Friday, February 01, 2013

Week 5 Announcements: February 1-7, 2013

Upcoming: MFA Events: Library Dance Works, Ten-Four, Split Marbles. Guest artists Hana Van Der Kolk and Maungsai Somboon and many more announced. May Term course planning meeting, Professional Opportunities, Deadlines, Announcements, Alumni News and more!

         SPECIAL EVENTS         

MFA EventLibrary Dance Works. Monday, February 4, 2013. 12:15pm in Thompson Library. Brian Devine experiments with site dance for his final project, exploring the ways in which the dance is informed by the space in which it is performed. Free admission.

Performance: Doug Varone and Dancers. Wednesday, February 6, 2013. 7:30pm at Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield Ohio. Tickets are free, but there are no online sales and they must be picked up at the Kuss Auditorium box office in advance. Contact Rashana Smith at for details and to coordinate pickup.

Photo by Nick Fancher.
Ten-Four. February 7-9, 2013; 8pm  at BalletMet Performance Space, 322 Mount Vernon Ave. Jennifer Meckley’s project investigates the fusion of hip hop and contemporary dance. Erin Carlisle Norton user her experiences in Guatemala and Morocco as inspiration for her dance duet Two Worlds (pictured), which integrates these cultural experiences. Ann Sofie Clemmensen examines physical thinking and new movement pathways. Joyelle Fobbs directs students in a recreation of the first fully integrated ballet company of the 1940s. Tickets are $10 general admission, available from the OSU Theatre Box Office (614) 292-2295, or at the door (cash only) subject to availability.

Split Marbles
. February 14-15, 2013; 8 pm &  February 16, 2013; 3 pm and 8 pm at EMMA Lab at ACCAD, 1224 Kinnear Rd. Katie Aylward presents Take It Outside, a multimedia performance that explores nature within urban environments. Erik Speth’s Split Marbles looks at distance creation and community through the construction of a dance work. Boxing up Beautiful, by Crystal Fuller, is an intermedia work that deconstructs the 200-year visual history of black women’s bodies in American popular culture. Free, but RSVP required.

Weekend of Contact ImprovisationFebruary 22-24, 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI. OSU Contact Club officers Shannon Drake and Josh Hines invite you to join them on a road trip to Ann Arbor! The weekend’s workshops will be led by Daniel Burkholder, Director of The PlayGround and Co-Director of Improv Arts in Washington DC, and accompanied by electronic violin musician Dixon’s Violin. For more information, view the event on Facebook or contact Shannon at drake.300 for details on transportation, accommodations, etc.


Several upcoming master classes have just been announced! See for more details.

Master Class: Hana Van Der Kolk. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 12:45pm-2:40pm in Pomerene 316. Signup.

Lecture: Maungsai Somboon
Friday, February 8, 2013 from 3-5pm in Pomerene 213

Lecture: Stephan Koplowitz
Friday, February 15, 2013 from 3-4:30pm at Wexner Film/Video

Site-specific Workshop: Stephan Koplowitz
Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10am-2pm in Pomerene 316. Signup for 10 additional participants. Signup link TBA.

Presentation: Hiroaki Umeda
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 10:20am-12pm at Wexner Film/Video

Also planned: upcoming Master Classes and Lectures with Clare Croft, D. Chase Angier, Cleo Parker Robinson, Sarah Edgar and Peter Carpenter. Details will be added to as they emerge.

         COURSE PLANNING         

May Term Course Planning Meeting
. Monday, February 18, 2013. 12:30pm in Pomerene 316. “Secrets Shall Be Revealed.” Please mark your calendars and make attend our ceremonial pre-registration session. In this meeting, faculty will introduce regular and unique course offerings for our very first May Term, as well as discuss revisions to offerings for Summer Term 2013 and Autumn Semester 2013. The benefits from this knowledge will be enormous and essential for smooth progress through your academic experience.


The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013 in the RPAC. Applications and guidelines for the 2013 Denman Forum now available online. Abstract Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 5pm.

Administrative/Professional Positions
Development Director, BalletMet Columbus
Communications Coordinator, The Arts Initiative
Dancers for Black History Program, Ohio Dominican University

Multiple internships available at: Urban Arts Space the American Dance Festival.

Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition. June 27-30, 2013 in New York City

2013 OSU Hip-hop Literacies Conference. February 15-16, 2013. Ohio Union and the Black Cultural Center. OSU will host the 2013 Hip-hop Literacies Conference, Pedagogies for Social Change, which features keynote lectures by Martha Diaz (NYU) and Christopher Emdin (Columbia). On February 16, Grammy nominated hip-hop pioneer Yo-Yo is the featured lecturer and performer at the King Arts Complex. There will be open mic performances, panels, and workshops, and the conference is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required for all events. For more information email richardson.486.

Travel & Study Abroad
Spring Break in Chicago! MFA student Erin Carlisle Norton and her company The Moving Architects will present Worlding with international guest artists Noa Zuk (Israel) and Joanie Audet (Quebec) on March 9-10, 2013. In addition, there will be Gaga Master classes traught by Noa Zuk available for professionals and free for college students on March 10-11, 2013. As part of the performances, Erin will be presenting her MFA Project Two Worlds and group work Loneland, and Noa will perform her works A Droom Come Tree and O.M.S. with Ariel Freedman. Visit TMA’s website for event details, or for more information and volunteer opportunities contact Erin at

Grants, Awards & Funding
Semester Funding Initiative. Bi-annual call for student project proposals for the Semester Funding Initiative (SFI), which support research and project with awards ranging from $25 to $500. The application is available online at Slideroom, and requires a project description and budget. Due TODAY, Friday, February 1, 2013.

Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants 2013-2014. Applications now available. Through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Critical Difference for Women Program at OSU announces two grant competitions for 2013. One competition is open to OSU Faculty and the other is open to Graduate and Professional Students. Deadline for all applications is March 18, 2013.


As part of her research for her senior project, Ella Matweyou will be teaching free yoga classes on Sunday mornings 11am-12pm in Pomerene 205, starting February 3, 2013. Anyone is welcome to come on a drop-in basis, but for the purposes of her project Ella would like as many dance majors as possible. Participants should bring a mat if they have one.

Erin Carlisle Norton is seeking undergraduate dance majors and graduate students for a super hip, site-specific dance work for the Spring Festival. Must be available to rehearse on Wednesdays from 12:45-2:45 starting in March. If you're interested or have questions, email Erin at carlisle-norton.1

From Mary McMullen:“Brek Matthew McMullen was born at 10:56am on January 16, 2013. At 3.5 weeks early, he weighed 5lbs 3.7oz and was 18.5" long. He is healthy and sweet! His big sister, Cora, loves him dearly and is already very protective of him. He went for his two week check is already up 5lbs 12oz and 20" long! He just could not wait until February 11 to see what all the commotion was outside my belly. We are so happy that Brek and I came out of the early delivery healthy and fine. We are very blessed!” Congratulations Mary!!!

         ALUMNI NEWS         

The Dance Notation Bureau would like to announce and congratulate staff member Mira Kim for becoming a Certified Notator in Labanotation! Mira is from Seoul, South Korea and joined the DNB in 2001 after completing her MA in Laban Dance Description and Notation from The Ohio State University.

New edition of FRONT magazine produced in part by OSUdance alum Noelle Stiles, is out!

1 comment:

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