Friday, May 21, 2010

Week 9 Announcements: May 24-30

Featured image: OSUDance Visiting Professor Abby Yager observes a Sololos performance at the Knowlton School of Architecture in 2008. Sololos will be performed again on May 28 and June 4, 2010. See below for details.

performances & special events
Spring Dance Concert
Program A: May 26 & 28, 2010
Program B: May 27 & 29, 2010
8pm, Sullivant Hall Theatre
Collegiate Winds Ensemble Featuring OSU Dancers

Tuesday, May 25, 2010; 8pm at Weigel Hall Auditorium
. The program includes works by Ron Nelson, Louis Jadin, Carter Pann, Malcom Arnold and Julius Fucik. Dancers Erik Abbott-Main, Amanda Byars, Eric Falck, Katy Gilmore, Betsy Miller and Abigail Zbikowski will perform during Eric Whitacre's "Cloudburst" in a work choreographed by Erik Abbott-Main and Betsy Miller. 
Tickets available at the door. Tickets are $6 general admission; $4 senior citizens and students with ID. For more information call (614) 247-7036 or click here.


course planning & information
Seniors Exit Interviews
Thursday, June 10, 2010; 1:00pm-2:30pm in the Conference Room

Department of Dance Graduation Celebration
Saturday, June 12, 2010; 12pm-1:30pm in Sullivant Theatre
The graduating students lead the organization of the graduation celebration, so each class gets to make their send-off their own. Historically, the graduating Graduate Rep and the Senior Rep on the Student Representatives Committee are the two leads. Classes can choose who the organizers can be, though. Graduating students should gather and organize the order of the celebration, invite at least 1 faculty person to do a send-off/commencement type speech, and organize food purchases for an informal reception kind of like the Informance Reception. The organizers must submit a Payment Request Form to Jane for Chair’s approval during the last week of classes. This will allow enough time for purchase review/approval and for the students to arrange food gathering. One of the lead organizers should also send a more formal email invitation with some details to Susan Heimburger to send out to the entire dept during the final week of classes.

More information on the department graduation celebration and university commencement info is on the OSUDance website: GraduationDepartment PoliciesStudent Resources
Norah Zuniga Shaw will be teaching advanced improvisation next Autumn Quarter
Dance 646: Comp Topics [Advanced Improvisation]
Autumn 2010: Tues/Thurs, 12:30-2:30pm
 
The advanced improvisation course will be a creative community in which students will bring their individual questions, experiences, problems, and curiosities to our collective studio practice. Norah will also share strategies and approaches she has developed from her work in many diverse contexts (Forsythe improv technologies and counterpoint to Forti logomotion and presence, site-specific to somatic, formal to personal processes, participatory forms, performance scores, scripts, stories and so on) and there will be invited guests with the class throughout the quarter.
Alexander Technique
There will be two opportunities for Alexander Technique intensive workshops this summer.
June 28-July 2, 2010 at 7 Oaks, Virginia. Faculty includes Dale Beaver, Jan Baty, Meade Andrews, and Cynthia Mauney. For More Information, click here.
July 29-August 1, 2010 in Spokane, Washington. Faculty includes Bill Conable, Dale Beaver, Donna Doellinger, Belinda Mello, and Eileen Troberman. For more information, click here.

Fall Registration
In the Fall, Alexander Technique classes are available to students at OSU, sponsored by the School of Music.
• MUSIC 617-010/SEM 27246 • Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:18pm in Mershon Auditorium
MUSIC 694-010/LEC 26912 Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30am-9:18am in Mershon Auditorium
MUSIC 694-020/LEC 27244 Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30am-12:18pm in Mershon Auditorium
• MUSIC 694-030/LEC 27245 Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30pm-3:18pm in Mershon Auditorium

kudos & shout-outs

AGGRS award winners this quarter are Maree ReMalia, Courtney Harris, Jessica Zeller and Mara Penrose. Faculty advisors are Hadley for Harris, Eliot for Zeller, Miller for ReMalia, and Williams for Penrose. Congratulations!

Lise Worthen-Chaudhari was featured on the online and print editions of Health1, the OSU Medical Center Magazine in an article about the high-tech motion lab at Ohio State’s Medical Center. Read the article online.

Program 60 student Nancy Morcos, who takes classes each quarter with OSUDance, was featured in the annual report for the OSU Offices of Outreach and Engagement. (See the Retirement Redefined article on page 17.) Program 60 allows Ohio Residents to take University Classes on a noncredit, non-degree basis.

jobs, auditions & conferences

Full Time Temporary Instructor Position in Dance at Radford University. Go to the OSUDance professional resources page for more info.

news in dance
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is excited to share some of the highlights of their educational work this year. The projects represent the wealth of opportunities they have available for higher education. Please visit their website's education page for more information on licensing, residencies and masterclasses. 


dance intensives

reminders

All department equipment, concert tapes, and accessories are due back by the final weeks of classes at the latest. See Melissa in 032 if you have any questions.

Note to Graduating Students
Once you have graduated and are no longer paying college tech fees, you cannot use the Medialab computers or equipment and you cannot copy concert tapes. You also cannot ask the department staff to do this for you, either now or at a later date. It is each student's 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.) Please make copies for your future needs before next Friday, June 19. Please note that due to certain intellectual property laws and dept contracts, some department guest artist choreography cannot be copied.
See attached Excel file to peruse the tapes we have available (File has not been updated to include SP10 performances.)

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