Friday, February 14, 2014

Week 7 Announcements: February 14-20, 2014

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

OSUDance back in Sullivant Hall. Another great video by Elijah Palnik!

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.

Visiting Scholar Hannah Kosstrin Presentation: Mixed Metaphors: Anna Sokolow and "American" Modern Dance in International Contexts. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 2-3pm in Sullivant Hall 131 – Barnett Center Conference Room.

Hannah Kosstrin, Ph.D., is a dance scholar situated at the intersection of dance, Jewish, and gender studies. At Reed College, she teaches courses in dance studies, gender studies, Laban movement notation, and contemporary technique.

Visiting Scholar Jose Luis Reynoso Presentation: Twentieth Century Dancing Modernisms in Latin American Countries –Race and Class in the Production of Western Modernity. Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2-3pm in Sullivant Hall 225.

Jose Luis Reynoso's interests include critical theory and pedagogy, explicit and implicit ideological discourses in dance making and the formation of artistic identities, the role of race and class in the production of notions of Western modernity, and the transnational mobility and intermixing of Latin American communities and expressive cultures.

BalletMet: Alice in Wonderland. February 7-15, 2014. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a world where tea with the Mad Hatter, croquet with the Queen, and square-dancing with lobsters is simply par for the course. Whether you're big or you're small -- or sometimes you’re both -- you'll find that logic is no match for madness among the delirious denizens of Wonderland.

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: 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.


Audition, Site Specific Work with Crystal Fuller. Saturday, February 15, 2014. 10am-12pm in Sullivant 390. Registration: 9am. MFA Alumna 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 also in 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). Presented with generous support from The Dublin Arts Council, OhioDance and OSUDance.

Call for Submissions, RAW: natural born artists. March 26, 2014 Showcase.
Summer Intensive Auditions, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Auditions, Diavolo Dance Theater
Call for Papers, International Workshop on Movement and Computing. June 16-17, 2014 in Paris, France
Bluegrass State International Dance Festival, Kentucky. July 9-14,  2014

Summer Workshop/Intensive, MamLuft&Co. Dance
Master Classes and Seminars, Danzainfiera in Italy

Tetra Seminar, The Four Pillars of Laban Movement Analysis with Carol-Lynne Moore and Cate Deicher. March 27-29, 2014

Call for Entries
Call for Papers, Presentations and Workshops, Mime and Movement Theatre Symposium, “Making the Invisible Visible: Mime’s Contemporary Legacy.” Extended Deadline: February 25, 2014.

Travel & Study Abroad
Semester in Hawaii
International Summer School of Physical Theater

Grants, Awards & Funding
AGGRS Grant Application. Deadline March 3, 2014


Adjudication for the Spring Sneak Peak in our new performance space is Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10am-1pm. A sign-up sheet with available time slots is posted in the green room, and adjudication will take place in the performance space.

Graduate Student Meeting: Tuesday, February 18, 2014. 12:05-12:45pm in the Grad Offices. If you intend on being a part of our first Grad Show on Monday, March 31, or if you want more information about it, you MUST attend this meeting. We need choreographers, tech, volunteers, ideas, etc.

Calls for Help!

Jill Guyton Nee is looking for A-line, semi-formal, knee length dresses made of heavy satin or taffeta (that awful 80's iridescent fabric), and sweat bands for the wrists and/or head. If you have any you are willing to donate - please contact Jill  at nee.11!

Carrie Cox is looking for used towels, with you will be donating to the cause of cleaning out studios! If you have any towels to give, please drop them off at or outside Carrie’s office.

Freshman edition! Check out these featured ePortfolio's. Submissions from the"One Hour Study" assignment from Sophie Clemmensen's Autumn Tech class.

Image from Maggie Ferrell's WordPress
Tim Bendernagel: A Brief Moment of Intimacy
Maggie Ferrell: Influence of Music on Dance
Claire Moore: Bodies of Brooklyn
Callie Lacinski: Exploring Emotion and Translation
Kelly Widerschein: Donate a Dance Move


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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