Monday, May 14, 2012

Week 8 Announcements: May 14-18, 2012

This week: Save the date for Dance Uptown: DIRT. May 24-26, 2012. Stream Audition at Drake on Sunday. Summer Course Announcements. Denman Undergraduate Research Award winners and other recognitions. Renovation Update. Intensives, Workshops, Auditions, Festivals and Conferences and more.

3rd year MFA candidate, Dante Brown, performing in the Copland/Vine project at NPAC last weekend. Additional photos here, courtesy of the Johnstone Fund for New Music. 

Photo: Nick Fancher. Dancers: Andre Morgan, Jennifer Meckley.
Cow #203 courtesy Waterman Dairy Center.
OSU Dance Uptown: DIRT. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 24-26, 2012
Plumb hall Agricultural Arena | 2027 Coffey Rd, Columbus, OH. Internationally acclaimed artists Bebe Miller and Esther Baker-Tarpaga bring dance back to its roots and break ground with brand new, original dance choreography. The dirt floor and vaulted ceiling of Plumb Hall's Agricultural Arena provides a unique setting for this year's event. Celebrate a rocking rite of springtime performed to a range of music from soul classics to Bulgarian melodies, from Leonard Cohen to Donny Hathaway. Experience soulful duets to the soundscape of Antony and The Johnsons and shake it out to LaVern Baker. From a mélange of sound, dynamics and color emerges something elemental and ultimately human, dancers charged with digging into the reasons why we all dance. ADMISSION ONLY $10. Advanced tickets OSU Theatre Box Office: (614) 292-2295 or . Ticketmaster: (800) 745 3000,  and all central Ohio Ticketmaster outlets. Pay-N-Display parking available on Coffey Rd. To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the Department at (614) 292 7977. More info. Share the Facebook Event page with your friends and family!

Here's your chance to be in INFORM, the OSU Dance Alumni Magazine!
The Department of Dance would like to use your photos taken during the 2011-2012 school year to keep alumni informed about what's happening in our department. We are looking for pictures of you (and other current OSU dance majors) dancing in classes, during performances, rehearsals, in and around Pomerene and Drake, and etc. for this year's edition of the InFORM Alumni Magazine 2012. Photos must be submitted by May 25th! Please email photos to fobbs.4 , subject line: INFORM.

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!

AUTUMN 2012. Theater 7899.04  Introduction to Performance Studies. Instructor: Ana Elena Puga (puga.5). Performance Studies has been described as a marriage of Theater and Anthropology. We will survey the foundational texts of major figures in this exciting new field, including Richard Schechner, Joseph Roach, Diana Taylor, Dwight Conquergood, and Shannon Jackson. Besides reading and analyzing the works of others, students will create a practical project that allows them to practice the methodologies we study, including interviews and participant-observation ethnography. Open to Graduate Students from all departments.

Added this week to the Professional Resources Binder under Intensives:
International Directing Lab, IUGTE. July 1-7, 2012 in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria
Gus Giordano Dance School. June 18-July 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois

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

Auditions and Competitions

Sunday, May 20, 2012. 5-7 pm
The Ohio State University Department of Dance, Drake Performance and Event Center. Building 296, Studio 1036. 1849 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210. Registration begins at 4:30 pm. Stream is an original, site-specific, outdoor contemporary dance project, presented by Dublin Arts Council and OhioDance in collaboration with The Ohio State University Department of Dance, University of Akron Dance Program and Ohio Department of Education Division of the Arts. The audition is for all Ohio State University Department of Dance majors, minors and graduate students, alumni, faculty and Columbus community dancers. Direct all inquiries to Jane D’Angelo,, or 614-224-2913

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo seeks Male Dancers with a sense of humor
Inaside Chicago Dance. May 13 & August 5, 2012 in Evanston, Illinois

Festivals, Workshops
Brighton Dance Festival. August 13-18, 2012 in Brighton, Michigan
San Francisco Dance Film Festival - Summer Workshop. June 6-10, 2012 at UC Berkeley

Tickets now on Sale for ADF! June 14-July 28, 2012 in Durham, NC. Visit the American Dance Festival website for more info.

Queer Places, Practices & Lives:
A Symposium in Honor of Samuel Steward. May 18-19, 2012 at The Ohio State University. 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. More information about the conference, including online registration and the full program.

Amidst the range of topics being addressed by an impressive list of contributors, Michael J. Morris 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 2012 Barnett Symposium - Cultural Soft Power: Policy, Practice, and the Arts. Thursday, May 17, 2012; 4:30pm and Friday, May 18, 2012; 6pm. This year's Barnett Symposium explores arts-related cultural policies and programs of a number of countries. The symposium aims to improve our understanding of how the arts contribute to advancing the interests of nations, the relations between nations and their peoples, and the creative engagement of artists across cultures. Presentations by arts managers, artists, cultural policy officials and cultural policy scholars will explore these issues drawing examples from countries and programs across the globe. Open for all to attend, however registration is required. Register for the event either online or by mail by Wednesday, May 16, 2012.  More details at the Department of Art Education's website.

Call for Papers. Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference. October 12-14, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Due to a technical mishap with the conference website, deadline for submissions has been extended to May 31, 2012. In lieu of registering through the conference website, download the PDF attached to this Professional Resource Binder listing and submit.

Spring Dance Festival
A huge “congratulations and a job well done” to all who performed and presented work this weekend. It was an exciting, jam-packed, weekend of dance – all deserving of much kudos.

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
Also, shout-out to OSUDance BFA students for their showings at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. The Department was represented beautifully at the Denman today with Kristin Loy placing first and Theresa Elwell and Chafin Seymour sharing third in Arts and Architecture. Congratulations also to Amanda Platt, Haley Harrison, Alexandra Runyon, Rachel Switlick, and Melanie Gallo for their excellent work! All of the students were articulate, poised, confident, and original in the presentation of their ideas and overall the vitality of research in our department was well demonstrated.

Alumni News
Congrats to alums Nicole Gross and Loganne Bond, who were just offered positions with The Aluminum Show for their upcoming tour to Canada! Nicole will be working as Stagehand/Technical Assistant and Wardrobe Supervisor, and Loganne as Production Assistant.

New construction photos added to the Sullivant Hall Renovation Blog, plus additional info.

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