Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Week 1 Announcements: January 3-6, 2012

performances & special events
Still from Eric Nordstrom's Full Circle, one of the shorts featured at Dance@30fps.

Dance @30fps - A Screening of Contermporary Dance-Films. Thursday, January 19, 2012; 7pm at Gateway Film Center. 1550 N High, Columbus. For accessibility info, parking and directions call 614 545 2255 or visit their website. RSVP on Facebook.

7pm Shorts:
Stronger. Wilkie Branson, UK. Two new-found companions embark on a journey up a wooded mountain.

There is a PlaceKatrina McPherson, UK. Award-winning film featuring Tibetan Chinese dancer/choreographer Sang Jijia, shot in the Scottish Highlands.

All in AllTorbjørn Skårild, Norway. A high dive, hypnotically deconstructed.

Full CircleEric Nordstrom, USA. In the end we return to the beginning. Presented in partial fulfillment of the MFA in Dance at OSU.

HoopMarites Carino, Canada. A mesmerizing duet with a familiar childhood toy.

Are You For Real? Cari Ann Shim Sham, USA. The fast pace of life causes a duplicate being to manifest. Contains nudity. Discretion advised.

12 Sketches on the Impossibility of Being StillMagali Charrier, UK. An animated exploration of the liminal zone between movement and stillness.

AdvanceMitchell Rose, USA. One dance, two minutes, fifty locations.

Plus more shorts TBA!

The Co(te)lette FILMMike Figgis, UK; 55M.  Followed by Panel Discussion
The acclaimed director’s cinematographic adaptation of the dance performance by Ann Van den Broek. Three female dancers caught in a vicious circle between desire and fulfillment. Intended for  mature audiences. Contains nudity and explicit content. Viewer discretion advised.

jobs, auditions & conferences
Oneheartsource is a student-initiated volunteer opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Volunteer as a teacher and mentor. Applications for Spring or Summer 2012 programs are due January 20, 2012. Spring: 6 Weeks in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. Summer: 4 & 6 week programs with placements in Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Cape Town, South Africa. For more information or to apply, visit the volunteer page on the Oneheartsource website.

A position at University of Missouri - Kansas City has been added to the OSUdance Professional Resources page. Conference at IUGTE also added.

IUGTE and ArtUniverse have announced scholarships for their February event International Physical Theatre Laboratory. Amount is 300 EUR and covers part of the participation fee. 

To apply,  send your CV/resume with photo and a brief cover letter to iugte.projects@gmail.com. Performers of different genres and techniques - dancers, choreographers, actors and directors are welcome to apply for participation.

kudos & shout-outs
Congratulations to Amanda Platt, Kristin Loy, and Bettina Vaccarello for being awarded Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships for their senior projects.  You can look forward to seeing their presentations in the spring and at the Denman Forum for Undergraduate Research. Also Amanda Platt, Kristin Loy, Rebecca Quintrell, and Melanie Gallo are eligible to graduate with distinction.  Congratulations to this strong cadre of young dance artists!

Look out for Erik Abbott-Main and Dante Brown at Judson Church this spring. Erik and Dante are honored to show their collaborative project, If things don’t work out it’s because of the space between us, during this year’s season at Movement Research.

master classes & residences
Hind Benali, Moroccan Choreographer and Festival Director of Action Danse is visiting the OSU Department of Dance from January 16-27, 2012. LEC/DEM: Thursday January 26, 2012; 4:30-6pm in Drake 1036. Hind Benali has performed in the Zinoun Ballet Theatre in Casablanca and received a grant to attend the National Choreographic Center of Montpellier in 2001. She taught classical dance at the Municipal Conservatory of Casablanca and at the French institute of Marrakech. In 2003, Hind Benali created the piece Seg Segbo with Auguste Ouedraogo from Burkina Faso. In 2006 she formed her own company Fleur d’Orange and choreographed a solo titled VOI. In 2007, she met Thabiso Pule in Madagascar and since then has worked in collaboration with him on dance education initiatives in Morocco and South Africa. In 2008 she organised and created ACTION DANCE to encourage collaborations between dancers within Africa and attract new audiences. In 2009, she worked with Nucleus Association (Marseille), leading workshops and creating a piece for Moroccan and French students at Temara School for the Blind. The same year she started the project ACTION DANCE in SCHOOLS and developed the duet MIRAGE in collaboration with Thabiso Pule. In 2010 Benali and Pule built the installation project EXPO, which premiered in Morocco in 2011. Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project  Shifting Traces Africa Blog

travel & housing

Dance and Drum in Burkina Faso. Friday January 13, 2012; 2:00-3:30pm in 316 Pomerene.
An informational meeting with Esther Baker-Tarpaga and Olivier Tarpaga is being held for students wanting to go to Burkina Faso this summer. Mike Rainaldi will be there from OIA.

news in dance
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company takes its final bows. Read more online:
Los Angeles TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe New Jersey Star Ledger • Gallerist NY • WNYC • The New York Times

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