Monday, October 17, 2011

Week 4 Announcements: October 17-21, 2011

performances & special events

Ten Tiny Dances
October 21-22, 2011; 7:30pm & 9pm at Feverhead -1199 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212. Admission: Pay what you can, Suggested donation $10. Ten Tiny Dances, originally created by Mike Barber in Portland Oregon, is a performance that showcases the work of 10 choreographers who are challenged to create a movement piece on top of a 4ft x 4ft stage. This is the second Ten Tiny Dances event in Columbus, OH. The choreographers for this year include: Erik Abbott-Main, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Lindsay Caddle LaPointe, Noelle Chun, Jeff Fouch / Christeen Stridsberg, Keely Glenn, Coco Loupe, Crystal Perkins, Paige Phillips / Evan Dawson, and Gabriel Smith. RSVP on Facebook.

Rachid Ouramdane is performing World Fair at the Wexner Center, October 20-22, 2011. On Friday, October 21 at 10:30am, he will discuss his work and show some mediated aspects in the Black Box on Mershon Stage for the Department of Dance. This is a secure site that needs special permission to enter. So, Friday morning at exactly 10:30am, Sarah Swinford of the Wexner Performance staff will meet those attending at the Wexner box office and escort you to the theatre. Don’t be late or you will miss out on this opportunity! Sign-up sheet will go up in 316 at 10am Tuesday - it will come down at 10am Thursday. Masterclass will take place on Friday (Esther will not teach, but her students should go to another class - Bebe, Susan or Meghan. All classes are in Pomerene.) Photo by Patrick Imbert.

Save the date: Physical Graffiti – November 4-5, 2011; 8pm at Northland Performing Arts Center. An evening of choreography by Mike Abbatiello, Quentin Burley, Rebecca Quintrell, Alexandra Runyon, & Chafin Seymour. $10 tickets available at the door. RSVP on Facebook.

dance intensives
Kathleen Hermesdorf & la ALTERNATIVA present Alternative Conservatory Fall/Winter 2011: December 27-31, 2011 & January 2-6, 2012. Alternative Conservatory's New Year's Intensive(s) NEW|FRESH|NOW 2011/12. Kathleen Hermesdorf, Albert Mathias, Sara Shelton Mann, Abby Crain, Yannis Adoniou, Keith Hennessy. Five days of serious studio work from 10-12 & 1:30-3:30 & 4-6 plus evening salons, jams & performances. New Year's Eve performance/party (KUNST-STOFFarts 3rd Anniversary). An immersive intensive for serious dance practitioners focused on the physical & performative experience. Spend 5-10 days engaged in contemporary dance techniques & concepts, improvisational forms, creative processes, performance practices & opportunities for discourse & exchange with leadership by some of San Francisco's finest. Start the new year with reactivation & integration of your body, both personal & public, as well as refueling of your passion, discipline, stamina & level of inquiry. $400/week | $750/both weeks. Limit 25 participants per week. Register or more info:

course planning & information
Winter Quarter 2012 Dalcroze Eurhythmics
ALL Majors, Grads and Undergrads welcome! Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm. Course Number: Dance 685-0010. LEC 6383. Instructor: Dr. Susan Chess. 213 Pomerene Hall. 3CR. Download flyer. Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an educational approach that clarifies and reinforces musical concepts through movement principles. Solfege, Improvisation, Eurhythmics and Plastique Animè ( music visualization through movement). The student will have the opportunity to experiment with movement, playing instruments, manipulating and creating text, vocalizing rhythms, and creating music in a non-threatening environment. This course is perfect for those who are in music, theater, dance, physical education, wellness education, elementary education, music therapy. It is also an ideal course for the public school teacher who needs college credit in order to be current on their certification. Dress comfortably and be prepared to move! If you have any questions, please feel free to email the instructor at chess.1

jobs, auditions & conferences
ADCFA 2012
ACDFA conferences typically take place during our finals week or spring break – not so this year. The three conferences within driving distance are during the week of Unplugged, the last week of winter quarter and the first week of spring. These are not good times for any of us to be away from campus. So, after a whole bunch of discussions, the chair’s executive committee decided not to attend ACDFA this year. I have been going to ACDFAs since 1986 and value them tremendously, but I support the decision to focus on all of the great work taking place here at OSU. Wanted you all to have this information as you plan for the adjudication Saturday 3 December. That adjudication will be for Unplugged only. Let me know if you have questions

For those students interested in attending the IABD (International Association of Blacks in Dance) the first meeting will be held October 20, 2011 at 7pm at the Lincoln Tower in the break room area (next to the dance administrative offices). If you have questions or are unable to attend, email fobbs.4 ASAP to receive the information you missed.

The Wexner Center seeks discussion leaders for the docent’s salon
Once a month, the center will host discussions from MFA/PhD students concerning a topic of their choice. This is not a presentation but rather an opportunity to discuss a topic of interest. Student discussion leaders will be paid $300 and can expect up to 20 attendees. More info can be downloaded here.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dance Studies. Brown, Northwestern, and Stanford seek to appoint Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in Dance Studies for the academic year 2012-13. Fellows will be associated with humanities centers on each campus and will teach two undergraduate courses. In addition, fellows will attend intensive week-long seminars, held the summer before and after the fellowship year, devoted to strategies for interdisciplinary research and teaching. International applicants are welcome, as are applicants from Ph.D.s in all fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that border dance studies.

Temple University is seeking an Associate Professor and The University of Colorado is still seeking a Tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance. These and many additional job listings posted on the OSUDance Professional Resources Page.

Summer Seminar is Dance Studies
Applications from advanced graduate students, recent PhDs, and junior faculty are invited for an intensive summer seminar on interdisciplinary research and teaching in dance studies. Funded by the Mellon Foundation, the seminar will be held June 24-30, 2012 at Northwestern University. Accepted applicants will have their costs covered for tuition, room and board and, in addition, receive up to $500 to cover travel expenses. International applicants are welcome, as are applicants from all fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that border dance studies. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2012. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a sample syllabus for an introductory course in dance studies, and three letters of recommendation to Dance Studies Search Committee, Northwestern University, University Hall 215, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL 60208-2240. To apply or more info: Jennifer Britton (

master classes & residences
Intuitive Systems for Contact Improvisation: November 4-6 at Oberlin College. Hosted by international artists, Eckhard Mueller & Daniela Schwartz share their expertise. The “SKIN” project uses an interdisciplinary performance concept that uses elements of CI and instant composition in direct interaction with the audience. Presented with the support of the Secretary of Culture in Montevideo Uruguay, the Secretary of Culture in Rosario Argentina,the Stadtheater Freiburg, Germany, the Moscu Contact Improvisation Festival, the Gessnerallee in Zurich Switzerland, Revisions festival in Warshaw Poland, Secretary of Culture Valparaiso Chile. More info can be found on the Oberlin website.

tech news
All OSUDance students and faculty now have the opportunity to experience what calls "video-on-demand" -- This platform presents filmic versions of contemporary performance in a high-definition format for online audiences. Currently we are on trial with the intention to sign up for the educational subscription. Check it out:

Important Departmental Application Deadlines:
October 21, 2011: Semester Funding Initiative (formerly QFI) for Autumn and Winter research. Application available here, and under current student resources > "scholarships, grants and financial information" on the department website.
October 21, 2011: International Research Grand for Undergraduates in Arts & Sciences
February 10, 2012: Semester Funding Initiative for Spring and Summer research
February 17, 2012: Annual tuition scholarship applications due
Please mark your calendars accordingly! Information can be found on the department website.

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