Thursday, January 03, 2013

Week 1 Announcements: January 4-10, 2013

Upcoming: Spaces filled for Thomas Hauert and Scott Heron performance. Spots still available for Thomas Hauert workshop. Mitchell Rose Short Films at the Wexner Center. SPLICE at DNA. Wexner volunteer opportunity for dancers. Several other opportunities and improvements to the Open Studio Scheduling system.


Performance: Like me more like me by Thomas Hauert & Scott Heron. Sunday, January 13, 2013. 3-4pm. EMMA Lab at ACCAD. Space is limited. Reservations are now full. In Like me more like me, Brussels-based Swiss Thomas Hauert collaborates with Scott Heron, a familiar face from the New York avant-garde scene. Although they create very different work – Thomas is recognized for his improvisation-based choreographic language while Scott makes singular performances layered with camp – they share a mistrust of social and aesthetic conventions, as well as a love of intense and innocent physicality. Having both started dancing as kids in their family living room, they know how a private world can develop out of, or outside of, surrounding culture. From this point of view, they challenge the oppositions between oneness and ‘twoness’, mind and body, reason and emotion, margin and centre.

Mitchell Rose: Short Films (1999 – 2012) presented by The Wexner Center. Thursday, January 17, 2013; 7pm at Wexner Film/Video Theater.  Rose mines everyday life for the humorous and absurd in this award-winning series of films inspired by his choreography and performance art background. The program highlights Rose’s celebrated comedic work, including Elevator World (1999), a computer-animated essay on the politics of elevator riding, Modern Daydreams (2001), an exploration of the human connection with inanimate objects, and Contact (2012), a love letter to the respite of human interaction.
Dance New Amsterdam is pleased to welcome back OSUdance alum Kendra Portier, Elke Luyten and Kira Alker for the second time this season, as part of the APAP festival. After a successful showing of SPLICE last year, we asked these talented ladies to bring their work back to our stage on January 14, 2013. In addition to remounting SPLICE, we have some other amazing artists presenting in our theater and our studios from January 11-15, 2013 at DNA. Information on tickets and showcases.

Salsamania at Shane's, 447 E. Livingston Avenue. Friday Night Salsa Dancing. Carlos Rubio teaches Salsa Boot Camp from 8:30-10pm. Sessions will focus on certain core aspects of Salsa Dancing for all levels of experience. $10 allows entry to the entire night of dancing. $5 after 10pm.

         MASTER CLASSES & RESIDENCIES       


Photo by Sofie Clemmensen.

Tools for Dance Improvisations with Thomas Hauert. RSVP here! Still a few spaces available for this fantastic advanced improvisation experience. Participants will be excused from their regular contemporary class and ballet class. Those in a seminar at 2:15pm Monday afternoon are unable to attend. Workshops dates: Monday, January 14, 2013; 10:20am-2:45pm and Tuesday, January 15, 2013; 10:20am-12:45pm at EMMA Lab at ACCAD.

          PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES          


Volunteers
The Wexner Center for the Arts is offering a unique opportunity for performers to participate in our upcoming exhibition of the work of Josiah McElheny, on view January 27-April 7, 2013. Working primarily with glass, McElheny is deeply interested in the related ideas of reflection, performance, and utopia. Included in this exhibition are two-performance based pieces, Walking Mirror 1 and 2 (both 2012). These are wearable sculptures reminiscent of modified sandwich boards in which the outside surfaces are mirrored, reflecting visitors, viewers and other works. The performers follow a path drawn by the artist on the floor of the gallery while wearing the Walking Mirror – the performances themselves usually last between 10-20 minutes. Ideally, performers will be 5’9” or taller. We are looking to plan performances twice weekly between Monday and Friday, but our schedule is flexible based on volunteer availability. If you are interested and would like more information on this exciting project, please contact David Crane at dcrane@wexarts.org or at 614-688-5515.

Conferences

APAP | NYC, January 11-15, 2013 in New York City
Arts Advocacy Day, April 8-9, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Body & Technology: Instruments of Somaesthetics, January 24-26, 2013 in Boca Raton
Arch of Arts in Health Conference. March 17-19, 2013 in Israel
Healing Communities Through the Arts. April 11-12, 2013 in Washington D.C. 
Free Minds, Free People.  July 11-14, 2013 in Chicago, IL

Internships 
Women's Studio Workshop, Arts Administration Internship

Auditions, Competitions
Batsheva Dance Company. Winter 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX). Winter 2013
America's Got Talent (NBC). January 19-20, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio 
PGK Dance Project. January 6, 2013 in San Diego, California 

Higher Ed Positions 
Assistant Professor, Sewanee - The University of the South
Assistant Professor - Dance History/Theory, Marymount Manhattan College
Lecturer, Stanford University
Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Faculty (Part-time), Franklin Pierce University
Assistant Professor - Musical Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University
Instructional Academic Staff Lecturer, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Fellowships  
Princeton University

Columbus Dances Fellowship. Adjudication has been postponed to February 3, 2013. The deadline to make a reservation for the adjudication is now January 15, 2013.

Organizations
APAP | 365 - Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Administrative/Professional Positions
Operations Manager, Bates Dance Festival
Jazz Teacher, Blake Beardsley's studio in Powell, Ohio  
Dancers, Iacono Productions

Funding

College of Arts and Sciences Deadlines 
February 1, 2013 for several Undergraduate Study Abroad and Travel Scholarships
February 4, 2013 for Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Grants, Society for the Arts in Health Care
Idea Lab, Urban Arts Space

Festivals
Dance on the EDGE. April 27-28, 2013 in San Diego, California

Workshops and Education
Workshop, Freespace/Donna Scro. March 1-3, 2013 in San Diego, California
Latino Digital Art Workshop, MAX/MSP/Jitter  

Travel and  Study Abroad
Los Angeles Experience, College of Arts and Sciences. March 9-14, 2013


          ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES         


Updates to Open Studio Scheduling

Google just retired its appointment setting feature within GoogleCal, the system we used last semester for Open Studio reservations. We have switched to a new service called Youcanbook.Me. The Open Studio Signup page has been updated to include new links and instructions. While the system works much more seamlessly and is easier to understand than the previous implementation, please read the Open Studio Signup page before you use the service. Please remember that the Open Studio Signup is not a substitute for the Studio Request Form. Continue to use the Studio Request Form for regular rehearsal slots. Visit the facilities page for info and policies.

Improvements:

• You no longer need to signup for each half hour slot individually. There is a function to select duration.
• The administrative function for creating slots week by week is now automated. Between 7am-11pm, times not booked by classes and rehearsals are automatically made available. The calendar has been customized so that slots will always be available seven days in advance.
• The interface is generally more appealing and it is easier to see what is available.
• You no longer need to log in or use a Google account. Instead of logging in to your GoogleCal to delete reservations you no longer intend to use, you can cancel it by clicking on the link in the email confirmation. Odie will still be able to email you through the GoogleCal service if a conflict arises. 
If you encounter any issues regarding the technology, please let Melissa know. All other questions regarding scheduling go to Odie. If you have any ideas for better customization, bring it up during committee meetings and we will do our best to accommodate.


          KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS          


Via Columbus Alive: Bebe Miller's "Our Town" makes Jay Weitz's Best of Theatre and Dance List for 2012!

Article on Dave Covey and the Jazz Tap Ensemble from the College of Arts and Sciences.

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