Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week 10 Announcements: May 29-June 1, 2012

This week: STREAM Audition tomorrow in Pomerene. Department Informance and Informal Showing on Friday, Screening and Workshop at Feverhead on Sunday. Autumn 2012 courses at ACCAD announced. Plus summer dance classes, auditions, opportunities, intensives, kudos, renovation news and more.

Featured image: Rehearsal of Bebe Miller's Our Town,  from last week's production of Dance Uptown: DIRT. 



Departmental Informance is this Friday,  June 1, 2012 at 10:30am in Pomerene Hall 316. Come see, show and discuss the work developed this quarter.

Graduate Students are invited to participate in the Literacy and the Arts GradSem hosted by LiteracyStudies @OSU!  The GradSem will present the research of three dance researchers: Alex Harlig (Dance), Marissa Nesbit (Art Ed) and Jessica Zeller (Dance) with Rachael Riggs Leyva (Dance) moderating. Topics demonstrate a range of literacy-related issues in dance from the relationship of audience institutions to instances of "borrowing" choreography; to integrating arts and non-arts content via a dance and language arts curriculum for elementary students; to the role of ballet dancing manuals and the effect of democracy and capitalism on them in the early 20th century. Join us for lunch and discussion! June 1, 2012 11:30am-1pm, at the Humanities Institute, 104 E 15th. Lunch will be provided. For further information or to RSVP (for a free lunch!) please email Rachael Riggs Leyva (riggs-leyva.1)



OVER IT: an informal showing of works in progress. Friday, June 1, 2012 at 7pm in Pomerene 316. We invite you to come experience three new works-in-progress by choreographers Abigail Zbikowski, Michael J. Morris with Zachariah Baird, and David Thill with Anna House. Free and open to the public. Visit the Facebook event page.

Pride, Porn, Pleasure: a Queer Porn Screening and G-Spot Workshop at FEVERHEAD. Sunday, June 3, 2012. 5pm-7:30pm. 18+ only. Suggested donation $2-5. 1199 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH. Join us for a queer porn screening presenting work by directors Shine Louise Houston and Courtney Trouble, curated and facilitated by Michael J. Morris, followed by a g-spot workshop with porn performer Nikki Hearts. For more information about the screening, contact Michael (morris.787) Michael J. Morris is a PhD student and GTA at the OSU Department of Dance, doing research in the areas of performance, sexuality, and queer theories of the body. For more information about the workshop, contact Nikki at NikkiHeartsxxx@gmail.com. Nikki Hearts is an androgynous porn star and midwest native, currently traveling between the West Coast and NYC making films with the best of the queer porn genre. Visit the Facebook event page.




Autumn 2012 Courses at ACCAD announced. Courses in Animation, Interactive Arts Media, Game Design, Lighting, Modeling and more. See the courses page on the ACCAD website.

Summer Dance classes at OSU! Add some movement to your summer. See below for opportunities.

Hip Hop I
DANCE 1151 • 2CR. MW 3-4:40pm
Hip Hop II
DANCE 2152 • 2CR. TTh 3-4:40pm.
Instructor: Jennifer Meckley. DRAKE 1036. Non-major intro and intermediate studio practice of hip hop dance; includes survey of history, theory, and literature.

Ballet I
DANCE 1111 • 2CR. MW 12:45-2:20pm. Instructor: Paige Phillips. DRAKE 1036. This class is designed to expose the absolute beginner to ballet as well as give those with a little more experience an opportunity to hone their skills. As we practice ballet technique we will also build strength, flexibility, focus, expression, and musicality (the class features live piano accompaniment).

Contemporary I
DANCE 1101 • 2CR. TTh 12:45-2:20pm. Instructor: Paige Phillips. DRAKE 1036. This beginning level contemporary dance course is intended to cultivate bodily awareness through an exploration of the range of movement in relation to time, space, and effort. Taking inspiration from the ideologies of early modern dancers, this course introduces students to physical possibilities that exceed habitual ways of moving and understanding the body.

Writing About Dance
DANCE 2367 • 3CR. MWF 12:45pm-2:45pm. Instructor: Michael Morris. Music/Dance Library. Provides a rigorous opportunity to view, discuss, read, think and write about contemporary dance and its history through the study and practice of criticism.

Western Concert Dance: Renaissance to Present
DANCE 2401 • 3CR. MWF 10:20am-12:20pm. Instructor: Veronica Stanich. Music/Dance Library. From the European origins of classical ballet, to the influence of the Africanist aesthetic, to boundary-breaking experimentations of the twentieth century, this course investigates chronologically the aesthetic and cultural themes embedded in the history of concert dance in the United States.
This course satisfies a Visual and Performing Arts GE requirement.  Viewing, discussing, and writing about dance sharpen our abilities to interpret the ambiguous, articulate the complicated, and consider multiple perspectives—useful skills regardless of your major!

This Summer: Adult Jazz Classes, lead by Shane Carpenter, are happening at Infusion Dance. 1-hour, consisting of warm-up, progressions, and int/adv contemporary or lyrical combination each session. Cost is free for first class and $10/each or $30/month afterwards. 8 – 9pm every Tuesday this summer. For more information, contact Shane at 614.220.8780


Added recently to the Professional Resources Binder under respective headings

Administrative/Professional Positions
Education Assistant (Part Time), OSU Urban Arts Space in Columbus, Ohio

Higher Ed Positions
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Geneseo

Auditions and Competitions
MamLuft&Co. Dance, June 4-8 2012 (by appointment) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Audition, STREAM (Site Specific Dance Project). Wednesday, May 30, 2012. 12:30-2pm in Pomerene Hall Gym (316). 1760 Neil Ave,  Columbus, Ohio 43210. STREAM is an original, site-specific outdoor contemporary dance project that will be presented by Dublin Arts Council and OhioDance in collaboration with The Ohio State University Department of Dance. This project will involve dance students from The University of Akron Dance Program and OSU. See file attached to this post for details. Sign up here.


Added recently to the Professional Resources Binder under Intensives.

The University of Michigan is once again host for the Paul Taylor Summer Intensive. This year, Patrick Corbin and Maureen Mansfield Kaddar, of the Taylor Company, will serve as program directors. Students who attend this two-week program receive daily classes in Somatics, Ballet, Taylor Technique, Taylor Repertory, and a Lecture Class. They may also participate in a public showing of rep at the end of the program. Seven spaces are left for this year's program. OSUDance students will receive a discounted rate of $900 if you apply by June 5. For more information or to register, contact Christian Matjias at taylorum@ptdc.org.

Alexander Technique. July 26-29, 2012 in Spokane, Washington

New posts on the Sullivant Hall Renovation Blog, including Key Notes Spring 2012: An Arts District for Ohio State and new renovation photos.




Featured image: Rehearsal of Esther Baker-Tarpaga's Oh Darling, The Dust never settles,  from last week's production of Dance Uptown: DIRT. 
The kudos have been rolling in for this past weekend's Dance Uptown performance. Congrats to all involved! See coverage of the event in ThisWeek, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Alive and The Lantern.
Kelly Klein, Paige Phillips and Joyelle Fobbs (L-R) at the Graduate School Awards Reception.
Photo courtesy Melanye White Dixon.

1 comment:

Divya said...

I Like music and dance concerts, Please share some upcoming Dance and Music Concerts and Events.