Friday, March 12, 2010

Week 11 Announcements: March 15-21

Featured image: OSUDance students show a work in progress at last Friday's Winter Informance.

Spring Perspective
Exhibition Dates: March 18-April 2 with performances on April 1 & 2 at 7:30pm at the Urban Arts Space. Four graduate students in the OSU Department of Dance present their Master of Fine Arts projects as exhibition and performance. These works by Lindsay Caddle LaPointe, Lily Skove, Rodney Veal, and Lise Worthen-Chaudhari visit the crossroads of technology and the body, exploring memory, imagination, physiology, and scale. Performances will further activate the four unique physical environments created by each artist. Free and open to all.

The Projects: 
Lindsay Caddle LaPointe’s project, OVERSIZED, involves four dances for the camera celebrating large-scale art of the everyday objects found in the state of Ohio.

Lily Skove's video installation, Continuum, refracts 60 minutes of movement between two women through subverted spaces, scales, and vantage points; confining and opening our sight.

Inspired by the video work of Lincoln Schatz, Rodney Veal’s installation combines sculpture and video as a way to explore memory and movement. This piece, The Persistence of Memory, explores the impact of memory on the issues of race, age, and sexuality.

Lise Worthen-Chaudhari's The Physiology Project: Embedded Arts utilizes motion capture technology to embed the arts in stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Images from this work will be installed for the duration of the exhibition and evening performances will include a demonstration of her improvisational, arts-generative process.

Also, Rashana Smith presents a video short, Seedling, which offers a quick glimpse of behind-the-scenes footage from each piece.

Curated by Dave Covey. Read more about this event here.

OSU dance alums Noelle Chun and Yu Xiao have been invited to show their collaborative site-specific work, Between Eye and I, at Columbus' 40th annual Earth Day celebration. The celebration will take place on April 22, 2010 at Franklin Park. Noelle and Yu would like to invite interested OSU dancers to be a part of the project! Dancers can sign up for performance credit under Susan Petry. If you are interested in participating, send an email to

New Instructional Faculty position available
at Northwest Vista College, plus another GAA position at the Wexner Center. Go to the OSUDance professional resources page for more info.

The Dance Preservation Fund is seeking proposals. Applications are due Monday, April 5. Please see attachments for information on this funding source and the application.

Dr. Karen Mozingo, lecturer in the Department of Theatre, is offering the following graduate level seminar in the spring:
Theatre 802.06 – Graduate Seminar (5 credits)
Acting the Body/Dancing the Word: Dance and Physical Theatre, 1900-present 

In this seminar, we will study the visual and written literature of Western physical theatre and dance theatre genres from the early 20th century to the present. Topics will trace the development of modernist movements such as DaDa, Ausdruckstanz, and biomechanics; the Judson Church, European Tanztheater, and the American dance theatre movements of the 1970s, 80s and 90s; to contemporary physical and dance theatre works by companies such as DV8, Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, Sasha Waltz, and Goat Island. Theoretical readings will include writings of Artaud, Grotowski, Merleau-Ponty and others who have contributed to practices and theories of the “body” in performance.

Two New Electronic Research Support Tools: Introducing Research Online and e-Protocol. OSU is pleased to announce the launch of two new electronic tools to support student research activities. Read more here (.pdf)

Pirouetteando 2010: 6th International Summer Intensive Course
Four weeks (July 12-August 6) of intensive ballet training in a beautiful, safe, and friendly city: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. No audition needed; Intermediate and Advanced Levels; Optional Tourist Program; Extra Housing information available. For additional information and admission form, click here.

Join Dance Master Class in Italy for experience of a lifetime. The ideal location for a study holiday - set in the ‘Le Marche’ region across from Tuscany, and near the sunny beaches of the Adriatic coast! Study with an internationally renowned faculty offering Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance. Perform in the beautiful, restored historic Teatro Bramante. The program also features an elective course in Italian/English language (held daily). Dance Master Class is awarding scholarships to male students to cover the cost of dance tuition fees. Bursary awards offered provide assistance with dance course fees and are also available to eligible female applicants. Signing up is quick, easy and free. All you have to do is visit the registration site here and enter the necessary information.

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