Friday, October 19, 2012

Week 10 Announcements: October 19-25, 2012

Upcoming: OhioDance Workshop, Dance Uptown showing, Dr. Thomas DeFrantz Lecture, Courses, Professional Opportunities, Dance Medicine demonstration, Denman and funding deadline reminders.

         SPECIAL EVENTS       

OhioDance Teaching Workshop. Saturday, November 3, 2012. 9am-2pm at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School. Registration deadline October 24, 2012. A day of professional learning to explore strategies for implementing the revised Ohio Fine Arts Standards in Dance - Dance educators will lead dynamic movement sessions demonstrating a range of ways that the Ohio Fine Arts Standards in Dance can be interpreted and implemented to promote rich arts experiences for all learners. More information at OhioDance website.

Ca'la Henderson Dancing in Pomerene 213. Photo by Nick Fancher.
Dance Uptown showing. October 25, 2012, 12:45pm in Pomerene 316.

Dance Uptown: Feast your Senses. November 16-17, 2012 at Mershon Auditorium. Local and international choreographers – Rodney A. Brown, Susan Hadley, Melanie Bales in collaboration with Catherine Turocy, Ohad Fishof and Noa Zuk – create original works featuring deconstructed baroque ballet, emotionally laden expressionism, tender narratives of passage, and gutsy new movement. With its sensual and diverse palette of flavors and styles, this autumn’s Dance Uptown gives the audience a journey through time and space through the ever-evolving languages of contemporary dance. $12 tickets available at Convenient parking available at the Ohio Union North, Ohio Union South and Arps Garages. For directions, accessibility services, accomodations, and other details, go to Help us promote the show by joining the event page on Facebook and inviting your friends and family!

Coming soon: Department Forum – International Study Abroad Discussion. November 5, 2012. 12:30pm.


Lecture: Dr. Thomas F. DeFrantz. Unchecked Popularity: Neoliberal Circulations of Black Social DanceMonday, October 22, 2012 - 12:30-2pm at George Wells Knight House, 104 East 15th Avenue. African American social dances are complex performances that tie social agency, communal exchange, individual creativity, and personal expression to practices that demonstrate vectors of gender, sexuality, ability, location, class, age, and place. This talk offers a critique of the expansive category of popular culture built around circulations of black social dance.

Contact Improvisation Masterclass: Border Blurring with Jordan Fuchs. Friday, November 9, 2012. 6-8pm in Pomerene 316. Jordan Fuchs is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX. Fuchs has been exploring contact improvisation
 since the late 80s and in 2009 initiated the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, which he continues to coordinate. The goal of this class is to enable a dynamic, multi-directional, engaged physicality that blurs the boundaries between us. The class will explore partnering structures that focus on the edges, outlines, and borders of form, as well as the action of tracing. Both explorations will help to develop a permeability and responsiveness to external impulse.

         COURSE PLANNING        

Club Of No Regrets, by Forced Entertainment

Graduate Course: Multidisciplinary Seminar for Artists (3 credits). Spring 2013; ASC 6750. Mondays, 2:20-5:15pm in Drake 2060.
 Instructor: Jennifer Schlueter, Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department. This seminar is the sole required course for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Fine Arts and examines the process of art-making, asking: why make art? for whom? in what form? to what end? In weekly seminar, students will read and discuss a handful of provocative texts and present work-in-progress as the beginning point in the articulation of individual artist statements/manifestos.

Citizen Artist Dine & Dialogue Initiative. Take part in a dynamic art-making process that engages young people in dialogue about the issues that challenge our society, and eat! CADDI  is a unique project-based arts course being offered this spring invested in exploring the role of the citizen artist. The course will involve partnering college students in the arts with young people ages 16 to 21 from Columbus-based Transit Arts. Course features collaborative art-making across artistic disciplines, age groups, and backgrounds, exploring the intersection of art and public dialogue. The course will culminate with a site-specific arts project. Wednesdays, 5:30-8:15pm, mainly downtown at UAS. Three independent study credits (S/U), available for undergrads and masters students. Especially fitting for students in theatre, dance, art, music, and art education, but all who are invested in the arts are welcome! Space is limited and instructor permission is required. Contact Kate Collins at ASAP for more information and to enroll.

Spring 2013 Classes at ACCAD

Dance 5100 Movement Practice
Students may opt to enroll in DANCE 5100 for ONE UNIT by permission of instructor for the courses at 5:20pm or 7:05pm time slots. For example, if you would like to take Olivier Tarpaga's African 2 next semester for one unit- you may be able to do so with permission of instructor to enroll for only one unit of credit. If the instructor permits taking the class for 1 credit only, they will arrange with you what the requirements are. These movement practice courses are typically open to non-majors and are for 2 units. You may also enroll in the class for 2 units. Some of the courses are already only 1 credit.  Some courses will not be able to be taken for only 1 such as Alexander Technique, since the outside work is intrinsically connected to the learning goals of the course.


Administrative/Professional Positions
Private Classical Ballet Coach for local competitive ice skater

Internships and Service
Participants and Committee Members needed for Collaboration of Mind, Body, and Soul, a partnership with other Ohio dance departments at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Kent State, and the University of Akron. This event will is a great opportunity to work with fellow OSU students to create pieces to showcase, or to become involved the development and promotion of the event. If you're at all interested please contact Aysia Welch at

Higher Education Positions
Faculty – World Dance, Brigham Young University
Faculty – Dance History/Contemporary Dance, Brigham Young University
Assistant Professor, Grinnell College.

Grants, Awards & Funding 
Undergraduate Funding
Reminder: Approaching deadlines for undergraduate funding opportunities from the College of Arts and Sciences Research and Creative Activity Grants program.
TODAY, October 19, 2012: Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarship
November 19, 2012: The Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment for Significant Undergraduate Achievement and Research in the Arts and Humanities
November 19, 2012: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants

Graduate Funding – all due TODAY, October 19, 2012
Ray Travel Award, Council of Graduate Students
Career Development Grant, Council of Graduate Students
Presidential Research Fellowship Nominations

Graduate and Undergraduate Funding
DISCO (Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU) is offering Student Travel Grants of up to $300 for undergraduate and graduate students who are presenting a paper at a conference or conducting research off campus. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be enrolled in one of five DISCO interdisciplinary programs—American Indian Studies (minor), Asian American Studies (minor), Disability Studies (minor), Latino/a Studies, and/or Sexuality Studies (minor or major). Graduate students must be enrolled in the GIS in Disability Studies, Latino/a Studies, or in Sexuality Studies and/or delivering a paper or doing research on a topic relevant to these fields. Applications are open through April 15, 2013.

In addition, DISCO Interdisciplinary Programs Scholarships ($250-$1000 each) are designed to support students who are enrolled in any of the DISCO interdisciplinary programs. Students must have officially declared their enrollment in one of these five programs in order to apply for the scholarship.  Applications are due by Friday, February 15, 2013.

          HEALTH & WELLNESS        

Dance Medicine: The Flipside of Beauty and Grace. Wednesday, November 7, 2012. 12-1pm in 160 Meiling Hall. This event is an interactive demonstration of the demands of dance on the lower extremity, and includes performances from BalletMet, the Department of Dance, and a lecture from OSU Sports Medicine’s Performing Arts Medicine team. Come sit, watch, enjoy, and end with a little foot rub.


It’s time to begin thinking about presenting your research at The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum! This year the Denman Forum will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in the RPAC. Registration opens on Monday, January 7, 2013, and closes on Monday, February 8, 2013. See link above for guidelines and workshop announcements.

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