Thursday, September 11, 2014

Week 4 Announcements: September 15-19


Sullivant's Travels takes over. Check out this beautiful preview created by Elijah Palnik, and share it with your friends:

Cast and crew, please note that there is a champagne and dessert reception after the show to celebrate your hard work! All members of the Department of Dance are invited to attend. 

There are still opportunities to get involved:
  • Email Mara Penrose if you are interested in being an usher for the performances. You will be paid in pizza and a t-shirt!
  • Email Dori, Dana Schafer or Leisa DeCarlo to help prepare for and participate in the Alumni Celebration. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with alums at the Saturday reception (6pm) and Sunday afternoon masterclasses.

OSU Dance is hiring a new, tenure-track Assistant Professor with an emphasis in studio practice and composition for Autumn 2015. Please spread the word and send on the job description to your contacts.

Winter Concert + ACDFA adjudication is Saturday, October 18th. Sign-up sheets will go up soon in the Green Room.


Semester Funding Initiative (SFI): Check your email this week for application instructions from Amy. Due date: September 19. 


2nd Year MFAs: One-page project proposals are due this Monday, September 15.


Fall Undergraduate Research Week is September 15-19! Learn more here, and read about funding opportunities here.

Undergraduate Auditions are Friday, October 11 - Saturday, October 12. Volunteers are needed to help with tours, check-in, etc. Please email Noelle Bohaty to sign up. 


September 14, 3-5pm: Columbus Contact Improv Jam in Sullivant 370. Continues most Sundays through the fall. Visit the Facebook page, or contact Shannon Drake for details. 

September 26, 10:20-12pm: GAGA Masterclass with James Graham. Sign up sheets will be available in the Green Room on Monday, September 22nd. 

September 30, 7:30-9: Master Class with Anitra Keegan at Ballet Met

October 2, 7pm: Visiting Scholar Lynn Garafola presents "Discourses of Memory: The Marginalization of Bronislava Nijinska" in the Schultz Lecture Hall. 

October 6, 12:30-2pm: "Professional and Personal Practices for the Post-College Life," a discussion led by third year MFA candidate Tammy Carrasco. 

October 24, 10:20-12pm: Masterclass with Aakash Odedra, Wexner Center Guest Artist. Details coming soon. 


September 18-20: Available Light Theater's Dirty Math 2016: Days of Future Math

September 20, 1pm and 4pm: Sullivant's Travels 

September 26-28: Harvest Dance Festival in Chicago, IL


Call for Dancers: Third year MFA candidate Rachel Barker seeks 20 dancers to participate in a site-specific work happening underneath the white scaffolding between Wexner and Mershon. 1-2 rehearsals per week and a performance at the end of October. Rehearsals start next week! Contact Rachel to learn more and get involved.

Teach dance to theater students: Briggs High School seeks dancers interested in teaching dance and improv in their theater program. Contact Elaine Hughs-Pittman or Dr. Dixon for details.  

DNB Teacher Certification Course: This interactive, participatory course provides the student with experience, feedback, and insights in teaching Elementary Labanotation. The course can be taken by anyone from anywhere, and may be started at any time. Details here.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive applications are now available! This year, you can choose to study for ten days in New York City or five days in Pasadena, California.

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.


Want to make a little extra cash? The Art Department is seeking dancers to be models for figure drawing classes. Two or three people at a time modeling for 3 hour class is ideal. Please contact Marthe Grohman to get signed up, scheduled and paid.


A big shout-out and "merde" to the cast and crew of Sullivant's Travels, and especially to Sofie Clemmensen! As rehearsal director, Sofie has held all of the big and small details from start to finish, with her signature humor and Sofie-style. Here's to a great week!

Sofie, Steve, and members of the "Sullivant's Travels" cast celebrate after their intensive rehearsal week in May


On Sullivant's Travels, Stephan Koplowitz says, "Each of the 11 performance works is a world premiere and is inspired by the history of the building, the architecture and/or the current use of specific spaces. The cumulative effect of these works serves as a metaphor for learning, collaboration, creative play, and dreaming. It is my hope that you will come away from the experience with a new perspective on the life of and the intention of both the building and its mission."

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