Friday, February 08, 2013

Week 6 Announcements: February 8-14, 2013

This week and beyond: Ten-Four, Split Marbles, The Mitch Show. Visiting artist events with Maungsai Somboon, Stephan Koplowitz and Hiroaki Umeda. Course Planning, Professional Opportunities, IABD Dispatch, and a very fond farewell to Odie and Kate!

         SPECIAL EVENTS         

Photo by Nick Fancher.
Ten-FourFebruary 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 MarblesFebruary 14-15, 2013; 8 pm &  February 16, 2013; 3 pm and 8 pm at EMMA Lab at ACCAD, 1224 Kinnear Rd. Katie Aylward presents Roadside, 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.

The Mitch Show. Saturday, February 16, 2013. 7pm at the Kenyon College Hill Theater, 203 College-Park St., Gambier OH. An evening of films and audience-participation performance pieces presented by Mitchell Rose. Admission is free.

Performance! Body! Self! A show and lecture by Tim Miller. Monday, February 18, 2013. 2:30-4pm in the Harbor Room, Drake Performance and Event Center. Hailed for his humor and passion, Tim Miller's solo performances have been presented all over the world. He is the author of the books Shirts and Skin, Body Blows, and 1001 Beds. His theater works have been published in the play collections O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance (1998) and Sharing the Delirium – Second Generation AIDS Plays and Performances (1993).

S20/Hiroaki Umeda, presented by the Wexner Center. Tuesday, February 19, 2013; 8pm at the Riffe Center Capitol Theater. Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda is at the cutting edge of integrating advanced digital technology into his dynamic works for the stage. Umeda, whose company is called S20, is now recognized more as a visual artist than as a choreographer, a mover rather than a dancer. Creating tightly composed action that is minimal and radical, subtle and violent, Umeda also incorporates crackling digital soundscapes and awe-inspiring vistas of projected images and lighting. Drawing from butoh and street dance, he builds accumulations of electrifying physical activity that seem simultaneously constrained and explosive. He suggests an individual navigating and subsumed within vast fields of data, mirroring the accelerated pace of life in hyperurban Japan.

Rituals of Identity by Tawanda Chabikwa in collaboration with Coco Loupe and Nicole Garlando. February 23, 2013; 8pm at Feverhead. $15 at the door.

International Condom Day (Columbus observance) organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Let’s do the Happy Condom Flash. February 13, 2013. 3-3:30pm Flash Mob. (Please arrive by 2:45pm) in front of the Riffe Center, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH. 3:45-5:30pm: Condom Distribution at the corners of State & High, Broad & High and Gay & High. International Condom Day is an informal holiday observed in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, with free condom distribution events and innovative safer sex awareness events set for over 30 cities in 15 countries around the world as well as HIV prevention media campaigns and free HIV testing events.


Lecture: Maungsai Somboon. Friday, February 8, 2013 from 3-4:30pm in Pomerene 213

Lecture & Workshop with Stephan Koplowitz. February 15-16, 2013. Stephan Koplowitz is an award winning director/ choreographer/ media artist known for his work on stage, film and site. His site work aims to alter people’s perspectives of place, site, and scale, all infused with a sense of the human condition and is concerned with the intersection of natural, social and cultural ecologies within urban and natural environments. Koplowitz will present his lecture, Taking Performance Out of the Black Box & Into the Public Square - A series of case studies in site-specificity, on Friday, February 15, at the Wexner Film/Video Theater from 3-5pm. He will also lead a workshop, Techniques on Creating Site-Specific Performance Works, on Saturday, February 16, in Pomerene 316 from 10am-2pm (Please note time changes). Workshop: Signup for 10 additional people opens today – Friday, February 8 at 4:30pm.

Presentation and Q&A with Hiroaki Umeda. Wednesday, February 20, 2013. 10:20am at the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater. Signup required. No cap. Presentation of work, followed by discussion about the performance and other topics including the integration of technology and performance, the construction of digital environments, his company S20, and his experience working at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media.

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 and Autumn 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.


Call for Applications: Dance Preservation Fund
The Dance Preservation Fund was established in 1994 to further the recording of dance through awards to current students, graduates of the department, current faculty and emeriti. Approximately $15,000 is available annually for this purpose. Visiting artists, researchers, and notators who are in residence in the Department of Dance are also eligible for funding. Application should be made this year by March 4, 2013. Application review will be made by March 31, 2013 by the Dance Notation Bureau Extension Committee appointed by Susan Petry, Chair of the Department of Dance. Notification of results will be made as soon as possible after that, and no later than April 15, 2013.

Leslie Dworkin Audition. Sunday, February 10, 2013. 2-4pm at Contemporary Dance Theater, 592 E. Main St., Columbus OH. Independent artist, Leslie Dworkin, is looking for professional-level contemporary dancers to perform a group work in Cincinnati in May. Rehearsals will begin immediately and will be twice a week. Looking for dancers who are: fluid, release-based, powerful, experienced with improvisation, interested in being a part of the creative process. There is a performance stipend for this project. RSVP by emailing Leslie Dworkin at

Scholarship Auditions, American Dance Festival 

Dancers for Black History Program, Ohio Dominican University, February 21, 2013. Seeking dancers (specifically Jazz) to come perform. There will be African, Jazz and Hip-Hop dancers presenting. Contact Mrs. Cynthia Devese at (614) 251-4694 by February 11, 2013.

Administrative/Professional Positions
Development Director, BalletMet Columbus
Communications Coordinator, The Arts Initiative
Staff Positions, Joffrey Ballet
Workstudy Positions, Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU (DISCO)

Internship, Joffrey Ballet
Management Internships, New York Theater Workshop.

Career Fair: Opportunities in the Not-for-Profit Sector. Wednesday, February 13, 2013. 10:00am-3pm at the Ohio Union.

2013 OSU Hip-hop Literacies Conference: Pedagogies for Social Change. February 15-16, 2013. Ohio Union and the Black Cultural Center. Features keynote lectures by Martha Diaz (NYU) and Christopher Emdin (Columbia). On Saturday, 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. Conference is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required for all events. For more info email richardson.486 or visit the website.

Travel & Study Abroad

Workshops and Education
The Moving Architects, March 9-11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Integrated Movement Studies is accepting applications for its 2013 Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Certification program held at the University of Utah and Berkeley. Program runs from June 2013 to January 2014 with interim breaks during the academic calendar. Application deadline: April 1, 2013. Questions should be directed to Candace Whitter at or Janice Meaden at

2013 Swamp Dance Fest! at the University of Florida. July 1-29, 2013. UF has an incredible line up of artists for this year's festival, and is thrilled to announce guest artists David Dorfman/Lisa Race of Dorfman Dance, Tzveta Kassabova, the Shua Group, and Tiffany Rhynard

Fellowships and Residencies
Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, Hobart & William Smith

Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants. Through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Critical Difference for Women Program at OSU announces two grant competitions for 2013, one for OSU Faculty and one for Graduate and Professional Students. Deadline: March 18, 2013.

Volunteer Opportunities
Liberty Elementary School. Volunteers needed for Multicultural Night on February 27, 2013


A dispatch from the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) 25th Anniversary Conference in Washington, DC. Read Professor Rodney Brown’s powerful account of the conference events and impact, including the experiences of undergraduates Jada Green and Gabrielle Gomez.

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 12:45-2:45 starting in March. If you're interested or have questions, email Erin at carlisle-norton.1

Farewell Pizza Party for stalwart superstar staff members Kate and Odie. Monday, February 11, 2013; 12:15pm in Pomerene 316. WE LOVE AND WILL MISS YOU BOTH!

Student feedback meeting for Esther Baker-Tarpaga's 4th year review follows the farewell party.

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