Monday, May 09, 2011

Week 7 Announcements: May 9-13, 2011

Susan Hadley discusses her reconstruction of Back, Jack. Dance Uptown: May 26 & 27, 2011.

Featured photo: guest artist, Kristina Isabelle, leads the Hoop & Street Performance course in a Stilt Walking workshop.

performances & special events
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. 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.

jobs, auditions & conferences
Call for Papers
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) 2011: Montreal. November 17-20, 2011. Working Session: Virtuosity. Virtuosity is a critical and practical obsession as old as performance. If we could relieve the term, in the present day, of its period-specific baggage, most significantly nineteenth- century associations with technical proficiency in musical performance, we would be left with a ubiquitous way of evaluating performance: something like “the skill or quality in execution of an intended action.” Yet even such a seemingly harmless and generic form of virtuosity is as problematic as it is unavoidable. As performance theorists, we may presume that all determinations of quality are construed with bias. Yet, as critics and spectators, we are often ill-equipped to discuss elements of a performance that exceed the demands of a work. Are basic “actualities” of a performance event, such as task, game, effort, intention, risk, and mistake, unthinkable without the language of virtuosity? This working group aims to collectivize efforts to understand and to tease into the foreground this omnipresent yet elusive and conflictual infrastructure of performance analysis, criticism, and practice. Please send statement of interest (250 words) and a brief bio to both Jim Dennen ( and Ariel Scott ( by Monday,
May 30, 2011. For more information, visit the conference web page.

Scholars from as far away as Hawaii are coming to The Ohio State University to partake in the Hiphop Literacies Conference, Thursday and Friday, May 19-20, 2011. Featured speakers are Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Teachers College, Columbia University. He will give a keynote lecture on Hiphop Pedagogy. Dr. Gwendolyn Pough, Syracuse University, will deliver a keynote lecture on Hiphop Feminism. Toni Blackman, author, artist, and U.S. Cultural Envoy will facilitate the empowerment of women's voices through the Rhyme Like A Girl (RLAG) workshop, while lyricist Daddy-O, founder of the first Hiphop band Stetasonic along with Groove U Music Industry Arts College founder, Dwight Heckelman, will facilitate a workshop on Hiphop and Technology. Another highly anticipated workshop, Hiphop in the Classroom for Teachers, will be co-facilitated by educator and artist Speak Williams and Dr. Michael Anthony Williams. The conference is free but registration is required. Please visit the conference webpage to register. To view a brief introductory video, click here.

2011 Dance for Camera Festival, Call for Films
The University of Utah Department of Modern Dance is seeking films to be included in the upcoming film festival. For guidelines or to submit a work, visit the festival website.

Learn about OAPN (Ohio Arts Presenters Network) presented by Jodie Engle. Friday, May 13, 2011. 11:30am-1pm. Lincoln Theatre; 769 E. Long Street. Workshop for performing artists as part of the Ohio Arts Presenters Network. Designed primarily to introduce people to the organization and help them complete a successful application for performance showcases at their annual conference, plus advice about marketing and promotion for performing artists. Anyone can participate and it is free! More information here.

OAPN is also accepting applications for the Young Artists Initiative. The winning applicant will be given a one-year membership in the organization, get feedback about support materials and marketing, and receive listing and promotion through the organization, which represents about 200 arts presenters throughout Ohio. More information here.

Community Service Project/Teaching Opportunity
St . Vincent Family Center is hosting free summer camp for neighborhood children this summer. Looking for dance teacher(s) for 3 week camp July 5-22, 2011. Time frames: 10am-12pm and 1pm- 2:30pm. Ages 6-13. Students will come with little to no dance experience and the goal is to expose them to different kinds of movement practices. For more information: Kristina Irwin 614-565-9651

master classes & residences
Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:45-4:15pm in Studio 5.
Olivier Tarpaga and Guest Artist Flatie Dembele (Burkina Faso) lead a workshop on the relationship of Music and Dance West African performance. Professor Esther Baker-Tarpaga will facilitate a Q&A with the guests as part of the "Contemporary Dance Africa" course. Please email if you will be attending.

course planning & information
Autumn 2011, schedule breakdown
First “Half” week
Wednesday, September 21, 2011. First day of classes.
Thursday, September 22, 2011. Departmental Meeting. 12:30-1:30pm in Pom 316
Week 1
Friday, September 30, 2011. Faculty Meeting. 12:30-2:30pm.
Week 2
Friday, October 7, 2011. Faculty/Production Meeting. 12:30-2:30pm.
Week 3
Friday, October 14, 2011. Pre Reg for all and Advising Colloquia 12:30-2:30pm.
Saturday, October 15, 2011. Casting auditions for Drums Downtown and Dance Uptown. 12-4pm
Week 4
Friday-Saturday, October 21-22, 2011. UG Auditions.
Week 5
Friday, October 28, 2011. Faculty Meeting.
Week 6
Friday, November 4, 2011. Advising Colloquia 12:30-2:30pm.
Week 7
Thursday, November 10, 2011. Faculty Meeting 12:30-2:30pm.
Friday, November 11, 2011. OFFICE CLOSED-Veterans Day.
Week 8
Friday, November 18, 2011. Advising Colloquia. 12:30-2:30pm.
Friday, Saturday, November 18-19, 2011. MFA Concert #1, Byars, Abbot-Main, Del-Sol; NPAC.
Week 9
Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, 2011. OFFICE CLOSED. Thanksgiving.
Week 10
Friday, December 2, 2011. Production Meeting. 12:30-2:30pm.
Saturday, December 3, 2011. Adjudication for Winter Concert, ACDFA. 1-4pm
Finals Week
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 -Faculty Meeting 2-4pm

Undergraduate students: The Honors College is holding information on Fulbright Scholarships. Applications for the 2012-13 academic year are currently being accepted for Fine and Performing Arts. More information and a list of times.

administrative notes
The College of Arts and Sciences is establishing a Dean’s Student Advisory Board. See link for more info on how to apply.

Send your submissions to InForm by May 15, 2011!!
Please send your emeriti/faculty updates (150 wordcount), MFA project descriptions (150 wordcount), award information and since the magazine will now be hosted online, we are able to link to photographs, videos and websites! Send images from rehearsals or performance as well as links to online sources of your work to: For writers, please send in your stories and revisions. Thank you!

Featured image: From last weekend's Spring Concert: Fourteen.

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