Friday, February 05, 2010

Week 6 Announcements: February 8-14

Featured image: Tap dance students take the stage during the "No-Talent Talent Gong Show" at the Gateway Film Center. Photo by Shari Lewis, Columbus Dispatch.

Featured video: Drums Downtown VII preview. Visit for more information about this event.

Merce Cunningham Dance Company: The Legacy Tour
Friday, Feb 12, 2010, 8pm at Mershon Auditorium
Join us for this special occasion to celebrate the life and work of Merce Cunningham, a major innovator in the world of dance whose bold exploratory concepts and vital spirit will continue to resonate across all the arts for years to come. Click here for more information, or RSVP on Facebook.

Music and Dance: It Takes Two featuring James Graham, MFA ‘10
The Graduate Music Student Association is sponsoring this event on Wednesday February 10 from 7:00-8:00pm in Hughes Auditorium. Come learn about, discuss, and appreciate the field of Music through another field's perspective. James Graham will present on his relationship to Music in regards to his dance career.

Movie Screening: Works of Darren McGannon
Saturday, February 6 at 7:30pm
 at the Thurber Theater inside the Drake Union
The Works of Darren McGannon is a feature-length film made by OSU students, starring OSU students! For more information and a theatrical trailer, visit Darren's website.

New Assistant Professor positions have been added to the OSUDance professional resources page, including positions at WMU, CWRU and USM.

Call for Submissions: Columbus Moving Art Image Review
Deadline: February 12. The Columbus Moving Image Art Review (CMIAR) will host its second of many quarterly local moving image screenings at the OSU Urban Arts Space on Thursday March 11, from 7-9pm. The goal of CMIAR is to provide a quarterly screening event comprised of works from local artists working in the seventh art of the moving image, including film, video, animation, software art and much more. For more information on how to submit, click here.

OSU Urban Arts Space Call for Proposals
Deadline: March 15. You are invited to submit a proposal for an exhibition, program, and/or class at the OSU Urban Arts Space. We welcome proposals from anyone inside or outside the Ohio State University. If you have questions about exhibitions please call the Space at 614-292-8861 or email us at For more information, please click here.

2010 International Young Choreographer Project
(Good for Assistant Professor and Grad Student)
WDAA solicits applications for the 2010 International Young Choreographer Project, to be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from July 4-25, 2010, with two performances taking place in the theatre of Tsoying High School on July 24 and 25.
Please submit a registration form, brief expression of interest, and link to online video sample (such as YouTube) of choreography to WDAA by email to
Submissions to WDAA are due by February 14, 2010. Additional information including registration form and instructions regarding the brief expression of interest is available here.

Auditions for Dancing Alone
Columbus Dance Theatre will produce an evening of solo dances, Dancing Alone, at its performance space, the Fisher Theatre, Friday, March 26 at 8:00pm and Saturday, March 27 at 3pm and 8pm. Up to eight solo performers will be chosen for this unique performance event. Performance pieces may be the work of the artist performing or the work of a different choreographer. Audition Times: Saturday, February 20 beginning at 6pm at CDT, 592 E. Main St. Columbus, OH. Please call 849-0227 to reserve an audition time or e-mail: For further information (including stipend and criteria) click here.

Merce Cunningham Master Class
As part of the Cunningham residency at the Wexner, we will have a master class with members of the company from 9:30-11:00 on Friday, February 12. Due to that day also being open class day for the undergraduate auditions on the 13th, the Cunningham class will be in Studio 4. Space is limited to 20 OSU dancers. The sign-up sheet will be posted on the board next to Studio 1 early Tuesday morning (February 9). Robert Swinston, Assistant to the Choreographer, has been a member of MCDC since 1980. He attended Middlebury College and The Juilliard School, where he received a BFA in dance. He has also performed with the Martha Graham Apprentice Company, Jose Limon Dance Company, and Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theatre. He has taught at Montclair State College, SUNY Purchase and The Juilliard School. He joined the faculty of the Merce Cunningham Studio in 1987. Mr. Swinston has assisted in the staging of Cunningham works for Boston Ballet and White Oak Dance Project. For more info visit

John Evans, MFA ‘87, will be visiting the department on Tuesday, February 9. He will teach a master class with the Freshmen at 8:45-10:15am. He is videotaping an itinerant phrase of movement in the High Street rotunda at noon, and would love some “traffic”. So when you finish class on Tuesday at noon – take a meander through the halls and feel free to introduce yourself. John Evans has been dancing and lighting dance, theater and music since 1980. He received a Masters Degree in Dance from The Ohio State University in 1987, then moved to New York City, where he danced with the Victoria Marks Performance Company for five years. He has also danced in the companies of John Jasperse, Colin Conner, Monica Levy, Robin Becker and The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy. His choreography has been performed in New York City, regionally and internationally. He has twice been a choreographer and teacher at The Yard. He has had work commissioned by Steele Dance, Thompson & Trammel, James Madison University, University of Maryland at College Park, Hofstra University and Raritan Valley College. John directs his own company, John Evans & Dancers, and has received grants from New Jersey and Pennsylvania most recently a NJSCA Choreographic Fellowship in 2008. He has been a full time faculty member in the Department of Dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University since 1995. John has choreographed over 40 dances and designed lighting for over 1000.

Dance 671.21 Pilates Reformer Spring Quarter
Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-2:18pm. Several years ago we added Reformer to our offerings attempting to target 6 first-year majors for each section. In order to register for the class, email MKB (bruce.8) to let him know you are interested. He is keeping the names and will inform everyone by the end of this quarter. First-year students will have priority, but everyone is encouraged to get on the list. Non-majors are welcomed as well, if there is room. Questions? See MKB in 018 Sullivant.

Jeanine Thompson will be teaching Viewpoints Training this Spring on the undergraduate and graduate level. The undergraduate class is TH387 and it will be held MWF from 11:30am-12:18pm. And the graduate class is TH773 and it will be held MWF from 12:30-1:48pm. Both classes take place in Drake 107.

Dance in Popular Culture, Dance 357
SP10. Tues/Thurs 12:30-2:18pm, 142 Sullivant Hall (Studio 5 Whitebox)
Survey of popular dance in the United States, with emphasis on how popular dance reflects and influences our perceptions of gender, age, ethnicity, economic status and national origins. Open to all OSU students. Requires online component; GEC social diversity and cultures and ideas course.

Eran Hanlon’s Taking Light and Lily Skove's Dot Dance video dance have been selected for the 2010 San Diego/Tijuana DANCEonFILM Festival Gallery Installation. The Installation will be presented as an ongoing loop of short dance films at the CECUT Cube museum at the Tijuana Cultural Center in Mexico on Saturday, February 27 from 10am-6pm. Click here for more info.

Dance Informa has been updated for February/March 2010. Click here for the latest and greatest.

An International Classical Ballet & Dance Workshop in Valencia, Spain August 10-30, 2010. Twenty days of fun and dance, and two theater performances for the first time in the beautiful city of Valencia, Spain.
 For more information, click here.

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