Monday, January 10, 2011

Week 2 Announcements: January 10-14, 2011

Featured image: Dance Uptown 2011 promo photo by Stephanie Matthews. Find the event on Facebook!

performances & special events
Sympatico Percussion Group: A Tribute to Nexus
January 18, 2011; 8pm, Weigel Auditorium
Sympatico is comprised of OSU Faculty Susan Powell and Joe Krygier, as well as University of South Carolina-Greensboro faculty, Scott Herring, Kris Keeton and Christopher Norton. This group has been performing as a chamber ensemble for several years and is pleased to present their second performance at OSU. A Tribute to Nexus will highlight the work of Nexus, a percussion group native to Toronto, as well as a number of original compositions.

Through January 16, 2011 at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. Click here for more info.

jobs, auditions & conferences

New positions have been added to the OSUDance Professional resources page, including positions at OSU Lima and the Reif Arts Council. Check back for updates!

OSU Social Organization seeks choreographer for Dance Team
Looking for choreographic assistance for an upcoming performance in May. Choreographer is needed to assist a team of 10-15 girls as they prepare a 6.5-minute routine that they will use to compete against other organizations presenting at the performance.
• The music is already selected and edited
• Pre-organized rehearsal space on campus
• Negotiable pay
Contact: Princess John (

J.O.I.N seeks Hula Dancer for Fundraising event
On Friday, May 13, 2011, a fundraising party will be held to benefit J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs) a local agency that offers emergency help to the poor with food, utilities, gasoline, bus tickets, clothes, and birth certificates. Most of the entertainment is provided by clergy but to enhance our theme we would like to have one or two dancers demonstrate the hula. We only need about 15-20 minutes of dancing beginning at 7:30 P.M. The party will be held in the parish hall of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Upper Arlington. We are offering an honorarium of $50.00 for each dancer. If you have the hula in your dance repertoire and would be willing to entertain at our BiblioBenefit, please contact Rise Casteel at 614-889-1265 or

Barcelona Dance Award: April 20-24, 2011
Dance GrandPrix Italy: June 24-27, 2011
Competition/Showcases for emerging & established Dance Schools,
Companies and Groups from all over the World!
Call for Abstracts: 25th Annual Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. Deadline: January 21, 2011
The Council of Graduate Students, Graduate School, and Office of Research invite graduate students from all disciplines to present at the 25th Annual Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. The forum is an annual showcase for the exemplary research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students across the full range of graduate degree programs. It is an opportunity for graduate students to present their research to the Ohio State graduate and research community and to compete for research presentation awards totaling approximately $15,000. The forum will be held on Friday, March 4, at the Ohio Union. Graduate student participants may choose to apply to participate in either the oral or poster presentation format. Interested graduate students must submit a research abstract by Friday, January 21.

Ohio Shorts 2011: Call for Entries
The Wexner Center is now accepting entries for the Ohio Shorts 2011 juried short-film showcase, for both the adult and youth divisions. Entries for this popular event are being accepted through Friday, March 18, 2011, 5pm. More info here.

Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Graduate Studies Grants for Projects on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity. Open to all Ohio State University Ph.D. Candidates Working on Dissertations and Students in a Terminal Masters Degree or MFA/MBA Program Working on Creative Projects or Theses. Instructions, eligibility requirements and application forms can be obtained here. All materials must be received no later than April 11, 2011.

administrative notes
A reminder that Saturday, January 15 is the University Census Date – be sure that you are properly enrolled in all courses before the deadline.

Check it out: The Jazz Tap ensemble has a new website!

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