Friday, November 15, 2013

Week 14 Announcements: November 15-21, 2013

This week: Special Events, Courses, Opportunities, Funding, Reminders and more.

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


This week, check out MFA candidate Kaustavi Sarkar's WordPress blog, a virtual space for creative exploration and scholarly investigation.
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!


BalletMet: The Four Seasons – An Evening with James Kudelka. Through November 16, 2013 at the Capital Theater. A program of contemporary classics by internationally renowned choreographer James Kudelka, including the company premiere of The Four Seasons, his critically acclaimed masterpiece set to Vivaldi's glorious score. Also on the program, two works created expressly for BalletMet – Man in Black, Kudelka’s homage to music legend Johnny Cash, and There, below set to Ralph Vaughan Williams elegiac “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.” Includes dancing by our very own Susan Hadley. 

Henry Jenkins Comics . . . and Stuff: How to Read The Yellow Kid. Friday, November 15, 2013. 4pm in Sullivant Hall Auditorium. A new multimedia digital book project on contemporary comics and their historical antecedents which is being developed in collaboration with the Annenberg Innovation Lab. 

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.

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. Please note that we can usually accommodate people from the waitlist: email Jessica Cavener (.20) to be placed on the waitlist and please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the show. See event entry and join the facebook event page!

Dance Downtown.
 8pm Friday & Saturday, November 22-23, 2013 at the Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S High St, Columbus. Join the event page on Facebook and invite your friends!  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. 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. 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.

Manta Ray Dance. Sunday, November 24, 2013. 2:30pm at Weigel Auditorium. Free Admission. Choreography by OSU Alumni Leigh Lotocki and Amanda Platt, with performance by Amanda Platt. Music performed by percussionist Kevin Estes (DMA candidate in the OSU School of Music). Over this past summer, Leigh and Amanda formed a relationship with musicians Kevin Estes and Johnny Mendoza, which resulted in a quartet premiere at the Urban Arts Space titled Out of Cast and Cave. They continued to collaborate this fall and will be premiering a duet at Kevin's DMA Recital. The recital also includes two duets played by musicians who will be playing the original score of Plato’s Cave as well as a jazzy, quirky duet played on the marimbas. Support for Manta Ray Dance and Kevin Estes’s DMA Recital is provided by the OSU School of Music.

The Departmental Informance is coming! As our semester comes to a close, we have one final chance to all be together in Pomerene. This semester, it will be on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 12:30-2pm in Pomerene 316. All majors, graduates, minors, staff, and lecturers are invited to participate. Please RSVP to Ani Javian(.1) if you would like to share your work or have any questions. Showings should be no longer than 10 minutes for a class or 5 minutes for a single person. Susan Petry will also be giving special thanks to those from Pomerene and Drake who have welcomed us in their spaces for the last few years. Light refreshments will be served, but bring your own lunch. Looking forward to seeing some of the many projects that you've been working on this semester so... SIGN UP! SIGN UP! SIGN UP!


African Dance Workshop with Youssouf Koumbassa. Saturday, November 23, 2013. 12:30-2:30pm at the A+ Arts Academy. 270 Napoleon Ave, Columbus OH. Sponsored by Djun Kendafala Dance Company.


ITALIAN 2052. Untold Histories: The Forgotten and the Invisible in Modern Italy. SP14, WF 11:10m-12:30pm. Instructor: Marisa Giorgi. GE Literature, Diversity, Global Studies.

ENGLISH 2266. Poetry Writing I. SP14, TR 3:55-5:15pm.


Auditions, LehrerDance. December 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Summer Positions, The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts
Student Assistants, Undergraduate Research Office

Winter Intensive, ADF. December 28, 2013-January 5, 2014 at Ailey Studios

Call for Applications, REVERBdance Festival. March 21-23, 2014 in New York City

2014 ACDFA East Central Conference. OSUdance is a founding member of ACDFA and participates annually in the regional conferences. This year’s conference is at OU in Athens, Ohio from March 2-5, 2014. (Our Winter Concert finishes its run on March 1. This is the 9th week of Spring Semester, and the week just before Spring Break.
As has been the practice for many years, we pay the registration fees for 8 students and 1 faculty.
We have reserved 2 motel rooms for 4 students each and 1 room for the faculty member.
We can adjudicate 2 dances (one has to be choreographed by a current student) and send another for the Informal Concert.
We have decided to send a quartet version of Sofie’s MFA project from last year.
On Tuesday December 3 at 7 in Pom 316 we will adjudicate for our Winter Concert and for the second adjudicated ACDFA piece and possibly the one to represent us in the Informal Concert. Considering the situation, we can send up to 4 more students meaning that solos, duets or possibly a trio is all we can consider for this year. See MKB or Sofie for details.


The Denman Demystified: An Introduction to the Forum. Tuesday, November 19, 2013. 5:30-6:30pm in 20 Page Hall. Come learn all about the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum and the application process to present at the largest and most prestigious undergraduate poster forum at OSU!

Have Research, Will Travel. Wednesday, November 20, 2013. 5:30-6:30pm in 10 Psychology Building. Presented by the Office of International Affairs. Conducting research in a foreign country can make for an incredible undergraduate experience! Students who have done research aboard will talk about the positives and the challenges and give advice about how you can do it too!

Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants. Fall deadline: November 25, 2013

National Conference on Undergraduate ResearchApril 3-5, 2014 at the University of Kentucky. Abstract deadline: December 6, 2013. Just 3 hours from Columbus! The URO is offering up to $400 in travel awards to students whose abstracts are accepted to present at NCUR.

Edward S. “Beanie” Drake Scholarship, OSU. Deadline December 4, 2013.


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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