Friday, April 09, 2010

Week 3 Announcements: April 12-18, 2010

Featured photo: Image: Rodney Veal performs amid his sculpture and video installation, The Persistence of Memory II at the Spring Perspective MFA performance. Photo by Exhibitions Assistant Brianna Dance, from the Urban Arts Space blog (maintained by Leigh Lotocki).

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.

Guerrilla Dance
What would it be like to have dance a part of everyday life: when you went to the grocery store, your favorite cafe, the movie theater, on the bus, etc? Guerrilla Dance is a group engaging that very question head on by consistently going into everyday spaces and dancing on a consistent basis. 
The group has a set schedule of times (ala a work schedule) that they get together and go out into the world to dance - anywhere and everywhere. Anyone is beyond welcome to join, for as long as you want, frequent or only once (a blind man recently approached us about dancing; so when I say anyone, I mean anyone.) We meet right outside of Studio 1 in Sullivant Hall, decide where to dance for the day, and then head out:

 Monday: 4:30-5:30pm, Tuesday: 5:30-6:30pm, Wednesday: 1:30-2:15pm, 
Thursday: 5:30-6:30pm and Friday: 3:00-4:00pm

If you are on campus at those times meet us at Studio 1. If you aren't available until later into the hour we're dancing, get in touch with us and we'll let you know where we are (usually on OSU's campus).

 Check out our Facebook group, which has links to our website, videos, photos and blog. Hope you can come dance with us. It's a blast!

Buckeye Showcase
Thursday, May 20,2010; 7:30pm in the Ohio Union Performance Hall. Join us for a celebration of the amazing artistic talents of Ohio State students! This event will feature dozens of performance artists and a broad variety of art forms showcasing the talents of Ohio State students. Be on the lookout for more information! Audition for Buckeye Showcase! Are you a performance artist? Do you have an amazing talent? Are you looking for a chance to show your fellow buckeyes what you can do? Auditions will be held April 22 from 6-9pm in the US Bank Conference Theatre at the Ohio Union. Please contact Abby Ellender at for more information or an audition time slot.

Fulbright Week at Ohio State: April 26 - 30, 2010. Fostering leadership, learning, and understanding between cultures. Click here for more info.

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 for more info.

The Body, the Archive, or the Score: Where does the Dance Live? Join Professor Valarie Williams and the cast members of Anna Sokolow’s Steps of Silence (1968) as they examine where the dance lives when it is not on the stage, the process of bringing it back alive, and a performance of an excerpt from this 1968 masterpiece about oppression and the effects of war. We will look at the value of creating a version of the work, its historical and cultural significance, and its place and relevance in present-day society. The Inaugural Lecture will take place in Sullivant Hall Theatre on Monday, April 19, 2010 from 4:30-5:15pm. Refreshments provided in the 15th Avenue Rotunda.

Chris Salter: Public Lecture and Book Signing
: Technology and the Transformation of Performance
Monday, April 19, 2010
; Sullivant Hall, Studio 5. Book signing at 5:30pm, lecture to follow at 6pm.

Chris Salter is an artist/scholar who works in the North American and Europe at the intersection of many disciplines and mediums including architecture, visual arts, dance, interactive performance, and critical inquiry. He has collaborated with William Forsythe and Peter Sellars and his recent creative works have been presented at the Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and many other prestigious venues. He is the author of the new book from MIT press Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance (MIT Press, 2010).

Improvisation Workshop at CDT!
Teoma Naccarato will be teaching an Improvisation workshop at Columbus Dance Theater every Saturday in April from 11:00am-12:30pm! These four sessions will draw on exercises from Theater of the Oppressed, Action Theater and Authentic Movement to explore the relationship of personal and social themes through movement. Professional dancers, choreographers, students, and community members are welcome to attend one or all of the sessions on a drop-in basis ($10/class, FREE for OSU Dance Students!). All classes take place at CDT: 592 E. Main St, Columbus, OH, 43215. For more information or any questions, please contact: Teoma Naccarato (, or visit the CM2 website.

ARC was featured in this past Saturday's Columbus Dispatch. Read the article here!

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Esther Baker-Tarpaga who has been awarded a Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs grant (BETHA). Her project is titled “Shifting Centers: Creative Collaboration in and outside of Africa through Cyberlearning and Ubiquitous Technologies.” Way to go! Also want to acknowledge her research assistant, Kristen Jeppsen for her part in supporting Esther’s work.

Congratulations to Lindsay Caddle LaPointe! Her video dance STAMP has been selected to be shown at the Foursite Film Festival in Ogden, UT.

Yu Xiao (MFA 2008) had her baby girl, Zoe, on March 30. Zoe weighed 5 Ibs, 11 oz, and 19 inches long, tiny but healthy. Yu and her husband Bin Hu and Zoe are all doing well. Congratulations!

The OSUdance Blog is featured here as one of the top for dance students. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for helping our blog to be a great resource for informing the greater dance community.

After a number of years of planning and hard work, the long anticipated online Notated Theatrical Dances (NTD) Catalog is available for your use! Now you may view and search our scores for educational, research, and performance purposes. It covers extensive information on notation, casting, production, music, media, archival, and permission and fees. This will hopefully become an important tool and will shorten your search time!

2010 OhioDance Festival with Roger Copeland, Ann Cooper Albright, Deb Vogel, and other great people. Dance Matters: Move Your Imagination. May 15-16, 2010 at Oberlin College. Co-sponsored by OhioDance and the Oberlin College Theatre and Dance Program. 

For more information please contact Jane D'Angelo by phone at 614-224-2913, by email at, or visit the OhioDance website.

Historical Dance Program and Baroque Ballet Intensive
. Kaspar Mainz and Dorothy Olsson, instructors/directors
, Peggy Murray, dance assistant 
at the Amherst Early Music Festival. July 8-18, 2010
 Connecticut College, New London, CT. Click here for more info.

Inspiral Motion Pilates Teacher Training Program 2010
Pilates Teacher Training Program with Lisa Lansing. The Pilates Anatomy Lecture Series will begin this month, which is required for the Pilates Teacher Training Program. On Thursday April 22, there is a free introduction to the program from 7– 9pm for anyone interested in either teaching at our studio or getting certified in Pilates. The Anatomy program will begin April 29, 2010 and will finish September 9, 2010. After Spring 2010, students will have to arrange private training with qualifying teachers at the studio and pay full price for lessons, anatomy training and instruction if they want to get certified. Join now!

Nancy Stark Smith Workshops
Please join us at a workshop or festival this summer 2010 (in the northern hemisphere) and beyond! Click here for an extensive list of opportunities.

Anna Halprin
Saturday, April 24; 9:30am-5:00pm $150, Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall
Anna Halprin returns to offer a second one-day participatory life/art workshop on the occasion of the New York premier of “Breath Made Visible”, a documentary film about Anna’s career. This workshop will explore the question: How does dance inform our real life relationships with our own bodies in interaction with others and in community? We will address this question through developing movement awareness and exploring physical movement, feelings, and imagery. Participation is open to all. Click here to register (bottom of the page).

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