Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Week 1 Announcements: August 19-25, 2012

Welcome Back everyone! The blog will be back in full steam next week. Please leave a comment or email updates, honors or recent achievements to Owen David at Submissions are due Thursday by 5pm for the following Monday. This week's posting included all the updates we received over the summer.

Featured image: OSUdance Alumni in Israel! (L to R). Leigh Lotocki, BFA; Fiona Lundie, MFA 2012; Deborah Friedes, MFA 2006; James Graham, MFA 2010; Maree Remalia, MFA 2011; Meredith Hurst, BFA 2011; Ale Jara De Marco, MFA 2011

         SPECIAL EVENTS           

Click on titles for more info on these events, or view on the Department Event Calendar.

Dancing Dimensions: Movement through Time and SpaceSeptember 5–December 30, 2012 in Thompson Library Gallery. This exhibition highlights dance and movement collections of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute. These range from an 18th-century French fan with dance scenes to a top hat from Chorus Line; from dance in notation to dance in 3D; costume and set designs to costumes and scenery. Through a variety of materials such as photographs, programs, posters, and correspondence, the exhibition will celebrate dance and movement artists and companies.
Line DancingSeptember 5–December 30, 2012. Reading Room Gallery, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, 27 West 17th Avenue Mall. Line Dancing surveys dance in cartoon art to celebrate the renovation of Sullivant Hall, the future home of both the OSUDance and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. From a 1788 print of A Cotillion – the precursor to the American square dance – to modern works like a Jules Feiffer dancer and a jig from Charles Schulz' Snoopy, these figures dance across history and across the page.

Stream: Outdoor Contemporary Dance PerformancesSeptember 14-15, 2012 at Dublin Arts Council. Stream is an original, site-specific, outdoor contemporary dance project, presented by DAC and OhioDance in collaboration with OSUDance, the University of Akron Dance Program and ODE Division of the Arts. Choreographer Robin Prichard, Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Akron will collaborate with dance students from U of A and OSU. The public dress rehearsal, September 14 at 11am, and the performances, September 14-15 at 6:30pm, on the sloping riverfront grounds of DAC will also be streamed online. All events are free and open to the public. 

Bebe Miller: Tracing History 
August 23-September 29, 2012,OSU Urban Arts Space
: Thursday, August 23 from 6-8pm

Bebe Miller Company: A History
September 27-29, 2012, Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts and Urban Arts Space offer points of entry to the work of choreographer Bebe Miller, OSUdance and artistic director of the Bebe Miller Company.


Shannon Drake and Josh Hines are creating a Contact Improvisation/ Contemporary Dance Club and need at least 5 members and one faculty advisor. If interested, email drake.300 or hines.250 for more info.

Updated on the Professional Resources Binder under respective headings.

Adminstrative/Professional Positions
Manager of Alumni Relations, Idyllwild Arts in California
Artistic Director, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Instructor, Chillicothe Dance Studio
Assistant Director of Development, Renaissance Performing Arts Association
Curator for Time-Based Visual Art at EMPAC in Troy, New York
Dance on Camera Festival Curator Position, Dance Films Association

Higher Ed Positions
Assistant Professor, Dance Studies. Colorado College
Associate Professor, Costume Design. Carnegie Mellon University
Assistant Professor, Experimental and Media Arts (non-tenure). University of Minnesota
Performing Arts Academic Liasion, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley

Program/Marketing Intern, National Guild for Community Arts Education

Auditions, Competitions and Calls for Entry
Tilia Dance for Camera Festival. December 7, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio
Call for Papers, Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship: An International Publication of the World Dance Alliance

Fellowships and Residencies
Artist-in-Residence, Scholar and Researcher-in-Residence programs, EMPAC. Troy, NY

Conferences, Festivals, Workshops
Emerging Conversations: Contemporary Issues in Art and Visual Culture.
October 6, 2012 in Tucson, AZ
South by Southwest. March 8-17, 2013 in Austin, Texas
Innovate Columbus. October 4, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio
Conference for Community Arts Education. November 14-17, 2012 in Dallas, Texas
ACDFA Conference: Rites of Spring. March 14-17, 2013 at UMass Amherst
Congress on Research in Dance. November 8-11, 2012 in Albuquerque, NM
Rochester Fringe Festival, September 19-23, 2012 in Rochester, New York
American Dance Guild Festival. September 6-9, 2012 in New York City
Dance on Camera Festival. February 1-5, 2013
Spring to Dance Festival. May 23-25, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri
Kristina Isabelle Workshops, September 3-26, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois
Video Dance Academy. September 2-9, 2012 in Linz, Austria

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS          

Bebe Miller
, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, choreographer and dance company director, is a 2012 recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award honors an individual, institution or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archives.

Production Coordinator Carrie Cox is a recipient of the Outstanding Staff Award for the College of Arts and Sciences. She was 1 of 6 awardees in an amazing group of 21 college staff members. The department is honored to have Carrie as a distinguished staff member and teacher. 

BFA student A.J. Blankenship is on for his role in Bring It On the musical.

Welcome new lecturers, faculty and guest artists! Assistant Professor Rodney Brown, Assistant Professor Meghan Durham, Lecturer Abigail Zbikowski and Guest Artists Ohad Fishof and Noa Zuk!

         ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES           

By now you have started to become familiar with the new department website. New sections include Technology Resources and Publicity and Production Resources under Toolkit. Our Studio Request Form has moved to the Facilities section. As the year progresses, we'll be rebuilding a section for research, responding to feedback, and streamlining content as necessary. We hope you'll find the new site useful and accessible.

         REMINDERS & DEADLINES           

Dance Uptown
auditions this Saturday, August 25 from 9:30am-12pm in Pomerene Hall! At 9:30 we will be giving each dancer a number to wear so the guests and new faculty can better identify you. Choreographers will talk about each dance and their expectations while the numbers are being distributed. At 10am we will divide into groups to begin the dancing portion of the audition. Dancers will be free to go by 12pm. Be sure to register for the audition on the sign-up sheets posted in 316 Pomerene by 3pm Friday. MKB will attempt to post the results via an email ASAP after the audition. Rehearsals will begin Monday at 12:45pm.

Grad Comp Exam due dates next week. See the internal calendar for details. 

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