Monday, November 15, 2010

Week 8 Annoucements: November 15-19, 2010

Featured photo: From this physical body is the meeting place of worlds, an MFA thesis presentation of writing and choreography. Presented by Lisa Ferrugia Atkinson on Monday, November 8.

Gotta Move: Women in Tap.
Monday, November 22, 2010; 8pm.
Followed by Q&A with the artist and reception. Gateway Film Center, 1550 N High St. Columbus, Ohio. Free to the public! RSVP on Facebook.

Gotta Move: Women in Tap,
directed by Lynn Dally, is a lively documentary chronicling five generations of phenomenal tap dancers who came together from across America to dance, to share stories, to talk tap, and to celebrate. With principal photography by filmmaker John Bishop, GOTTA MOVE acknowledges the contributions of these accomplished leaders in the renaissance of tap. Featuring live performances and personal stories by Chloe Arnold, Terry Brock, Brenda Bufalino, Heather Cornell, Lynn Dally, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, Acia Gray, Deborah Mitchell, Miriam Nelson, Linda Sohl-Ellison, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Dianne Walker, and Josette Wiggan, GOTTA MOVE is a tribute to the creativity and brilliance of these Women In Tap.

Gotta Move was filmed live in Los Angeles in February 2008 at the first-ever conference for Women In Tap, a three day gathering of artists, filmmakers, dance historians, and tap enthusiasts who participated in concerts, master classes, seminars, and dialogues on the state of the art, the history and future of tap dance in America.

Lynn Dally co-founded the JAZZ TAP ENSEMBLE with dancers Fred Strickler and Camden Richman in 1979. As Artistic Director since 1986, she has continued to innovate in the field of rhythm tap with live jazz music, honoring the legends while mentoring gifted young artists. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Dally, grew to love tap dancing in the studios of her father, dance master Jimmy Rawlins. She was a dance major at Ohio State and went on to teach in the Dance Department from 1966-71.

Convenient $1 parking for 3 hours (with validation) is available in the Gateway Film Center garage located right next door to the cinema on both 9th & 11th avenues. If you have questions about access or wish to request accommodations for a disability please contact the Gateway Film Center at 614 545 2255. Visit for more info.

OSU Department of Theatre presents AIDA
Ohio State Theatre returns to CAPA’s Southern Theatre to present the Tony Award-winning pop-rock musical Aida, a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. Choreography by Susan Hadley and performances by OSUDancers Maungsai Somboon, Michelle Yvette, Loganne Bond, Liz Durrenberg, Alyssa Nichols, Cornelius Hubbard, and Tyisha Nedd.
November 18, 2010; 8pm
November 19, 2010; 1pm and 8pm

November 20, 2010; 3pm and 8pm
November 21, 2010; 3 pm
For tickets or more information, find AIDA on the OSU Theatre website.

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company presents Portraits in Motion with Special Guest Bebe Miller. November 18-19 at 7:30pm, McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening Street in Worthington, Ohio. Don't Forget to use or mention your promotion code, OSUDANCE in order to receive your special discount or call 614-431-0329. More info on Portraits in Motion available here.

Department of Dance Clothing Swap!
2-5 pm Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sullivant Hall (studio TBD)
Bring things you no longer wear but for some reason have been reluctant to get rid of. Surely someone else is eager to snatch up your summer intensive t-shirts!

Guerrilla Dance this week
Tuesday, 2:30-3:30. Meet outside Studio 1

MFA Thesis Performance. Todd VanSlambrouck is presenting When The Hedges Fall on Monday, November 22. 4:30pm in Studio 1.

jobs, auditions & conferences

Several jobs have been added to the OSUDance Professional Resources page, including an Assistant Professor position at the University of Memphis. Check back for updates!

Processing Dance: February 11–12, 2011
Dance Across the Board Graduate Student Conference (DAB). Hosted by New York University, Tisch Dance Department. Call for Papers and Performances. Deadline for Proposals: Monday, December 6, 2010.

To submit a proposal, download the submission form here. More info can be found at Please direct all questions to More conference opportunities can be found on the OSUDance Professional Resources page.

master classes & residences
Faye Driscoll Master Class
As a part of her residency at the Wexner Center, Faye Driscoll will teach a master class in our department at 10:30am on Friday, November 19 in Studio 4. The sign-up sheet will go up at 9am Tuesday, November 16 with space for 25 majors. Her work, 837 Venice Boulevard will be performed on Thursday, November 18; 8pm at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Faye Driscoll was hailed as "1 of 25 to watch out for in 2008" by Dance Magazine. Her recent work, 837 Venice Boulevard, was named "one of the top 5 dance shows of 2008" by the New York Times. Driscoll is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Joyce SoHo.

 Driscoll was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers, performed extensively with Yasmeen Godder and was choreographic assistant to David Neumann in his creation of The Common Foreign Language of the Red-Haired People with Mikhail Baryshnikov. She holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School for the Arts. With the OSU students, Faye says “I will lead a workshop that is part experiential and part dialogue. The first half I will guide them through an exploration of some of the creative practices I used to create 837 Venice Blvd. The second half will be a dialogue between myself and the students about these practices and/or any other questions the work brought up for them.”

Yu Xiao Modern Dance Class
November 20, 2010; 11:30am-12:30pm in Studio 1, Sullivant Hall. Wanna dance with awesome folks? Don't hesitate, just jump in, plus, it's FREE. This class is open for students in OSU Department of Dance as well as local dance artists. Let's dance together!!! See more details and RSVP on Dance in Columbus Online Community & Forum.

performance opportunities
Summer Performance opportunity at OSU
Dancers requested for a half-hour performance at the Ohio Union on July 2, 2011 for a Fisher College of Business Awards Conference. Please contact Kate Hale ( for details. Dancers will be paid for participation

Arts & Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
All undergraduate Arts and Humanities majors are eligible to compete for up to $500. Quarterly application deadlines are: 11/23/2010; 2/25/2011; and 4/29/2011. Information, visit the website . Applications should be forwarded by department chairs, and sent to Questions:

Graduate Associates’ Teaching Awards
The GATA award, sponsored by the Graduate School, is Ohio State’s highest recognition of exceptional GTA teaching. Award winners receive $1,500 and are recognized at the annual Graduate School awards reception. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding GTAs by Wednesday (12/1/2010). Contact: 247-7300 or

administrative notes
Clarifying Repertory WI11 Registration
Registering for repertory for WI11 can be confusing; hope the following helps you register a bit easier.

Drums Downtown
Esther Baker-Tarpaga
TR – 651.02 – 4155 – 1 credit

Dante Brown (& Giovana Andolina)
Sunday – CAST TBD

Meghan Durham-Wall
MW – 651.02 – 4154 – 1 credit

Susan Hadley
TR – 651.01 – 27187 – 1 credit

Courtney Harris
Sunday – 651.02 – 4156 – 1 credit

Dance Uptown

TR – 651.01 – 27186 – 2 credits

Susan Hadley
MW – 651.01 – 27185 – 2 credits

Sabela Grimes – listed under Esther Baker-Tarpaga
MTWR – 651.02 – 4152 – 3 credits

Olivier Tarpaga
MW – 651.02 – 4153 – 2 credits

Please, as you register pay attention to the credits. Questions? See MKB.

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