Monday, January 23, 2012

Week 4 Announcements: January 23-27, 2012

Featured photo: students help set-up the new foam subfloor in Pomerene Gym on Sunday, January 22

performances & special events
The Wexner Center for the Arts presents a screening of Stomp: Stomp Out Loud; February 1, 2012. This event is free with your Buck ID

Exclusive Screenings at the Gateway Film Center
For complete listings and other upcoming events visit the GFC website.
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance: Saturday, January 28, 2012; 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.
Pina in 3D will screen on Friday, February 17, 2012. TIME Magazine says: "Pina is, in every way, a moving experience." Pina Bausch was a legendary dancer and choreographer. Her unique creations transformed the language of dance and offer a visual experience like no other. This revolutionary 3D film from director Wim Wenders captures the aesthetic of Pina Bausch’s greatest works in a sensual, visually stunning journey.

DANCE Cleveland presents Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company on Saturday, January 28; 8pm and Sunday, January 29; 3pm at the Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. From the innovative minds of Israeli choreographer Inbal Pinto and director Avshalom Pollak comes Oyster, a magical and mysterious work that combines the dreamlike qualities of Fellini and the keen intellect of Pina Bausch. Enter a fantastic circus-world of wandering street acrobats and oddly beautiful creatures. Performers and dancers in doll-like make-up, spiky blonde wigs, and tutus alternately become puppets or puppeteers. The unique movement combines ballet, contemporary, mime and acrobatics in an unforgettable, magical evening. OSUDance Students receive $3 off the evening performance and $5 the matinee performance. See the attached flyer to take advantage of this offer.

course planning & information
So You Think You Want To Dance After Graduation? Spring 2012 Seminar. New Seminar Dates: March 19-May 12, 2012! Seminar dates subject to change depending on each university's schedule. This seminar is geared towards soon-to-be college graduates and is designed to bridge the gap between student and professional. Throughout this 8 week online seminar, students will learn how to prepare a resume according to the current NYC standard format, build their own website, use current multimedia applications as self-marketing and networking tools, and prepare themselves for entering the professional world. Nikki Chalas, a BFA graduate of OSU Dance, individually corresponds with all students participating in the seminar on a weekly basis, advising them on their next steps in the professional world and helping them network so that they graduate already en route to a successful career! Register now by emailing: $350/student. $300/student if registered by February 15.

master classes & residences

Live Streaming Webcast. Dianne McIntyre: Why She Had to Dance. Monday, January 30, 2012 from 1-2pm. Join us in Lincoln 554 (Conf Room) or view online at Presented by PlayhouseSquare and WVIZ/PBS ideastream. Poet/playwright Ntozake Shangé’s choreopoem “why i had to dance” propels the audience into the world of dance through the poet’s experiences. Shangé describes it 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.” A panel of scholars and dance artists including Dianne McIntyre, choreographer of this new Shangé choreopoem, will share stories and contextualize some of the remarkable dance traditions mentioned in the poem. Throughout the broadcast will be examples of these movement styles by the company of dancers working with Ms. McIntyre. For more info on Dianne McIntyre, visit her website.

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

jobs, auditions & conferences
LOCALITY, the independent dance festival celebrating Columbus' bicentennial will be auditioning dancers on February 19, 2012; 2-4 PM at the Columbus Dance Theater, 592 E. Main Street. CDT is at the Main St. exit of I-71, overlooking the freeway. Park and enter on Lester at Main. All the LOCALITY choreographers/artists will be looking for dancers for site-specific, dance for camera, outdoor performances and indoor theater concerts in October 2012. These choreographers/artists are: Lindsay Caddle LaPointe–Linden Tree Productions, David Krohn, Laura Puscas, Jessica Tupa– TUPACO Dance, Meghan Western. These are paid positions open to all dancers and will involve a variety of styles. More info available on the DAC website or Facebook.

New jobs have been added to the OSU Dance Professional Resources Page including an Adjunct Lecturer (Modern Jazz) position at Dean College.

Call for Papers and Performances. Dance Under Construction XIII: Re-imagining Archives in Motion will be hosted at UC Riverside, Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2012. Applications due by February 17, 2012. Dance Under Construction (DUC) is an interdisciplinary forum for presenting graduate student work theorizing dance, performance, and the body. It originated as an initiative of the graduate students of UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures and has been hosted by various UC campuses. This interdisciplinary event provides a rare and important discursive space for the stimulation and presentation of cutting-edge research in topics related to the body as a site of cultural identification. For more information email

ADF is seeking Administrative and Production Interns for this summer’s festival season. These positions are paid and interns receive free dance classe as payment for services. Check the website for a full description of available positions.

Call for Papers: Rivalry in the Arts. The Inaugural International Conference in Paragone Studies will be hosted by the Flint Institute of Arts. Friday,  July 20 and Saturday,  July 21, 2012. Application due by April 15, 2012. Conference support the scholarly investigation of inter-arts rivalry in all areas and media, and highlights the benefits of a paragonising methodology in studies of the humanities and will feature the examination of rivalry in artistic practice and its related fields. All relevant disciplines and topics will be considered, such as art history and visual culture, aesthetic theory, the history of iconoclasts/iconodules, literary theory and comparative literature, philosophy, critical theory, visual communications, cultural studies, and musicology, amongst others. Papers addressing pedagogical concerns relating to how student, commercial or theoretical competition impacts teaching of the arts will also be considered. To apply: Complete the 'application to present a paper,' or 'application to be featured in a round table' form located on the conference website, and e-mail it, along with a c.v. to  Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. Forms, conference information available here. Questions may be directed to the conference organisers at:

The FRAMEWORKS dance film series in New York announces a call for films. Students and professors are encouraged to submit recent works of choreography for the camera. Submission is free and selections are made by a rotating panel on the basis of choreographic excellence regardless of production value. More about the series and the application process can be found on the FRAMEWORKS website.

kudos & shout-outs
Congratulations to Alexis DelSol and Fiona Lundie for their recent Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) awards for their MFA projects.

news in dance
Keep up to date with the latest dance/art happenings at Feverhead!

The College Office is now accepting applications for the following $1,000 awards for graduate student international travel. International travel awards are available for currently-enrolled graduate students in the 21 departments of Arts and Humanities. Details for each of the three competitions and application forms available here.

• The G. Micheal Riley International Academic Fund provides a stipend of $1,000 for graduate students in Humanities (or related Humanities-based disciplines, such as Art History or Musicology) who need to travel abroad for professional reasons. Up to two scholarships will be awarded each year. In particular, the Fund supports:  travel abroad by graduate students enrolled in degree programs offered by academic units in Humanities and related disciplines, to engage in research, attend professional conferences, and/or participate in exchange programs.

• Dr. Gordon P. K. Chu Memorial is a merit-based scholarship that supports graduate students within Humanities (or related Humanities-based disciplines, such as Art History or Musicology), with preference for international students, participating in a study abroad program or independent research project. The scholarship amount is $1,000; up to two scholarships will be awarded.

• Arts and Humanities provides a stipend of $1,000 for graduate students in Visual/Performing Arts fields who need to travel abroad for professional reasons. Up to two scholarships will be awarded each year. In particular, Arts and Humanities supports: travel abroad by graduate students enrolled in degree programs offered by academic units in Arts and related disciplines, to engage in research/creative activity, attend professional conferences, exhibit work, and/or participate in exchange programs.

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