Monday, February 27, 2012

Week 9 Announcements: February 27-March 2, 2012

performances & special events
UNPLUGGED: OSU Dance Winter Concert. Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 3, 2012; 8pm in Pomerene Hall Gym (Room 316). Several new works performed “in the round,” presented by OSUdance graduate and undergraduate students.

course planning & information
Hoop & Street Performance with Erik Abbott-Main. Develop your spinal articulation and core strength this Spring through Dance 601.08 (25222) Hoop & Street Performance. Students will gain skills in hula 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, dancers will build stamina, core strength, and increased control and spinal articulation. Sign up for 2-credits on Saturdays from 10-12pm. More info: contact Erik Abbott-Main (abbott-main.1)

West African Dance Class: MARKADON with Olivier Tarpaga. Dance 601.08 (3641) MW 7-8:30 in Pomerene 205. This course available in Spring 2012 will introduce students to the dance of the Marka people from Mali and Burkina Faso. Markadon is a popular graceful celebration dance with heavy legs and arms work supported by the base of the dundun drum. Students will learn movements, rhythms, and several African language greetings. Through discussions of culture, music and movement traditions, students will understand the integrity of dance in the daily life in West Africa. The live drumming will represent a crucial part in this course because of the communication between dance and music in traditional society. Two drumming classes will be taught during this quarter by a guest master drummer from West Africa.

jobs, auditions & conferences
The Abstrack Motion Dance Company is currently holding auditions for an upcoming production titled, "Skid Row:" a variation of the film " Little Shop of Horrors." Auditions will be held Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 12-3pm at The Academy of Urban Dance and Fitness: 6050 Channingway Blvd Columbus, OH 43232. For more Information: 614-551-4561 or

Professional Resources Page has Moved
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 click on "Tags" 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'll find this new resource useful!
heath & wellness
Backstage Injury Checks. The Program for Performing Arts Medicine will be providing backstage injury checks on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6-8pm. There will be a sign-up sheet posted backstage. Please utilize this time to have any new or acute injuries checked or any problems that may affect your ability to perform. This is not the appropriate time to address any chronic conditions that do not affect performance. We will also be doing injury checks at our usual time Friday morning in Pomerene 316 (back right corner) from 8-10pm. Please use our online appointment service to sign up for a morning appointment (Physical Therapy Athletic Training only, no chiropractic on Fridays). We are always available for all acute, chronic and wellness questions and concerns at that time. Good luck to everyone for successful Drums Downtown performances! -- PAM staff

performance opportunities
Pecha Kucha Columbus is seeking performers for an upcoming event on May 10, 2012. They are looking for dancers to perform up to 15 minutes of choreography during the event’s intermission break. Typically, the event draws 800+ attendees each year so there is opportunity to have your work seen by many. For more information regarding this opportunity, visit the facebook page, Pecha Kucha website or contact Alex at 614-937-7854

master classes & residences
Teaching Dance:  Revitalize your Teaching Practice. In this 3-day workshop, dance educators and authors Jan Erkert and Rebecca Nettl-Fiol will offer their perspectives on anatomical and somatic approaches to teaching dance. Participants will take part in daily technique classes and teaching workshops, and will have opportunities for rejuvenating activities: Alexander Technique private lessons, massages, and other somatic practices. Dialogues on teaching will be embedded throughout the three days. “If you teach dance in academia, high schools, studios, if you love teaching - but get exhausted by the end of the year, if you are curious to expand your thinking, if you crave conversation with peers, if you want to explore new somatic and anatomical approaches – this workshop is for you.” Join us for a chance to refresh and refine your teaching! For more information visit the workshop webpage. Added to the Professional Development Resources Binder under "Workshops"

1 comment:

Monterey dance said...

Too bad i could not make it to attend this one :( Maybe next time.