Friday, November 01, 2013

Week 12 Announcements: November 1-7, 2013

This week: Featured Work, Special Events, Course Planning, Professional Opportunities and more!

Check out this video from Elijah Palnik of Bebe Miller's work for Dance Downtown!



A spotlight on MFA student Tammy Carrasco’s work on her wordpress blog: Questions – Choreography – Collective.
U.OSU.EDU is the university's new service providing easy to create personal web spaces. Use it to build a record of your academic career!

Have a blog you'd like us to feature? Email the link Owen David (david.82). Share your progress and get feedback!


Doug Varone and Dancers. November 1-2, 2013. Contemporary Dance Theater, Cincinnati. Join Contemporary Dance Theater as they open their 2013-2014 Season. CDT is proud to present the “exceptionally fluent dancemaker” (Washington Post), Doug Varone and his company of“superb dancers…always worth seeing” (New York Times). The program will include Carrugi (performed to music by Mozart),Boats Leaving (with music from Arvo Part), and Lux (music by Philip Glass). Since its founding in 1986, Doug Varone and Dancers has commanded attention for its expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess. On the concert stage, in opera, theater, and on the screen, Varone’s kinetically-thrilling dances explore the complexity of the human spirit. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone’s work can take your breath away.

Dance Fort: An Archive of Creative Process. Monday November 18, 2013, 7-9 pm
ACCAD: BALE Theater. 1224 Kinnear Rd, Columbus 43212

Please join Bebe Miller of the Department of Dance, along with Dance in Columbus and Bebe Miller Company collaborators, for a public symposium on archival processes for dance artists. Open and free to the public, Bebe will be joined by dramaturg Talvin Wilks and artist Caroline Beasley-Baker for a discussion on how we can make use of today's technology and media accessibility to not only create a historical record of our work, but to interact with and make available our creative process as a research object, artistic experience and opportunity for personal expression. The symposium will include a look at Bebe Miller Company's e-Book prototype of Dance Fort, a web-based portal and technological play-space that will launch in June 2014. Part installation, part eBook, part website, Dance Fort will share creative process with a broad audience, shifting the paradigm of an artist’s archive from artifact to artwork. The open discussion will range from the interaction of documentation with creative process and performance, technological tools and cultural implications, to sharing our practices as a local community to capture our own creative experience. Bebe Miller Company’s multi-year investigation of its own creative practice is the basis for their recent work A History, which premiered at the Wexner Center in 2012.

Coming soon: We’re as Lost as You Are. Thursday- Saturday, November 14-16, 2013 - 8pm at the EMMA Lab at ACCAD. Featuring choreographers Owen David and David Thill, part of the 2013-2014 season of MFA and BFA presentations. Owen David will present his MFA thesis work, here(ing), a meditation on time and space. David Thill will present Growing Pains, a solo piece that greets the world with a resounding, “I thought it would be different.” Also featuring work by visiting artist Jimmy Ortiz. Admission is free, but reservations are required. See event entry and join the facebook event page!

Dance Downtown is coming
! Join the event page on Facebook and invite your friends! 8pm Friday & Saturday, November 22-23, 2013 at the Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S High St, Columbus. Four award winning contemporary choreographers, including three OSUdance alums take inspiration from the expressive instrument of the guitar to create this year’s Dance Downtown, the annual concert that showcases the talents of undergraduate and graduate dance majors.


Arts & Sciences 6750: The Graduate Seminar in Fine Arts. Mondays, 12:40-3:40pm in Denney Hall 368. 3 credit hours. Instructor: Professor Michelle Herman. A multidisciplinary seminar for graduate student artists in which we will consider what we have in common—which too often we forget—and look at the process of art-making through the lens of each medium.  We will talk generally about process, and look closely at one another's work, without being able to rely on—and without being hampered by—the conventions or jargon of our individual media. In a weekly seminar, artists from all disciplines will meet to talk about what it means to make art and about the life of an artist (from the sublime to the ridiculous, as well as the practical) and to discuss each other's work—both finished work and new work in progress, made available through a combination of studio and gallery visits and talks, dance and theater performances, concerts, recordings, digital media, readings, and the distribution of printed matter. Each artist will also undertake one collaborative project with at least one other member of the class—and everyone will write and revise an artist's statement. Outside readings will be assigned as needed.
What we are recreating here, in some sense, is the salon of yore—or the contemporary artists colony experience, when artists of all stripes gather each evening in one another’s studios. Graduate student artists in any discipline at OSU are welcome to contact Michelle Herman at for further information. Prerequisite: MFA standing in any program, MM standing in the School of Music, or permission of Prof. Herman. (Note that the course is offered once each year, by a faculty member in a different arts discipline.)


Calling all OSU Grad students – please note the following local opportunity with statewide recognition for you to present your professional self and share your talents with dancers from throughout the state of Ohio. I do hope you will give this invitation your serious consideration. It is imperative that we have representation of OSUDance at this prestigious gathering – that takes place just down the street. On behalf of the department I want to encourage each of you to apply.  Questions? You know where to find me! Thanks, Dori

Call for Submissions and Masterclass Proposals 2014 Ohio Dance Festival and Conference. Dance Matters: Connections and CollaborationsApril 25-27, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Moving Works – All interested applicants should submit a portfolio of their work received in office by Thursday, December 5, 2013. Call for proposals to present a masterclass – deadline for submission is November 15, 2013.

Higher Education
Assistant Professor - Dance Studies, The Ohio State University
Assistant Professor –  Dance (2 positions), Kennesaw State University

Development Intern, Dancewave in New York City

Auditions and Competitions
Barcelona Dance Award and Dance Grand Prix. Summer 2014 in Europe
Auditions, AMDA Dance Conservatory
Jazz Choreographers - Choreographic Sponsorship Event, Inaside Chicago Dance

Study Abroad
OSUdance Maymester Study Abroad, San José, Costa Rica. May 5-15, 2014 on-campus, May 16-June 1, 2014 abroad

1 comment:

david grey said...

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