Friday, January 22, 2010

Week 4 Announcements: January 25-31

Featured image: Guest Artist Lisa Race leading last Wednesday's Master Class.

Super Sunday at the Wexner
First year MFA candidate, Dante Brown, will be presenting an all male work in progress entitled Chalk Boundaries during Wexner Center for the Art's Super Sunday, February 7 at 1:30 and 2:30pm on the Mershon Stage. The work will be working with ideas of masculinity with dancers Mike Abbatiello, Quentin Burley, Chafin Seymour and Eric Nordstrom. Checkout the rehearsal process on YouTube.

Diavolo $5.00 Student Special!
Amazing dancers, gymnasts, actors, and athletes!
Palace Theatre, Friday March 19, 2010 at 10:00am. 

Diavolo company members are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes… and always teammates. Under the guidance of artistic director and founder Jacques Heim, they have collaboratively developed works on oversized, surrealistic sets and structures. Everyday items such as doors, chairs, and stairways provide the backdrop for dramatic movement—leaping, flying, twirling—to create metaphors for the challenge of relationships, the absurdities of life, and the struggle to maintain our humanity in the shadow of a technological world. This performance is made possible through the generous support of Univar.
Dance on Film at Wex
La Danse – The Paris Opera Ballet
Saturday, February 6 at 7:00pm in the Film/Video Theater. 
$5 student tickets
Legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman, subject of a 2006 Wexner Center visiting filmmaker retrospective, examines one of the world’s greatest ballet companies. A noted chronicler of American institutions, Wiseman here explores the all the aspects of administering the Paris Opera Ballet—including an extensive look at the vast Palais Garnier, Marc Chagall ceiling and all—focusing on the engrossing rehearsals for and performances of seven ballets. To order tickets please call 614-469-0939 or go to the CAPA box office at 39 E. State St.

Multicultural Center Freedom Festival Call for Entries
The Ohio State University Multicultural Center is seeking submissions for the First Annual Freedom Festival celebrating our Grand Opening at the Ohio Union on April 6, 2010. Categories for submission are: Freedom Songs, Short Videos, Performance, and Visual Art. The primary purpose of the Freedom Festival is to critically explore our individual and collective journeys of freedom, introduce ourselves to new ideas and concepts, connect communities of change and welcome everyone to participate in finding their own path. This call for entries is open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of The Ohio State University and regional community. The Multicultural Center reserves the right to make selections of submissions based on furtherance of its mission, vision, and values. The winning pieces will be showcased during the Freedom Festival. Deadline for entries is February 26, 2010 by 5pm. For more details on individual submission criteria click here or call 614-688-6449 and ask for Candi Krisch (song), Indra Leyva-Santiago (video), Christa Porter (performance), or Christina Cappelletti (visual art).

Public Lecture and Book Signing with Brenda Dixon-Gottschild

Please join this co-sponsored event on campus at the Frank Hale Center (153 W 12th Ave) from 4:30-6:00pm on Thursday, February 4, with a book-signing and
 refreshments following.
There will also be a more intimate in-department event for graduate students at 10:30am on the same day; details to follow on that. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information on this event, or RSVP on Facebook!

Digital Media in a Social World (DMSW) Conference
February 19-20, 2010 | Click here for more information on these conferences.
Friday/Day 1: Free and open only to Ohio State community
We'll feature 45-minute, interactive presentations to explore topics that include:
• creative uses of social media
• new philosophies of technology use
• innovative technologies for classroom instruction
• marketing with Facebook
• open source application for surveys
During the mid-day session (11:30am, includes lunch) we’ll hear from university leaders, including Dean Steinmetz, and will have time to socialize and view exhibits from sponsoring organizations and companies.
Saturday/Day 2: Open to Digital media community
There will be a full day of sessions and events that focus on digital and social media. Lunch will be provided at a mid-day session (11:30 a.m.) that features keynote speakers Distinguished Humanities Professor Cindy Selfe; Professor H. Lewis Ulman; Digital Media Scholar Cheryl Ball from Illinois State University; and Angelo Mandato, Creator and Director of PodCamp Ohio. Register to attend DMSW on Saturday, February 20 (all are welcome; registration fee is $20).

Transforming Race Conference:
March 11-13
February 15 is the early bird registration deadline for the Kirwan Institute’s upcoming conference, Transforming Race: Crisis and Opportunity in the Age of Obama. The conference will be held at The Hyatt on Capitol Square March 11-13. Some 600 advocates, activists, scholars, students, spoken-word performers, and practitioners from all stripes will engage in roughly fifty plenary sessions and panels, workshops and performances, tackling the pressing issues of our time with a focus on race. As optional Friday evening entertainment, Sarah Jones, Tony-award winning Broadway performer, will be on hand with an insightful one-woman performance. For more information, visit the website.

Scholarships and QFI!
Applications for Department of Dance scholarships and QFI are due in less than a month - Friday February 19th. For more information go to the current student resources page on the OSUDance website and scroll down to "
scholarship and grant information." It is much better to be early with applications than late.

Study Abroad Information Sessions

The Office of International Affairs holds information sessions each quarter to provide students with a better understanding of specific study abroad programs, the required classes and what they might learn while studying in another country. Information sessions scheduled in January feature upcoming programs to the Czech Republic, China, Nicaragua, Jerusalem, Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, England, Germany and Poland. There are opportunities for students to study literature, Russian, law, homeland security, German, workforce issues, Czech, and dairy science.
 Go to the OIA website for more information.

Bates Dance Festival
Applications are available now online.
• Young Dancers Workshop (ages 14-18): June 25- July 16
• Professional Training Program (ages 18 and up): July 17-August 8
• Youth Arts Program (ages 6-17): July 20-August 7
• Performance & Events Season: July 5-August 7

The Bates Dance Festival also has internships available in the following areas:

• Technical Production/Stagecraft Apprenticeships
• Videography
• Arts Administration

• Dance Education

The Festival's internship/apprenticeship program offers qualified individuals an opportunity to work side-by-side with the Festival's professional staff. Interns/apprentices will receive on-the-job training in technical production, videography, arts administration or dance education, while gaining valuable contacts and in-depth knowledge of contemporary dance. Housing, meals and complimentary tickets to performances are provided. Dance education, administration interns and stagecraft apprentices may register for up to two classes a day. Technical Production and Video interns receive a $300 stipend (upon submission of receipts) to assist with travel. 

Application Deadline: February 26, 2010

. Visit the Bates website for more details. Former 298ers who want more production experience, consider this field school! With Carrie!

Featured photo: Lise Worthen-Chaudhari (left), MFA candidate in the OSU Department of Dance within the Dance and Technology track, experiments with motion capture technology. Read more about the project, and others, here.

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