Friday, October 05, 2012

Week 8 Announcements: October 5-11, 2012

This week: Dynamic Inheritance: Authorship, National Culture, and the Body in Chinese Dance, Locality 2012, Pre-registration meeting, AGGRS and Undergraduate Research Scholarship deadlines, Department News, Professional Opportunities.

         SPECIAL EVENTS         

Special Lecture on Chinese Folk Dance. Friday, October 5, 2012. 1pm in Mendenhall Lab 0100. The Institute for Chinese Studies continues its “China at the Crossroads” lecture series with Dr. Emily Wilcox, visiting assistant professor of Chinese at William & Mary College. Dr. Wilcox will deliver a lecture, titled “Dynamic Inheritance: Authorship, National Culture, and the Body in Chinese Dance.” See flier for more details.

Locality: The Party. Friday, Oct 12, 2012. Join OSUdance alums 7pm at the Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 East Main Street. Have a work in progress you would like to show on a lit stage?  Come to Locality: The Party and enter a choreographic raffle. If chosen, your piece (limit of 10 minutes) will be shown on the Columbus Dance Theatre stage. These performances will also be documented on video. The drawing with be at 8pm before the performances by Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, Tim Veach director of Columbus Dance Theater, Noelle Chun from They Might Be Dancers and the Premiere of Union Station, a video dance directed by Lindsay Caddle LaPointe of Linden Tree Productions. The open stage will then open up at 9pm! $10 at the door, with food and drink courtesy of local Columbus businesses to be served at no additional cost.

Locality Dance Festival Bus Tour. Saturday, October 13, 2012. 2-6pm. Locality 2012 is a public performance-art initiative designed to highlight beautiful spaces of Columbus neighborhoods through the lens of dance, in celebration of 200ColumbUS The Bicentennial.

Locality Master Classes. Sunday, October 14, 2012. All day at Feverhead, the Chushin Center, OSU Sports Medicine, and the Columbus Dance Theater. Classes and workshops from everything from myofascial release to Gaga technique.

         COURSE PLANNING         

Pre-Registration Meeting. Monday, October 8, 2012. 12:30-2pm in Pomerene 316. OSUDance Faculty are holding an all-department meeting to prepare students for registration for Spring Semester 2013. All students are encouraged to attend to hear about required courses, new offerings, repertory opportunities, contract courses, and much more. Everyone will meet in Pomerene 316, with Graduate Students in the smaller studio (behind the wall) and Undergrads in the bigger space. Please attend – it will clarify changes to offerings under the quarter to semester conversion, and SVPP has promised to bring ‘treats.’ Also, bear in mind that the department will only hold these meetings twice a year under semesters!


Administrative/Professional Positions
Dancer/Choreographer, Columbus, Ohio

Higher Ed Positions
Chair, Department of Dance, UNC Charlotte. Deadline: November 16, 2012.
Visiting Assistant Professor, The College at Brockport: SUNY. Deadline: November 2, 2012.
Assistant/Associate Professor, UNC Greensboro. Deadline: October 15, 2012.
Internships and Service
Kwanzaa Presentation Volunteers, November 14, 2012 at OSU

Auditions, Competitions and Calls for Entry
National Choreography Competition, Western Michigan University. Deadline: February 15, 2013.

Fellowships and Residencies
Choreographic Fellowship, University of Kansas. Deadline: November 1, 2012.
For PhD Candidates: Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowship Program.. Deadline January 22, 2013.

Call for Proposals: Across the Threshold – Creativity, Being, and Healing. An Interdisciplinary Conference Exploring Diverse Paths Leading to Personal/Social/Environmental Transformation.  Hosted by the Duke University Dance Program. February 28-March 3, 2012 in Durham, NC. Deadline extended: October 15, 2012.

Want to attend ACDFA? With a little planning and fundraising, you can still attend even if you are not performing! MFA candidate Jill Guyton is looking for those interested in attending ACDFA - Take a trip to see performances from other universities in the area, and take classes from various professionals in the dance field! The conference will be held at Oakland University in Rochester, MI on February 20-23, 2013. Visit the registration website for more information on performing companies and adjudicators, and email Jill Guyton if you are interested: guyton.35

Grants, Awards & Funding
Reminder: Approaching deadlines for undergraduate funding opportunities from the College of Arts and Sciences. Additional information, including grant details and application forms, is available at the College of Arts and Sciences’ Research and Creative Activity Grants.

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

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research applications
The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship Program provides up to $2,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or MFA candidates in a terminal degree program for their dissertations or theses. Deadline Friday, October 8, 2012

          RENOVATION NEWS          

Visit the Sullivant Hall Renovation Blog to see a recent estimate of the square footage devoted to studio and performance spaces that we will have in our newly renovated home! Our current swing spaces total roughly 7,134 sq. ft., while our new spaces are estimated to more than double that at roughly 16,154 sq. ft.


The Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project is a summer program that brings together college dancers, professional dance artists, and youth in a week of intensive dance study and mentoring. Please help Executive Director Ashley Thorndike-Youssef (PhD ’10) gather feedback from college-age dancers as her organization expands its program. The survey is short and your responses are critical. Thank you for your help!

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS         

Melanye White Dixon is back from presenting at ASALH (American Society of African American Literacy and History Convention where she presented Marion Cuyjet: Building a Dance Community in Philadelphia during a panel session called Everything Isn’t Beautiful at the Ballet: The Making of Black Ballerinas.

Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Olivier Tarpaga and Abigail Zbikowski are back from Madagascar after performing at the Trotra Contemporary Dance Festival. Travel was supported by New York Live Arts.

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