Friday, March 22, 2013

Week 11 Announcements: March 22-28, 2013

This weekend: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble's Fusion, Rite of Spring, John Cage 101, Faye Driscoll: You’re Me, Spring Clothing Swap. Upcoming: Peter Carpenter Presentation and Master Class, Dance@30fps screening, May Term Course Offerings, Professional Opportunities, Special Requests, Kudos.

Lauren Bedal, Brian Koeing, Ellen Maynard, and Elyse Morckel representing OSU over spring break at "The Bean" in Chicago! Via

         SPECIAL EVENTS         

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents a mixed bill of modern dance pieces. The Denver, Colorado based company is inspired by the African-American experience. Their repertory is rooted in contemporary and ethnic multi-disciplinary traditions worldwide. This colorful program features Fusion by Jeanguy Saintus. Saturday, March 23, 2013; 7pm at the King Arts Center.

Rite of Spring by BalletMet Columbus. March 22-24, 2013. Ohio Theater. 39 E. State St. Columbus. 1913: Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated the 28th president; Federal Income Tax takes effect; Tiny Broadwick becomes the first woman to parachute from an airplane; and in Paris the world premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ causes riots. BalletMet and over 100 musicians of the Columbus Symphony collaborate on the 100th anniversary of this ground-breaking masterpiece just in time for spring... sans riots.

Faye Driscoll: You’re Me. Through Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Wexner Performance Space. Driscoll’s new evening-length duet You’re Me (co-commissioned by the Wexner Center) highlights how we are constantly made up and undone by each other. Together, Driscoll and performer Jesse Zaritt take on the inescapable nature of relationships as the archetypal, fantastical, and personal crash into each other with witty force. Warping these cross-currents with a shrug, a quarrel, or an evocative twist, they serve up a disturbing and deeply funny battle with the dualisms they face.

Photo by Dave Wallingford.

John Cage 101
by Available Light Theater. Thursday, March 21, 2013 – Saturday, April 6, 2013. Riffe Center Studio. 77 S High St. Columbus. AVLT celebrates the 101st year of the Cage era with a theatrical mixtape – just think of it as 38 Short Plays About John Cage – about the renegade life and controversial ideas of the 20th century's most influential experimental composer. Features our own Meghan Durham-Wall and lighting design by Carrie Cox. Read the Dispatch review.

Dance@30fps: A screening of contemporary dance-films
Thursday, April 4, 2013; 7pm shorts, 8:30pm feature: Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America. J. Kevin Swain, USA (55 mins). A documentary celebrating Soul Train’s impact on pop culture, music, dance and fashion. $5 tickets at the door, valid for both screenings. Attend either or stay for the entire show! For tickets, parking, directions and accessibility info call (614) 545 2255 or visit the Gateway Film Center website. 1550 N High Street, Columbus. Share the event page on Facebook.

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!


Dancing with the Cowboy: Queering Masculinity in the Reagan-Bush Era. Monday, March 25, 2013; 12:30-2pm. George Wells Knight House, 104 E. 15th Ave. In this presentation, choreographer Peter Carpenter will discuss the critical relationship between queer, choreographic depictions of cowboyness in the context of the social conservatism of the Reagan-Bush era. Introducing a project that brings together analysis of ethnographic fieldwork, close readings of experimental concert dance, and examinations of relevant popular culture references, Carpenter will articulate his scholarship as a critical choreographic methodology connecting artistic and theoretical practices.

Master Class with Peter Carpenter. Tuesday, March 26, 2013. 12:45-2:40pm in Pomerene 316. (Will combine Baker-Tarpaga's Comp class and Zuniga Shaw's Interdisciplinary Workshop).

Coming soon: Master Class: Kuchipudi with Shantala Shivalingappa. Monday, April 8, 2013; 10:20am-12:00pm in Pomerene 316

         RENOVATION NEWS         

Check out this fantastic video of the Sullivant Hall Renovation! A look at the construction work happening in the Department of Dance's new/old home. Filmed and edited by Mitchell Rose. Music by Michael Wall.

         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! Heads up – OSU is offering tuition-free May session.

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.


Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Pre-professional Ensemble. May 17, 2013 and June 1, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio.
Audition, March 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio for NY based Choreographer

Administrative/Professional Positions
Workshop Counselors, Internships, Light Opera Works. June 10-July 27, 2013 in Illinois.
Instructors, Artistic Director, Dance Studio in Sidney, Ohio
Assistant Instructor, Body Fuzz Fitness.
Hula Dancing Instructor

Higher Ed Positions
Assistant Professor, University of the Arts.

Teaching the Difficult: Challenging Topics and Troubling Student Responses, The Academy of Teaching. April 1, 2013 at OSU.

Choreographic Thinking: William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies with Jill Johnson. May 28-June 20, 2013 at The New School in New York City.
Summer 2013 Workshops, Bearnstow on Parker Pond in Mount Vernon, ME
Summer Intensive, Susan Marshall & Company. June 2-22, 2013 at Skidmore College
Summer Programs, River North Dance Chicago
International Physical Theatre LabMay 13-17, 2013 in Tuscany, Italy and May 27-31, 2013 in Styria, Austria.

Study Abroad
International Dance Service work with Movement Exchange. Deadline April 27, 2013.
TNUA Exchange Program. Deadline March 31, 2013 for Autumn semester.

Calls for Entry
Last chance to submit your film the Ohio Shorts showcase is today!

Workshops and Education
Passion Drawn Power workshop. Saturday, March 23, 2013 with Columbus Moves Project.
Thiossane West African Dance Institute

SpringUP Dance Festival. March 22-23, 2013 at Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania

         SPECIAL REQUESTS         

Last call for Flash Mob inspired Spring Festival piece! The format is this: learn 5 dance phrases posted online, show up at the outdoor site-specific OSU campus location on April 6, 2013 for a 4-hour rehearsal, and plan for a tech week with performances on April 12-13, 2013. Open to all dance majors, minors, and elective students. A quick fun process! Please email Erin Carlisle Norton (carlisle-norton.1) if you are interested and for more details. Deadline to participate: March 29, 2013. Here is a peek at the 'inspiration' for the work.

Audience Survey
Please view the following video (about 5 minutes) and complete this quick, 7-question survey to help Crystal Irvin gather data on audience perception of choreography. Thank You!

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS        

Pam Tanowitz (BFA 1991) has been awarded one of four Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellowships by the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Congrats Pam!

Watch this Polyphony trailer and read the Lantern review of the show from early March. Featuring choreography by students Rachel Switlick and Cheyenne Abel.

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