Friday, March 01, 2013

Week 9 Announcements: March 1-7, 2013

This week: Cornering a Hare at UAS, Polyphony RSVP details, Art of Resistance at Wexner Film/Video, Literacy in the Arts conversationupcoming Master Classes and LecturesMay Term courses at OSUdance and Autumn term courses at ACCAD, other Opportunities, Kudos, Administrative Notes, and more.

Credit: Stephen Takacs 
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.

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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. To make a reservation, email with name, requested show dates, and number of seats needed. Print email confirmation to use as your ticket.

PNC Arts Alive All Access now has $5 local arts events tickets for students! This year’s program includes upcoming performances by Ailey II and Ballet Met. Visit Arts Alive online for more details.

The Art of Resistance: A Dialogue between the Civil Rights and Hip-Hop Generations. Monday, March 4, 2013. 7pm at Wexner Film/Video. Presented by Rap Sessions, The Art of Resistance brings together acclaimed contemporary artists in dialogue with artist/activists of the black arts and civil rights movements, pioneers of hip-hop culture, and members of the next generation. Together, we’ll examine past alliances between art and social movements, with an eye on defining what political art and artful politics look like in today’s changing and polarized America. This town hall–style discussion explores the major civil rights issues of our time and encourages us all to find ways to work for the changes we believe in.

ICS cosponsors "Literacy in the Arts" conversation
In collaboration with Literacy Studies@OSU, the Institute for Chinese Studies will cosponsor a conversation exploring the specific roles of literacy in arts research, education, and understanding. The event is scheduled for Friday, March 8 from 10-11:30am at the Humanities Institute (104 E. 15th Ave). Leading the conversation will be: Melanie Bales, Dance; Graeme Boone, Music; Brenda Brueggemann, English; David Bruenger, Music, Media, and Enterprise; Shelly Casto, Wexner Center for the Arts; Marjorie Chan, East Asian Languages and Literatures; Paul Reitter, Humanities Institute; Elaine Richardson, Teaching and Learning; Mark Shanda, Theatre; Valarie Williams, Urban Arts Space; and Harvey J. Graff, Literacy Studies. More info here, or contact Susan Hanson (hanson.94)

Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, PhD is visiting OSU next week. Students, staff and faculty are invited to drop in and hear about Dr. Mañjon’s research and creative work.

Monday, March 4, 2013 from 9:30–11am (teaching) in 156 University Hall
Topic: Art as a catalyst for social justice, transformation and civic engagement:  Connecting the Ivy Tower with Urban Communities.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 8:45–9:45am (research). Barbie Tootle Room at the Ohio Union. The Voice of Community in Art:  Four Community Research Projects (100 Families Oakland: Art and Social Change, Pieces of Cloth, Pieces of Culture: Tapa from Tonga and the Pacific Islands, Crafting a Vision for Art, Equity and Civic Engagement, and A Snap Shot: Landmarking Community Cultural Arts Organizations Nationally – The impact of public policy on community arts funding).


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         

Autumn 2013 Courses at ACCAD.

May Term Course Offerings at the Department of Dance! Registration begins Monday, February 25, 2013. For our first May Term, 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!


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.

Spring Career Day. March 5, 2013. 10am to 3pm in the Ohio Union

2013 OhioDance Festival and Conference. Dance Matters: Social Bodies. 
April 26-28, 2013. Co-sponsored by BalletMet Columbus, Dance Matters: Social Bodies will look at work which transcends social issues and brings them to the public arena. Registration discounts through March 1, 2013.

National Black Graduate Student Conference. March 6-10, 2013 in Dearborn, Michigan
International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts. June 3-6, 2013 in Athens, Greece
National Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning. May 7, 2013 at OSU
Teacher Conference, CORPS de Ballet International. June 19-23, 2013 in Paris, France
Dance/USA ConferenceJune 12-15, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Residential Life Staff, School of Dance  – New York Summer School of the Arts
Choreographer, Watkins Memorial High School Choir Department
Volunteer Educators for Dance Content Advisory Committee, Ohio Assessments for Educators

Workshops and Education, Intensives
Upcoming Master Classes, March 2013 in Ohio. Mark Morris Master Class, Asian Arts Heritage Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi Dance and Arangatram Preparation, Swing Columbus Lessons, CoMo Dance Company Class, Allison DeBona Ballet Master Class.

Dancing Wheels Workshops, May 2013 in Lima and Athens, Ohio
Dance Master Class, July 6-August 10, 2013 in Italy
Summer 2013 Intensive and Workshops, American Dance Festival School

The American Ballet Theatre will be hold their National Training Curriculum program for Teachers, Pre-Primary-Level 3, this Summer at the BalletMet Columbus. The program dates are June 9-17, 2013. This is a useful program if you are interested in teaching ballet, but even if not the first few levels are helpful in teaching any style of dance. The program is also a good networking tool for meeting other professionals in dance.

Special Announcements
Erin Carlisle Norton is seeking dancers to rehearse and perform in her site-specific Spring Festival Work. Dancers must be available to rehearse either Fridays from 2:30-4pm or Sundays from 5-6:30pm. Please email carlisle-norton.1 if you are interested.

Joyelle Fobbs is advertising an excellent summer dance opportunity for male students staying in the Columbus area in July. Opportunity includes free modern dance and/or ballet classes with internationally recognized faculty at the BalletMet. Contact fobbs.4 for details.


Space Reservations
Please 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. See the newly reorganized Space Reservation section on the Department website under Toolkit.

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS         

Congratulations to choreographers Ani Javian and Abby Zbikowski (with her fabulous dancers!) for presenting their works Ruby and Striking Space at the American College Dance Festival. 

Both pieces were selected for the culminating Gala Concert, and you all did The Ohio State University proud! -Susan VPP. Read more at the Arts and Sciences website.

Read more about Professor Dave Covey's travels to Africa in the latest OnCampus Publication!

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