Friday, January 29, 2010

Week 5 Announcements: February 1-7

Featured image: Tacita Dean’s Craneway Event. Photo by Marian Goodman Gallery.

Merce Cunningham Film Screening Event
There will be two free screenings of Tacita Dean’s Craneway Event, featuring Merce Cunningham and his company, for the afternoon of Friday, February 12th – one will start at 12:30pm, and the second will start at 3:30pm. Complete information is on the Wexner website.

Open Saturday Technique Class

Just can't get enough dance? Betsy Miller will be teaching Saturday modern technique classes at Columbus Dance Theatre in February. 11am-12:30pm
, 592 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215. $10/class. 
Questions? Email

Valentine's Day Swing Dance Fundraiser in support of Hixon Dance
Saturday, February 13
7pm - beginning swing dance lesson taught by Swing Columbus
8-10pm - Open dancing to a 6-piece live jazz band

Refreshments, Raffle prizes, and more! $20 tickets, $35 for a couple, group rates available. German Village Meeting Haus, 588 South 3rd Street. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Hixon Dance website.

Chalk Boundaries, a work in progress by OSUDance graduate student Dante Brown is part of the Wexner's Super Sunday event for their new exhibit, Hard Targets. It is being performed Sunday, February 7 at 1:30pm and 2:30pm on the Mershon Stage and is inspired by ideas of masculinity displayed in the Hard Targets exhibit. Dante will be showing roughly ten minutes of material. To preview Dante's work, click here or visit his website for more information.

The Womens Council of Realtors
is planning a luncheon from 11:00am-2:00pm at Villa Milano’s on May 20th called “Dancing With the Realtors.” They are seeking OSU dance students to help with this event. Thus far they have six high profile Realtors willing to learn to dance and be videotaped while learning (this would be 3 women and 3 men that are coordinated and athletic). They would eventually perform in front of an audience of approximately 250-350 real estate industry professionals. If interested in helping please contact Carol Shear at

African Dance Performance Opportunity

Lisa Dolasinski is looking for dancers to perform African dance for a class on February 3rd at 2:30pm in Hagerty Hall. Please contact her via email if interested:

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!

Brown Bag Lunch with Guest Artist Lindsay Clark
Friday, Feb 5 12:30-2:00 in Studio 5

Please join Lindsay Clark for an informal chat on topics including:
• Life in New York
• Fantasy Generator
• Working with Shen Wei Dance Arts.
• Study Abroad at Rotterdam
5 open slots for all five classes (MWF Week 5 and MW Week 6). Sign-up sheet will be posted outside Studio 1 on January 29th. For more info, download the flyer here.

Mary Seidman and Dancers seeks one male dancer for new work to be shown at American Dance Festival/July 2010
. Thursday, January 28, 10am-12pm, 12-3pm

Must be able to rehearse Monday 11am-2pm; Thursday 12-3pm; Friday 1-4pm January-April. Paid rehearsals and performance. Showcase in May. Performs July 1-25 at ADF. Must have advanced modern technique, contact work, singing, and speaking/acting skills. For an appointment email resume and headshot to: Visit their website for more info.

Columbus Dance Theatre is seeking both Male and Female Dancers
Go to the audition page on the Columbus Dance Theatre website for more information.

Dancers & Singers Wanted
Poet Theatricals is looking for qualified professionals! Submission deadline March 31, 2010. 
We are currently casting for Celebrity Cruise Lines’ Solstice, Equinox and Eclipse for 2010-2011 contracts. 

Seeking Dancers and vocalists. Read the job description online for more info.
Promotional materials may be submitted via email to:

 or mailed to:
 Poet Theatricals, LLC
Attn: Michelle Moore, Casting Dept.
1382 West McNab Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.

American Dance Festival Internships in Arts Administration & Production

Applications Due February 22, 2010
Each summer during its annual season, the ADF offers internships in all areas of arts administration and production. Administrative internships are intended to give hands-on experience to those interested in a career in arts management. Production interns work on the crew for the 35+ performances of the ADF season. All interns work as integral parts of the ADF staff in an invigorating arts environment and play an important role in carrying out the ADF’s mission to serve dance, dancers, choreographers and artists in related fields.
Arts Administration Internships: June 1 - July 26, 2010

Production Internships: June 3 - July 28, 2010
For more information and the application process please click here.

Arts Participation, Cultural Programming, and Audience Development
Art Education 595 (U) #26623
Art Education 781 (G) #26070
Hagerty Hall 0359: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:18pm, plus one hour independent work arranged weekly. This 5-credit hour course provides a framework for understanding participation in arts and cultural activities, current ideas of audience preferences for specific art forms, and organizational strategies for developing audiences. Course research examines socio-demographic and socio-cultural influences and personality factors & prior experience. Through class projects, students apply current research on audience decision making to organizational strategic planning. Organizational strategies will include: marketing, artistic programming, arts education, school partnerships, and community collaborations.

EDAS-SIBA - An Intensive Ballet Summer Workshop in beautiful Salzburg, Austria

SIBA 2010 - July 12 - August 9

Four weeks of exciting program for advanced, pre-professionals and professional dancers. Four performances at the end of the workshop, performed by the students (ages 14-28). From the moment you arrive – you are a company! You dance, eat, and breathe SIBA! You will learn how it is to be a part of a dance company professionally, meet other dancers from all over the world, learn other languages, dance methods, taste your friend's foods and make contacts for life! You will also learn how to build your own CV, lighting, costumes, theater make-up and more. SIBA Artistic Director Peter Breuer's dynamic teaching and choreography bring the students to a high level of training already from the first week of the workshop. For more information please check our website. Feel free to e-mail us with your questions at

Building News

As some of you know, Sullivant Hall will be undergoing a renovation starting in the summer of 2011 and finishing 2013. Work with the architects and other building users is now underway. It is very exciting, but does affect everyone in the short term and long term. I plan to post updates periodically here in the blog. 

Couple of things to note as of today:

1. We are in the design period through September. Construction is slated to begin summer of 2011 and finish summer 2013. 

2. There is no decision at this time whether we will re-locate (swing space) for the two year construction period, or if they will phase the work in the building. As soon as we know more, we will solicit help from the student reps to consider your needs and ideas in creating a smooth transition either way. Going to a swing space obviously means a complete adjustment to creatively adapted spaces, and staying in the building means dealing with noise and commotion. Either way I call on our collective creative spirit to see more opportunity than hassle in the process.

3. Dave Covey is the faculty lead on this work. He can answer questions as we move forward. I have confidence this process will be on schedule and mindful of our needs; I have great hopes that at the end we will never look back. Sadly, for all our current students, you will not reap the rewards starting in fall of 2013.

4. You may begin to see people coming and going, measuring things, poking around etc. Odie as building supervisor can vouch for any activities. As always, if you see people that don’t appear to be dance department students or staff, feel free to ask or alert someone.

5. We will continue to keep our environment safe, and as clean as we can all muster, but we will not be making major investments in upgrades. Continue to alert your student rep to any concerns or ideas you have about current facility management.

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