Monday, April 09, 2012

Week 3 Announcements: April 9-13, 2012

Image from Dance Uptown photo shoot. Photo of Erik Speth by Nick Fancher. View event page.

Beautiful Struggle. April 13-15, 2012 at the King Arts Complex. Directed by Esther Baker-Tarpaga, this work delves into the visibility of race and privilege and how violence and love live on in the body’s memories. Drawing from the text of white anti racist Tim Wise and the embodied theories of the African diasporic movement circulations, Beautiful Struggle is a highly physical dance theater work that integrates live music, text, and performance art. More information on the Facebook event page.

Velocity Shifting. April 20-21, 2012 at Columbus Dance Theatre. Melanie Gallo, Haley Harrison, Alyssa LeRose, and Alexandra Runyon present an evening of new works at Columbus Dance Theatre. These projects speak to the students' individual aesthetics while also reflecting their curiosity and growth as emerging artists. Donations at the door. More information on the Facebook event page.

Contact Jam (OSU) in Pomerene Hall 213, every Friday from 6-7:30 pm. Contact Improvisation (CI) is a physical investigation into gravity, momentum, and weight sharing between two or more bodies. Dancers move with constant attentiveness to their own bodies, impulses, and trajectories, while listening and responding authentically to their partners. The form encourages mindful awareness and mutual exchange. The Friday Jam is an open, informal space to which dancers and movers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to other bodies. Check out an article on OSU's Contact Jam in the Columbus Alive.

Please welcome high school seniors from Dublin Coffman High School, Sela Williams and Sarah Wiant. They are outstanding young people who showed a strong interest in working with the OSU Department of Dance for a capstone project. They will be observing classes from time to time, and, conducting a survey with the undergraduate dance majors researching more specifics about who thrives in our program and where and how to recruit best. They will also be requesting short interviews with some faculty members. Contact Susan Petry with any questions.

Special Opportunity for OSU Dancers
: Step out of OSU and experience an incredible array of classes and experiences Friday through Sunday, April 27-29. Offered by the OhioDance Festival, just down the street at BalletMet Academy. View the full schedule here. You can register for the whole day or a la carte. Learn parts of Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring taught by OSUdance Professor Emeritus, John Giffin, or a tap class, or immerse yourself in the work of Loie Fuller, or Cunningham with Demetrius Klein, or see some new works on a showcase, or delve into dance education and wellness.

Susan Van Pelt Petry is offering a 50% registration scholarship to the first 15 OSUdance majors or graduate students who respond to her by email at petry.37.  Look at the schedule, make your plans, contact Petry, and then handle registration. You can plan for a day, for a class, or for the whole thing, and OSU Dance will pay for 50% of the registration costs for the first 15 people who email Chair Petry.

Also, our illustrious alumni Dianne McIntyre and Loren Bucek are getting awards at Ohio Dance, and, Dianne is getting one here at the Ohio State the same weekend by the College of Arts and Sciences! We are so honored.

Updated this week on the Professional Resources Binder under Intensives, Workshops and Festivals.

Parsons Dance Summer Intensive, New York City, May 29-June 16, 2012
David Parsons Master Choreography Workshop, New York City, June 18-22, 2012

Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance
, New York, Texas, and California, June 24- July 27, 2012


Digital Union Digital Presentation Workshops for the Denman

Added this week to the Professional Resources Binder under Administrative Positions, Internships, Auditions and Conferences.

Research Talk. Qualitative Research Summer Intensive in Chapel Hill, NC

Various Positions, Joffrey Ballet School. Head Resident Advisor; Resident Advisor; Chaperone; Housing Administrator; Head Chaperone.

Auditions, SMAG Dance Collective. May 27, 2012 in Dayton, Ohio

Spring 2012 Volunteer Opportunity
Momentum–Excellence at the Speed of Dance, in partnership with BalletMet, engages students in music, movement, and choreography in order to build confidence, excellence, and discipline. Momentum is based on the nationally acclaimed method, originated by dancer Jacques d'Amboise, of teaching dance to schoolchildren. This year, Momentum reaches 400 children weekly in the Columbus, Ohio area. Momentum is looking volunteers, MoVo's, for their year-end event on May 23-24 at the Capitol Theater in downtown Columbus. Four-hundred 4th and 5th grade students from Columbus and Hilliard Public Schools will be dancing on stage to celebrate Columbus' Bicentennial. The show is called "Happy Birthday Columbus. Best. 200. Ever," and portrays the city's past, present, and future. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of these children, and as a MoVo you can be a part of this truly inspirational, moving experience. MoVo's must be available both May 23-24, 2012 from 8:30am-3pm. The MoVo's will work in pairs and assigned to a classroom to aid backstage with the children. During rehearsal on May 23, the MoVo's will be with their assigned classroom all day. On May 24 there are two shows: 10:30am and 1pm. MoVo's will have the opportunity to watch one show, and then will aid their assigned classroom backstage for the other performance. Please contact Kristin Loy ( if you would like more information. Please contact Monica Kridler ( if you would like to volunteer.

Best wishes to OSUdance Professor Dave Covey
. Last weekend, Professor Covey left for a state sponsored tour produced by DanceMotion USA in collaboration with the Jazz Tap Ensemble and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He will be leading a series of concert workshops in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Congo.

Added this week to the Professional Resources Binder under Funding: Critical Difference for Women Professional Development Grants.

Kate Enright, Discussion on Dance in EuropeMonday, April 16, 2012. 4:30-6pm in Drake Lobby, overlooking the river. Since earning her MFA in 2009, Kate Enright has spent time traveling and dancing throughout Europe. Upon invitation from William Forsythe, she took daily classes and participated in rehearsals with The Forsythe Company in Frankfurt. There, she assisted Dana Casperson and William Forsythe with an installation called Knotunknot. While taking class and exploring historical sites in Berlin, she spent time with former OSU visiting professor, Nik Haffner. She also worked as Janet Panetta’s assistant, ballet master for Pina Bausch. She has been pleasantly surprised by the large circus influence in Brussels, where circus and acrobatic communities regularly intermix with dance.

Sullivant Hall's Studio 1 renovation progress, showing a protective floor covering the marley floor.
Sound tiles have been removed to make room for a spruced up design.

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