Thursday, August 28, 2014

Week 1 Announcements: August 27-31


Welcome and welcome back to all of the students, faculty and staff who make up the OSU Department of Dance! 

This is the OSU Dance weekly blog blast, our medium for announcing important administrative information, job openings, internship listings, funding opportunities, masterclasses, auditions, academic deadlines, and more, so be sure to read it each week. 

You can also follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of the goings-on in the department. And check out the new "Upcoming Events" tab at the top of this page for a quick list of departmental events this year. 


Casting auditions will take place this Saturday, August 30 for Dance Downtown, Drums Downtown, and the spring Repertory Company. Registration starts at 9am; the audition runs from 10-12pm. 

Sullivant Opening Updates: There are still opportunities to get involved with Sullivant's Travels and the Alumni Reunion taking place on September 20-21. Email Susan Petry if you are interested in being an usher for the performances, and email Dori if you'd like to volunteer during the alumni events. 

Photo by Nick Fancher


August 25-October 3: Tracers Takes Over at Hopkins Hall Gallery. 

August 30: Claire Porter performs Prepositions and a Piano at Ohio Wesleyan University

September 4-5: Symposium "Blurring Boundaries without Burning Bridges" in the Department of Theatre.

September 17: Jingle composer Martin O'Donnell speaks at Weigel Hall Auditorium.


There is still room in some amazing course offerings this fall in the Department of Dance, including 
Contact the instructor for more information. 

And, in the Barnett Center: 
  • Graduate Student Think Tank: This year-long think tank will collaborate with the King Arts Complex (located downtown) to develop organizational and management structures, envision new uses for their building, assess their relationship to the larger Columbus community, develop new business structures, revenue streams, and a succession plan to steward this historic theater for future generations. Credit is available through an Arts Management Internship (8191.01). Class will meet two hours each week at a time to be determined by the participants. Email Sonia BasSheva Manhon, Director of the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, for application and more information.


Opera Columbus audition: Audition for Opera Columbus' 2014-2015 season! OC is casting for Opera Goes to School, its educational tour, and to sing in the Pagliacci chorus with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. More information available here.

Buck-I-SERV: Applications are now available for 2015's Buck-I-SERV. Undergrads, grads, faculty and staff are invited to apply to serve, lead, or advise trips. More information available here.

International exchange opportunity for SP 15: Apply to attend Taipei National University of the Arts as an international exchange student this spring! The application is due October 31. More information can be found here. You can also contact 2nd Year PhD Joda Lee, who attended TNUA, if you'd like to know more about the school.

International Association of Blacks in Dance: The 27th Annual IABD Conference will be held in Cleveland from January 21-25, 2015. Early bird registration ends October 31. Learn more about the conference here.


The Department of Dance is very fortunate to offer its dancers injury prevention and care strategies through the Program for Performing Arts Medicine. Physical Therapist Mariah Nierman offers an easy self-care strategy for easing into the semester:
  • Self Release with tennis ball: Place tennis ball under calf muscle. Use your arms and opposite leg to support your body weight and roll up and down over the tennis ball. Make sure you reach all parts of the muscle, top/bottom, in/out, but avoid the Achilles tendon. Perform for 3-5 minutes for each leg. 
Learn more about the resources offered for the care and prevention of injuries and schedules appointments on the Dance Wellness page of the OSU Dance website. 

Counseling and Consultation Services provides comprehensive services to OSU students. Visit their website or call 614-292-5766 to learn more about individual and group therapy, workshops, and outreach.


Professor Rodney A. Brown taught this summer at the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts. Check out this great photo of Professor Brown in action.

Summertime Across the Globe: Members of the department danced all over the globe this summer! Check out the following blogs to learn more about their travels: 
Globetrot on WOSU: Professors Bebe Miller and Mitchell Rose appeared on WOSU's Broad and High this summer to speak about the process of making their international acclaimed dance film, Globe Trot. Check out their interview, and watch the full film below!


"The message of Globe Trot is that people, all over the world, are equal." 
--Mitchell Rose, Assistant Professor, Department of Dance

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