Friday, January 08, 2010

Week 2 Announcements: January 11-17

Featured image: Chair Susan Van Pelt Petry leads the WI10 quarter departmental welcome meeting.

Birthday Bashes at The Shoe Box
Jam Jam Productions and (Mix)ed Media announce the premier of 3rd Thursday Birthday Bashes at The Shoebox, part of the Arts Alley in the South Campus Gateway. Each month will celebrate the life and culture of a famous, or sometimes infamous, historical figure whose birthday falls that given month. On January 21st we remember an American gangster icon with our first birthday bash of the
season: The Al Capone Speakeasy. The evening’s entertainment will include performances by Swing Columbus and drag king troupe, the Royal Renegades. Festivities start at 7 pm. Pay what you can. For more information visit JamJamProductions online.

Lisa Race Master Classes
Contemporary dance technique and improvisation
January 20 & 22 10:30am-12:00pm. Signup sheet outside Studio 1.

Lisa Race has spent most of her career as a performer, teacher and choreographer in New York, where her dances have been seen at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and The Kitchen’s Work-in-Progress series. Her work, under the guise of Race Dance - has also been seen in various locations around the country, as well as in France, Argentina, Hong Kong and Siberia. She has taught and choreographed at many universities and festivals in the U.S. and abroad. Race danced and toured with David Dorfman Dance from 1989-2000, and was honored with a New York Dance and Performance Award, aka “Bessie” in 1995. Having received an MFA in Dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival in 2007, Race is presently an assistant professor at Connecticut College. Since moving to Connecticut in 2004, she has shown work in the northeast at Wesleyan University, The Yard, CT Dance Exchange at the Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven, Roger Williams University and Hartford Arts Academy. She recently set choreographies on students at Brown University and Rhode Island College. Last summer Race returned to teach at MADE In France in Melisey, and went to The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard with her newly reformed company, RaceDance for a creative residency. The premiere of “Well” was shown at Rhode Island College in October.

Hula Dancer Needed. Travel Impressions/American Express Vacations is seeking a hula dancer to perform for a large travel expo being held at Veterans Memorial on Jan. 22, 23 and 24. The exact time slot has yet to be established, but they will need someone periodically for about three to four hours most likely on the 23rd or 24th. This dancer will need to dress the part. If interested please email Rebecca Wilson at

OSU Urban Arts Space: 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. Go here for further information and an application. Applications are due January 15, 2010.
Share your talent with your friends and be seen by over a million dancers, teachers, choreographers, and directors. Post your video now at!

Dance Camera West
Call for student media submissions for the June 2010 Festival. Postmark deadline: January 15, 2010. For more information go here.

Students interested in working with children:
Please contact Susan Petry at ASAP if interested in an outreach activity teaching 3rd graders at Cassingham Elementary in Bexley. They are interested in a session about "expressing yourself." Thursday, January 21 in the afternoon: four sessions between 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Transportation and lunch included. Lead teachers or assistants welcome.

3rd Annual Internship Fair for the Arts
Internships in arts management, graphic design media relations, production, community outreach, and in technical and artistic fields. Monday, February 15, 2010; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Harman Center for the Arts , 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. View flyer for more information and list of sponsors. Questions? E-mail

New jobs have been added to the OSU Dance professional resources page, including positions at Western Michigan University and Case Western Reserve University.

International Conference Dance and Music
The deadline to submit proposals for the International Conference Dance and Music: Moving Dialogues is January 15, 2010. For more information, click here. Please send abstracts/proposals to Steven Huebner

Dance Under Construction XII: Economies in Motion
Hosted at UC Riverside, Friday & Saturday, April 16 & 17, 2010.

 Dance Under Construction (DUC) is an interdisciplinary forum for presenting graduate student work theorizing dance, performance, and the body. DUC is now accepting submissions for papers, performances, and dance videos.

 For more information, please contact

2010 Midwest Slavic Conference
The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are proud to announce The 2010 Midwest Slavic Conference, to be held at the Blackwell’s Pfahl Hall on the OSU campus April 15-17, 2010.
Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. The conference will open with a keynote address and a reception on April 15, followed by two days of panels.
Please send a one-paragraph abstract and brief C.V. to by February 1, 2010. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations. Limited funding will be available to subsidize graduate hotel lodging. For more information, contact the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at (614) 292-8770 or

American Dance Festival Internships
Seeking applications. Arts Administration Internships: June 1-July 26, 2010
. Production Internships: June 3-July 28, 2010. For more information, click here.

Hand Drum Course

Joe Krygier is teaching a hand drum course again this Winter Quarter and has room in the class for a few more people. This is a hands-on course that gives students the opportunity to explore numerous hand drums and traditional rhythms from around the world while strengthening basic rhythmic and reading skills. No prior music experience needed. 

If you are interested here are the particulars: class meets Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:48pm in Weigel Hall Room 174; MUSIC 294; #28172

. Please feel free to contact Joe via email:

DISCO (The Diversity & Identity Studies Collective at OSU) presents two opportunities of study: Collaborating Across Social Differences: A Symposium; Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 at the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, 153 W. 12th Ave., OSU Campus. For more information on this specific event please see the attached brochure.
Diversity & Identity: Arts and Sciences 640; #3774. This one-hour credit opportunity is available to undergraduates and graduates who attend a series of events sponsored by DISCO. For more information, please see the attached brochure.

Students are encouraged to attend the lecture (on the ASC course info flyer), the Disco Day symposium, or enroll for a credit to do those things along with a one-day seminar. Faculty encouraged to attend the lecture and/or the Disco Day too.

Employment Seminars for Graduate Student
Allison Plunkett, OSU Career Counselor, is facilitating a few panels/small group discussions for graduate students. The first one is targeted for female graduate students who want to work in academia and the panel is made up of current OSU faculty and staff. Please see the attached flyer for more information. The second program is targeted for any graduate students who are interested in working outside academia. Those panel members are made up of current professionals in various fields (Business, Sociology, English, etc.). Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Katja Kolcio, who received her MA in Dance (1997) and PhD in Cultural Studies/Somatics (1996) from The Ohio State University just published her first book “Movable Pillars: Organizing Dance, 1956-1978.”

 For more information on this book, click here.

Ouagadougou Dance and Drum Information Session
All are welcome to attend this information session to learn more about studying West African Dance and Drumming in Burkina Faso this summer! Friday, January 22, 2010; 2:45-4:00pm in SU020. Esther Baker-Tarpaga and Olivier Tarpaga will provide detailed information on the Dance and Drum study abroad program in Burkina Faso taking place this summer from July 25-August 11, 2010. If you have any further questions email: or call 614-247-7394. You can download the flyer for the program on the Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project website.

The School at Jacob's Pillow: 2010 Professional Advancement Programs and Auditions. Please visit their website for more information on program details, available scholarships, and audition processes.

Elements Dance Intensive
Registration is now open for the 2010 Elements Dance Intensive workshop on February 27, 2010 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. All students are welcome to join this intensive, which welcomes Master Choreographers, Napoleon and Tabitha D'Umo (as seen on "So You Think You Can Dance" and "America's Best Dance Crew"). The deadline to register is January 15, 2010. 

For more information, visit their website.

American Dance Festival
The ADF School has updated the 2010 website. Applications can now be submitted online!

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Summer Dance Intensive
A rigorous, pre-professional technical and artistic training program with performances and matriculation opportunity into Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. Based in the African-American tradition of storytelling, Deeply Rooted’s training reflects the vital essence of humanity through contemporary themes in modern dance. Auditions: Tuesday, January 19 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in Chicago. For more information visit the website.

Summer Housing in New York City!
Are you thinking about moving to New York City this summer and searching for an affordable, clean and fun place to stay? EHS is a not-for-profit organization with residences throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn and is a short-term option for a student or intern coming to the Big Apple. You are also eligible to stay the summer after you graduate. Each room has a private bath and comes fully furnished; included are a television, refrigerator and a cable and Internet connection. With lounges, laundry rooms and kitchens in every location, EHS provides the easiest transition into life in New York. Visit the EHS website or call 1-800-297-4694 for locations, rates and availability.

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