Thursday, February 18, 2010

Week 8 Announcements: February 22-28

Featured image: Separate Panes: Installation/Site Specific MFA Dance Concert with choreography by James Graham. See listing below for more info.

Separate Panes: Installation/Site Specific MFA Dance Concert with choreography by James Graham. February 25-27, 2010; 8pm Thursday-Saturday, plus 2pm natural light matinee Saturday. Third Floor, Sullivant Library. $10 General Admission, $5 Seniors, students and anyone w/Buck ID.
Noche Flamenca
March 11, 2010;8pm
Experience a magical voyage to Spain with world-renowned flamenco artist Clara Ramona while delighting in Spanish wines and menu items. Martini Park, 4040 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219. Call for a reservation: 614-471-4300

The 12th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference Focus on Dance Education: Creativity, Innovation and 21st Century Skills will take place October 20-24, 2010 in Tempe, AZ. Go to the OSUDance professional resources page and download the .pdf under "conferences" for more information.

The American Dance Festival is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 15th annual Dancing for the Camera: International Festival of Film and Video Dance. Showcasing the best of fusions between cinematographic skill and choreographic vision, Dancing for the Camera has presented more than 300 films by artists from over 20 countries. Works chosen for the 2010 Festival will have the opportunity to be screened alongside classics of the genre in a special program celebrating the Festival’s 15th Anniversary. Certificates of Distinction will be awarded to works of exceptional merit.

 Dancing for the Camera is directed by screendance artist and curator, Douglas Rosenberg. The 2010 Festival will take place from June 25-27 at Duke University's White Lecture Hall and the Nasher Museum of Art. All screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, go to the OSUDance professional resources page and download the application under "conferences."

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Auditions in Columbus, Ohio at BalletMet Saturday, March 6; 4-6pm. For more information visit Deeply Rooted Productions or call 312-795-9777.

Flamenco Workshops with Clara Ramona

March 13, 2010; 12-3:30pm. Basic Flamenco Technique and Fandangos de Huelva. La Fogata Grill, 790 North High Street, Columbus, OH. Tickets on sale through

Adjudication for Spring Concert

Saturday, March 13 on stage in Sullivant Theatre at 1pm we will adjudicate for the Spring Concert. The concert is the 9th week of SP10 - May 27-29. For anyone new to the 'system', dances are performed at the adjudication in front of a panel of faculty, staff, and students. Ten or so pieces will be selected for the concert. During Spring Quarter, choreographers/directors attend a class - Dance 750 - on Friday afternoons with Dave Covey. The class is a workshop to look at work and give feedback, help determine costumes, produce posters, fliers, programs and whatever.

 Anyone may show work at the adjudication. But, preference is given to works that are fairly complete. Works that are simply ideas will not be considered. Sign-up sheet will be posted Monday morning March 1. 

If you have questions, please see MKB.

The following OSUDance articles were featured in the Arts & Humanities Focus Newsletter:

PhD Program in Dance at Ohio State

In 2007, the Department of Dance joined the ranks of those universities offering doctoral programs in dance studies. The Department of Dance at OSU is one of just four universities blazing trails in this burgeoning area and will graduate its first doctoral candidates in 2010.
Read the complete article.

Dance Majors Participate in International Competition
Four undergraduate senior Dance Majors (Victoria DeRenzo, Katherine Gilmore, Katherine Stehura, and Kathryn Vickers) were invited to attend a workshop at the Performing Arts Reasearch and Training Studios (PARTS). There they took a week's worth of technique classes, as well as auditioned to be accepted in its two-year training program. Read the complete article.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Summer Dance Intensive
June 28-July 24, 2010 in Chicago, IL
Summer Dance Intensive is 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.

Kudos to all involved in recent productions: the thoughtful and rich MFA concert showcasing the historical research and present moment performance by Karena Birk and Jolene Bartley, along with Rodney Veal’s work and Lily Skove. Exquisite, playful, and lots of narrative….

Also to Drums Downtown – all performers, choreographers, designers. Another wonderful evening in the theatre. Fun was had by all!

And a big shout out to all who helped with the undergraduate auditions over Valentine’s Day weekend – many individuals pitched in in so many ways. Several visitors commented on the positive and rigorous atmosphere.

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