Friday, April 16, 2010

Week 4 Announcements: April 19-25

Featured video: The new work, No Trace, by visiting artist Ming-Lung Yang is inspired by Japanese Zen gardens. The piece explores simplicity, multiplicity, balance between empty and occupied space, and the energy stored in time. The music includes Rothko, composed and performed by Joan La Barbara and Gaylord Mowrey, Recollections For An Old Friend, by the Chinese Classical Troupe of Beijing, and Fragmented Images composed by Wu Man. No Trace is part of Dance Downtown 2010: Remix Culture, coming May 7 & 8, 2010. For more info on this event, click here, or RSVP on Facebook! Video by James Graham.

Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) cordially invites you to a reception in honor of the 2009-2010 grant recipients. Seating for department of dance undergraduate and graduate students only. Monday, May 3, 2010; 11:30am – 1:00pm in the Barbie Tootle Room, Ohio Union. RSVP (including any dietary restrictions) to J. Briggs Cormier at by Wednesday, April 28.

Columbus Arts Festival: Modern/Liturgical Dance Concert
Call for performance groups. The Embodied Response Team at Broad Street United Methodist Church is hosting a modern/contemporary and liturgical dance concert as part of the Columbus Arts Festival (7pm, June 4-5) by choreographers and performers from the Columbus community. If you are interested in presenting 10-15 minutes of work, please contact Rachael Leyva ( by April 14.

The OSU Bboy Club is seeking a faculty advisor who would interested in their genre of dance and able to commit a very small amount of time and effort each quarter in advising them in budgeting, setting up events, and encouraging them to grow not only as dancers, but as adults. They are a sports club, but not necessarily a team. If interested please contact Angelo Zimbardi at

The A.W.A.R.D Show 2010-2011
This event, which began its expansion across the United States last year, will take place in 6 cities across the country over 2010–2011: New York City (Joyce SoHo), Chicago (The Dance Center), Los Angeles (REDCAT), Philadelphia (Dance Affiliates), San Francisco (ODC Theater) and Seattle (On the Boards). There will be a first place winner in each city that receives a $10,000 award to be used toward the creation of a new dance work, and the two runners-up in each city will receive $1,000 each.
Applications are currently being accepted for this exciting opportunity for dance artists around the country. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, May 11. more information and the applications for each of the six cities can be downloaded here from the Joyce Theater website.

Chiller Ice Rink (Easton) is hiring a part-time dance instructor to teach figure skaters off-ice dance during the summer months as part of our Summer Enrichment Series. They currently offer ballet and would like to expand their offerings to include possibly jazz, hip-hop, modern etc. Pay is on a contract basis – and will be determined by the number of students per class. If interested please contact Denise Hughes via email

World class Laban scholars (including OSUDance emerita Vera Maletic) will present their current research at Rudolf Laban: New Facets of His Work and Life. Co-sponsored by Motus Humanus and Columbia College Chicago. May 22nd-23rd, 2010. Columbia College Chicago. Early registration closes April 20th. Detailed information is available here.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company auditions. Click here 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).

The Senior Dance Festival: Terra/Tela project was featured in the Lantern last week. Congratulations everyone!

OSU Dance at the MAC
Meeting in Studio 1 for all students participating in the April 24 event at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. Friday, April 23 from 12:30-2:00.

OSU Dance Downtown Company Meeting

On Tuesday April 27 from 12:00-12:30pm everyone involved with Dance Downtown will meet in Studio 1 to discuss schedules and policies for production week and the performances. The meeting is required for dances, designers, choreographers and everyone else involved with this 
fabulous event. See MKB if you have questions.

Pocha Nostra International Performance Workshops
PNIPW is accepting applications for their upcoming 12-day workshop to be held in Oaxaca in August. If you are interested in applying please do so quickly as space is limited and expected to fill quickly. All the information is included in the attached document. You may also find more information on Pocha Nostra on their website.

Danzfest: International Summer School in Cattolica, Italy
Danzfest is a dream of long-time colleague, friend and distinguished presenter, Maria Perchiazzi Guaraldi of Guaraldi Eventi, to bring the classical ballet of the Paris Opera, the technique of Martha Graham and Butoh dance philosophy together for the first time. If interested please download the brochure here.

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