Monday, April 25, 2011

Week 5 Announcements: April 25-29, 2011

Featured image: Mara Penrose presents her MFA Thesis Project Scoring Change, last Monday April 18, 2011.

performances & special events
Fourteen: OSU Dance presents 14 dance works created by MFA & BFA students. Thursday-Saturday, May 5-7, 2011. Sullivant Theatre. RSVP on Facebook.

Guerrilla Dance this week: Wednesday 2:35 - 3:35 PM. Meet outside Studio 1.

Featured image: Seniors present their Senior Concert works in progress. Showing: June 3, 2011.

jobs, auditions & conferences
GVA Sessions 11. Summer, Geneva, Switzerland. Interdisciplinary research and international exchange platform. Call for applications.

Join a COSI team and artists from around the Columbus area on Saturday, May 7, 2011 for Art and Science Day. COSI is interested in various teams to offer activities that will illustrate the connection between the art and science. Seeking individuals who could lead informal groups of our guests in dance movements of some sort and perhaps show some of the science behind the movements. You may design your own workshop. A small stipend can be offered for this work. For more information or interest in the project please contact: Joan Harless (

course planning & information
Dance 757: Dance in a Time of Turbulence. Ballet and Modern Dance from the Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries. 5 CR. Two hour classes meeting twice per week.
How do dancers respond to war, revolution, and political and economic turmoil? Dance in a Time of Turbulence examines many of the ways dancers have coped with, evaded, or reacted to turbulent events in the past. This class covers developments in western theatrical dance from the late eighteenth century (just before the French Revolution) until the end of World War I and the death of Diaghilev in 1929. Particular emphasis will be placed on major developments in ballet (i.e. the ballet d’action, romanticism, classicism, modernism); the early years of the Diaghilev Ballet; and the birth of modern dance in the early twentieth century. Offered AU11 and open to juniors and seniors (with permission) as well as to graduate students. Contact Karen Eliot with questions:

Featured image: Professors Dave Covey and Bebe Miller create a mural with their students.

performance opportunities
GRAMMY nominated film producer, Melissa Davis, is looking for students with dance/theatre/musical theatre/film & video interest to participate in and stage a flash mob on OSU campus. Flash mob is part of the "College Flash Mob" event taking place on Universities across the country. Students at UM launched the campaign last week. The events are completely student produced - choreographed, coordinated, filmed, & edited by students - and sponsored (all expenses covered) by GoEnnounce. For more information and if you are interested in being involved contact

Call for Dancers
Saturday, May 14, 12:30-2pm, Studio 1, Sullivant Hall.
Dublin Arts Council and OhioDance, in collaboration with OSUDance and ODE Division of the Arts, is pleased to present Gravity’s Ripple III. This site-specific dance performance will feature the imagination and choreography of Keely Shaffer-Glenn, a Columbus, Ohio-based movement designer. Inspired by the dream of flying and the pioneer aviators, her evening-length work will explore the dreams and ambitions of taking flight. Tentative rehearsal involves Saturday summer rehearsals and one weekday evening rehearsal (May 21-September 10, 2011) in Columbus and Dublin. All rehearsals will culminate in a weeklong full-time residency September 12-17 with performances September 16-17 at the Dublin Arts Council grounds. Dancers will be compensated. Past choreographers for Gravity's Ripple included that talent of Julie Fox and Annie Kloppenberg and can be viewed on Youtube. Please note: This audition is open to all dancers 18 and older. For more information about the choreographer, visit her website.

The Ohio Arts Presenters Network introduces the Young Artist Initiative. Ohio’s most promising young artists will be celebrated by and introduced to OAPN’s role in development of Ohio’s arts communities. Applicants must be residents of Ohio, or attend an Ohio school, and be between the ages of 18 and 25. Deadline for submission: Friday, September 2, 2011. For more information or to apply, visit the Ohio Arts Presenters Network online.

administrative notes
Submit Faculty, Emeriti, Alumni, and current Student news to be included in InForm Magazine by Sunday, May 15, 2011. Photos taken from rehearsals, performances, classes, and more can be added to the stock collection. Submissions should be sent to Maree (

Featured image: Dean Steinmetz presents a graduate teaching award to Courtney Harris during a surprise visit last week.

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