Friday, May 28, 2010

Week 10 Announcements: May 31-June 6, 2010

Featured image: OSUDance students perform Sololos (Tricia Brown, 1976) in the Thompson Library. See flyer below for upcoming performance.
Featured image: AJ Blankenship and Rachel Switlick perform Switlick's Someone Else during Spring Concert.

performances & special events
Please join the Media in Performance class for a showing of final projects, Thursday, June 3, 5:30-7pm at ACCAD. We've been working collaboratively and individually, and would love to share the work with you. Hope to see you there! Bebe & Shawn

Discover Spirituality through the Arts: Liturgical and Contemporary Dance Concert. The concert includes a staging of lively stirring solos from Helen Tamiris’ Negro Spirituals. Tamiris is an American modern dance pioneer and choreographed the solos in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Dancer-director Rachael Leyva (MFA, and current PhD candidate at the Dance Department at OSU) reconstructed the solos from Labanotation, a symbol-based language used to analyze, describe and document movement. The cast for Negro Spirituals includes dancers from Broad Street United Methodist Church with performances by professional tap dancer Jenai Cutcher (MFA in Dance at OSU and known in Columbus for her documentary Thinking on Their Feet: Women of the Renaissance) and community dancer Amy Schmidt (MFA in Dance at OSU). Live musical performance of the traditional spirituals (Moses, Git on Board, Crucifixion, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, and Joshua) will be by mezzo-soprano Nancy Roberts, baritone H.L. Wright, and pianist Brian Johnson. The pieces are being performed with permission by the Dance Notation Bureau who has committed itself specifically to the preservation of dance for over 70 years.

The concert, featuring additional contemporary and hip hop performances by Footsteps on Wings (Debra Tribune, Artistic Director), will take place at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5, 2010 in the sanctuary of Broad Street United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Broad Street and N. Washington Avenue (501 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3822), across from the Columbus Museum of Art. Parking is available in the lot across the street. The concert is free to the public.

Inscription: Architectural Performance; June 1, 2010; 10am-2pm in Knowlton Hall. This performance involves OSU Department of Dance students: Mara Penrose, Bernice Lee, Leigh Lotocki, Lindsay Caddle-LaPointe, and Joanna Reed, as well as Tristan Seufert from the School of Music and Renee Ripley from the School of Architecture. We would like to thank the Department of Dance for funding through the Chair's discretionary fund and the Knowlton School of Architecture for making this performance possible.

jobs, auditions & conferences
Information Session: OSU Auditions
Elton John & Tim Rice’s Production of “Aida”
Department of Theatre – Roy Bowen Theatre. Drake Performance and Event Center; 
June 01, 2010 at 5:30pm. Actual Auditions to be held September 23-24.
 Sign-up sheet will be posted outside 107 Drake Center on September 13.
 Email or call 614-292-5821 for more information.

Dance Instructor Needed
Jennifer of Hilliard Transportation is planning an end of the year luau, as an appreciation for their drivers after a great school year. They are seeking a dance instructor to teach Hawaiian or Polynesian dance. If interested please contact her at .

Dance Teaching Job in Ohio
Because of our growth at Richland Academy, we are in need of another jazz and tap teacher for the upcoming 2010-2011 year. Also, having other strengths such as hip hop, yoga, ballroom etc. is a plus. They will have the opportunity to work as an adjunct professor for Ohio State University/Mansfield as well as teach all levels of jazz and tap to our dance students. They may also work at our Performing Arts High School and our Richland Academy School of Excellence, a middle school, which has an arts focused curriculum. Working with an incredibly professional staff and being a part of a thriving arts community, one which is growing, will be an exciting part of this job. Richland Academy is in Mansfield, Ohio. Visit our website to learn more about us. Please send resumes to, or call Michele Gorman (419) 610-4121 anytime.

course planning & information
Elsie Management Internship
Management has an immediate opening for an Internship position. They would like to accept two student interns into their program and plan to interview immediately upon receipt of applications.

 Elsie Management promotes the careers of national and international performing arts companies on stages and performance opportunities across the globe. Contact Anna Amadei, Contracts/Office Manager with your questions or for further information regarding this internship opportunity.
For more information, click here.

Arts Scholarship
Latest Web site update on the Arts Scholarships including two scholarships that were formalized in 2008:
• Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarship
• Kindberg Scholarship (for travel)
• Saxbe Scholarship (for travel)
• Arts Honors Application
• Arts Graduation with Distinction Application
Click here for more info.

kudos & shout-outs
Featured photo: Kristen Jeppsen receiving her GTA award at the Graduate School Awards Reception on May 24, 2010

The following OSUDance students were recognized at the Graduate School Awards Reception on May 24, 2010: Courtney Harris, Mara Penrose, Maree ReMalia, Lillian Skove, Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, Jessica Zeller, Kristen Jeppsen, Erik Abbott-Main, Dante Brown, Phyllis Byars, Mair Culbreth, Alexis Del Sol, Fiona Lundie and Abby Zbikowski. Special thanks also go to their advisors: Susan Hadley, Valarie Williams, Bebe Miller, Norah Zuniga-Shaw, Michael Kelly Bruce, Karen Eliot and Melanye White Dixon. Congrats everyone!

administrative notes
Student Responsibility for Performance Dubbing
Once students have graduated and are no longer paying college tech fees, they cannot use the Medialab computers or equipment and they cannot copy concert tapes. They also cannot ask the department staff to do this for them, either before graduation or at a later date. It is each students' responsibility to get the performance data they will need in the future. (All the other departments in the college follow this same practice for student data.) Students must make copies for their future needs by the end of Finals Week of each quarter, as the College IT Dept cleans out stored server data the following week in all the computers labs in the college. Please note that due to certain intellectual property laws and dept contracts, some dept guest artist choreography cannot be copied. If you have questions about this department policy, you may contact the Chair’s Office at 292-0984. For college server storage cleaning questions, you may contact the Arts and Humanities IT Dept at 688-4447, or visit their website. This department policy has been in place since 2005.

dance intensives
Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation
Summer Intensive Workshops in NYC: The Dance of Isadora Duncan 
June 21-25, 2010. 
Lori Belilove, Artistic Director
. Cherlyn Smith, Associate Artistic Director. For more information, click here.

message from the chair
Online Evaluations

As the end of the quarter nears, 
students please take the time to do the online evaluations of your instructors. Your faculty cares tremendously about the quality of instruction and your learning experience; please kindly let them know what is working and where you have questions or concerns. All the data and especially the comments are extremely helpful in assessing how faculty are doing, and they are seen by me, the Chair, and used in promotion and tenure review documents. Thank you very much for the effort in this important task.
 –Susan Petry

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