Friday, February 07, 2014

Week 6 Announcements: February 7-15, 2014

This week's blog features Special Events, Visiting Scholars, Professional Opportunities, Funding and more.


Joanna Dee Das
Kate Elswit

Visiting Scholar - Joanna Dee Das, Choreographing the African Diaspora: Katherine Dunham and the Politics of Performance. Monday, February 10, 2014. 2-3pm in Sullivant Hall 225. 

Visiting Scholar - Kate Elswit, Inheriting Dance's Alternative Histories: Reconstructing Reconstructions on the Global Stage. Friday, February 14, 2014. 9-10am in Sullivant Hall 225.

New Faculty Lecture Series - How to Do the History of Sexuality: Perspectives from the Department History. Monday, February 10, 2014. 4-5:30pm in Dulles Hall 168. This panel will review some of the challenges of researching the history of sexuality as well of legitimizing the field within the larger discipline of History. Featuring Clayton Howard, Assistant Professor of History, Katherine Marino, Assistant Professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Daniel Rivers, Assistant Professor of History. 

Performing the Politics of Food and Agriculture: Historic Precedents and Contemporary Theatres of Food with Dr. Ann Folino White. Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, Michigan State University. Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3pm in 2038 Drake. As part of the New Deal era, Congress passed the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA), legislation designed to address the New Deal the contradiction between widespread hunger and agricultural plenty during the Depression. This talk explores the theatrical strategies used by anti-AAA activists in their protests, those employed by the federal government at the 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair and in the Federal Theatre Project “living newspaper” play Triple-A Plowed Under (1936), and the recurrence of these strategies in contemporary food politics performances.

Asian American Movements: Taiko Drumming, Performance, and Cultural Politics. With 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. How does taiko performance enact Asian American Movement politics? Since the late 1960s, Asian American taiko players have harnessed the Japanese drumming style’s potential for empowerment. This talk focuses on “Ei Ja Nai Ka?” (Isn’t It Good?), a self-described “taiko folk dance” that has become a staple of San Jose Taiko company’s repertoire. Cosponsored by the Performance/Politics Working Group of the Humanities Institute and the Department of Theatre.

 More Humanities Institute events.

Coming soon: Master Class: Sonia Destri Lie of Companhia Urbana de Dança. Thursday, February 27, 2014; 10:20am - 12pm in Studio 390, Sullivant Hall. Companhia Urbana de Dança is a unique dance group with roots in hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance. Directed by Sonia Destri Lie, the group consists of eight young dancers from the suburbs and favelas in Rio de Janeiro. The company has a particular artistic, urban expression of society.
Coming soon: RE: flect | peat | dact | start Friday, February 28 - Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8pm plus 3pm Saturday matinée. BalletMet Performance Space, 322 Mt. Vernon Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215. Winter Concert featuring the choreography of Jill Guyton Nee, Rachel Barker, Tammy Carrasco, Kat Sauma, Serena Chang, Josh Hines, Elyse A. Morckel, Christine Ghinder, and Colleen Leonardi. Part of the 2014 winter season of MFA and BFA projects and performances.

Coming soon: Dance In Columbus Quarterly Gathering. Greater Columbus Arts Council. Monday, March 24, 2014 from 7-9pm (EDT) in Columbus, OH.


Check out OSUdance in Costa RicaNorah Zuniga-Shaw has created this site a place for students and faculty to leave a trace of intercultural exchange between the department and our friends and collaborators in Costa Rica. Includes documentation and reflection on themes in the course, and results from individual research projects conducted during the Study Abroad program.

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!


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, 2014. See the DNB Extension website for more details or email Rachael Riggs Leyva (riggs-leyva.1)

Summer Jobs for Dance Majors, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in MI

Audition Tour, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Male Dancer, GroundWorks DanceTheater
Dance Competition, Talentcall

Dance & Music Co-Lab – Choreography Intensive,
June 16-28, 2014 at the Charlotte New Music Festival

Summer Intensives
Summer Intensive, LehrerDance
Summer Workshop, Doug Varone and Dancers
Intensives and Workshops, LÉON Dance Arts NY
Summer Intensive, Fort Wayne Ballet
Summer Workshops, Limón
Workshop, Boulder Jazz Dance
Intensive Workshops, Dance and Movement Therapy

SoulFood: Physical, Mental & Social Effects of Opera and Dance. April 24-26, 2014 in Helsinki
Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity, December 19-22, 2014 in Tuscany

Higher Education
Faculty, University of Florida – School of Theatre and Dance

Administrative Notes & Reminders
Adjudication for Spring Studio Showing is Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10am in Sullivant 320 (The Barnett Theatre)


The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Priority Date is February 15, 2014 for all entering freshmen, continuing, and transfer students in the 2014-2015 school year. To submit their FAFSA application, students can either mail a PDF FAFSA, request a paper FAFSA by calling 1-800-433-3243, or login online to apply using the official FAFSA homepage.


Need support with your Dance Film and tech projects
? Megan Davis (.3742)  will be setting consistent hours in the lab soon. In the meantime, she 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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