Friday, November 20, 2009

Week 9 Announcements: November 23-29

OSU Wind Symphony
Joe Krygier (Department of Dance accompanist) and Susan Powell (School of Music/Director of Percussion Studies) will be featured concerto soloists with the OSU Wind Symphony on Tuesday, December 1 at 8:00pm in Weigel Hall Auditorium. The concert will highlight the wind band music of acclaimed American composer, Michael Daugherty. Daugherty, one of the most frequently commissioned, programmed and recorded composers on the concert music scene today, will also be Guest Composer-in-Residence for this event.

Krygier will be featured on Daugherty's Latin and jazz inspired timpani concerto, Raise the Roof. Powell will perform movements from Daugherty's tour-de-force percussion concerto, UFO. For more information visit or

The Idea Lab: 
Call for Proposals
Got an idea? Don’t let it fizzle out! Develop it with the help of the Urban Arts Space Idea Lab!
The OSU Urban Arts Space is located in the heart of downtown Columbus. It joins the university with the state of Ohio and the world, functioning as an arts laboratory for Ohio State faculty and community artists and serving as a professional launching pad for Ohio State students.
The Idea Lab is a student-run project development launch pad. A wide variety of project proposals will be considered for further development and realization. Not exactly sure how to get your idea started? Don’t worry, we want to take your spark of an idea and develop it into a crackerjack reality! Up to $2000 in project support available, smaller projects also encouraged.
How to Apply
: Go here further information and an application. Applications are due January 15, 2010.

New jobs have been added to the OSU Dance professional resources page, including positions at UNC Charlotte, Grand Valley State University and Kacico Dance.

The Departmental Informance sign-up sheet is going up this week, on the board outside of Studio I. Please sign up and share all the fabulous work you've been doing this quarter! Teachers: please think about what your class could present, or if individuals in the class have developed material that they should show. And then sign up! Students: what have you been working on? We want to know -- so sign up! The informance will take place Friday, December 4; 10:30am, Sullivant Theater. In the community spirit of the holidays (and fiscal responsibility), the Informance will be followed by a potluck gathering. The department will provide beverages, plates, napkins, and such. Please bring yourself, and if you would like to bring something to munch on also, many thanks! If you have questions, please contact me ( Thanks--and sign up! - Karena Birk

Check out the review of the Resident and Visiting Artists Performance: Manimals and Other Human Creatures in last Friday's Dispatch! Congrats to everyone involved.

"From Susan's compelling opening remarks to John and Vicki's poignant final bow, the concert was absolutely wonderful. The brilliance that radiates from Sullivant Hall is a major contribution to the culture of Columbus and the university. You guys are fabulous."
Karen Bell
Associate Vice President
The Arts Initiative

Adjudication: Saturday, December 5 at 1:00pm in Sullivant Theatre:
• Winter Concert
• OSUdance/Movement Research Exchange

The OSU Department of Dance typically sends three dances, one undergraduate and one graduate piece for the adjudicated concerts and another piece for the informal concert. The organization has some rules about length and casting for pieces performed. Dances can not be one second over twelve minutes and anyone on stage must be a student enrolled at some point during this academic year. That means someone who graduates after the first term of the year is still eligible to perform in March.

The OSUdance/Movement Research Exchange
Susan Petry sent an email last week to those eligible to participate. Priority is given to third year grads. If you have questions about the adjudication or the venues, please see MKB.

Ouagadougou Dance and Drum: July 25 - August 11, 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.

Online Evaluations
Students: please take the time to do the online evaluations of your instructors. Your faculty cares tremendously about the quality of instruction and your learning experience; please kindly let them know what is working and where you have questions or concerns. All the data and especially the comments are extremely helpful in assessing how faculty are doing, and they are seen by me, the Chair, and used in promotion and tenure review documents. Thank you very much for the effort in this important task.
 Susan Petry

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