Friday, May 14, 2010

Week 8 Announcements: May 17-23

Featured image: OSUDance lecturer Meghan Durham in Attempts on her Life. Photo courtesy of Available Light Theatre. For more information on this event, see below.





Attempts on Her Life
Eight women. One Anne. Many mysterious. Available Light Theatre presents a multi-media spectacular about one-woman's quest for her true self. British playwright Martin Crimp's rarely-performed 1997 play consists of seventeen apparently disconnected scenes of mutually contradictory descriptions of an absent protagonist, a woman talked of as if she were a terrorist, a victim, a betrayed wife, a vicious racist, the daughter of grieving parents, an self-destructive artist, and more. It's been variously described by critics as cryptic, elusive, and fragmented. The Columbus Performing Arts Center, Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave.
Thursday, May 20; 8pm + TALKBACK
Friday, May 21; 8 pm + TALKBACK
Saturday, May 22; 8pm
Directed by Matt S
laybaugh of Available Light Theatre. Featuring Emily Bach, Susie Gerald, Ellen Knolls, Joyce Leahy, Shanelle Marie, Krista Lively Stauffer, Dayle Towarnicky. Featured dancer: Meghan Durham. Choreography: Karl Rogers. Music: Michael Wall. Click here to read the Columbus Dispatch review.

Buckeye Showcase: An Evening for the Arts
. Ohio Union Performance Hall, 
Thursday, May 20; 7:30pm.
 
Join us for a celebration of the amazing artistic talents of your fellow Ohio State students. Acts will include magic, belly dancing, juggling, a cappella, musical theatre, improvisation, cultural dance, and more! Food and drinks will be served at 7pm on the Ohio Union South Courtyard, and the show will begin at 7pm.
 
This event is FREE for all Ohio State students with a valid BuckID.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma to discuss Romeo and Juliet
Acclaimed young New York theater group Nature Theater of Oklahoma, in town this week to perform two shows, will hold a public discussion at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20 in the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater. The group will talk about its offbeat Romeo and Juliet, which uses verbatim and amusing retellings of the Shakespeare play as its script. Attendees are encouraged to have seen the show first (Tuesday-Thursday at 8 p.m.). Read more.




GroundWorks Dance Theater, a northeast Ohio contemporary company, paid positions. Audition at The Ohio State University Sullivant Hall, Saturday May 22; 2pm. Enter Northwest doors and follow signs. GroundWorks DanceTheater seeks experienced and versatile male and female dancers proficient in ballet, contemporary and modern techniques. GroundWorks has become an artistic gem in Cleveland Ohio, dedicated to the creation of new work in dance. The company is entering its 12th anniversary season. Artists will work closely with artistic director David Shimotakahara as well as nationally and internationally recognized choreographers, and composers of new music. The work often involves live music collaboration. Current repertory includes work by Zvi Gotheiner, KT Neihoff, Gina Gibney, David Parker, Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, Beth Corning, Keely Garfield, Alex Ketley, and Dianne McIntyre among others. The company’s training is based in ballet, but works beyond categories. Compensation: Annual contract starting at $20,000 with benefits. Contact GroundWorks at 216-691-3180 ext #2 for more information or info@groundworksdance.org. Applicants must be a United States citizen or hold a valid Green Card. Visit their website here. Download the flyer here.

The Mark Morris Dance Group will be holding auditions for two male dancers.
 Open call: Monday, July 5 by appointment. Callbacks will continue Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 9 from 10:30am to 5:30pm and will include daily company class. Final decisions to be made Friday, July 9. Please note that the audition is a week long commitment if you are called back. Preregistration required. Click here too register for an audition appointment. Applicants will be given a confirmation number and audition time once all materials are received. Questions? E-mail auditions@mmdg.org





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CGS Career Development Grants Available. Click here for more info.

Summer 2010 Intensive Courses
July 5-9
. "Stories: Narrative Inquiry in Art Education" 5 credit hours. Taught by Terry Barrett, Professor - University of North Texas, and Professor Emeritus - The Ohio State University. In this one-week intensive course we will explore narratives, or stories, related to art, self, and community. We will read about narrative research methodology, and apply it by writing narratives for art education. Participants will receive readings prior to the week, will write during the week, and will have time after the week to complete projects. The course is open to graduate students of all art disciplines and to teachers. Please contact the Art Ed Dept for a course number





Photo: Quinn Stocker / The Lantern.

Featured video: The Denman Research Symposium, featuring OSUDance Students Katie Stehura and Victoria DeRenzo (@ 1:27).

Undergrad Studies and all of the faculty and staff congratulate the following students who were recognized at the 15th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Leigh Lotocki won a third place for Humanities; Rebecca Cash and Kathryn Vickers won a second place in Arts/Architecture; Kelly Onder, Caitlin Ewing and Sarah Gibbons who placed third in Arts/Architecture and to Katie Stehura, Vicki DeRenzo, Alexandra Bowden, Cecilia Petturson and Bernice Lee who also did beautiful research projects, posters, videos, and presentations. They are all shining examples of the quality of undergraduate research in our department. Such a thrill! For a complete list of participants and abstracts, visit the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum website.




American Spanish Dance Festival

June 16–27 at Northeastern University in Illinois. For more information, click here.

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