Friday, October 12, 2012

Week 9 Announcements: October 12-18, 2012

Upcoming: Locality 2012, Grant Deadlines, Dr. Thomas DeFrantz Lecture, OhioDance Workshop, Course Planning, Professional Opportunities, Renovation News and more.

         SPECIAL EVENTS       

See complete list of Department events. Many details added this week!

Locality: The PartyFriday, 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.

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.

OhioDance 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.

Indian Students Association presents NavratriNovember 2, 2012 at OSU. Navratri is a nine day stretch of festivity which includes traditional dances and religious ceremonies. See the event page on Facebook for tickets and information.

Photo of Ca'la, Wesley and Kerry by Nick Fancher.
Dance Uptown is coming! November 16-17, 2012 at Mershon Auditorium. Join the event page on Facebook and tell your friends!

         COURSE PLANNING        

Dalcroze Eurhythmics w/ Dr. Susan Chess. Great course for Music, Dance, Theater & Wellness Majors!  SPRING: First 7 weeks. Dance 5191, 1 CR. Pomerene 205, 3-5pm. All Majors welcome! Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an approach to music that uses movement to clarify, illustrate, and reinforce music concepts. Class activities will include movement, vocalizing, playing instruments, improvising, discussion, and more. Questions? Contact Instructor at: chess.1. Trouble registering? Contact Odie Irizarry at: irizarry.8 or 292-7977. Instructor will sign all permission slips if needed.


National Conference, Canadian Dance Assembly. October 20-22, 2012 in Ottawa, Canada
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism. February 21-23, 2013 at University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas
Graduate Research in Art Education Conference. October 26-28, 2012 at OSU
Hayes Graduate Research Forum, March 1, 2012 at OSU

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

Higher Ed Positions
Assistant Professor of Dance, Montclair State University
Faculty, Dixie State College of Utah
Assistant Professor of Dance, Virginia Commonwealth University
Adjunct Faculty in Dance, SUNY College at Brockport
Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance, James Madison University
Faculty Fellow, Colby College
Assistant Professor of Dance (2), Florida State University
Assistant Professor of Dance and Program Coordinator, Dean College
Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance, Texas Women's University
Assistant Professor of Dance, Whitman College

Internships and Service
Intern, Hilliard Bradley High School

Undergraduate 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

Graduate Funding
Ray Travel Award, Council of Graduate Students
Career Development Grant, Council of Graduate Students

Intensive Professional Project, Armitage Gone! Dance. January 7-26, 2013 in Jersey City, NJ

          RENOVATION NEWS        

Updated design schematics for the Sullivant Hall Renovation. See the anticipated layout of program spaces!

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS         

Alum performing in New York. On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place in NYC will be present Alexis del Sol (MFA 2011) as part of BelaDo├▒aDansa: Latina Choreographers Showcase. She will show Puertas Deslizantes/Sliding Doors, part of her MFA project presented last Fall. Congratulations Alexis!

From the Dance Notation Bureau: The first foreign edition of Labanotation is to be published by the end of 2012 in China. We congratulate Bing-Yu Luo, the head translator, who completed this exciting project. More information in the current DNB newsletter.

         NEWS IN DANCE         

Jimmy Rawlins, Columbus’ most-enduring ballroom dance instructor and father of Lynn Dally of the Jazz Tap Ensemble, passed away last week at 97. Read more at the Columbus Dispatch.

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