Monday, May 07, 2012

Week 7 Announcements: May 7-11, 2012

This week: Spring Dance Festival at OSU, Copland/Vine Project at NPAC, Autumn class offering announcements, several professional opportunities, faculty and alumni recognition, renovation update, and much, much more.
New fill delivered today in preparation for Dance Uptown: DIRT. May 24-26, 2012 at the Plumb Hall Agricultural arena. Visit the Facebook event page and invite your friends and family!

Spring Dance Festival this weekend!
Site-Specific Works: 5pm, Friday May 11 and 12pm, Saturday May 12. Inspired by the architecture and landscape of our campus, a series of dance works will be performed along a trail of sites between Mirror Lake and RPAC. The audience will gather outdoors at Mirror Lake Creamery where student guides will lead them to the choreographic sites around the landscaped areas and buildings between Mirror Lake and RPAC. The site-specific event will conclude in time to make your way over to The Climbing Wall (Friday at 7 pm) and/or The Blackwell (Saturday at 5 pm) for the next series of Events. Choreographers include: Jessica Boone, Jill Guyton (2 works), Brian Koenig, Paige Phillips, Kathryn Sauma, Alice Bacani, Lauren Bedal, Erin Kerr, Elyse Morckel (collaborating choreographers)
Works at The Tom W. Davis Climbing Center (located at the Outdoor Adventure Center within the Adventure Recreation Center). 855 Woody Hayes Drive. 7 pm, Friday and Saturday May 11-12. Choreographers include: Kristin Loy, Amanda Platt. (Open dress Friday, May 11 at 1pm)

Interdisciplinary works at the EMMA Lab at ACCAD. 1224 Kinnear Road. 8 pm, Friday and Saturday May 11-12. Choreographers include: Theresa Elwell, Courtney Michard, Bettina Vaccarello, Alexandra Vetrano. Jessica Boone is also showing work on site. Limited seating. Reservations required. Only Friday night spots still available.

The Blackwell Inn Events5pm, Saturday, May 12. Video screenings (in lobby): Michael Abbatiello, Elaine Berman, Haley Harrison, Ellen Maynard.

Appalachian Spring Revisited: The Copland/Vine Project. Sunday, May 13; 3pm at Northland Performing Arts Center. Free admission. Join us for a performance of modern classical music and live dance on Mother's Day. With financial support from The Johnstone Fund for New Music, the program includes Aaron Copland’s work in its original orchestration for 13 instruments, and the world premiere of a composition by Seattle-based composer Anthony Vine. Both pieces will be performed by premiere Columbus musicians, conducted by Olev Viro, and danced by members of OSUdance. Choreographer, Erik Abbott-Main, draws inspiration from Martha Graham’s conversation of community and partnership, considering these topics prime for further consideration. Drawing upon these themes, the dance is a series of episodes that speak to, confirm and challenge, what it means to be a part of a community today. Together with Anthony Vine’s new composition, the event tells a non-linear narrative about isolation and togetherness, painting a surrealist picture of a young community’s journey toward individual and group identity.

AU12 Class Offering. DANCE 7402: Dance in a Time of Turbulence. Professor Karen Eliot. MW 8:30-10am. 3CR. How do dancers respond to war, revolution, and political and economic turmoil? Dance in a Time of Turbulence examines ways dancers have coped with, evaded, or reacted to turbulent events in the past.  This class covers major developments in western theatrical dance from the late 18th century (just prior to the French Revolution) until the end of World War I and the death of Diaghilev in 1929. Particular emphasis will be placed on the landmarks of dance history: the ballet d’action, romanticism, classicism, modernism, the Diaghilev Ballet, and the birth of modern dance in the early 20th century. Open to graduate students and particularly recommended for those in Dance, Music, History of Art, Theatre and related majors.

Autumn 2012 Online Course: Disability and Visual Culture: Issued of Representation in Art & Popular Culture
. Undergraduate: 5708 (15606). Graduate: 5708 (15604). Dr. Jennifer Eisenhauer. This course explores issues surrounding historical and contemporary representations of disability in art, medicine, and popular culture and the strategies employed by contemporary artists to raise critical questions about social, cultural, and personal understandings of disability. This course investigates the relationship between visibility, knowledge, and power particularly in regards to the formation of normative understandings, discriminatory practices, personal agency, and socio-cultural change. Contact Dr. Eisenhauer at eisenhauer.9 for more information.

OSUDance junior, Ellen Maynard, will be assisting this summer at Idyllwild Arts in California. Where will you be dancing this summer? Email Erik Abbott-Main at abbott-main.1 to share your exciting plans with others.

Added this week to the Professional Resources Binder under respective headings:

Kazuko Hirabayashi. May 29-June 8, 2012 at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and June 11-29, 2012 at Dance New York International in Paris, France

Page to Stage: Learning Dance Repertory from Notation Scores. July 30-August 10, 2012 in New York City.

Higher Ed Positions
Teaching Opportunity, Wittenberg University

Xclaim Dance is hosting Open Auditions on Saturday May 12, 2012.

Teaching Artist Needed
All-Arts Day at Stevenson Elementary is a chance for K-3 students to explore visual, performing and literary arts. Local artists, craftspeople and performers work with the children throughout the day. We break them up per class, and artists and performers tend to work anywhere from 20-45 minutes with the kids (depending on the ages). We welcome anytime an artist generously gives us, and will work around his/her schedule. There is a small honorarium and lunch is provided.  Date: May 18, 2011. Time: anytime from 9am-2:40pm. Groups: we can have the performers work with individual classes (approx 20 kids) or entire grade level (about 80-100 kids). Or anything in between! Contact Kelly Malec-Kosak at maleckosak AT if interested

Queer Places, Practices and Lives: A Symposium in Honor of Samuel Steward. May 18-19, 2012 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. This 2-day conference provides a forum for scholars, creative writers, performance artists, archivists, and others to present and discuss their work relating to queer issues. Comprised of a number of concurrent sessions, two plenary panels, a roundtable on collecting and archiving LGBTQ materials, and a keynote address, the conference aims to take stock of recent trends in queer studies scholarship and to open up new avenues of inquiry, research, and expressive practice. Registration is FREE and online. More information about the conference, including registration and the full program, can be found here. Amidst the range of topics being addressed by an impressive list of contributors, Michael J. Morris, OSUDance PhD candidate, will be presenting a paper discussing performance art, queer porn, and body fluids as sites for theorizing concorporeality and fluid bodily ontologies (Saturday, 9am).

The OSU Department of Theatre is seeking a bellydance choreographer for an upcoming production. Arabian Nights will begin rehearsal starting next fall. Interested choreographers please contact Eric Mayer at mayer.93

Added this week to the Professional Resources Binder under Funding:
Post-Production Grants, Dance Films Association

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Harmony Bench, who has been invited to present at the Mellon Summer Seminar in Dance Studies at Northwestern University. Bench will be the second OSU representative to attend this prestigious conference, following former PhD student, Hannah Kosstrin.

More congratulations in order for Bebe Miller, selected for honorary membership into the 106th Class of SPHINX based upon her outstanding resume, service, and character. Bebe was honored in last Thursday's 'long walk' and subsequent linking ceremony with other esteemed students and faculty members at OSU. More photos of the days events can be found here.

A College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award was recently presented to OSUdance alum Dianne McIntyre. Watch the inspiring video and read more here.

The Dance-Film Tech Guide has been updated. If you need assistance working with a projectors or other media sources, see “production resources” on our Current Student Resources page.

New photos and other info just added to the Sullivant Hall Renovation blog.

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