Friday, March 28, 2014

Week 13 Announcements: March 28-April 3, 2014

This week's blog features Special Events, Professional Opportunities, and more!

 SPECIAL EVENTS 
Graduate Research Forum. Monday, March 31, 2014. 12:30-2:00 in Sullivant 220. Come see presentations from graduate students on the research that they are conducting here.

Graduate Choreography Showing: Monday Night Dances. Monday, March 31, 2014. 7:30 at Barnett Theater in Sullivant Hall, with a pre-show reception at 7:00. Rough works in progress, shown with no theatrical lighting and limited seating. Free and open to the public.

The Faun Experiment. Tuesday, April 1, 2014. 4:30pm at the US Bank Theatre, Ohio Union. Gregg Morzgala is expected to be in a wheelchair at age 40, disabled by Cerebral Palsy. Instead, he embarks on a dance  project with choreographer Tamar Rogoff. The Faun Experiment is a documentary film is shot over four years as Rogoff and Mozgala work to create a performance piece that changes Mozgala’s life. Through a process Rogoff invents as they go, Mozgola's heels touch the ground for the first time in his life. The limits of the human body turn out to be not so fixed, and the medical and disability worlds take notice. As the pair discover resources they didn’t know they had, art overturns science. Join Tamar and Gregg for the Ohio premier of this compelling story.

 PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES 

Auditions
OSU 2015 MFA Works. Saturday, March 29, 2014. 10:00-12:00pm in Studio 390, Sullivant Hall.

Grants, Awards, and Funding
Graduate Career Development Grant. Deadline April 4, 2014.

Intensives
International Dance Festival - Silicon Valley. Mountain View CA
Aerial Dance Intensive at Michigan Tech
Intensive Reformer Course at Oncore Body Center. Dulbin OH

Higher Ed.
Assistant Professor of Dance (2 positions), Southern Utah University

 ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES & REMINDERS 
Last Wednesday, members of our community who wished to do so came together in the Barnett Theater to form a circle of silent remembrance for Melissa Bontempo. For many, this was more than a consoling experience; it was literally and figuratively centering. Therefore, we have cleared permission for the remainder of the semester to continue this practice every Wednesday at noon in the Barnett Theatre. We envision it as a departmental practice that extends beyond our collective grieving for Melissa and embraces our individual and collective needs to simply come together. We have named the practice "Collecting Ourselves." Please feel free to come or stay away. In any case, it offers a very short window of silence, beginning at about 12:05 and ending by about 12:10 pm.

 KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS 

Congratulations to all the dancers that presented their research at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. As always, the Department of Dance gave a strong showing, with BFA Seniors Lauren Bedal, Kat Sauma, and Tyisha Nedd sweeping first, second, and third place prizes in the category of Arts and Architecture. Also presenting their work and representing the world of dance were: Jenn Clancy, Kerry Dibble, Clara Martinez, Ella Matweyou, Elyse Morckel, and Theresa Niermeyer. Well done! 

If you would like to share any events on the OSUDance Blog, send information to Owen David at david.82 by Wednesday evening for inclusion in the following weekend's blog post.

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