Friday, September 06, 2013

Week 4 Announcements: September 6-12, 2013

This week: Marcia B. Siegel visits Dance 7401, Dance in Columbus Quarterly Gathering, Professional Opportunities, Renovation News and more!


Marcia B Siegel. Monday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 11, 2013. 8:30-10:05AM in Room 2060, Drake Performance and Event Center. Dance critic Marcia B. Siegel will be visiting the department and teaching Dance 7401 (Aesthetics and Criticism). A founding member of the Dance Critics Association, Siegel has given workshops for dance critics and writers since 1970. Siegel is an internationally known dance critic, historian and teacher. Her books include Howling Near Heaven--Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance, The Shapes of Change--Images of American Dance and Days on Earth, a biography of choreographer Doris Humphrey. A fourth collection of her reviews and essays, Mirrors and Scrims--The Life and Afterlife of Ballet, published by Wesleyan University Press, won the 2010 Selma Jeanne Cohen prize from the American Society for Aesthetics. Siegel has reviewed dance regularly for major American newspapers and magazines, most recently the Boston Phoenix. Her essays have appeared in reference works, anthologies, general publications and journals, including the Hudson Review, where she has been a Contributing Editor since 1973. In 2005 she received the CORD Award for Contributions to Dance Research. As a member of the resident faculty of the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University from 1983-1999, she taught graduate courses in writing and criticism, movement analysis, and dance history. Please join Dance 7401 to hear what Siegel has to share about the practice of dance criticism.

Dance In Columbus Quarterly Gathering, hosted by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Monday, September 9, 2013. 7-9pm at the Fisher Theater, Columbus. Dance In Columbus is a quarterly convening for the dance community to come together to network, share work and find inspiration. This meeting will focus on the sharing of work for feedback. If you are interested in sharing a 5-10 min piece, please contact Ruby Harper to sign up.

The inaugural Ohio Black Dance Festival takes place this weekend: September 13 -14, 2013. We are truly excited about this monumental event and are looking forward to educating the community and building awareness of African-American artists (and their impact) within Ohio’s arts community; also to pay tribute and celebrate the numerous contributions of the Black tradition in American dance. Opening reception Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6-8pm at the King Arts Complex; Elijah Pierce Gallery, 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue Columbus, Ohio. This will be an opportunity for the Ohio arts community to welcome our guest artists and participants. If you are able to attend please send an RSVP email to by noon Thursday September 12, 2013; Subject: "OBDF: RSVP". Festival activities on Saturday September 14, 2013 will be held at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Bldg. 63 567 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity,  Political Science
Undergraduate Research Opportunity, Communications/Psychology

Body/Mind Centering and the Moving Body. June 25-29, 2014 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Student Volunteers, APAP|NYC Conference. January 10-14, 2014 in New York City

Intensives and Continuing Education
ADF Winter Intensive, December 28, 2013-January 5, 2014 in NYC
Simonson Method Teacher Training, October 27-November 17, 2013.
Choreographic Investigation Courses, Dance New Amsterdam. Autumn 2013 in NYC
Autumn 2013 Academic Job Search Series, UCAT at OSU

Performance Opportunities
Independents' Day is urgently looking for dance performance groups. Stage runs all day on 9/21. Please contact Daniel Colvin at Cobenick Studios ASAP (614) 260-2021

A message form Shannon Reilly at Columbus’ City Center Gallery (Urban Arts Space): This January, City Center Gallery will be starting up a new collaboration program, that will eventually become a City Center show in the summer of 2014. The goal of the program is gather OSU and CCAD students from any creative discipline, to work with each other on collaborative work. We plan to have this program on the second Thursday of every month, for 5 months from 6-8pm. In the first meeting we would love to have a professor, or graduate student with experience in collaborative art-making to talk about that experience, and kick-start the students ideas. Students will be expected to meet and form a group/partnership in the first meetings, and start making! By the second month the students will start gathering proposals of there collaboration with hope in generally finalizing who they are working with, and we would like another professor or graduate student to speak about their work. All following meet ups will have a talk from an experienced collaborative artist, then a crit/discussion of the groups progress. Groups will primarily be working outside of the meeting. If interested/available to talk about your personal collaborative work at one of the (30-45min) email Shannon and Ada at


Two new photo posts on the Department Renovation Blog!

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