Friday, September 27, 2013

Week 7 Announcements: September 27-October 3, 2013

Upcoming: Colin Performance tonight at the Capitol Theatre, The Human Race rehearsal, Mayo Ya Festival presentation, Ann Cooper Albright lecture, Sunday in the Park with George creative team at Wexner, 1000 Words/1000 Moves at the King Arts Complex, Professional Opportunities and more.

 SPECIAL EVENTS 

Colin Dunne's Out of Time. Friday, September 27, 2013, 8pm at Riffe Center, Capitol Theatre. After performing the lead role in the spectacularly popular international dance phenomenon Riverdance for several years to great acclaim, Irish step dance prodigy Colin Dunne wanted to break loose and take on fresh challenges in dance making. The result is this engrossing multimedia solo show. Out Of Timefinds Dunne combining choreography, spoken commentary, and video to trace his evolution as a dancer while also staking a claim for his artistic future. TheNew York Times called the show “an unprecedented achievement: an Irish dance performance of emotional and intellectual complexity, about many things.”

2013 Fall OhioDance Festival and Conference. Dance Matters: The More You KnowSeptember 27-29, 2013 at Ohio Northern University


The Human Race: Rehearsal Day. Sunday, September 29, 2013. 1-5pm in Pomerene 316. It’s not too late for you to join The Human Race! As you may remember, this new project from Mitchell Rose entails invading the iconic Columbus Motor Speedway with a mob of  100+ dancers from six colleges, performing exciting choreography by Susan Hadley, and filming the entire event in an epic one-shot sequence recorded from a camera mounted to a remote controlled helicopter(!) We have approximately 70 students signed up from OSU alone. If you can only make the shoot day but still want to participate, we would love to have you on board as a production assistant helping with on-site logistics. If you would like to participate in the project; Email Owen David (.82) and come to the rehearsal date to register and get more information about the production day Saturday, October 5, 2013.

Filming the Mayo Ya Festival: Report and Footage from the 2013 Ethnographic Field School in Bluefields, Nicaragua. Wednesday, October 2, 2013. 4-5:30pm at 120 Mershon Center for International Security Studies (1501 Neil Ave.). Participants from Professor Katey Borland's Mayterm fieldschool present lessons learned about ethnography, filmmaking, and short-term cultural immersion in the port city of Bluefields on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast. Mayo Ya is a month-long festival of Afro-descended Nicaraguan culture that prominently features maypole dancing and music.  Like regionally distinctive groups elsewhere in the world, Blufileños struggle to maintain their cultural identity in the face of inmigration, outmigration and the nationalization of their festival arts. OSU students struggle to simultaneously understand and responsibly represent a place and a culture in transition. Clips will be shown.

Ann Cooper Albright:"Watching is anything but...: Spectacle and Agency in Jérôme Bel's Disabled Theater" Thursday, October 3, 2013. 5-7pm in the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room 2. A dancer and scholar, Ann Cooper Albright is Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Dance at Oberlin College. Combining her interests in dancing and cultural theory, she is involved in teaching a variety of dance, performance studies and gender studies courses that seek to engage students in both practices and theories of the body. She is founder and director of Girls in Motion, an award winning afterschool program at Langston Middle School and co-director of Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy, a National Endowment for the Arts-funded digital collection of materials about dance. She is the author of Engaging Bodies: The Politics and Poetics of Corporeality (2013); Modern Gestures: Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing (2010); Traces of Light: Absence and Presence in the Work of Loie Fuller (2007); Choreographing Difference: The Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance (1997) and co-editor of Moving History/Dancing Cultures (2001) and Taken By Surprise: Improvisation in Dance and Mind (2003). Reception at 4pm, lecture to follow.

Meet the Tony Award-winning Broadway Creative Team behind Sunday in the Park With George. Tuesday, October 8, 2013. 11am - 12:30pm 
at Wexner Center for the Arts Performance Space with lunch from Heirloom Café. You’ll also meet leading cast members and learn about director Sarna Lapine’s vision for the musical, which was written by her uncle James Lapine, with music by Stephen Sondheim. RSVP with Tim Valentine (.149).

1000 Words/1000 Moves. October 19, 2013. 7-9pm at the King Arts Complex. One night only! Art, dance and poetry coalesce in an eclectic response to the 1913 New York Armory Show and CAC Contemporary Art Exhibition, “You Call That Art?.” Celebrate the 100 years of Contemporary Art with the energy of CoMo Dance Company and the Ekphrastic stylings of popular Columbus poets under the direction of Steve Abbott.  Light refreshments will be served.

 PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 

Auditions, Competitions and Calls for Entry
LEAP! National Dance Competition
Auditions, Diavolo Dance Theater. October 4 & 12, 2013, in TX and FL
Administrative Intern, Diavolo Dance Theater
International Choreographer's Showcase, Dance-Forms Productions

Higher Education
Artist in Residence/Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Visiting Assistant Professor – Global Dance, Colgate College
Assistant Professor, Kent State University
Assistant Professor, California State University Long Beach
Professor / Head – Dance Education AND Assistant Professor – Undergraduate Theatre & Dance Production Technology, University of South Carolina

Grants, Awards & Funding
Presidential Fellowships, Graduate School at OSU
Fellowship Information Sessions/Application Workshops, Undergraduate Fellowship Office

Undergraduate Research Funding
There are multiple deadlines and events coming up in October and November, including those for Institutional Review Board training, submissions to publish in The Journal of Undergraduate Research, and applications for STEM Research Grants. Visit the Undergraduate Research Office calendar for details.

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