Friday, March 19, 2010

Week 12 Announcements: March 21-26

Leading Ladies (official movie trailer) from Shatterglass Studios on Vimeo.

Featured video: Trailer for "Leading Ladies," a film co-written, directed, produced and choreographed by OSUDance alum Erika Randall (2003). Also featuring OSU alum Teena Custer (2004). Click here for more info.

Dancing Alone at Columbus Dance Theatre, Friday & Saturday, March 26-27, 2010 at 8pm.
Hands : dancers + artists + musicians. Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8pm and Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 3pm & 8pm at Columbus Dance Theatre.

More info on both shows is available here and here.

Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Faculty Grants for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity.

• Open to all full-time, regular Ohio State University Faculty. The number of grants depends on availability of funds and grants may not exceed $3,500 for a 12-month period. Requests for smaller amounts will be highly competitive; in some cases, partial funding for a proposal may be possible.

• Open to all Ohio State University Ph.D. Candidates Working on Dissertations and Students in a Terminal Masters Degree or MFA Program Working on Creative Projects or Theses. The number of grants depends on availability of funds and grants may not exceed $1,000 for a 12-month period.

Instructions for applying and application forms can be found here. Click on “Coca-Cola CDW for Faculty” or “Coca-Cola CDW for Advanced Graduate Students.” The Cover Sheet and Preliminary Budget Sheet can be downloaded by clicking on each of them at the end of the instructions. If you are unable to download the necessary forms, they can be obtained from the Department of Women’s Studies. Contact Professor Cathy A. Rakowski at Deadline: All materials must be received no later than April 9, 2010. Award decisions will be made public by June 1, 2010. The term of the grant is for 12 months, beginning July 1, 2010 and ending June 31, 2011.

Yoga and Body-Mind Centering™: The Senses

Anatomy expert, Lisa Clark, is a leading innovator teaching the integration of Yoga and Body-Mind Centering™. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Body-Mind Centering™ looks at the relationship of movement to all the systems of the body, not just the musculo-skeletal system. While muscles and bones are vitally important organizing principles for teaching yoga and movement, we will use this weekend to explore how the body/mind organizes itself around the sense organs and the information they bring us. With the felt impact of sacred poetry this work will help you explore the layers of the skin and touch; proprioception, the vestibular system and balance; hearing; smell, and vision. This weekend of practices will draw the senses inward into meditative, intuitive states of awareness integrating all 8 limbs of yoga. Lisa will use the familiar language of both active and restorative asana and movement in her explorations, and they are immediately applicable to teaching yoga students of all levels.

Students who studied with Lisa last summer found her work to be transformative for their personal practice and work with students and clients. This workshop will be invaluable for yogis with at least Level 2 or Modified Primary series experience, yoga teachers of any style, and body workers and movement professionals (with some yoga experience.) Price includes a special Indian head wrap prop that will be used during the weekend.

Dates: Saturday, May 15, 10:45am-6pm & Sunday, May 16, 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $215.00 if paid by April 16; $240.00 thereafter.

Movement Research: Summer MELT 2010: July 5 - August 6, 2010
MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 or 6 weeks) and winter (3 weeks).Taught by Movement Research's internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded an innovative artists in the field of dance today. Click here for more info.

Attention: Please remember that the proximity of our building to High Street and its many hidden corridors make it a target for theft and other crimes. For the safety of yourself and others and the security of your belongings and department equipment, it is important to lock doors behind you outside of regular business hours and relock equipment closets immediately after opening. Also, do not leave a room unattended if in contains valuables or equipment. It only takes a moment for something to be stolen.

Please take extra care in securing the following areas:
Stereo locks (spin the combinations)
Studio closets
Musicians closets
Production room
GA/Fellowship office (the doors facing the outside hallway should also remain closed)
Theatre and exterior office doors (after 5pm)
Studio 5 (pull door shut -- it will not lock on its own!)

Please be alert and notify the front office of any suspicious activity in our building.

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