Friday, November 08, 2013

Week 13 Announcements: November 8-14, 2013

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

Check out this playlist of works featured at Dance Downtown. Videos by Elijah Palnik, interviews by Mara Penrose.


A spotlight on MFA Candidate Tawanda Chabikwa's process site – ndini wako is a public resource of experimental ethnography projects and ideas. Check it out!

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!


Dance Fort: An Archive of Creative Process. Monday November 18, 2013, 7-9 pm
ACCAD: BALE Theater. 1224 Kinnear Rd, Columbus. 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, researcher Rachael Riggs-Leyva and artist Caroline Beasley-Baker for a discussion of their collaborative histories and processes. 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. *Seats are by reservation only. Please RSVP to info@bebemillercompany with your name and phone number to attend.

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 almost here
! 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 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. Acclaimed dance artist, OSU Dance alumna and Modern Dance icon Dianne McIntyre presents a new work in response to the sounds of early blues. McIntyre is highly regarded for her choreographic musicality and her deep dedication to dancers being in intimate relationship to the music. Legendary choreographer, alumna and Distinguished Professor of Dance Bebe Miller reprises her 1991 creation with The Hendrix Redux, a chaotic, yet ordered visualization of the music of the legendary guitarist, performed on the original set pieces by Caroline Beasley-Baker. Visiting artist from Costa Rica Jimmy Ortiz constructs movement material inspired by the concept of radical transformations. An original sound score composed for his work harnesses the versatility and virtuosity of both electric and acoustic guitars. Ortiz is an internationally renowned choreographer known for creating movement expressions that are urgent, compelling, and emotionally pitch perfect. Choreographer Abby Zbikowski creates a new work with students exploring her signature rhythmically driven, hard-edged movement vocabulary, drawn from the essence and vitality of punk and hip-hop aesthetics. The work samples music from various punk and hardcore bands such as the Runaways, Bad Brains, and Swans, among others.


The School of Communication will be offering several undergraduate elective courses related to Health Communication during the Spring 2014 semester. These courses are open to any major and do not have prerequisites:

COMM 2596: Intro to Science, Risk, Environmental, and Health Communication. TR 9:35am-10:55am. This introductory course provides a general overview of communication approaches to problems such as cancer, infectious disease, recycling, climate change, and public safety. Over the course of the semester students will complete a project in which they critically examine a health, safety, or environmental risk and develop a prototype communication intervention or campaign to address the issue drawing on theories and research covered in the course.

COMM 4737: Health Communication in Mass Mediated Contexts. WF 1:50pm-2:45pm
This course provides an understanding of health communication campaigns including the process of campaign design and methods of evaluating  campaigns’ influence on health behaviors.

COMM 4738: Health Communication and New Media. MWF 12:40pm-1:35pm. This course focuses on the uses of technology in health communication including the ability for technology to improve patient-provider relationships, the importance of online support groups, and the use of the Internet to improve healthcare.


Occupational Therapy Information Session. November 8, 2013. 12-1:30pm. Held in the Occupational Therapy Division Laboratory 416 Atwell Hall. OSU is the Fifteenth Best Occupational Therapy program in the country and the top-ranked program in Ohio, according to US News and World Reports (2013). This information session will feature presentations from Occupational Therapy Faculty members and current students about the great things that the Occupational Therapy Division is doing. Admission information will be discussed. Reserve your spot by emailing

Festivals and Intensives
Winter Workshop, Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation
MELT 2014, Movement Research
Winter Intensive, RIOULT
Winter Intensive, Doug Varone and Dancers

International Project Dance registration open
Danceforms International Showcase in Guatemala

Live Entertainment, Cedar Point
Summer Program – Audition Tour, Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Higher Education
Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University
Assistant Professor  (2 positions), UC Riverside

Travel & Study Abroad
Study Abroad Information Session, London Theatre. November 14, 2013 at OSU
International Physical Theatre Lab, December 14-21, 2013 in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria


Are you preparing a work for inclusion in the Winter Concert at BalletMet (February 28-March 1, 2014) or for ACDFA Regional at Ohio University (March 2-5, 2014)? If so, be sure to sign up for the adjudication on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, between 7-10pm in Pomerene 316. Please sign up for your time slot no later than Friday, November 29, 2013! Also note that the adjudication for the Spring Showing in the Barnett Theatre in Sullivant (April 10-12) will be on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

The Space Request Form is now open for Spring 2014. Reservations will be finalized in December.

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