Friday, October 26, 2012

Week 11 Announcements: October 26-November 1, 2012

Upcoming: Soul of the City at CDT, Sparkle Premiere at DCDC, Ohad Fishof Lecture on Architecture, Performance at UAS, Contact Improv Master Class with Jordan Fuchs, Dance Wellness demo, Course Planning, Opportunities, Kudos and more.

Featured photo: New work by Ohad Fishof and Noa Zuk, from Thursday's Dance Uptown showing.

         SPECIAL EVENTS       

Soul of the City. October 26-28, 2012 at Columbus Dance Theatre. 592 E. Main. 8pm Friday & Saturday, 4pm Sunday. The Columbus-based jazz ensemble XClaim Dance will premiere their new work, Soul of the City. Xclaim's Fifth Season Premiere celebrates the city of Columbus and the movements and mindsets that shaped generations. Founded by an OSU Alumna Mariah Layne French, XClaim’s cast also features current OSU dancers Crystal Irvin and Ruth Keysor.

Premiere: Sparkle. Friday, November 2, 2012, 7pm at Dayton Art Institute – Renaissance Auditorium. Legends usually concern mythology and tall tales. That is, until you see Sheri “Sparkle” Williams dance. Her life in dance is magnificently captured in the documentary film “Sparkle,” which won the 2012 Audience Award at the prestigious SilverDocs festival. Created by Academy Award nominated film makers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, Sparkle gives you a living legend, the career of a dancer dancing long after customarily possible, only to astound every new audience each time. The Dayton Premiere includes a viewing of this short film, a brief talk by the film makers and DCDC Artistic Director, the world premiere of a dance created by choreographer Rodney A. Brown for Sparkle The Gatherer/weething, and a short performance by the world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

Lecture on Architecture, Performance by Ohad Fishof. Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6-8pm at Urban Arts Space. Using live electronics, text and still images, Israeli artist and musician Ohad Fishof presents A Lecture on Architecture – a poetic junction connecting sound, architecture and science fiction. Conceived in collaboration with Israel Architecture Archive and constructed around a projected collage of images of futurist Israeli architecture from the 60's and 70's, it uses the marriage of sound and vision in its most basic form to create an audio-visual meditation on the nature of memory and fantasy and the relation between them. 30-minute performance followed by discussion/Q&A. Fishof returns to OSU as a visiting artist in the Department of Dance, after his first residence in autumn 2010. A Lecture on Architecture premiered in May 2012 at The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Wesley Tyree dancing in Pomerene 213. Photo by Nick Fancher.

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 will available next week 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!

Working Together. Saturday October 27, 2012. 7:30pm-9pm at Bronwynn Theatre, McConnell Arts Center, Worthington. $15 online, $18 at the door. $5 Students, under 12 Free. A diversity collaboration in dance, features dancers Morgan McFarlan, Lori Lindsey, Davry Ratcliff, and new work, The Fortune Teller, by David Krohn. Part of Locality 2012.

Department Forum – International Study Abroad DiscussionNovember 5, 2012. 12:30pm.


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.

Featured video via Meghan Durham Wall. Parkour Horizon provides a master class to first year dance and kinesiology students.

         COURSE PLANNING        

Graduate Course: Multidisciplinary Seminar for Artists. Spring 2013; ASC 6750. Mo2:20-5:15pm 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. Spring 2013: We 5:30-8:15pm at the OSU Urban Arts Space. CADDI is a unique project-based arts course exploring the role of the citizen artist. Take part in a dynamic art-making process that engages young people in dialogue about the issues that challenge our society. The course will involve partnering college students in the arts with young people ages 16 to 21 from Columbus-based Transit Arts, and features collaborative art-making across artistic disciplines, age groups, and backgrounds. The course will culminate with a site-specific arts project. Three independent study credits (S/U), available for undergraduate and graduate students. Space is limited and instructor permission is required. Contact Kate Collins (collins.1095) for more information and to enroll.

Experimental Writing in Qualitative Research. Spring 2013: ARTEDUC 7710, MW 10:05-11:25. This exploratory course focuses on the inception, nature, motives and contributions of non-traditional research writing. Among the writings to be explored are auto-ethnography, autobiography, fictive ethnography, layered and fractured texts, poetics, ethnodrama, memoirs, testimonios, journaling. Embodiment, experiential understanding, participatory ways of knowing, and sensuous engagement will be emphasized. Requiring reading, discussion, student presentations, and forays into innovative writing, this course is designed for students with a background in qualitative methodology and active interests in newly emerging forms of qualitative inquiry in a variety of disciplines.

 Contact: Professor Candace Stout (stout.127)

Spring 2013 Classes at ACCAD.

Dance 5100 Movement Practice
. By permission of each instructor, students may opt to enroll in DANCE 5100 (in the 5:20-7:05 time slot) for ONE UNIT. These movement practice courses are typically open to non-majors for 2 units, but dance majors may arrange revised requirements with the instructor.  This option will not be permitted for some courses, such as Alexander Technique, for which outside work is intrinsically connected to the learning goals.


Audition for Student Work. Sunday, November 4, 2012. 7pm in Pomerene 213. Seniors Cheyenne Abel and Rachel Switlick are auditioning dancers for solos, duets, and one quartet for a work to be shown at the OSU Department of Theatre Lab Series (in the Mount Hall Studios Theatre, March 2013). The material will be modern/contemporary, and the audition will consist of phrase material and partnering. Please bring a copy of your current and Spring 2013 schedules. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, contact Cheyenne (abel.75) or Rachel at (switlick.2)

Call for Dancers, Photography Project. October 28-November 20, 2012.

Higher Education Positions
Assistant Professor, Case Western University.
Assistant Professor, Butler University

Internships and Service

Participants and Committee Members, Collaboration of Mind, Body, and Soul.

Grants, Awards & Funding 

Reminder: Approaching deadlines for undergraduate funding opportunities from the College of Arts and Sciences Research and Creative Activity Grants program.

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

          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.

          KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS        

OSUdance alum Bridget Moore just won a Princess Grace award for her choreography. Congrats Bridget!

MFA candidate Joyelle Fobbs was featured in a UWeekly Article. Check it out: Confessions of a Modern Ballet Dancer by Hilary Frew.


Monterey dancer said...

Loved the masterclass! It was great, a lot of people came.

Ballroom dance shoes said...

I was there too! It was the best masterclass i've been in a long time!