Friday, May 10, 2013

Week 2 May Term Announcements: May 10-16, 2013

This week: Thiossane West African Dance Institute conference, Cultural Exchange Program in China, Professional and Summer Volunteer Opportunities, Kudos and Course Planning.

         SPECIAL EVENTS        

The Thiossane West African Dance Institute presents UJIMA: Collective Work & Responsibility, an annual conference that takes place May 17-19, 2013, with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm at Lincoln Theater. Twenty two company members will perform in an enthralling exhibition of West African dance, music and culture, certain to entertain the entire family. Presentations and workshops are offered through Sunday.


OSU students to share Music, Dance, Theatre in China. Ohio State will send 12 students to perform throughout China during the upcoming year. The endeavor will be funded by a U.S. State Department $50,000 grant, awarded to the Center of American Culture collaboratively directed by OSU and Wuhan University. Read more on the ASC website. If you're interested in participating in this program with OSUdance, see the following listing in our Professional Resources Binder under Travel and Study Abroad:

OSU Cultural Exchange Program, March 8-18, 2014 in China

Mitchell Rose seeking dancers to assist with dance-film project in Dayton. From Mitchell: Hey dancers who are still in Ohio: Like to run around in a field? Want a free lunch? Then I've got the perfect opportunity for you. You may remember that in October, I'm making a dance-film using the entire department as well as dance departments from four other colleges. The idea is to have a line of dancers that stretches two miles long, and this long line will be shot from a helicopter zooming by. Choreography is by Susan Hadley. Saturday morning, May 25, 2013, we'd like to take a handful of dancers down to Dayton for a couple of hours to do some tests with the helicopter photography company. Please let me know at rose.320. Thanks for considering it! –Mitchell Rose

Mara Penrose (MFA 2011) is seeking dancers and video doc students for large group projects this summer. Visit the Group Action Flash Mob blog or email penrose.10

Festivals & Conferences
Pape N'Diaye and Ndaje Festival. June 27-30, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts Festivals  
Dance Teacher Web Conference & Expo. July 26-29, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Intensives, Workshops
College Dancers, Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project. June 23-28, 2013 in Boone, NC

Auditions, Dancing Wheels. May 15, 2013 at The Ohio State University
Auditions, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. June 3-4, 2013 in NYC

         ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES         

GA and fellowship appointment dates have been adjusted to better match the academic calendar under semesters. Changes effective AU13. Details on the Graduate School’s website.

         KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS         

Renowned choreographer and OSUdance alum Dianne McIntyre to receive an honorary degree from Cleveland State! McIntyre is being recognized with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts for her outstanding achievements in public service, the arts, teaching and innovation.

New issue of Dance Magazine features article on Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project, led by OSUdance alum Ashley Thorndike-Youssef!

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