Monday, February 06, 2012

Week 6 Announcements: February 6-10, 2012

Featured image: From last week's production of Rugged Play. Blind Spots by Dante Brown. If you missed the show, view the livestream archive here.

Ballet Memphis makes their Cleveland debut. Performing Trey McIntyre’s In Dreams, praised by the New York Times as “exceptional,” Ballet Memphis dances at the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare March 10-11, 2012. Students receive $5 off ticket prices via DANCECleveland. For more information visit the DANCECleveland website.

Genderfluid Showcase. On Friday February 17, 2012 at 8pm, SHADES is putting on Ohio State's first Genderfluid Showcase! The event will take place from 8-10pm in the Performance Hall of the Ohio Union followed by the annual "Q-PID: Queer Inclusive Semi-Formal". The event will be an all-inclusive show drawing attention to the fluidity of gender identity and expression and will feature dancing, voguing, drag performances, musical performances, and spoken word! Kit Yan, queer and trans spoken word artist, will emcee the event. Visit the event page on Facebook for more info.

Spring course offering: Hoop and Street Performance. Dance 601.08 (28871). Saturdays 10am-12pm | 2CR. Students will gain skills in hoop as well as an introduction to a number of other circus performance techniques including stilt, poi, slackline, basic tumbling and more. Using adult-sized, weighted hoops, students will build stamina and core strength by learning control and body articulation. More info: contact Erik Abbott-Main (abbott-main.1)

Spring course offering: Dance forms of the African Diaspora with Melanye White Dixon. Dance 290.01 MWF 4:30-6PM. Hale Center and Pomerene Hall. Open to majors and non-majors. This course will engage the learner toward an understanding and appreciation of dance forms and traditions of the African Diaspora from West Africa to the Americas within a socio-cultural, historical and political context. It will also provide the opportunity to learn African based movement structures through selected motifs and dances. Although primarily a dance history course, master dance classes on Fridays will allow participants to embody the basic tenants of West African, Afro Caribbean, Vernacular/social dance, Tap, Vintage and Contemporary Jazz and the Black Tradition in Modern Dance.

Spring 2012 Course Listing at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. Grant Writing, Project Management, Communication Skills, Non-profit Sector and more.

American Dance Festival tuition scholarships are offered to promising students who have a high level of technical ability and creative potential and who have experience in either performance or choreography. The awards are based on both ability and financial need. Scholarship amounts range from $200 to full tuition. Visit the ADF website for a listing of audition locations

LOCALITY, the independent dance festival celebrating Columbus' bicentennial will be auditioning dancers on February 19, 2012; 2-4pm 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.

Ballet Quad Cities seeks male & female dancers with strong ballet and contemporary technique backgrounds. These positions are salaried and non-union for the duration of at least 29 weeks. Visit the Ballet Quad Cities website for more information.

Sigma Alpha Iota seeks performers for Opposites Attract, a concert to raise funds for better-equipped music practice rooms. This year’s theme is Valentine’s Day, and they are seeking performers of diverse backgrounds to enrich the event. Interested parties should contact Maria at zarick.4

Brigham Young University has announced two open faculty positions in dance. Go to the OSUdance Professional Resources page for more info.

Ohio PIRG is seeking OSU students to work on the New Voters Project, a non-partisan effort to turn out the youth vote. Visit Ohio PIRG Students online for more info and to apply.

Claudia Hart Lecture. ACCAD hosts visiting artist Claudia Hart for a lecture February 9, 2012 at 4pm, in the Wexner Film/Video Theatre. Hart, who is active as an artist, curator and critic, will present a talk – Beginning and End Games – based on a recently commissioned article for Duke University’s journal, Cultural Politics. She also will talk about and show her work, including examples from a recent installation at the Black and White Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Hart is an associate professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media and animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. More artist info can be found on her website.

Applications for this summer’s Burkina Faso Dance and Drum Program are due March 1, 2012. See scholarship opportunities below.

A number of Student Scholarships are available through the following:
Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Education Abroad Scholarship
Office of International Affairs: Wolfe Scholarship
Office of International Affairs: Francille M. Firebaugh Study Abroad Scholarship
Office of International Affairs: Endowed Fund for Short-Term Study Abroad
College of Arts and Sciences: At least five relevant scholarships

IUGTE & ArtUniverse are announcing scholarships for the 2012 
International Physical Theatre Laboratory. The scholarship amount is 300 EUR and covers part of the participation fee. 

To apply for the scholarship, please send your CV/resume with photo and a brief cover letter to Performers of different genres and techniques (dancers, choreographers, actors and directors) are welcome to apply for participation. The event will take place at a 15th century castle, today the international education centre in Styria, Austria.
 Accommodation and meals are organized for the participants. More details on the program on the IUGTE website, or watch their informational trailer on Youtube.

OSU GLBT Scholarship Program. The GLBT Alumni Society is dedicated to making studying at The Ohio State University a financial reality for more GLBT and students and their allies. Realizing that the financial demands placed on students and families because of the rising cost of higher education is often multiplied for GLBT students, fundraising efforts by the society has made these scholarships a reality. There is a hope that we can reach students who have been turned away by their family for "coming out" and help GLBT students address other financial issues that are unique to them.

Learn more about available scholarships here. Deadline is March 1, 2011. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Charlie Runyan at

Other GLBT Scholarships
Point Foundation LGBT Scholars – due February 10, 2012.
Columbus Foundation  - deadline not announced.

Featured image: From last week's production of Rugged Play. The New Utility by Abby Zbikowski. If you missed the show, view the livestream archive here.

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