Monday, November 07, 2011

Week 7 Announcements: November 7-11, 2011

performances & special events

Space\People\Dancing\Objects. With choreography by 3rd year MFA students Erik Abbott-Main, Amanda Byars, and Alexis del Sol, Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19, 2011; 8pm at Northland Performing Arts Center. 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus 43229 (near Morse & Karl roads). $10 tickets available at the door. RSVP on Facebook.

Save the date! Hairspray: the Broadway Musical will be performed by the students of the Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School and Fort Hayes Career Center November 17-19, 2011 at 7:30pm and November 20, 2011 at 2:30pm. Performances will be held at the Fort Hayes Performing Arts Theatre, 546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard. Direction and vocal direction by Dameon Jones, acting direction by Justin Nawman, and choreography by OSUDance Senior Alyssa Nicholas, along with Darlene Suzhay-Zigmont, and China White. The performance is the culmination of Alyssa’s senior project work, investigating teaching methods and choreography in the context of the high school musical. $10 tickets: 614-365-6681

Weekly Contact Jam. The Friday contact improv is an open, informal space where dancers and movers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to other bodies. The jam is not facilitated, but beginners are welcome and can receive an informal introduction to the form. Second floor, Drake Performance and Event Center, room 1036. 1849 Cannon Drive. 4:30-6:30pm through Dec 2nd (no jam November 11 or 25). Stay connected and get the latest jam updates.

administrative notes
We have a New Pilates Studio in Drake 082. Our reformers are there, mats, rollers and stability balls.  This quarter the room is used for reformer classes M-R from 10-12:30, otherwise anyone with experience on the equipment is welcome to use the room. Faculty and TAs have a key to the room (85KG) and Odie has a key for everyone else to sign out. Let MKB know if this process proves to be overly problematic for students registered for his reformer classes needing to fulfill their 10 hours of independent work.

course planning & information
Yoga Theory and Practice. Winter 2012 /Dance 601.08 /Lab 4225/ M/W 12:30-2:18pm in Drake 1036. This interactive academic class explores the larger context of yoga, including history, philosophy, energetics, postures, meditation, breathing and applications to modern wellness. Each class has both lecture and practice components. Participants will have the opportunity to explore an area within yoga that is of personal or professional interest. Yoga experience recommended but not required. 3 credits, counts towards the Dance Minor. For more info contact the instructor at

The Alexander Technique courses are being offered through Theatre in Winter. Theatre 405.10 for undergrads. Grad students can sign up for the class under the course number Theatre 800.08. 3 credits. Alexander Technique is highly recommend for students who are dancers, musicians, and/ or actors and want better freedom of ease in movement. Professor Dale Beaver is a senior Alexander teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. Winter 2012, Three sections: MW 12:30-1:18pm, Lab 5585 (or Lab 6208 for 800.08) in Drake 107; TR 11:30am-12:18pm (or 6206 for 800.08) in  Drake 101; TR 1:30-2:28pm (or 6207 for 800.08), in Drake 107. For more info, contact Dale Beaver at 

Winter course offerings at ACCAD.  Experimental & Independent Animation, Interactive Arts Media, Form Visualization, 3D Virtual Environments and Multimedia for Musicians. More info here.

jobs, auditions & conferences
Tenure-track shared appointment in Contemporary Dance and Performance Amherst College and Mount Holyoke College still seeking applicants. More info and additional job listings have been posted to the OSU Dance Professional Resources Page.

Dance Across the Board to be hosted by Tisch Dance on NYU’s campus February 3-4, 2012. Dance Across the Board (DAB) seeks to provide an interdisciplinary platform where graduate students from across the country working in various aspects of dance, movement, and body-based performance can come together to dialogue about their research and interests. This year, we invite proposals that consider the theme “Identity in Dance” in various areas. For more information visit DAB online.

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the OSU campus on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 7pm in Jennings Hall 040 to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change. Please RSVP if you are interested by emailing or calling 785-841-2680 with your name, phone number, email address and year in school.

kudos & shout-outs
Dance activist, OSU grad and former guest lecturer, Coco Loupe was featured in this month’s (614) Magazine. Click here to read the article. Also, check out the latest Rolling Stone magazine to see a picture of the Backspace Performance Ensemble, featuring OSUdance alums!

master classes & residences
The Alexander Technique. 23rd Annual Residential Course. December 27-31, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.  The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support, flexibility, and coordination. It enhances performance and is therefore a valued tool for actors, dancers, musicians, athletes, and anyone who wants to move more easily in daily activities. This five day intensive residential course, taught by six highly esteemed senior teachers from around the country, is designed for the layman as well as for students with varying experience in the Alexander Technique. Three of the workshop faculty have backgrounds in Dance. $530. Full-time students and professional Alexander teachers may receive a 10% discount to $477.00.
For more info, visit the workshop page online.

Beinecke Scholarship
Each year, 22 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students exhibiting superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise. Eligible students will be juniors, hold a competitive GPA (3.7+), have significant research experience, and plan to pursue a terminal degree (PhD/MFA) in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Candidates must also have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid. The Beinecke Scholarship provides $32,000 towards graduate funding. More information is available on the Beinecke Scholarship website.

EMMA Lab Call for Proposals 2011/2012
The EMMA Lab is currently seeking proposals for research and performance projects from OSU students, staff and faculty. The deadline for projects that will take place during Winter and Spring 2012 is Monday November 28, 2011 at 5pm. Proposals received on this date will be given priority. Additional submissions are welcomed year round and will be assessed based on remaining space and resources in the lab. The further in advance requests are received, the more likely it is that EMMA will be able to offer support. To download the complete submission guidelines and application form, visit the EMMA webpage.

travel & housing
Performing Arts Abroad offers study abroad programs, internships, and volunteer experiences in dance, music, and theater. Visit the Performing Arts Abroad website for more info.

performance opportunities
Interested in being a part of the Ohio State Dance Team? The team is putting on a collegiate prep clinic this Sunday, November 13, 2011 at St. John arena. If you have any desire to be a part of the Spirit Program or just work on your technique, this one day event is for you! You'll get the chance to learn part of our fight song and get to know this years team. Visit the clinic webpage or contact Natalie D'Onofrio, Senior Dance Team Member at for more info.

Please make sure windows are closed in all studios when you leave. If you see anything suspicious, please call OSU police at 292-2121.

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