Friday, February 15, 2013

Week 7 Announcements: February 15-21, 2013

This week: Split Marbles, Mitch Show. Guest Artists Hiroaki Umeda and Stephan Koplowitz, May and Autumn Term Course Planning Meeting, Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship Deadline, other Opportunities, Kudos, Administrative Notes and more.

Split MarblesFebruary 14-15, 2013; 8 pm and  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. No spaces left for this weekend's performance.

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 SkinBody 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.

MFA Showing: Cornering a Hare. Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:30-8pm and Friday-Saturday, March 1-2, 2013 - 4:30-6pm at the Urban Arts Space, 50 West Town Street. Cornering a Hare by Paige Phillips includes four performance based installations that are looped and informed by one another. The works revolve around a common theme: the reimagining of religious and folk traditions into a contemporary art practice. Pilgrimage, trance, meditation, and gestures found in the Catholic church, kawaii, and Renaissance iconography will be examined. The evening includes dance, performance, and visual art, and it explores what is the boundary between high art and folk art.

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

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.


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.

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 CroftD. Chase AngierCleo Parker RobinsonSarah 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.



Application for 2013-2014 Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship is online!
Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2013 by 5pm.

Undergraduate Travel Funding, William and Dolly (Ardath) Endowed Funds for the Arts
Undergraduate Travel Funding, Margaret Noell Kindberg Memorial Fund for the Arts

AGGRS Grant Deadline
The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship Program provides grants up to $2000 to support the dissertation research of doctoral candidates or the thesis research of MFA candidates in a terminal degree program. Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2013. More Contact: Karen Mayer, 247-7300.

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.

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.

Administrative/Professional Positions
Seasonal Technical Director/Lighting Designer, The Yard Dance Colony, Chilmark MA
Dance Instructors, Dance Studio M in Solon, OH
Artistic Director, Factory Street Studio in Athens, Ohio
OSU Career Development Resources for Grad Students

Summer Internships, The Yard Dance Colony, Chilmark MA

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.

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

Dance Choreo-Lab Intensive at the Charlotte New Music Festival in Charlotte, NC. June 17-19, 2013. Auditions on February 16 & 24, 2013.

Travel and Study Abroad
Ouagadougou Dance & Drum with Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project. June 6-29, 2013 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Cudamani Summer Institute. June 23-July 14, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

Volunteer Opportunities
Dance Alum Carmen Alston, Director of CDANCE, is looking for college students who would like to assist her this weekend in the backstage management of her cast of 90 performers aged 4-25. The production is Allie and the Land of Wonders, A Hip Hop Musical with A Modern Twist. Performances are at the Southern Theatre on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:00 am and 12pm, as well as on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1pm and 7:30pm. If you are interested please call Carmen at 614-743-8400 or Michelle at 614-581-3036.

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

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS         

Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project's Beautiful Struggle and the Black History Month Celebration will be broadcast this week and next on Columbus Public Television.

Video: Ann Sofie Clemmensen's Magnetic North, from last week's MFA show, Ten-Four.

         ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES         

Website Organization: Space Reservations
Based on committee feedback, the Space Reservation section of our website (formerly About > Facilities) is now located under Toolkit. We have reorganized this section to separate space policies from forms and instructions and make it easier to read, use and navigate. Please familiarize yourself with this new arrangement. Please also review the Space Calendars and let Melissa know if you have any regular rehearsals scheduled that you no longer need so that the space can be released for others.

Interim Staff Changes
This is a brief communication regarding who is doing what for the next few weeks as we conduct interviews for Kate's and Odie's jobs. Generally, tasks are distributed as follows:
  • Scheduling of courses and input into SIS: Susan Chess
  • Undergraduate and graduate advising questions: Dori
  • Minors: Dori
  • Facilities issues, security, keys: Jane
  • Reception and workstudy function and general office needs: work study students and Jane
  • Tours and info on the programs: Dori and work study students
  • Studio use (rehearsals) - Melissa
  • Purchasing and HR questions - (still) Jane
  • Unsure? - Dori who can distribute questions as needed
I will let you know when we have new hires to introduce and new distribution of duties. THANK you for your patience and partnership. Best, Susan VPP

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