Friday, September 26, 2014

Week 6 Announcements: September 29 - October 3


REMINDER: James Graham (MFA '10) will meet with students for a brown bag lunch in the office lobby ("living room") from 12-12:45 today (9/26) following his master class. Learn more about James and his work here

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

Mark your calendars for "Dancing (and Real Life) in a Big City" on Monday, October 6 from 12:30-2pm in the Green Room. Grad students will share their experiences dancing and making it all work after college. See below in "Undergrad News" for details! 

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.


It's a very exciting time to be looking for jobs! Oberlin College seeks an Assistant Professor of Dance; Washington University in St. Louis seeks an Assistant Professor of Dance; University of Buffalo is hiring an Assistant Professor of Dance Studies; University of Southern California is looking for an Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance.

On Friday, October 3 from 9-11am, visiting scholar Lynn Garafola will lead a workshop for MFAs and PhDs on methods to utilize both digital and more traditional archival resources. She is interested in helping researchers in dance to explore resources outside the traditional avenues used in dance scholarship. Email Karen if you plan to attend. 

Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University is now accepting applications for its MA in Performance Curation and Certificate in Performance Curation. OSU Dance alums Nicole Stanton and Katja Kolcio helped develop the program. Applications are due January 15, 2015. 


"Dancing (and Real Life) in a Big City" will take place on Monday, October 6th from 12:30-2pm in the Green Room. Grad students will share their experiences post-college, and answer questions like "How do I make money?" "Where should I live?" "How do I find dancers and studio space?" etc. After the conversation, undergrads will have the opportunity to match up with grad mentors who share their interests. Mentorship categories include: Performance, Choreography, Teaching, Dance in the Community, Dance and Technology, and more! Email Tammy (conversation) or Brandon (mentorship) with questions. 

Undergraduate Auditions are Friday, October 10 - Saturday, October 11. Volunteers are needed to help with tours, check-in, etc. Please email Noelle Bohaty to sign up. 


September 26, 10:20-12pm: GAGA Masterclass with James Graham. 

September 28, 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 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 3, 5-6pm in Room 225: Susan Hadley will be showing Across the Field, her collaboration with dancers from OSU and BalletMet, performing with the OSU Marching Band. She will talk about the artistic challenges of creating and premiering this work for 57 performers, which addresses OSU traditions and values as a microcosm of our national identity.


Auditions for A Chorus Line at Short North Stage will take place at the Garden Theater on Saturday, October 18 from 10-3pm, with dancer call backs at 4pm. Performances: April 2015. For more information and to schedule an audition appointment, email Company Manager Deb Colvin-Tanner.

Leap of Faith Dance Studio is seeking instructors in advanced ballet/pointe, beginning ballet, as well a part-time sales associate. Please contact Crystal Boyce by email or phone (614-486-1533) for more information.

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. Contact Rachel to learn more and get involved.

Call for Submissions: OhioDance's 2015 Spring Festival seeks submissions for the evening performance on April 25. Deadline is December 5. More information.

Dancing Wheels Company, America's first, professional, physically integrated company, seeks a male dancer for an immediate position. To audition, interested candidates should send a letter of interest and head shot to President/Founding Artistic Director Mary Verdi-Fletcher, or call (216) 432-0306.

Call for Participants: IUGTE hosts their annual multidisciplinary conference, "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity," in Italy from December 18-22. Arts practitioners and researchers are encouraged to attend. 

Call for Entries: 6th Annual Midwest RAD Fest from March 19-22, 2015 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Applications due October 24. 


The Los Angeles Experience is an exciting travel and learning experience designed for undergraduate and graduate students with career aspirations in Film and Animation, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and the Business of the Arts.  Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the program will connect current students with valuable alumni who have careers in TV, film, and the arts through a six-day experience in Los Angeles, California. Applications are due October 30th.

Department of Theater auditions for Spring 2015 performances will be held October 9-10 in Drake. More information.

Visual Design survey: Visual design major and dance minor Jessica McManus is developing a project to examine how visual design can communicate choreographic concepts. Please complete her "Survey for Dancers" to help her gather data for her research.

STOTT Pilates Instructor Course at Oncore Body Center in Dublin: The Intensive Reformer program teaches you how to design and instruct Level 1 Reformer workouts in personal or group training settings for a range of clients. More information.


Sullivant's Travels and the re-opening of Sullivant Hall received great press in the Columbus Dispatch, and in two different Lantern articles. Congratulations to the cast, crew, and massive support team who made it all possible!
3rd Year MFA candidate Rachel Barker in Sullivant's Travels. 
Photo by Kristin Zeis for the Dispatch.


"There's nothing in the world like the feeling of being in the studio, working along and whamo, something starts to take off, to go wowowowow, juice up. But it doesn't happen right at the get go and it doesn't happen all the time and it doesn't happen from working yourself into a tizzy of wanting it, or from anything to do with how you feel or what you plan. It comes along when it comes along. In the meantime you have to be in there, trying a bit of this and a bit of that and staying with all those semi moments, all those ho hum kinda moments, trying something else and doing it over and maybe like this and working but also waiting. You have to keep yourself available, keep the work available."
--Susan Rethorst, Visiting Artist 

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