Friday, March 08, 2013

Week 10 Announcements: March 8-14, 2013

This week: Polyphony, Spring Clothing Swap, upcoming Master Classes and LecturesMay Term courses at OSUdance, other Opportunities, Kudos, Administrative Notes, News and more.

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Polyphony. Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, 2013 in Mount Hall Studio Theatre (1050 Carmack Road). Polyphony is an integrated performance event featuring multiple artistic forms and performers. The choreographies, musical compositions, scripts, visual art pieces, and theatrical designs were created in tandem so that every piece is a collaborative sum of its parts. The process of each piece synthesized independent artistic voices from various disciplines to create one cohesive work. Features choreography by Cheyenne Abel and Rachel Switlick. Details, info and additional credits.

Showings will be as follows: Thursday, March 7 at 8pm; Friday, March 8 at 8pm; Saturday, March 9 at 2pm and 8pm. Free admission, reservation required. Only matinée tickets still available. To make a reservation, email with name, requested show dates, and number of seats needed. Print email confirmation to use as your ticket.

Spring Clothing Swap. Saturday, March 23, 2013. 2-4pm in Pomerene 205. It's that time of year: out with the old, in with the new! Come to the Dancer Spring Clothing Swap to trade in some of those clothes you are tired of for some exciting new items to refresh your wardrobe. Bond with friends, hunt for new clothes, and support sustainable living all in one afternoon! Dance and street clothes welcome - let's get fancy!


Upcoming Master Classes and Lectures with Clare CroftD. Chase AngierCleo Parker RobinsonSarah Edgar and Peter Carpenter. Details will be added to as they emerge.
d. Chase Angier

Presentation: Too Sexy for Export? Martha Graham and the US Department of State with Clare Croft. March 18, 2013 from 12:30pm-2pm at the George Wells Knight House, 104 East 15th Avenue

Presentation: Framing Site Specific Performance with D. Chase Angier. March 19, 2013 from 7-9pm in Pomerene 316 and 207

Master Class: Cleo Parker RobinsonMarch 21, 2013. 10:20am-12pm in Pomerene 316. Signup opens next Tuesday at 4:30pm.

Master Class: Baroque Ballet with Sarah Edgar. March 21, 2013. 10:20am-12pm in Pomerene 213. Signup opens next Tuesday at 4:30pm.

Master Class: Faye DriscollMarch 22, 2013. 10:20am-12pm in Pomerene 316. Signup opens next Tuesday at 4:30pm.

         COURSE PLANNING         

May Term Course Offerings at the Department of Dance! The department is offering: two dance history courses, Dance in Popular Culture and Western Concert Dance; a studio-based interdisciplinary creative workshop, and a technique class for dance majors and others by permission.Visit our May Term Course Offering event page for more details, and help us spread the word!

Abby Zbikowski will teach a Contemporary Fusion technique class M-F from 9-10:30am. An excellent way to keep moving, especially for those of you going abroad or to other festivals this summer and are really wanting to stay both physically and mentally active. Abby offers a fusion of contemporary approaches to movement with an emphasis on African Diasporic dance forms, such as House and current contemporary African dance techniques. Through this fusion of ideas, this class investigates the spectrum of ways that various cultures approach the moving body and how this information can be applied to what you are focused on as a dancer. Abby is excited to be teaching in this intensive environment, and looks forward to sharing her energy and early mornings with you all. 

Paige Philips will also offer a course, Interdisciplinary Connections: Games, Scores, and Everyday Performances. This course will be 2 credits, meet M-F 1:30-4:30pm. In this multidisciplinary arts course, students will delve further into their personal work while garnering perspectives from other disciplines. We will ask how games, scores and performances in everyday life can be utilized in contemporary art practices as both structure and conceptual framework. Students will be exposed to a variety of art disciplines, and they may engage in work including but not limited to the fields of dance, visual arts, performance art, music, theater, video or sound art, social practices, and conceptual art. Anyone working in an art discipline or related field is encouraged to take the class, and all unique perspectives will be welcomed.


AGGRS Grant Deadline is March 11, 2013
The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship Program provides grants up to $2,000 to support the dissertation research of doctoral candidates or the thesis research of MFA candidates in a terminal degree program. More Contact: Karen Mayer, 247-7300.

Higher Ed Positions
Assistant Professor, University of Akron
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
Production Manager, University of California

Ohio Dance Theater, a professional ballet-based contemporary dance company that presents works with a strong theatrical element, is seeking strong classically trained male and female dancers ages 18+ for apprentice and company positions for the 2013/14 season. Dancers should be comfortable modern and jazz. Audition deadline is June 1, 2013. Send headshot, resume, danceshot and any dance footage (preferably Youtube) to to set-up audition.

CoMo (Columbus Modern) Dance is seeking male and female dancers for the 2013-2014 Season. All levels are welcome to audition. Apprenticeship positions are available for high school students. The audition is on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 8:00pm in Galbreath Pavilion Studio #4 at the Ohio Theatre basement. 39 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Please bring a headshot and resume. No shoes needed. Socks optional.

Marianna Russell Technology Grant, Critical Difference for Women at OSU
Women of Color Advancement Grants, Critical Difference for Women at OSU
Professional Development Grants, Critical Difference for Women at OSU

Conferences, Calls for Entry
Call for Papers/Performances. In Bodies we Trust: Performance, Affect and Political Economy. Deadline April 5, 2013.
Call for Papers. Agôn, the Online Performing Arts Journal. Deadline April 15, 2013.
Call for Entries. Dance Share 2013, Ohio Dance Festival

Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: The Politics, Process and Performance of Collaboration. April 5-6, 2013 at The Ohio State University

National Arts Advocacy Day is Monday, April 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. If you would like to participate in the advocacy rally, you can find more information and register for events at Americans for the Arts.

Makeda Thomas New Waves! Institute. July 22-August 1, 2013 in Trinidad & Tobago

Now and Next Dance Mentoring Project. June 23-28, 2013 at Appalachian State University. Great service learning/creative/community opportunity for college dancers, founded by OSU Alum.

Gaga Movement Language Workshop, Teacher's Workshops. Summer 2013, Stephen Brown Dance Company
Course Descriptions, Body-Mind Centering

Study Abroad
TNUA (Taipei National University of the Arts) in Taipei, Taiwan. Application deadlines for the Autumn 2013 semester is March 31, 2013. If you would like more information contact Sarah, Tsai-Chen Hsieh, at Chair Susan Petry taught with the TNUA program and would love to share her experiences and talk about this opportunity with any interested student. She can also put you in touch with current contacts to find out more.

Ouagadougou Dance &DrumJune 6-29, 2013 in Burkina Faso
Çudamani Summer Institute, June 23–July 14, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS        

Congratulations to Joyelle Fobbs, who represented the Department of Dance at the Edward F. Hayes Research Forum. As a Finalist, Joy presented her research, Black Ballerina in U.S. Popular Culture – a topic she began working on early this fall and presented at the Graduate dance student forum. Joyelle was awarded with a 3rd place prize for her work.


When we return from break on Monday, March 18, 2013, technique classes will be in the studio that they are this week. Have a wonderful break!

         RENOVATION NEWS         

Updates have been posted on the Sullivant Hall Renovation Blog. Lots of new photos!

         NEWS IN DANCE         

From visiting lecturer Noa Zuk
Dear Friends, I'm happy to share with you a short clip of Nothing II, my latest collaboration with Ohad Fishof danced by 15 dancers from the Ohio State University. Enjoy!

Watch the Israeli Dance Week performance tonight live at 7:30 and see the amazing work of Noa Zuk and others!

1 comment:

Marissa said...

Hi dancers -
I was at TNUA last summer for a conference and it was wonderful! If you have questions about travel to Taiwan or the campus, let me know and I am happy to share. I highly encourage you to do study abroad there. The dance facilities are great, the people are wonderful, the campus is gorgeous, and Taipei is really accessible.

Marissa Nesbit
PHD candidate in art ed