Friday, April 02, 2010

Week 2 Announcements: April 5-11

Featured photo: Visiting Artist Toshinori Hamada leads last week's Noh Theatre master class.

Featured video: Rehearsal Footage for the Performance Improvisation Ensemble (PIE). Videographer: Rebecca Cash. See PIE live in the Terra/Tela project. More information below.

The Terra/Tela Project
A five day festival of dance featuring BFA projects from the 2010 graduating class. Click here for more information on the events. You can also RSVP on Facebook, or read the Senior Dance Fest blog for details about each project.

Hixon Dance: Airs and Dances II
Featuring 3 premiere dance works by company director Sarah Hixon, and a premiere vocal work by company music director Jacob Reed. Featured music also includes "Gute Nacht" by F. Schubert, and J. S. Bach's English Suite No. 5 in E Minor. April 16 & 17; 8pm
, April 18; 2pm, 
April 23 & 24; 8pm. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Columbus Dance Theatre, 
592 East Main Street
, Columbus, OH 43215. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Hixon Dance website.

Miroku by KARAS

Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8pm in Mershon Auditorium. 

Japanese choreographer, designer, and solo dancer Saburo Teshigawara, who performs under the company name KARAS, opens a rare North American tour of his latest work at the Wexner Center. Inspired by a poetic Japanese novel, Miroku unfolds in a series of stage pictures created in a dramatically lit, box-like set. Teshigawara’s charged dance work evolves through a liquid sense of time generated from his body’s crisply abstracted movement and the breathtaking range of space he explores. Student tickets are only $10!

Between Eye and I
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

Ten Tiny Dances: Friday & Saturday, April 9 & 10, 2010. Two shows at 7 & 9pm, South Campus Gateway Black Box Theater, 1550 North High Street. Ten Tiny Dances, created by Portland's Mike Barber in 2002, is a dance performance where 10 artists are confined to a 4 by 4 foot stage. This performance series will be making its premiere in Columbus, Ohio at the South Campus Gateway's Black Box Theater. Artists presenting work include: Adam Hundt, Available Light Theater (Matt Slaybaugh), cocoloupedance (Coco Loupe), Colleen Leonardi, The Express Boatman (Paige Phillips, Javier Berzal), Noelle Chun, Merge Dance (Meghan Durham), Red Dirt Dance (Karl Rogers), Shove Gently Dance (Shawn Hove).

Dance Under Construction, an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, will be hosted at UC Riverside Friday & Saturday, April 16th & 17th. Attendees must register in advance Deadline is Monday, April 5. The registration fee is $20 and includes a welcome reception following Friday evening's keynote address and lunch on Saturday.

A fabulous Body Mind Centering and Somatics conference in our own backyard: June 3-6 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio (45 minutes away). OSU alums Laurie Atkins and Molly Shanahan will be there, as well as founder of Continuum work Emilie Conrad, Jill Green, and many other fine BMC and Alexander practitioners. Click here for more info.

A Job Fair for Buckeyes 

April 13, 2010
; 10:00am-3:00pm
 in the Ohio Union Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom

Spring Career Day is an annual job and internship fair that is open to all current Ohio State University students and recent graduates. The event provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about internships and career opportunities. This year, over 90 employers will be present at the event. Click here for more info.

Chris Salter: Public Lecture and Book Signing. Monday, April 19, 2010; 5pm. Sullivant Hall, Studio 5. Technology and the Transformation of Performance. Christopher Salter is a media artist, performance director and composer/sound designer based in Montreal, Canada and Berlin, Germany. His current research interests include the use of wireless sensor networks and ubiquitous computing technologies in artistic contexts, cross modal perception, enactive interactive systems, real time audio and critical studies of media, technology and performativity.

Salter studied economics and philosophy at Emory University and received his Ph.D. in the areas of theater and computer-generated sound at Stanford University. After collaborating with Peter Sellars and William Forsythe/Ballett Frankfurt, he co-founded the art and research organization Sponge, whose works have stretched between the arenas of performance, installation, scientific research. His work has been seen in such venues as the Venice Architecture Biennale (Venice), Ars Electronica (Linz), Villette Numerique (Paris), Transmediale (Berlin), Place des Arts (Montreal), Shanghai Dance Festival (Shanghai), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Dance Theater Workshop (New York), V2 (Rotterdam) and the Exploratorium (San Francisco), among others. He is the author of the new book Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (MIT Press, 2010).

Yoga and Body-Mind Centering™: The Senses with Lisa Clark
Saturday, May 15 from 10:45am-6:00pm and Sunday, May 16 from 9:00am-4:30pm
Cost: $215 if paid by April 16th, $230.00 thereafter. Located at Yoga on High in Columbus, OH. For more information see attached flyer.

OSUDance Professor Susan Hadley is featured in the current issue of Dance Teacher Magazine, where she offers advice on college dance auditions. Click here to read the article.

The Spring issue of the Library Newsletter is now available for your review. Visit to download. Includes an article written by Susan Sentler, of Laban, London, and a former Graham dancer, on her experience restaging Martha Graham's Primitive Mysteries from the Labanotation score plus an article on the 2009 ICKL Conference in Bangkok, Thailand by Mary Jane Warner.

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