Friday, April 29, 2011

Week 6 Announcements: May 2-6, 2011

Featured video: Sabela grimes discusses his role in Dance Uptown, May 26-27, 2011.
Featured image: AJ Blankenship & Rachel Switlick research choreography for lower level, an upcoming performance presented by OSU students in the Alternative Performance Technique course.

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.

Get ready for Interiors: A Site-Specific Dance Performance
Friday, May 13, 2011 at 328 1/2 Wilber Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. Free admission.
Tour Times: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm. Open Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 10th: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm. Come see Meredith and Joanna's Senior BFA Distinction Project within the Department of Dance at OSU! In collaboration with their cast, they have created a 30 minute performance that will take place in the form of a guided tour. Groups of 10 people at a time will be lead through the show. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to, with your desired tour time! Space is limited, please RSVP! For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

I and We: Two Dance Works
Thursday, May 12, 2011; 7-10pm at Via Vecchia Winery. 485 South Front Street (rear of 477 South Front Street). Free Admission.
Come see Louise Eberle and Katie Brock's Department of Dance BFA Senior Projects! In collaboration with the dancers, Louise and Katie have produced two dances that will be performed at Via Vecchia Winery in the Brewery District. The two works will be shown at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm, on the hour. RSVP on Facebook.

OSUdance is giving away four gift packages for Dance Uptown, coming May 26-27, 2011. Each Monday, we’ll have a trivia question for each piece in the show on the OSUdance Facebook page. Correct responses will be entered into a weekly prize drawing. Send your responses to with the subject line: Dance Uptown Contest.

master classes & residences
Guest Artist Barbara Bickart. Thursday, May 5, 2011; 5-6pm in Studio 5. The Project Studio Course with Lily Skove invites you to join an Artist Talk with Barbara Bickart, featuring a work-in-progress showing of her video installation. Bickart is currently working on WHEN through a residency at the Wexner Center. She has been guest teaching in Dance for the Camera and Project Studio courses in the Department of Dance.

dance intensives
The Moving Architects Summer Dance Retreat in Wilson College, PA. August 8-14, 2011. The Moving Architects summer intensive is designed for dancers who seek to embody a complete artistic skillset as a professional modern dancer. This intensive study includes connecting to body-mind somatic practices, honing modern dance technique, and developing improvisation, intuition, and bodywork skills to expand physical possibilities, all while learning to contribute to the choreographer's creative process in new repertory. Erin Carlisle Norton and company members will lead classes, culminating with a public showing of new repertory on the workshop's final evening. The rigorous dance schedule of this workshop on Wilson College's idyllic campus will challenge participants to expand their dance technique to fully embody the creative process. For more information and application form visit the Moving Architects online.

course planning & information
Teaching to the Rhythm of Semesters. Wednesday, May 11, 2011; 1pm:
The transition from quarters to semesters offers Ohio State instructors and students new opportunities as well as new challenges. UCAT will present "Teaching to the Rhythm of Semesters" to discuss the effects that semester conversion could have on your teaching and provide you with an opportunity to work on devising responses to these opportunities and challenges within an environment of collegial support. Register here.

Open Project Autumn Quarter
Mon-Thurs 12:30-2pm, 2 credits. 651.02 Petry
As a springboard for our two years newly situated on campus, this repertory/performance course will have you working with five different choreographers over the course of the quarter doing five different site works for 2 weeks each. Explore a range of processes, conceptual approaches, rehearsal practices, and performance modes in the course. Open to all dance majors and minors.

heath & wellness
The Performing Arts Medicine staff will be available for treatment before and into this Friday's show. Treatment will be provided from 6-8pm in the Dance Wellness Room. We will have a sign up sheet on the door of the Dance Wellness room so you can sign up there. Remember that if you do have a new injury, it is best to see us during our regular hours. You can schedule an appointment through the rest of the quarter.

jobs, auditions & conferences
Greetings Faculty and soon to graduate grads!
Here are three late breaking job opportunities (at great programs) due to some faculty retiring and moving to new positions…..

Florida State University
FSU is looking for one or more visiting teachers in the area of modern technique and composition. They will have a tenure track position opening for the following year, so this person could apply for this for the continuing year. Willing to hire for the Fall and Spring semesters, or for shorter periods of time as well. (7 weeks, or just one semester) Professional dancers/choreographers who are considering a transition into University teaching are encouraged to apply. Contact, Patty Phillips, Co-Chair and Professor at School of Dance, Florida State University. Montgomery Hall, P.O. Box 3062120, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2120

Colorado College Boulder
CU Boulder is looking for a one-year full-time faculty who can teach across the curriculum. Seeking a strong contemporary technique teacher potentially with some cross-stylistic mix, improv, latin-dance, hip-hop, African. Other courses to be covered include children's dance, graduate seminar, injury prevention and a teaching seminar. CU will be searching, most likely to hire in for 12-11. Contact Onye Ozuzu at

Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU is in need of a ballet faculty member for the academic year 2011/12. Seeking a guest artist who may be eligible for a forthcoming tenure-track position. During the coming year a national search will be conducted, but this initial hire is an emergency hire. New line, not a replacement. Ideally, the person would have an MFA and be able to teach all levels of ballet and more (history, pedagogy or modern dance, etc.) Of course, significant professional performing and teaching experience is desired. MFA not mandatory, but individual must have equivalent experience and be able teach across the curriculum. Contact: James Frazier, EdD, MFA. Chair, Department of Dance and Choreography, Virginia Commonwealth University, PO Box 843007, 1315 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23284-3007 or

news in dance
Read an excerpt from DFA's March-April Newsletter, featuring A Rose is a Rosa is a Hesperrhodos: ReNaming an Art Form by Mitchell Rose. For full access to the journal, become a member of DFA.

Application Deadline for Conferences/Travel in Summer Quarter (EXTENDED): May 6, 2011. Apply online at the Ray Travel Award Application Website.

kudos & shout-outs
Congrats Alexis! On Thursday, April 28, 2011 the Multicultural Center hosted the 33rd Annual African American Heritage Muse Film Festival at the Gateway Film Center. Alexis del Sol won first place and the People's Choice award for her film, Coconut Complex. Alexis created this video in Lily Skove's Video Dance class Autumn quarter of last year.

Featured image: Adam Houston (soldier) & Alexandra Runyon (princess) performing in Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale at the Columbus Foundation on May 1, 2011. Click here for more images.

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