Friday, November 16, 2012

Week 14 Announcements: November 16-22, 2012

Upcoming: Dance Uptown, MFA Lec/Dem: Dance for Four, DOUBLE/TAKE at OWU, Spring Adjudication, Course Planning, and Professional Opportunities. To the dancers, crew, choreographers, and organizers of Dance Uptown: Congratulations, and BREAK A LEG! Lastly, everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

         SPECIAL EVENTS       

Photo: Nick Fancher. Dancers: Adam Houston, Kerry Dibble, Ellen Maynard, Ca’la Henderson, Wesley Tyree

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 For parking, 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!

MFA Lec/Dem: Ellie Escosa Carter. Monday, November 19, 2012 - 1-2pm. Pomerene 316. Dance for Four: Pas de Quatre and Female Virtuosity – Through Time, Reconstruction, and Reimagining. In collaboration with musician/composer Michael Wall, Carter explores the physicality and artistry of four dancing bodies in search of what contemporary female virtuosity can be in dance today. This event is part of the choreographic and performance series entitled Ten Big Ideas, created by the members of the 2012-2013 MFA Dance class as the culminating projects of their graduate studies.

DOUBLE/TAKE. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8pm at the Chappelear Drama Center, Ohio Wesleyan University (45 Rowland Avenue, Delaware, OH).  DOUBLE/TAKE is a performance presented as of Ohio Wesleyan University's Performing Arts Series, featuring Karl Rogers and Meghan Durham Wall. DOUBLE/TAKE is an ongoing creative endeavor involving commissioned duets from a range of internationally recognized artists, as well as original solo work by the performers. The current performance of DOUBLE/TAKE features three commissioned works from internationally recognized artists, including three original duets – one each by Stephen Koester (UT), Mariko Yamada (Japan/NY), and Lisa Race (CT/NY). Two solo works, one choreographed and performed each by Meghan Durham Wall and Karl Rogers, will complete the evening. The performance also features original music and live performance by composers Michael Wall and Adam Crowley as well as lighting design by Carrie Cox. The larger project includes duet commissions from Susan Hadley (OH) and Bebe Miller (OH/NY), which premiered at the BalletMet Performance Space in 2010.

         HEALTH & WELLNESS        

To those of you who are performing in Dance Uptown, there will be backstage injury checks and treatment provided Friday, Nov. 16th from 6-8pm at Mershon. Sign-up sheet is posted backstage. This service is free with one person per time slot. Please be respectful to your performing peers. Acute injuries and/or injuries that may limit a person’s ability to dance should be prioritized and allowed to go first. Also consider when you are needed on stage before signing up for a time slot. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy show weekend! - OSU Performing Arts Medicine team

         COURSE PLANNING        

The sign up sheets for the Spring Festival Adjudication/Site-specific proposals are now posted in Pomerene 316. The adjudication is December 1, 2012; 1-4pm in Pomerene 316. This also will also include works to be selected for ADCFA and Movement Research.

Please read the following carefully:
  • The spring festival includes works presented in Pomerene 316, site-specific works, and projects that have been pre-approved by the independent application process through EMMA.
  • Works targeted for Pomerene 316 should be prepared to show a dance, or a portion of a dance in process.
  • Site-specific works will provide a short written proposal and oral presentation concerning the site you have chosen. You are also encouraged to show movement ideas if possible.
  • Works that have been selected for EMMA will also be presented at this time.
  • Works for ADCFA. Solo or Duet. No longer than 12 minutes maximum. The conference is in February in Michigan. More detailed information forth coming early Spring Semester.
  • Works for Movement Research. Targeted for 3rd year Grads. Detailed parameters were sent out earlier this semester.

Spring 2013 Classes at ACCAD.

BA in Arts Management Information Session. Monday, November 19, 2012 10:30-11:30am
Denney Hall Room 214. Learn about this new undergraduate degree that focuses on arts management and meet current students and alumni from the MA and PhD programs in Arts Policy and Administration.

African 1 & 2
Please sign up for Olivier Tarpaga’s classes in African Dance: African 1 (#1131) and African 2 (#21624) will be offered MW  5:20-6:50 in Drake 1036. Both classes will be together.


Alternative Career Day, hosted by the Graduate School, Council of Graduate Students and the OUAB. Thursday, November 29, 2012, Ohio Union. More info and registration.

Conferences, Festivals
Several conferences coming up this month and next. See the Conferences and Festivals binders.
Hayes Graduate Research Forum. March 1, 2013. Deadline for abstracts: November 30, 2012
New Prague Dance Festival. June 29-July 5, 2012

Call for Papers: Congress on Research in Dance Special Topics – Tactical Bodies: The Choreography of Non-Dancing Subjects. April 19-21, 2013 at the University of California at Los Angeles. Abstract submissions are due November 30, 2012.

Marketing, Education and Ticket Services Internships, BalletMet
Internships, Bates Dance Festival

Auditions, Competitions & Calls for Entry
Dancers, Photography Project with Stephanie Matthews

Workshops and Education
Language of Dance Foundations Course for dance educators and choreographers.

Administrative/Professional Positions
Artistic Director, Factory Street Studio in Athens, Ohio
Office Administrator, Assistant Teacher, ANu Fire Repertoire Company
Dance Director, Camp Chateaugay

Higher Education Positions
Lecturer or Assistant Professor, SUNY Potsdam
Ballet Faculty, Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts
Assistant Professor, Hampton University
Assistant Professor of Arts Administration,  University of Kentucky
Assistant/Associate Professor of Scenic Design, University of Illinois
Assistant/Associate Professor of Lighting Design, University of Illinois
Associate Professor, Bowdoin College

Holiday Dance Classic Championships. December 4-9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

          RENOVATION NEWS        

New photos on the Sullivant Hall Renovation Blog. See the spaces take shape!

          KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS        

Thank you to the choreographers, performers, production staff and DDA's for making the OSU Dance Uptown Young People's Concert an amazing event for the twelve Columbus Public Schools that attended. The young people loved the concert! All best and looking forward to seeing the full program this weekend! Dr. Dixon

Read the preview of Dance Uptown in the Lantern!

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