Monday, March 12, 2012

Week 11 Announcements: March 12-16, 2012

Featured photo: Dance student Tyisha Nedd at last week's Informance.

performances & special events
Portraiture and Perception. March 14-March 30, 2012 at the OSU Urban Arts Space
3rd-year MFA students, Fiona Lundie and Rashana Smith, use movement, video, and set constructions to frame, link, and present bodies in space, in time, and in relation to each other. This performance 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 info and performance times, visit the event page.

3rd-year MFAs Dante Brown & Erik Abbott-Main: If things don’t work out it’s because of the space between us

Columbus Dances Fellowship. Columbus Dance Theatre in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council is pleased to announce the second annual Columbus Dances Fellowship. Five choreographers will present their works in a concert free to the public on Friday, March 16; 8pm and Saturday, March 17; 3pm and 8pm at CDT’s Fisher Theatre. Visit the event page for more information.

course planning & information
Acting the Body/Dancing the Word: Dance and Physical Theatre, 1900-present
THEATRE  802.03 (#25868) – Graduate Seminar
Instructor: Dr. Karen Mozingo
M 1:30-5:18pm, Drake Union 2068
5 credits. Prereq: Dramatic Literature. Grad standing or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 40 cr hrs in any combination of decimal subdivisions.

In this seminar, we will study the visual and written literature of Western physical theatre and dance theatre genres from the early 20th century to the present. Topics will trace the development of modernist movements such as DaDa, Ausdruckstanz, and biomechanics; the Judson Church, European Tanztheater, and the American dance theatre movements of the 1970s, 80s and 90s; to contemporary physical and dance theatre works by companies such as DV8, Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, Sasha Waltz, and Goat Island. Theoretical readings will include writings of Artaud, Grotowski, Merleau-Ponty and others who have contributed to practices and theories of the “body” in performance.  Teaching methods will include video screenings, readings, and discussion.

Art Ed 7795: Emerging Contemporary Latin American Art & Theory:
Dialogic Intersections in Art, Film, Performance & Material Culture
Wednesday: 4:30-7:18 in the Ohio Stadium (ST) 112B
5 Graduate credits. Instructor: Adetty PĂ©rez Miles, Ph.D.

In this course we will investigate emerging art theories and creative interventions by Latina/os in Latin America, the US and Europe. We will critically examine Latin American art, film, performance, material and visual culture. The emphasis of the course is not on geographical or temporal markers, identity politics, or attempts to “define” Latina/o Art. Rather, we will explore transcultural and transversal intersections. Transversal intersections can refer to dialogues among artists from different countries, the syncretism of diverse sources within a given culture and artistic movements, paradigm shifts in the construction of knowledge, and the history and ever-evolving theoretical debates surrounding the artistic and cultural production of contemporary Latin American art(ists).

jobs, auditions & conferences
Bookmark the new Professional Resources Binder! It is the place for all information regarding summer dance opportunities, job postings, calls for papers and much more. Added this week under respective tags:

International Conference on Visual & Performing Arts. June 4-7, 2012 in Athens, Greece

Higher Ed Positions
 and Administrative Positions
Executive Director, Midland Theatre in Newark
Dance Instructors, Camp Kamaji. Northern Minnesota Summer Camp for Girls
Center for the Study of Teaching and Writing, Various positions
Assistant Professor, West Virginia University

dance intensives
Added this week to the Professional Resources Binder under WorkshopsIntensives and Festivals

Ponderosa Movement & Discovery: Tanzland, P.O.R.C.H. Professional Program, WITCHcamp
Kunst-Stoff ArtsAlternativa Productions/Alternative Conservatory: Kathleen Hermesdorf & Albert Mathias' GUT motives, an advanced physical practice this summer in San Francisco;
Page to Stage: Learning Dance Repertory from Notation Scores, Dance Notation Bureau. July 30-August 10, 2012 in New York City.
Massachusetts Dance Festival. June 23-24 and September 22-23, 2012.

performance opportunities
Call for entries! The Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER) is proud to present our Border Crossing Spoken Word Poetry Showcase. We are looking for spoken word entries that demonstrate your border crossing spirit. Preferred entries posit your voice in a way that traverses boundaries such as language, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality as well as physical boundaries and/or geography. Our event will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:30pm in the LASER space 2192 Smith Lab—featuring  "VaRiOs InVeNtOs (Various Inventions)," the art of Rene Vasquez. Light refreshments will be provided. Proposals are welcome from all students, faculty and staff. If you have any questions or would like to submit an entry, please e-mail Alexis at del-sol.1

master classes & residences
Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM dance ensemble members are teaching a master class on Wednesday, March 28 from 10:30-12 in Pomerene 213. A sign-up sheet will be placed on the board in Pomerene 316 on Monday, March 26. There will be eighteen slots available for current dance majors, 2 for the community.

Kidd Pivot's improvisation class focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body. The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience.

Free introduction to Ashtanga Yoga: as part of Yoga on High’s teacher training program, instructors are encouraged to teach courses to students new to yoga. Teachers in training are offering free introductory classes on March 24 & 31 and April 7 at 1081 N. High Street in Short North from 2-3:30pm. If you are interested, please contact: to reserve your space.

Dancers rehearse in Plumb Hall. This dirt arena will be the site of this season’s Dance Uptown, May 24-26, 2012.

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