Monday, January 09, 2012

Week 2 Announcements: January 9-13, 2012

performances & special events

Featured video: Trailer for Full Circle by Eric Nordstrom. Presented in partial fulfillment of the MFA in Dance at OSU.

Dance @30fps - A Screening of Contemporary Dance-Films. Thursday, January 19, 2012; 7pm at Gateway Film Center. 1550 N High, Columbus. The OSU Department of Dance presents two programs of dance-films: At 7pm an anthology of international shorts. At 8:30pm, "The Co(te)lette Film" by acclaimed director Mike Figgis. A panel discussion follows. $5 admits you to one or both shows. For accessibility info, parking and directions call 614 545 2255 or visit the Gateway Film Center website. View complete listing and RSVP on Facebook.

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance will screen at the Gateway Film Center on January 28, 2012 at 1:30pm, followed by an interactive, live Q&A webcast. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students. The film takes a look at the Joffrey Ballet, the groundbreaking cultural treasure known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules (Bill T. Jones: A Good Man), the film documents how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores. The film features rare excerpts from many seminal Joffrey works including Astarte, Trinity, and Billboards.

Contact Jam. Pomerene Hall 213. Fridays; 6-7:30 pm. It is fine to arrive mid-jam if you can't get there at the start time. Contact Improvisation (CI) is a physical investigation into gravity, momentum, and weight sharing between two or more bodies. Dancers move with constant attentiveness to their own bodies, impulses, and trajectories, while listening and responding authentically to their partners. The form encourages mindful awareness and mutual exchange. The Friday Jam is an open, informal space to which 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. FREE and open to everyone.

course planning & information
Need help with writing assignments this quarter? 2nd year grad Ellie Escosa is running the “Writing Table” and is willing to help. For questions or more info email escosa.1

Winter and Spring Major and Non-Major Schedules are now in convenient Google Doc format, linked under current student resources. View the docs for up-to-the-minute details on upcoming classes and come prepared for the Pre-Registration/Advising Colloquium this Friday, January 13, 2012 from 12:30-2pm. See Kate Hale if you have any questions.

heath & wellness
Physical Therapy/Athletic Training Services – Open Clinic
This time may be used for many things: acute injury, old injury that is flaring up, treatment or advice for an ache or pain, or you do not have an injury but would like guidance for injury prevention or performance enhancement. There is no fee for OSUDance students for this service. Hours: Friday; 8am - 10am in 316 Pomerene Hall. Appointments can be scheduled online. To contact us or to be seen outside of open clinic hours please call the downtown clinic at 614-366-3600. You can also email PAM team member Mariah Nierman at

jobs, auditions & conferences
A Visiting Assistant Professor position at Ohio University has been posted to the OSUdance Professional Resources page.

Element Winterguard is seeking a choreographer for 2 groups competing at the elementary and novice levels. They work with ages 4-22 and are looking for a motivated individual who is willing to assist on a few Sundays. The group is based in Pickerington, Ohio. Interested individuals should contact Rebecca Van Horn at:

CORD (Congress on Research in Dance) 2012 Special Topics Conference: "Meanings and Makings of Queer Dance" University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. February 16-18, 2012
This conference features a range of academic and artistic presentations surrounding and questioning the concept of queer dance, Our own Hannah Kosstrin, Harmony Bench, Karl Rogers, Michael Morris, and Mair Culbreth will be presenting, performing, and facilitating, and many important scholars in the Dance Studies field will be participating. This is a great and inexpensive chance to get introduced to the conference circuit on a somewhat smaller scale and to network with our colleagues, as well as to gain insight into this important aspect of our field. Here are some numbers about the trip:
Travel time: about 3 hours 30 minutes. Registration: $55 for CORD members, $75 non-members before Jan 16 (+$10 Jan 17-Feb 10). Hotel: $99/room (fits 4 so ~$25/person/night). Contact Alex Harlig (harlig.1) to make carpool and room-sharing arrangements; people have varied schedules so there will be a number of opportunities for going and coming back. Please say if you can drive! For more information about the conference and to register go to the conference webpage.

ADF presents the 17th Annual Screendance Festival: Call for Entries. ADF is pleased to announce a call for submissions. Early deadline: March 14, 2012 ($30 entry fee). Final deadline: April 13, 2012 ($40 entry fee). Find out more on the ADF website.

The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) is seeking a GA to assist with several related communication projects: the design and broad distribution (digital and print) of annual report materials, the development of a CSTW-wide marketing plan, and the compilation of quantitative and qualitative research findings from across the Center. The GA will work with the CSTW director, the Admin Associate, four program coordinators, and a research associate to develop these projects. Qualifications: Excellent writing and communication skills, a knowledge of traditional and digital promotional activities, and some experience interpreting qualitative and quantitative results. An understanding of the theories and pedagogies of writing instruction is desired. Apply online by noon Monday, Jan 16, 2012. Include your CV, a cover letter addressed to Dickie Selfe, Director and a one-page, stand-alone writing sample from a relevant genre.

kudos & shout-outs
Check out Bebe Miller, recently named as one of 100 Buckeyes You Should Know.

master classes & residences
M&DPG Drop-In Class: Fridays from 4:30-6 in Drake 1036
Join 2nd year MFA student Ann Sofie Clemmensen for an intermediate-level dance class every week. Sofie will juxtapose modern dance principles with Danish performance gymnastics for the purposes of researching a unique blend of movement style. Join her each Friday for a new, multi-focused, movement experience. More info: clemmensen.1

Why She Had to Dance: A Distance Learning Event. Monday, January 30, 2012 from 1-2pm. Join a panel of dance scholars including dance artist and OSU Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Dianne McIntyre, on this journey of dance through time, over generations and across geographic sites. Poet/playwright Ntozake ShangĂ©’s poem “why i had to dance” propels scholars, students, dancers into a lively interaction about the world of dance through the poet’s experiences. ShangĂ© describes the poem as “the story of Black Dance herself…the connectedness of Black Dance from one generation to another generation and from one region to another region, moving all around the dance world from my childhood on.”  To Register call John Ramicone at (216) 916-6360 or e-mail

travel & housing
Dance and Drum in Burkina Faso. Friday January 13, 2012; 2-3:30pm in 316 Pomerene Hall. 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. Visit the program page at the Office of International Affairs website for more information.

Hillel Players Talent Showcase
Stephanie Nusbaum, president of the OSU performing arts student organization Hillel Players, is seeking artists for the upcoming Talent Showcase on January 16, 2012. Performance categories include: Vocal, Instrumental, Theater/Drama, Dance, Visual Art, Other. Interested students should contact Stephanie at:

1 comment:

Sheri C said...

Thanks for giving our film Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance a mention on your blog. We hope all of your dance students will attend the screening and participate in the live post screening Q&A from Lincoln Center. More info on how to participate is on our blog