Monday, March 28, 2011

Week 1 Announcements: March 28-April 1, 2011

Featured image: MFA candidate Alejandra Jara demos her designs during a WI11 costume final.

performances & special events
Guest Artists Q&A
Thursday, March 31, 2011; 2:45-4:15pm. Sullivant Hall, Studio 5
Gregory Maqoma and Shanell Winlock will offer an informal discussion concerning their latest work Southern Bound Comfort at the Wexner Center.

Wednesday, March 30-Saturday, April 2, 2011; 8pm. Performance Space, Wexner Center for the Arts. $15 members, $18 general public, $10 students.

Domestic Matters: A Performing Installation. This Thursday, March 31, 2011 is the LAST day of the ongoing installation and performance! The dancing will begin at 7pm, but come a little early and enjoy the closing reception food and drink at Urban Arts Space. It has been an amazing month and we are looking forward to the final run. There are over 14 dance pieces, 15 dancer-collaborators, 10,000 sq ft of artwork, lots of good food and people. For more information, visit the UAS website.

Digital Media in a Social World Conference. April 1-2, 2011. A two-day conference with presentations on topics including digital gaming, marketing yourself with digital media, tweeting for education, digital storytelling, and building personal networks.

jobs, auditions & conferences

The Duxberry Arts Festival is looking for teachers for Friday, May 20. Workshops are short (45 minutes) and can be built around a topic of your choice. Interested students should contact Gabby Stefura at

Call For Papers/Proposals/Performers: Exploring hiphop as a site of knowledge formation, identity construction and learning. Various global hiphop cultures have emerged as a response to numerous socioeconomic, political, and cultural factors influencing new youth identity formations so extensively that its methodology is now an important area of cross- and inter-disciplinary study. The diverse elements of hiphop that have emerged from black and brown youth starting in the 70s have changed the ways in which we think about how identities are defined in social contexts. These U.S. Afro-diasporic cultural expressions have been significant points of interrogation for the extensive diversity of hiphop. Hiphop, emerging most publicly in the post-industrial age of global information, electronic mass media, and digital literacies, affords new understandings of shifting of social boundaries that presents opportunities to uncover and legitimate new forms of learning. Abstracts of 300 words for 15-minute paper presentation, 45-minute round table discussion on a targeted issue or topics are welcome as well as other formats such as ethnodrama, performance, poetry, autoethnography, fiction. We are also seeking local talent to perform on the final night of the conference. Send abstracts for papers, round tables and other formats to by April 8, 2011. The conference takes place May 19-20, 2011. More details on the event can be found here.

Call For Proposals: Dance Under Construction. Body-driven Research and Practice-formed Theory. The UC Davis Department of Theater and Dance invites you to participate in an annual, roving, interdisciplinary forum for graduate students and professionals to share research and performance in dance, body, and performance studies. Proposals are invited for panels, presentations, workshops and performances. Finished work and research-in-process are both welcome. Presentations can take the form of paper presentations, performed stage or outdoor works, workshops, lecture demonstrations, happenings. The invitation for participation is rather inclusive but centers around graduate students exploring body-based creative process and dance. More information on the body research website. Proposals due by April 5, 2011.

13th Annual NDEO Conference. Focus on Dance Education: Collaborations: Different Identities, Mutual Paths. October 19-23, 2011. More details and registration info here.

master classes & residences
WI11 Guest Artist Kendra Portier extends class invitations to OSUDance students. Students are required to audition for both workshops linked below. However, interested OSUDance students may contact Kendra at to enroll without an audition.

course planning & information
Bebe Miller and Lily Skove are continuing their independent study on media and choreography. This is a time to discuss overall issues and share readings rather than feedback on individual projects. Interested students should register for 693.01 (Independent Study, Choreography, under Miller). The class will meet every two weeks in the evening (proposed time/date: 6pm on Wednesday)

Call for Proposals: Dance Preservation Fund
The Dance Preservation Fund has been established to further the recording of dance through awards to emeritus and current faculty and students; graduates of the department, visiting artists, researchers, and notators who are in residence in the Department of Dance would also be eligible for funding. Approximately $15,000 will be available annually. Application should be made by April 11, 2011. Application review will be made by the Dance Notation Bureau Extension Committee with one invited faculty member. Notification of results will be made within three weeks. More information on this fund and others is available on the OSUDance website "giving" page.

Several funding opportunities can also be found on the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships and Awards page.

dance intensives

Bearnstow on Parker Pond: 2011 Summer Workshops
Co-operative Practices: Body-Mind Centering® and Creative Process: August 21-27, 2011. Taught by K.J. Holmes and Bebe Miller at Bearnstow on Parker Pond, Mount Vernon, Maine. Register before April 1, 2011 to receive a $100 discount! Early registration price: $675.00. After April 1: $725.00. After July 1: $775.00. Prices include home-cooked meals and cabin lodging. Visit the dedicated class page on the Bearnstow website for details.

administrative notes
On Tuesday March 29, 2011 at 12:30-1:30pm, our quarterly departmental gathering will be held in one of our future spaces, Pomerene room 306 "Gymnasium". Please come over and join us for updates on spring quarter plans and beyond. Then join in for a walkabout tour of our future spaces and pathways. For anyone who cannot come, let Petry know, as an alternative “tour” time can be set up later in the quarter. Download a podcast tour of the swing space here, courtesy of chair Susan Van Pelt Petry and Michael Wall.

No comments: