thoughtful process. The extra effort many of you put into our recruitment efforts really pays off in the future. My thanks to you and kudos to Susan Hadley’s leadership.

Check out the preview of Eran Hanlon and Julie Fox's Autumn Perspective MFA show in the Lantern!

Graduate Fellowships

The Samuel M. Melton Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies 
The George M. & Renée K. Levine Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies 

Each fellowship is awarded annually. Application Deadline is February 1, 2010. 
Detailed application information can be downloaded from the OSUDance professional resources webpage under "graduate fellowships." Each fellowship provides a $15,000 stipend and a full fee remission for one academic year. 

The fellowship must be used for graduate research in a core area of Jewish Studies. For information about the Jewish Studies faculty at OSU please see our website. 

To be eligible for a Jewish Studies Fellowship you must first be accepted into an OSU affiliated department with a graduate degree program. You should contact the department for specific graduate admission requirements. An application and Graduate School Bulletin may be obtained from the OSU Graduate Admissions Office, 3rd Floor, Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 or you may apply on-line by going to the OSU Graduate Admissions Office section of the OSU website. Additional information may be obtained from The Graduate School, 250 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210. Current OSU graduate students are also eligible to apply.

Ouagadougou Dance and Drum: July 18- August 5, 2010
Study West African Dance and Drumming in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso This Summer with Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project and DAFRA Drum Ensemble, In association with Napam Beogo/Center for Artisans and Visual Arts
Two weeks of exciting dance and drum workshops with established West African dance and drum teachers ranging from the griot tradition to established contemporary artists. In addition to the daily program of dance classes and drumming classes there will be a workshop in batik making. We will tour outside of Ouagadougo with three excursions to see wild elephants, baboons and many animals at the Nazinga National Reserve near the Ghana border, the leather making village of Kaya, and the artistic granite village of Lango. The fee covers all workshops, lodging, three delicious homemade meals per day, local travel with group, and excursions outside of the city. Airfare to and from Burkina Faso is not covered. For more information please see attached or feel free to go to the Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project website, email or call (614) 247-7394.

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