Friday, April 19, 2013

Week 15 Announcements: April 19-25, 2013

This week: DCDC2 lecture demonstration, Passing Strange, ACCAD Open House, Department Informance, Please Like Me, Composition I showing, Urban Arts Space Idea Lab Reception, Professional Opportunities, Course Planning, Reminders.

         SPECIAL EVENTS          

DCDC2 (the repertory-training ensemble of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company) will be at the Ross Heart Hospital (425 W 10th) TODAY Friday, April 19, 2013; 12-1pm for a free repertory lecture demonstration! Don't miss it! Rooted in the African-American experience, the world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is a culturally diverse professional contemporary dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education. Join us for this wonderful mix of excerpts from the DCDC repertory along with an exciting fun-filled movement experience for the audience.

A member of DCDC also choreographed Passing Strange at Short North Stage. The show previews tonight and runs through May 5, 2013.

ACCAD Open House. TODAY 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.

Community Class. Monday, April 22, 2013 10:30-12pm. All technique classes will gather in Pomerene 316 for an OSU Dance community class; musicians Susan Chess, Michael Wall, and Elijah Palnik may join in the jam! This will be Meghan and Michael’s last class. What a wonderful way to end our first semester year together and clap-out our graduating students and departing staff and faculty.

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!  If you are participating in the Informance, please don't forget to email your student reps or Crystal Fuller (fuller.309) ASAP.

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

Professor Esther Baker-Tarpaga invites everyone to the final showings for Composition I on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2pm in Pomerene 316. The showings will start in Pomerene with solos, duos, and directed group work beforing moving on to several site-specific locations within and around Pomerene and RPAC.

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.


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Administrative/Professional Positions
Seasonal Dance Instructor, Columbus Recreation and Parks

Higher Ed Positions
Artist In Residence - Jazz Dance, Shenandoah University
Assistant Professor (2 positions), Sam Houston State University

Auditions, Dancing Wheels. May 15, 2013 at The Ohio State University
Auditions, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. May 27, 2013 in New York City
Auditions, Urban Bush Women. June 7-9, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York

Workshops and Education, Festivals
Summer 2013 Workshops, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Choreographers' Showcase, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. August 5-10, 2013 in Scotland
Repetition, Revelation and Transformation: Editing Screendance w/Simon Fildes at Screendance 2013. June 23-28, 2013 at the University of Utah

Intensive, The Seldoms. July 8-12, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois
Intensive, Bolshoi Ballet Academy. June 24-August 2, 2013 in New York and Connecticut
Intensive, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. July 15-26, 2013 in London, UK
Leaping, Flying and Falling Technique and Repertory Intensive, Urban Bush Women. June 1-6, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York

Mini Conference for Kinesiology Teachers. August 9-11, 2013 at the University of Utah

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.

         COURSE PLANNING         

May Term Technique offeringContemporary Fusion with Abby ZbikowskiFor 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 availableJust $10 for for majors, grad students, alums and community professionals.

May Term GE offering. DANCE 2401: Western Concert Dance GE 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.


The Concert Archive is located on the hard drive in Lincoln 550. Don't forget to retrieve your materials before you graduate! Materials listed for reference here. New files, including Spring Dance Festival documentation, have been added to the drive since Autumn, but have not yet been catalogued. See Melissa (bontempo.9) if you have any questions.

Please make sure to return all cameras, equipment and accessories to Melissa ASAP!

Current students and alums: do you have a blog, Vimeo channel or other online presence? Email link to Melissa so we can collect and share!

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