Friday, April 12, 2013

Week 14 Announcements: April 12-18, 2013

This week: Spring Dance Festival, Lise Worthen-Chaudhari presents at TEDxOSU, Graduate Research Presentations, Maria Palazzi lecture on Synchronous Objects. Upcoming: ACCAD Open House, Department Informance, Please Like Me, Urban Arts Space Idea Lab Reception, Professional Opportunities, Course Planning.

         SPECIAL EVENTS          

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. Watch the livestream Friday!

Lise Worthen-Chaudhari presents "Dance and Rehabilitation Science: insights from bridging the disciplines" at TEDxOSU. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the RPAC. Lise Worthen-Chaudhari connects rehabilitation science to the creative arts. Seeking to make physical rehabilitation following CNS injury more engaging and more data-driven, she applies principles from dance and emerging digital technologies to evoke creative process during activity-based prescription performance. Worthen-Chaudhari is a research assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and associate director of the Motion Analysis and Recovery laboratory within Dodd Hall at The OSU Wexner Medical Center. She received an MFA in Dance at OSU and an MS in Kinesiology at UM Amherst and has more than a decade of experience conducting clinical research of central nervous system impairment and recovery. 

Graduate Research Presentations. Monday, April 15, 2013. 12:30-2pm in Pomerene 207. PhD candidates Kelly Klein and Kaustavi Sarkar will be sharing presentations of their research.

Lecture: Maria Palazzi, professor, design, and director of the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD). Tuesday, April 16, 2013. 5pm at the Faculty Club Grand Lounge. As part of the Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture Series, Palazzi will present her lecture, Synchronous Objects: A Model for Multidisciplinary Collaboration, which draws on the interactive screen-based work developed by Palazzi and Norah Zuniga Shaw.

ACCAD Open House. Friday, April 19, 2013, 4-7pm. Once each year the general public is invited to discover ACCAD, one of the first computer graphics Centers in the world. Guests are encouraged to explore the Center at their own pace, observe, ask questions and physically interact with demos that typically include: digital media performances, educational games, 3D animated films, virtual worlds, 3D tracking devices, motion capture technology and more. Visitors meet a dedicated community of grad students, faculty and staff from various core disciplines across campus, including Dance, Design, Computer Science, Music, Art, Education, Anatomy and Architecture. All are welcome to attend.

Spring Semester Department Informance! Monday, April 22, 2013. 12:30-2pm in Pomerene 316. All majors, graduates, minors, staff, and lecturers are invited to participate. Student representatives are organizing the event, so be in touch with one of them via email if you are interested in showing something or sign up on the list in Pomerene 316. Please limit your showings to 10 minutes for a class or 5 minutes for a single person. On the day of the Informance bring a sack lunch to go with the desserts that will be served!  We are looking forward to seeing some of the many projects that you've been working on this semester so... SIGN UP! SIGN UP! SIGN UP!

See Please Like Me, a new solo work by BFA Junior David Thill. Tuesday, April 23, 2013. 7pm in Drake 1036. Direct any questions to David at thill.8

Urban Arts Space 2013 Idea Lab Reception. Saturday, April 27, 2013. 4-6pm, 50 W. Town St. Presentations from the Idea Lab Awards recipients. This year’s OSU student projects represents a diverse array of community oriented and entrepreneurial ideas in various stages of development. Musical accompaniment by Billy Two Shoes, light refreshments provided.


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.

Community Lead, BitCurator - Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
Internship, Mark Morris Dance Group in NYC

Call for Papers, Choreographic Practices
Call for Proposals, Emerging Conversations - Contemporary Issues in Art and Visual Culture. October 5, 2013 in Tucson, AZ.
Call for Proposals, Edna Manley College Rex Nettleford Arts Conference: Creative Industries: Sustainability and Social Transformation. October 16-18, 2013 in Jamaica

Intensive, Jean Isaacs Dance Theater. July 29-August 10, 2013 in San Diego
Dancing to Connect (DtC) Institute
, Battery Dance Company in NYC
Freedom to Move: Dancing and the Alexander Technique. May 17-19, 2013
in NYC

         COURSE PLANNING         

May Term Technique offering. Contemporary Fusion with Abby Zbikowski. For experienced dancers. Mondays-Fridays, May 6-31, 2013, 9-10:30am in Pomerene Hall 316. Abby’s class offers a blend 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. Class cards available! Just $10 for for majors, grad students, alums and community professionals.

May Term GE offering. DANCE 2401: Western Concert DanceGE Visual and Performing Arts. 3 credits, M-F 9-10:45am. Instructor: Veronica Dittman Stanich. This course examines the history of concert dance in America from itsorigins in the Renaissance to the 21st century. We consider how dance participates in social and political trends, and how dancers and choreographers have “spoken” through their movement. Through our study, we practice finding meaning in this nonverbal, immediate, often ambiguous form -- a skill with broad implications across the humanities, sciences, business, and medicine

Digital Literacies, Materiality, and Community. AU13: ENGLISH 7889.01-0010 SEM 20852. Fridays, 9:10am-12:25pm, room 307 Denney Hall. New technologies present new possibilities and problems for communication and artistic expression. They help us see familiar textual and expressive forms in different ways and challenge us to reflect on the complex relationships among technologies, media, composing, and cultural contexts. Students in the class will be encouraged to identify a self-selected area/genre/focus of digital literacy practice in a community of their choosing and, then, to design and create their own small-scale media project that represents the interests and life worlds of the members of that group.

Intermedia Performance. Norah Zuniga Shaw and Oded Huberman will be offering Intermedia AU13 as the last composition course offered in EMMA before it becomes the Motion Lab at Sullivant. Intermedia is a comp class and it can count in undergrad contracts and grad choreography requirements. Students will make choreographic studies, watch lots of visual references, improvise, read foundational readings in visual culture, theater philosophy etc, and get hands-on experience with the cameras, lighting board, switchers, projectors and all the wonderful HD tech in the lab. Contact Norah (zuniga-shaw.1) for more details.

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