Friday, January 24, 2014

Week 4 Announcements: January 24-30, 2014

This week's blog features Special Events, Professional Opportunities and more.
From Jimmy Ortiz' Dance Downtown work, Holometábolo. Photo by Catherine Proctor.


NASD Site visitor meetings and events -- see your email for details!Welcoming our NASD site visitors, Martha Curtis (Professor and former Chair at VCU) and Mary Lisa Burns (Chair of Dance at New World Arts) as they volunteer their time to be our site visit evaluators. Join your class at the times below, see your colleagues' work and and offer your perspective on the program! If there is extreme weather, you will be contacted via email with contingency plans – stay tuned!

NASD showing
Sunday, January 26, 2014; 2-4pm

Grad meeting with NASD
Sunday, January 26, 2014; 4-5pm (following the showing) in Studio 390

Undergrad meeting with NASD
Tuesday, January 28, 2014; 11:45am–12:30pm in Studio 247

Learn Final Cut X with Mitchell Rose. Friday, January 24, 2014; 5-7:30pm.  FCPX is completely different from FCP7; it's not just an upgrade, it's an entirely new paradigm that will be difficult to figure out on your own. If you know FCP7 and want to keep editing, come to the workshop. The signup is on Mitchell Rose’s office door. If you have FCPX on your own laptop, no need to sign up, just bring it. You can download a free 30-day trial of FCPX from the Apple App Store. If you're taking Dance-Film I this semester, there's no need to take the workshop, as it will be taught in class. FCP7 will remain on the computers for one more semester. Participants, before the workshop download a folder called "FCP7 > FCPX Workshop" from the teacher's hard drive in the Lab. See you there!

Ten Tiny Performances. Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2014. 8pm on Friday and 7-9pm on Saturday, at the Garden Theater, Short North Stage, 1187 N High St. Audiences will see work by artists working in various mediums, including dance, theatre, and visual art. Pulling from Columbus' diverse art scenes, all performances will take place on a 4’ by 4’ stage, which over the course of the evening will be shared by Harmony Bench, Alison Crocetta, Evan Dawson, Jeff Fouch with Christeen Stridsberg, Ani Javian, Danielle Julian Norton, Bebe Miller, Paige Phillips, Preston Witt, and Abby Zbikowski.

2014 Nonprofit Opportunities Fair
. Thursday, January 30, 2014, Ohio Union

Winter Workshop with OSUdance alumni and SMAG Dance Collective Artistic Director, Michael Groomes. Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1-5:30pm, Dayton, Ohio. For more information visit

Stories, Journeys, and Dance – MCCA Conference, January 31, 2014; 3-5pm at the Round Room, Ohio Union. Doors open at 2:45pm, program begins promptly at 3pm. Refreshments will be served. The Multicultural Center for Embodied Aesthetics (MCCA), a brand new Graduate Student Formation at OSU is organizing an evening of enigmatic performances and path breaking conversations among scholars and students around dance, the aesthetics of politics, and social justice organizing. Featuring OSUdance grad Kaustavi Sarkar. Assistant Professor Harmony Bench will be attending as a panelist. Co-Sponsors: Department of Dance, Academic Initiatives at the Multicultural Center, the Diversity and Identity Studies Collective (DISCO), Performance and Politics Initiative at the Humanities Institute.

Raag Taal. Explore the Rhythms and Melodies in Indian Classical Music and Dance. January 31, 2014; 7pm at the Columbus Performing Arts Center - Shedd Theater. 549 Franklin Avenue in
Columbus. Tickets $15, $10 Seniors and Students w/ID. Presented by Natya Nirvana. Enabling cultural dialogue between East and West by sharing Indian performing arts, history and culture with a worldwide audience through instrumental music, singing, dancing, and storytelling. Supported by OAEA and GCAC.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company: ReVisioning 45 – New Works Unveiled. Saturday-Sunday, February 8-9, 2014. 7:30pm and 3pm, respectively, at the Victoria Theater in Dayton, OH. Join DCDC alumnus and OSU Professor Rodney Brown, as well as OSU MFA alumnus and current DCDC Rehearsal Director Crystal Fuller in celebrating DCDC’s 45th anniversary. This concert will present three world premieres of new work by the internationally renowned master choreographers Donald Byrd (Broadway’s Color Purple), Ronen Koresh, and Ray Mercer (Broadway’s Lion King). The creation of their new work is made possible by the dance company’s two-year project Revisioning 45.

Asian American Movements: Taiko Drumming, Performance, and Cultural Politics. Guest lecture from Dr. Angela Ahlgren, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater, Ohio University. Monday, February 17, 2014. 12:30pm at George Wells Knight House, 104 East 15th Avenue. This is a Performance/Politics event.

The Labanotation Teacher Certification Course will be offered this summer, June 2-12, 2014 at OSU. The course will emphasize varied approaches to integrating notation across the curriculum in addition to teaching Motif/Elementary Labanotation theory. Applications now due February 15.
See the DNB Extension website for more details or email Rachael Riggs Leyva (riggs-leyva.1)

Mobilizing Movement Lecture. Neoliberalism and the Collectivization of the Dancing Body in Post-Crisis Buenos Aires, with Dr. Victoria Fortuna. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, Oberlin College. Monday, January 27, 2014; 12:30-2pm at the George Wells Knight House, 104 East 15th Avenue. This is a Performance/Politics event.


Check out Sarah Levitt + Dance, her eponymous blog featuring rehearsal processes, reflections and videos on her work and experiences at OSU.

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!


Audition, Site Specific Work with Crystal Fuller. Saturday, January 25, 2014. 10am-12pm in Sullivant 390. Registration begins at 9am. MFA Alumnus Crystal Fuller is choreographing The Descent of this Water: Rain, a new work that will take place along the banks of Scioto River in Dublin and Dayton, Ohio. This project is a historical exploration of the river, wherein it is a site of migration, a point of freedom, and a location of convergence for varying cultures. It asks: what is the identity of the river? What is the geography of the body? How are they connected? What does this place say about who we are as a community? Interested dancers should be available during the following dates and times: Sundays from 12-3pm in March/April (excluding spring break), May 5-9, 2014, and July 11-19, 2014 (on site rehearsals and performance). The Descent of this Water: Rain is being presented with generous support from The Dublin Arts Council, OhioDance and OSUDance.

Audition, Framework, Chicago
Audition Tour, Akjun Ballet Company

Internship, Front Magazine for contemporary dance in Portland, OR

Call for Proposals – Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing, SDHS + CORD Society of Dance History Scholars + Congress on Research in Dance Joint Conference. November 13-16, 2014 at The University of Iowa. Deadline April 1, 2014

Administrative Positions
Academy Director and Development Director, BalletMet Columbus

Summer Intensive, August 11-16, 2014 at Inaside Chicago Dance

Scholarships, Sons of Italy

Travel & Study Abroad
Island Dance, June 30-July 14, 2014. Collaborative Dance for Camera project in Denmark hosted by Ann Sofie Clemmensen. See link for more info, or contact clemmensen.1. Submit applications to her mailbox in 316 Sullivant Hall. Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5pm.

London Theatre Study Abroad Information Session. Wednesday, January 29, 2014. 5:30-6:30pm in Oxley Hall 122. The London Theatre Summer Program is a four week program open to students of sophomore rank or higher with at least one previous theatre credit. This program hosts an array of special guests, lecturers, and artists, embarking on numerous theatre visits in and outside London.

China Gateway Global Internship Program


Need support with your Dance Film and tech projects? Megan Davis (.3742)  is available via email and appointment to take your questions and help trouble-shoot any problems you may encounter. Feel free to contact her as needed!

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