Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Week 7 Announcements: February 15-21

Featured image: Karena Birk, accompanied by musician Sue Chess, performs La Cachucha (1836) as part of last week's Winter Perspective MFA concert.

Susan Hadley's "Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea" from Drums Downtown 2009. Photo: Matt Mascaro.

Drums Downtown VII: Traditions features the OSU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Susan Powell and Joseph Krygier, and choroeography by OSUDance faculty Meghan Durham, Susan Hadley and Olivier Tarpaga on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8 pm in the Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St. Drums Downtown VII also includes a pre-concert talk offered both nights at 7 pm and a post-concert talk on Friday night only. Tickets are $17 general admission; $12 students and senior citizens. Call CAPA at (614) 469-0939 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or central Ohio Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, (614) 247-7036. Visit the School of Music webpage for more info about this event. Click here to watch a video preview.

The OSU Department of Theatre presents “O Pioneers!”
Thursday-Saturday, February 25 -27; 7:30pm
Sunday, February 28; 3:00pm
Thursday-Saturday, March 4-6; 7:30pm
Maungsai Somboon will be performing in this play and has also choreographed parts of the musical. Directed by Jeanine Thompson.

Dancers Needed
On behalf of Staters, Inc. Danielle DuMosch would like to invite dancers from the Department of Dance to join in the Festival of the Finest 2010. On Friday, April 23 the 2nd annual Festival of the Finest will take place in the Great Hall of the new Ohio Union. It’s a very large art festival that encompasses all forms of artwork. This event will be a free event open to the community and will provide great opportunities for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to enjoy the artwork of current OSU students. Dancers are needed to perform at the festival. Since this is a day-long event, ideally, students would be moving around the Great Hall at various times (improvising) or possibly perform drums downtown pieces or any other pieces. Perhaps grads and seniors wanting to perform could do that as well. Please let Danielle know if you would be interested:

Arts Internship Opportunity
Blue Sky Project, an internationally-competitive summer artist residency in Dayton is seeking five (5) Artist Assistants. Incoming college sophomores, juniors and seniors from the Dayton area, majoring in visual art, photography, video, animation, writing, theatre, music, voice and dance are encouraged to apply. Each Student Artist will receive a $2,000 stipend and housing for their participation in the 2010 summer activities. There will be orientation on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. The program meets Monday through Thursday, 10:00am – 3:30pm at the University of Dayton from Monday, June 14 through Thursday, August 5. There will exhibition events Thursday – Saturday, August 5 – 7. The program concludes Sunday August 8. Application Information: Please submit resume, two reference letters, cover letter outlining what interests you about Blue Sky Project, and, where appropriate, up to 12 work samples in PowerPoint. Video samples should be sent as MP4 or Quicktime. Mail, postmarked by Monday, April 5 to: Blue Sky Project, P.O. Box 10506, Dayton, Ohio 45402-7506
For more information go to their website.

Brown Bag with Guest Artist Elizabeth Rodriguez
part of an artist exchange established by the Ohio Arts Council Friday, February 19; 12:30pm in Studio 5
View her dance on camera pieces, watch videos of her choreography, discuss dance in Chile and interact with a dynamic international dance artist! Elizabeth Rodriguez graduated with a degree in Computer and Information Engineering at the University of Santiago in 1985. That same year, she joined the Centro de Danza Espiral (Spiral Dance Center) where she studied dance through 1989. In 2008 she obtained a BA from ARCIS University. As a dancer she was a member of several dance companies, including Espiral, Andanzas and In Situ. In 1990 she created her first choreography, Entre-Lunas, an award-winning solo piece. Since then she has created many award-winning choreographies that have been presented at festivals internationally, including De c├│mo un espacio invertido se convirti├│ en… pescado (1997), Espacios Invertidos... y lo que el cuerpo no se acuerda (1998), Trazos Para Un Comienzo (2000), Sin Respiro (2000), Blanco (2002), Emergencies (2003), Otros (2003), and Cuando bailo, bailo, cuando duermo, duermo (2007). In 1998, Elizabeth formed her own dance company. Since then, she has taught movement in the Drama School of the Catholic University of Chile. Since 2005 she has been the Coordinator of Movement Classes at the School of Theatre of Universidad Mayor and between 2001 and 2005 she taught Contemporary Technique, Choreographic Workshop and Choreographic Composition to students of dance pedagogy at ARCIS University.

Chuck Davis Master Class
The absolutely-amazing Chuck Davis will be giving a master class in West African Dance for Dance Majors this Thursday February 18 at 10:30am in Studio 1. The sign-up sheet for 30 spaces will go up on the bulletin board outside Studio 1 on Tuesday morning by 9:00am.
Courtney Harris will not teach Ballet on the 18th. Students for her class should either attend the Davis master class or go to another section of ballet. Here is the schedule and locations for ballet classes on that same day:
Chuck Davis - Studio 1
Ramos - Studio 2 (Sue)
Dromisky - Studio 3 (Ruby)
Bales - Studio 4 (Helen)

The Office of Student Financial Aid has moved to a new facility on campus. Our telephone extensions however, will remain the same. Effective immediately, our new address is:
Student Academic Services Building
4th Floor, 281 West Lane Avenue
The following Offices will also be relocating to the new administrative services building:
1st floor- Graduate Professional Admissions Counseling Student Consolidated Service Center
• 2nd floor – Bursar
• 3rd
Floor – Office of Minority Affairs-Lincoln Tower and Pomerene Hall offices
• 4th Floor – Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) & VP for Strategic Enrollment Services
• 5th Floor – Office of the University Registrar and Office of Enrollment Management
• 6th Floor –Graduate Professional Application Processing & Office of Enrollment Services Administrative Support
All offices will be moved and operational by March 8, 2010. There will be a “Grand Opening” Celebration scheduled at a later time…so stayed tuned!

Spring quarter elective courses offered by the John Glenn School of Public Affairs that may be of interest to graduate students:
PUBAFRS 670 – Rebuilding Failed and Weak States, 5 units
PUBAFRS 811 – Leadership and Human Resources in Public Organizations, 4 units
PUBAFRS 821 – Governmental Information Systems Administration, 4 units
PUBAFRS 834 – Public Budgeting, 4 units
PUBAFRS 880.05 – Science and Technology Management and Policy, 5 units
PUBAFRS 880.05 – Project Management, 5 units
PUBAFRS 880.06 – Nonprofit Management and Governance, 5 units
PUBAFRS 880.06 – Climate Change and Public Policy, 5 units
PUBAFRS 880.02 – Ph.D. Seminar in Public Sector Economics, 5 units
More information about these courses can be found here.

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