Monday, June 04, 2012

Week 11 Announcements: June 4-8, 2012

This week: First Position at the Drexel, Application for collaborative art-making intensive at OSU Urban Arts Space in August, Several course announcements for Summer and Autumn, Jobs, Intensives and a fond farewell to this year's graduating BFA and MFA students. Happy Finals Week everyone!

Members of OSUDance’s spring quarter Hoop and Street Performance class
“hanging out” on the oval on Saturday, June 2.

          SPECIAL EVENTS          

The Drexel Theatre is offering a special discount for all OSUDance 
students, friends and faculty for First Position during its 2-week engagement (June 1-14, 2012). Mention "OSU Dances" at the Box-Office and
be admitted to any evening (after 6pm) showing for $6. Offer valid for showings of First Position, Buck ID required, Group rates available for 15 or more. Visit the Drexel website, call (614) 231-9512 or email for information. 2254 E. Main St., Columbus

Collaborative Art-Making Intensive. August 16-18, 2012 at OSU Urban Arts Space. The Arts Initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce a new workshop opportunity for students in theatre, visual art, dance, music, and design. The Intensive is a 3-day process lead by graduate students to promote the future of art education – collaboration.  Students will be lead through small projects and then placed into teams to create a final arts piece that will be exhibited at the conclusion of the workshop.  Learning how to cross arts languages and work in all four dimensions is just one of the benefits of participating! It is FREE for undergraduate students which includes materials and all meals, with the exception of any students who need to pay for on-campus housing.  40 students (a range of incoming first year students and upper class students) will be selected to participate. Visit the Facebook event site, download application, or email Tim Valentine (valentine.149) for more info.

          COURSE PLANNING          

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

Just added - Yoga and an additional Ballet class

Yoga (UG)
Dance 2175  •1-3CR
Yoga (G)
Dance 5175  • 1-2CR
TTh 10:20-12:20 in Drake 1036
Instructor: Michael Morris

Ballet I
Dance 1111 (UG)  •  1-3CR
Dance 5100 Alternative Movement Practice (G) •  1-3CR
MW 10:20-11:55  in Drake 1036
Instructor: Veronica Dittman-Stanich

Dance 5111 (Majors and non-majors with experience)
8:30-10:00 MW in Drake 1036
Instructor: Veronica Dittman-Stanich

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.

Interested in Performance Studies? Check out these classes:

Autumn 2012

Introduction to Performance Studies
Theatre 7899.04  •  Th 3:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Prof. Ana Puga
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.

Spring 2013

Bodies on the Line: Politics and Performance
Dance 7408  •  MW 8:30-10:05am
Instructor: Prof. Harmony Bench
This graduate seminar begins with the proposition that all politics are a politics of the body. This course examines how bodies are framed, deployed, circulated, and/or constrained for political ends. Readings draw from critical cultural theory, performance art, performance studies, and dance studies to interrogate how political and performing bodies negotiate identities, display themselves or are displayed by others, protest social inequalities, and experience pain—even death. This is a course about social and political violence and the dangers of putting one’s body on the line.

Theatre 5771.04  •  WF 2:20-3:45pm
Instructor: Prof. Jennifer Schlueter
In this course, we will investigate forms of American popular performance—including blackface minstrelsy, burlesque, Wild West Shows, dime museums, tent shows, vaudeville, and phantasmagorias—which thrived between 1820 and 1900. We will take as our source material scripts, programs, reviews, posters, designs, and other ephemera held by the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute. Particular attention will be paid to how the production and consumption of live popular entertainments—often construed in scholarly and popular print as a bastion of vice in need of reform—was (and is) policed and critiqued. We will examine, in short, the politics of pleasure.

Cultural Diplomacy
International Studies 4800
Dates/Times TBA
Instructor: Prof. Dorothy Noyes
This course explores cultural diplomacy (CD), broadly understood: the exchange of performances and ideas across state borders with the intention of building political influence, abroad or at home. We consider the theory and practice of cultural diplomacy in 1) the current prominence of the culture concept in international affairs, 2) the historical context in which state-sponsored CD took shape in the twentieth century, 3) alternatives to that model, emerging from both postcolonial and internal resistance to Western hegemony, and 4) the recent revitalization and reshapings of cultural diplomacy in response to consumer capitalism, the globalization of public opinion, new media, and geopolitical shifts. In each case we’ll examine concrete examples of cultural performances to consider the possible effects and efficacy of CD initiatives.

African Popular Culture 
AAAS 7760  •  Th 3:55-5:45pm
Instructor: Prof. Ryan Skinner
This course focuses on the rich variety of African popular culture as a way of elucidating the politics and poetics of urban social life in the modern African world. It engages with a number of critical theoretical paradigms (on publicity, social space, the carnivalesque, postcoloniality, etc.) and reads (looks and listens) deeply into contemporary Africanist approaches to popular expressive culture.

American Regional Cultures and Global Transition: Appalachia, Louisiana and the Texas Border Country

English 6597.02  •  Dates/Times TBA
Instructor: Prof. Dorothy Noyes
This course will introduce you to the folklore of three American regions famous for their music and local traditions, but often thought of as deviating in a distinctive way from the national culture. We’ll look at historical change and cultural revival through the prism of celebrated folklore forms such as Louisiana Mardi Gras, Appalachian fairy tales, and the Tex-Mex corrido. We’ll also explore the impact—economic, environmental, demographic, and thus also cultural—of recent events: Hurricane Katrina and the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast, mountaintop-removal mining in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee, and the debates over various kinds of traffic (migrants, drugs, and capital) across the US-Mexican border.  The focus throughout is on how local people use cultural performance to address social challenges.

Art Ed Summer Intensive Courses

Emerging Contemporary Latin American Arts & Theory: Dialogic Intersections in Art, Film, Performance & Material Culture, July 9-13, 2012. Art Ed 7795, Class #: 1433, Room: Ohio Stadium 112B, 3CR. Instructor: Adetty Perez-Miles, Visiting Assistant Professor. In this course we will investigate emerging art theories and creative interventions by Latinos in Latin America, the US and Europe. We will critically examine Latin American art, film, performance, material and visual culture. The emphasis of the course is not on geographical or temporal markers, identity politics, or attempts to “define” Latina/o Art. Rather, we will explore dialogic and transcultural intersections. Dialogic intersections can refer to dialogues among artists from different countries, the syncretism of diverse sources within a given culture and artistic movements, paradigm shifts in the construction of knowledge, and the history and ever-evolving theoretical debates surrounding the artistic and cultural production of contemporary Latin American art(ists).

Making as Difference. July 23-27, 2012. Art Ed 7795, Class #: 1436, Room: Ohio Stadium 112B, 3CR. Instructors: Jack Richardson, Sydney Walker. The course is intended to engage students with the artmaking process as a dynamic, fluid, and evolving experience. During the course, students participate in artmaking through strategies of play, intervention, materiality, lines of flight, and sensation. Reflection on these experiences through group discussion, reflective writing, and related readings aims toward increased understandings of artmaking as a response to encountering specific conditions in the environment. Experiences and understandings gained through course participation should benefit artmaking as both a personal and pedagogical concern.

          INTENSIVES & WORKSHOPS          

Updated on the Professional Resources Binder under Workshops: Nancy Stark Smith, January 7-25, 2013 at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA


Updated on the Professional Resources Binder under Administrative/Professional Positions: Ballet Instructor, Delphos, Ohio

          HEALTH & WELLNESS          

Update from OSU Dance Wellness: 
We hope everyone had a successful spring quarter.  We have a few updates for you before summer gets into full swing. The OSU Dance Wellness clinic in Pomerene Hall will be closed from June 4, 2012 until the start of the fall semester. There will be limited Chiropractic treatment available on Tuesdays in the downtown clinic only from July 10, 2012 to the start of fall quarter. As usual, the hours will be from 8am-12pm and can be scheduled online. There has been some confusion over the past year as to scheduling appointments and locations so we are working on improving that for the fall semester.  If you have any questions until then you can reach us at our downtown location at (614)366-3600. Good luck with finals and have a great summer.  See you in August!

          KUDOS & SHOUT OUTS          

Huge congratulations and Bon Voyage to all Graduating BFA and MFA students! Best of luck in all future endeavors – your energies and talents will be missed. Keep in touch with us via Facebook or Twitter, and don't forget to join the OSUdance Alumni Group on Facebook to let us know how you're doing.
Assistant Professor Mitchell Rose leads a spirited, ad hoc farewell routine in
honor of this year's graduates during last Monday's Informance.

1 comment:

Salsa said...

Do you do any salsa classes? I would like to join some cuban salsa course for beginners. Could you advice me anything?