Monday, April 16, 2012

Week 4 Announcements: April 16 – 20, 2012

This Weekend: 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 accepted at the door. More information on the Facebook event page.

Marcia Seigel will offers a lecture titled "Doing Dance Research" Monday, April 23; 12:30 - 2pm in Drake 2038. She will discuss her recent and current projects in dance research, talking about how she goes about finding and organizing the information she needs for her many and various projects.

Marcia B. Siegel is an internationally known dance critic, historian and teacher. Siegel’s books include Howling Near Heaven--Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance, The Shapes of Change--Images of American Dance and Days on Earth, a biography of choreographer Doris Humphrey. A fourth collection of her reviews and essays, Mirrors and Scrims--The Life and Afterlife of Ballet, published by Wesleyan University Press, won the 2010 Selma Jeanne Cohen prize from the American Society for Aesthetics.

Siegel has reviewed dance regularly for major American newspapers and magazines, currently the Boston Phoenix. Her essays have appeared in reference works, anthologies, general publications and journals, including the Hudson Review, where she has been a Contributing Editor since 1973. A founding member of the Dance Critics Association, she has given workshops for critics and writers since 1970. She was the DCA’s 2004 Senior Critic Honoree. In 2005 she received the CORD Award for Contributions to Dance Research.

As a member of the resident faculty of the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU from 1983-1999, she taught graduate courses in writing and criticism, movement analysis, and dance history.

Catherine Turocy and Sarah Edgar

Conversation w/Sarah EdgarMonday, April 23 2012 from 9-10:15am in the Thompson Library, Scholars Seminar Room 460

Master Class w/Catherine TurocyMonday, April 23 2012 from 10:30am-12pm in Pomerene 213. Sign up here.

Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director -The New York Baroque Dance Company, was decorated as a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Republic for her contribution to dance as a performer, choreographer, lecturer and teacher. She received a BESSIE Award for sustained achievement in choreography and is a sought after stage director for period productions of Baroque opera and ballets in the United States and Europe. She is a founding member of SDHS and member of CORD, CORPS, Dance Council and Dance Theater Workshop.

Sarah Edgar earned a BFA in dance from the Ohio State University in 2000 and immediately afterward joined The New York Baroque Dance Company. With the NYBDC, she has performed at the Drottningholm Theater, the International Händelfestspiele Göttingen, Danspace at St. Mark’s Theater, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival. Since moving to Cologne, Germany in 2006, she has been an active freelance performer and toured Italy and Belgium with Deda Christina Colonna’s The Fairy Queen.

More info on both artists at

Nikki Chalas offers “So You Think You Want to Dance After Graduation?” May 5-June 20, 2012. 
This seminar is geared towards soon-to-be college graduates and is designed to bridge the gap between student and professional. Throughout this seven-week ONLINE seminar, students will learn how to prepare a resume according to the current NYC standard format; build their own website; use current multimedia applications as self-marketing and networking tools; and essentially prepare themselves for entering the professional world of dance, theater and entertainment. Throughout the course, Nikki will be individually corresponding with all students participating in the seminar on a weekly basis, advising them on their next steps in the professional world, and helping them network so that they graduate already en route to a successful career. For more information contact Nikki at

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

Auditions, Seven Dance Company. June 10, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio
Auditions, Repertory Dance Theatre. May 12, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Director of Education Programs, Director of Development, Internships, Asian Arts Initiative
Director of Development, Tower Theatre
Performing Arts Manager, Johnston Community College

Conference: Queer Places, Practices and Lives. May 18-19, 2012 at The Ohio State University

OSUDance Students: There are three Master Class opportunities quickly approaching. They include Catherine Turocy (4/23), John Jasperse (4/27), and Dianne McIntyre (4/27). Sign up here.

Lots of updates in the Sullivant Hall Renovation Blog, including articles and new construction images!

Congrats to The Baker and Tarpaga Dance Project for a successful run of "Beautiful Struggle" at King Arts Complex. Read previews/reviews of the show in the Columbus Alive and Columbus Dispatch.

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