Informal Showing: Autumn Quartet 2 March 9 AND 12 | 7pm AND 8pm in Pomerene Hall Gym (Room 316). This piece is a restaging of a dance work choreographed by Michael J. Morris in 2009-2010 as an investigation into issues of sex, violence, power, and dance practice. The piece features performances by Shannon Drake, Kelly Klein, Brian Koenig, and Wesley Tyree. It is approximately twenty-minutes long. It is an ongoing experiment in systems of determinacy and indeterminacy—as they relate to interpersonal relationships, and informed by tropes of sex/violence/power—and is composed from "set" movement material and choice-making opportunities. Because the piece is different every time it is performed, the dance will run twice each night, at 7pm and 8pm on both March 9 and March 12. The piece may involve partial-to-full nudity. Stay for a talk back/conversation following each performance. Autumn Quartet was originally created with dancers Erik Abbott-Main, Eric Falck, and Amanda Platt.
In co-creating this performance installation, MFA Dance candidates Fiona Lundie and Rashana Smith craft multi-sensory, interactive environments to highlight the relationship between how we gather information (perception) and how we create conceptual identities thereof (portraiture). Lundie and Smith use movement, video, and set constructions to frame, link, and present bodies in space, in time, and in relation to each other. This exhibit utilizes dance, movement, and the body as a way to further understand our interaction with and interpretation of our world as well as the ways we conceive and retain this sensory, experiential knowledge. Performers and viewers alike will move through and act upon the gallery space in order to process the perceptual information. Therefore, it is the overarching interest of the artists to offer viewers an active, engaging, aesthetic environment to inspire greater awareness of their relationships to and agency within their everyday experiences, especially with respect to time, space, and human dynamics. All performances and open rehearsals are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided at each performance. For more information and performance times, visit the event page.
The Department Informance will take place during the technique slot on March 9, 2012, 10:30am-12:pm in Pomerene 316 (the gym). As a reminder, this is an opportunity for classes, groups, or individuals to share with the whole Department work that has been developed this quarter. This has most frequently included choreographic works-in-progress, comp studies, performance improvisations, and material developed as part of a specific project or course, but we are always excited to see the range of work that we do here in this department--and in the field--represented, including research presentations, dance for camera, restagings from score, etc.
The sign up sheet for the Informance is hanging on the bulletin board in Pomerene 316. Please sign up if you're interested in sharing work! Please list the name of the class/piece/presentation, the name of the point person for the work, the length of the work (very important), and any needs (including technology, placement in the sequence of the show, etc.). If you are a class sharing work, remember that this is a sampling of work and should not be a comprehensive showing of final projects (but feel free to invite people to final showings in your classes). The sign up sheet will come down Thursday afternoon at 6pm in order to create a sequence for the show. So make sure you sign up before then!
We look forward to sharing this time together as a Department here at the end of the quarter!
Have you checked out the new Professional Resources Binder? Information regarding places to dance this summer and much more are added each week. Three places to dance and study this summer include: 1) Language of Dance Fundamentals summer course, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin, at the 92nd Street Y, New York City. 2) International Dance Master Classes hosted in Europe: choose Urbania, Italy or Granada, Spain. 3) Teachers Workshop, June 28-30, 2012 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more info, visit the binder and select "Intensives" or "Workshops" from the tags menu.
Attention Graduate Students: The Wexner Center for the Arts is requesting proposals to lead a lively discussion with the local, art-enthusiastic, community. The Docents’ Salon seeks to bring the Wexner Center Docents together with Graduate Students who might want experience talking about their research. A stipend will be awarded to students selected for the program. Please see the description and application at the Professional Resources Binder under "Call for Entries" or, contact Tracie McCambridge, Educator for Docent and Teacher Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications due March 23, 2012.
The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is holding auditions for female dancers, April 7, 2012. Seeking experienced performers who are technically strong and physically versatile, who are able to start in June. Ririe-Woodbury offers a yearly contract of a minimum 40 weeks work, plus health insurance. Bios, headshots and $10 check (payable to Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company) for application fee must be submitted by March 16, 2012 for the audition. Dancers who do not pre-pay and submit an application may not audition. Dancers should be prepared to take class and perform a two-minute solo. If you have any questions please feel free to contact email@example.com or the Ririe Woodbury website. Bios, headshots and check should be mailed to: Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Artistic Director, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Added to the Professional Resources Binder under "Auditions."
Also added to the Professional Resources Binder this week: Director of Performing Arts Management MFA Program, University of North Carolina and Professor of Arts Administration, Savannah College of Art and Design (under "Higher Ed Positions"), plus Shakespeare Performance Project for Directors at IUGTE, International Physical Theatre Lab at IUGTE, Conference on Social Theory, Politics & the Arts at Louisiana State University (under "Conferences") and IJPAN, Call for Proposals (under "Call for Entries"). See the binder for links, details and deadlines.
The Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships are need-based scholarships designed to support students who would not normally be able to afford an international experience. Scholarships will be awarded toward costs associated with study abroad, excluding tuition. For eligibility or specific scholarship requirements go to the College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad information page. Complete online application by March 8, 2012 to be considered for Summer 2012, Autumn 2012, and full-year 2012-2013 study abroad programs.