Monday, February 20, 2012

Week 8 Announcements: February 20-24, 2012

performances & special events
This Weekend: Drums Downtown IX - Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2012. 8pm. Featuring the music of Steve Reich performed by the OSU School of Music, and choreography by OSU Dance faculty Meghan Durham-Wall, Susan Hadley, and Bebe Miller. Capitol Theatre at the Riffe Center. 77 South High St. Tickets: CAPA (614) 469-0939. OSU Theatre Box Office: (614) 292-2295. Visit the event page on Facebook. Check out the preview in the Lantern!

A conversation with guest composer Steve Reich
Thursday, February 23, 2012. 12:30-1:20pm in Weigel Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend an open forum spotlighting Pulitzer Prize winning composer Steve Reich, guest artist-in-residence and Drums Downtown IX featured composer. Tim Page, Professor of Journalism and Music at the University of Southern California, and a former Pulitzer winner for music criticism writes: "He (Reich) helped teach the world to listen to music in a new way. Also, it's music that has touched every other kind of music from rock and jazz to hip-hop. He is a universal composer."

Warming Up: A Queer Porn Screening and Conversation at FEVERHEAD
1199 Goodale Blvd, Columbus. Saturday, February 25, 2012. 5-7pm. 18+ age limit. Suggested donation $2-5. Join us for a queer porn screening presenting work by directors Shine Louise Houston, Courtney Trouble, and Madison Young, curated and facilitated by Michael J. Morris. We invite you to come enjoy a sampling of sexy scenes by award-winning filmmakers and performers; to take part in dialogue about the social, cultural, and political relevance of this work; and to consider pornography as a productive site of knowledge in addition to its erotic functions. For more information, contact Michael at morris.787, or visit his blog entry. Michael J. Morris is a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Associate at OSUdance, doing research in the areas of performance, sexuality, and queer theories of the body. This event is made possible through the support of CoCo Loupe, FEVERHEAD, and Queer Behavior; and the generous permissions of Shine Louis Houston and Pink and White Productions, Courtney Trouble, Madison Young, and Good Releasing. Visit the facebook event page.

jobs, auditions & conferences
Professional Resources
Important news! In preparation for the department's new website to be revealed later this year, the OSUdance professional resources page will no longer be updated. Instead, please bookmark our online Professional Development Resources Binder and use the tags on the right to select opportunity types. The binder contains employment and internship listings, search resources, details on upcoming auditions, competitions, workshops, intensives, residencies, festivals and conferences, and other valuable information. Each entry will either contain a link or a .pdf download for more information. As the weeks go on, more resources will be added. Time sensitive entries like application deadlines, auditions and employment listings will also be mentioned in the blog as they are added. We hope you find this new resource useful!

An Associate Professor of Modern Dance position from the University of Florida has been added to the OSUdance Professional Development Resources Binder under Higher Ed Positions. A Booking Manager position at Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company has also been added to the binder under Administrative Positions.

Verb Ballets Audition for the 2012/2013 Season. Saturday, March 24, 2012. 2-5pm. 3445 Warrensville Center Rd. Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 (216) 397-3757. 10 month paid contract with benefits.  Must have strong background in ballet and modern. See website for more info. Please pre-register to Katie Gnagy at Added to the OSUdance Professional Development Resources Binder under Auditions.

Call for Proposals for NDEO National Conference. The National Dance Education Organization invites proposals for its 2012 National Conference, Focus on Dance Education: Many Cultures, Strength Through Diversity, to be held October 24-28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The NDEO 2012 national conference will explore how a multicultural approach to education in dance and the creative process strengthens the field, and how dance education partnered with cultural education enriches our understanding of the important role cultural traditions play in our lives. Proposals must be submitted online only by February 15, 2012 at midnight. More information on the conference and the call for proposals. Added to the OSUdance Professional Development Resources Binder under Conferences.

Columbus Dance Theatre, a contemporary ballet company, professional training school, and arts presenter in Columbus announces auditions for Company and Apprentices positions for the 2012-2013 Season. CDT will enter its 15th season as it completes another critically acclaimed year. Columbus Dance Theatre performs in its home theatre, The Fisher Theatre as well as other venues throughout central Ohio and the U.S. CDT produces the work of its Artistic Director and resident choreographer Tim Veach as well as the works of many other renowned contemporary choreographers. Audition Information: Auditions will be held at Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St. Columbus, OH on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit the CDT website. Added to the OSUdance Professional Development Resources Binder under Auditions.

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is coming to Skidmore College for a three-week dance intensive and a performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center from June 3–23, 2012: . Led by Company teaching artists, members of the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company, and Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong, the program will focus on collaborative methods of creation. In addition to classes in technique and repertory, students will work collaboratively with SITI Company workshop participants in SITI Company's concurrent Skidmore theater workshop. A curriculum co- developed by SITI Company and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will provide dancers with the skills necessary to create using a cross-disciplinary palette. Undergraduate credit, on-campus room and board, and limited scholarship opportunities are available to workshop participants. For more information, visit the Summer Dance Workshop page on the Skidmore website. Added to the OSUdance Professional Development Resources Binder under Intensives.

Art in Action, formerly known as Spotlight Schools, is an exciting new program created to develop meaningful, multilayered, and long-lasting partnerships with participating schools. This partnership begins with rigorous professional development for teachers, setting the foundation for school-driven, arts-integrated lesson planning. Educators will be challenged and encouraged to collaborate across disciplines within their schools and with Wexner Center education staff to create curriculum that actively connects to Wexner Center programming. Teachers of any discipline work with Wexner Center educators to dream up and carry out tailor-made, project-based learning experiences for their students. The 2012-13 school-year applications are due to by March 31, 2012.

kudos & shout-outs
Congratulations to OSU Senior, AJ Blankenship! AJ will join the North American touring musical cast of Bring it On this spring. Look out for him in a theatre near you!

travel & housing
Dance Abroad this Summer: The La Mama Umbria International Program is looking for performer/choreographers, performer/composers/musicians, and artists interested in collaborating in different spaces and sites. June 19-June 30, 2012. This ten-day residency using site-specific performance will be led by veteran site artist Stephan Koplowitz and renowned composer John King, and will utilize the La Mama/Umbria villa and the city of Spoleto, Italy as a living laboratory. Participants will immerse themselves into the process and strategies of making site specific performance work. Utilizing creative tools and techniques, this residency will immerse participants in different concepts and modalities of site-specific creation, collaboration and performance. The unique environment, history and natural beauty of the region, will serve as a catalyst for exploration and creation. More information and applications can be found on the La Mama website. Added to the OSUdance Professional Development Resources Binder under Residencies.

The Office of International Affairs has several grant and scholarship opportunities available for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The deadlines for applications are the first and second week of March, depending on the grant. Scholarship competitions also have been launched for undergraduate students to study abroad. A wide variety of scholarships are available to support both short-term and long-term programs.

Coca-Cola offers the Critical Difference for Women Research Grant for Advanced Graduate Students. Up to 3 dissertation and terminal Masters/MFA grants will be awarded this year. The grants competition is administered by the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants Committee. For more info, visit the grant page and scroll down.

Undergraduate Student Study Abroad Scholarships Deadline is March 8, 2012 for the following study abroad scholarships—Undergraduate International Experiences Grants, the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships, and the Humanities Study Abroad Scholarships. Eligible students will be considered for all of these scholarships upon completing an online application. Contact Ann Rottersman (rottersman.1), director of student programs, for more information.

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