Friday, March 29, 2013

Week 12 Announcements: March 29-April 4, 2013

Coming up: Shōjō Midare, Dance@30fps, John Cage 101, Shantala Shivalingappa Master Class, Namasya, Spring Dance Festival, Special Requests from Crystal Irvin and Veronica Dittman Stanich, Renovation News, Professional Opportunities, Administrative Notes, Kudos.

         SPECIAL EVENTS         

Shōjō Midare
, a Noh Performance by Hisa and Hikaru Uzawa. Tuesday, April 2, 2012. 7:30pm at the Ohio Union Griffin West Ballroom. Shōjō Midare (The Tipsy Elves) is a celebratory piece of unknown authorship on the themes of longevity, the rewarding of filial piety, and the joys of imbibing saké, seen as the elixir of life. For more info, see link or contact the Institute for Japanese Studies at stucky.7. Admission free but seating limited. RSVP here.

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 Gateway Film Center online. Share the event page on Facebook.

Photo by Dave Wallingford.

John Cage 101 by Available Light Theater. Through 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. Dispatch review.

Master Class: Kuchipudi with Shantala Shivalingappa. Monday, April 8, 2013; 10:20am-12pm in Pomerene 316. Signup opens Tuesday, April 2 at 4:30pm. Born in India and raised in Paris, Shivalingappa’s exquisite solo dance program Namasya combines elements from her training in Southern Indian traditional dance forms – characterized by flowing lines and intricate footwork – with a contemporary dance sensibility.

Shivalingappa performs Namasya Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Southern Theatre, presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts. An evening celebrating her diverse choreographic influences, consists of four solos including one choreographed during her residency with famed dance master Pina Bausch and another created by Ushio Amagatsu, artistic director of butoh standard bearers Sankai Juku. Come early (7pm) for an introductory talk by John Giffin, Professor Emeritus of Dance at OSU and former dancer with the Wuppertal Dance Theater directed by Pina Bausch.

Spring Dance Festival. Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, 2013. Various campus locations, EMMA Lab at ACCAD. This year's Spring Dance Festival features site dances, intermediated performances and dance film works. Site performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13. These will begin in Pomerene Hall and navigate a designated route. Performances at the EMMA Lab at ACCAD, located on west campus, will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13. Admission is free for all events, but reservations are required for the EMMA program. Visit the event page for details and RSVP links

See Please Like Me, a new solo work by BFA Junior David Thill. Tuesday, April 23, 2013. 7pm in Drake 1036.

         SPECIAL REQUESTS        

Crystal Irvin needs your help to complete her senior project
. Please view this video (about 5 minutes long) and then fill a out a quick and simple 7 question survey. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Veronica Dittman Stanich seeking observation opportunities for dance history class. If you will be rehearsing a new or existing dance on campus in the first three weeks of May, would you consider welcoming observers into the room? Veronica will be teaching Dance 2401 (concert dance history for non-majors) during May session and would like to assign her students a live dance experience. In the absence of any scheduled performances that month, it would be great for the students to see a dance in process, up close and personal. If you are willing to open your rehearsals up to observers, please contact her (dittman-stanich.1).

         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.


Calls for Entry
in Globe Trot, an international crowd-sourced dance-film project with Mitchell Rose and Bebe Miller. Deadline for submissions: June 9, 2013.
Film a non-dancer performing two seconds of Bebe’s choreography and then send your footage to Mitchell who will edit it together into a seamless whole. More info and instructions at the link.

Call for Submissions, TTF Dance Film Showcase

Higher Ed Positions
Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio Wesleyan University

Asia Pacific Dance Festival. July 8-26, 2013 at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa


OSU has a campus-wide subscription to an incredible online resource, On the Boards (linked to Toolkit > Technology Resources on our website) which is an archive of work by artists working in dance and theater. Visit it for inspiration, and use it for research!

Name Change! The Science and Engineering Library is now the 18th Avenue Library. Come visit the Music and Dance Library on the 2nd floor!

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS        

Congratulations to BFA seniors Bekah Edie and Rachel Switlick, who both placed in the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in the Arts and Architecture category! Kudos to all who participated.

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