Thursday, October 09, 2014

Week 8 Announcements: October 13-17


PRE-SALE for Dance Downtown Tickets begins the week of October 21st! The OSU Theatre Box Office will be in the Dance Office on Tuesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 23rd from 12-1pm. Faculty/staff/students may pick up comps and purchase additional tickets. Student tickets are $16.50, general public tickets are $21.50.

Winter Concert + ACDA adjudication is Saturday, October 18th beginning at 9am. Three pieces will be selected for ACDA: two for the formal concert, and one for the informal concert. ACDA will be held at Ohio University in Athens, OH from February 28-March 2, 2015. Sign-up sheet is up in the Green Room.

Mark your calendars: Aakash Odedra will teach a master class on Friday, October 24. Sign-up sheet will go up in the Green Room on Monday, October 20.

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


2nd Year Updates: 
  • Program information is due to Sarah and tech questionnaire due to Carrie on Monday, October 13 by 5pm; music due to Elijah on Friday, October 17 at 5pm
  • Revised MFA Project proposals and committee member suggestions are due on Carmen on Wednesday, October 15.
Hayes Graduate Research Forum applications are open! Applications accepted until November 14 for the forum on February 20, 2015.

Job postings: 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; Tufts University is hiring a full-time lecturer in dance; Denison is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor; SUNY Brockport is hiring an Assistant Professor.

Jacob's Pillow has a number of positions open.


The Barbara and Sheldon Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant is open for educational and outreach projects connecting the visual and performing arts at The Ohio State University with the Columbus community. Applications are due Monday, December 15. More information here.

The Pelotonia Fellowship Program provides one-year research fellowships to the best and brightest OSU undergraduate students who want to help cure cancer. Cancer is a complex disease and curing it will take a multidisciplinary effort. So, no matter what the field of study, from traditional scientific fields to fields like engineering, history and business, all OSU undergraduate students may apply. More information here.


A scene from Globe Trot
October 13, 12:30pm: Faculty Research Presentation in Room 225! Mitchell Rose will present "Globe Trot: Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking and Collaborating from Afar," discussing the methodology behind directing 54 filmmakers around the world all working together on one film. Norah Zuniga Shaw and Bebe Miller will present "Motion Bank: Dancing Mind, Thinking Body," exploring two working strategies from two choreographers: Thomas Hauert and Bebe Miller.

October 21, 4:30-5:45: The Barnett Center hosts "Conversation with Jerry Lewis." The acclaimed comedian will discuss the business of being in the arts.

October 24, 10:20-12pm: Masterclass with Aakash Odedra.

Ongoing: If you're in Chicago this fall, plan to take a master class at Hubbard Street as part of their Hubbard Street Studio Series.


Landfall by Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet on October 11 at 8pm at the Mershon Auditorium. Tickets + information.

Sullivant's Travels
Sullivant's Travels featured on WOSU's Broad and High: WOSU's weekly magazine show will air a segment on Wednesday, October 15, at 7:30 pm spotlighting the grand opening of Sullivant Hall and the site-specific performance event, Sullivant’s Travels. The segment will be available online immediately following the broadcast, and will be repeated Sunday, October 19 at 5 pm.

Rising by Aakash Odedra at the black box on Mershon Stage, October 23-26. Tickets + information. Pre-sale tickets on sale for Department of Dance students: must purchase by October 10.

2nd Year Show features works by second-year MFA candidates. October 27, 7pm. The performance will be immediately followed by a talkback led by Dr. Veronica Dittman-Stanich. Space is limited: email to reserve tickets.

Site-specific performance by Rachel Barker on Wednesday, October  29th at 12:15 pm. 30+ dancers will perform a site-specific work choreographed by Third Year MFA candidate Rachel Barker under the white scaffolding structure at the Wexner building. Don't miss it! (Pending weather and audience attendance, there may be a second performance on Friday, October 31st at 12:15 pm).


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-Tener.

Hip-hop teacher needed on Monday nights from 5:30-8:30pm at a studio in Marysville. Classes are 45 minutes each and the pay is $15 per 45 minute class. Email Meg Benish for more information.

BeMoved Dance Instructor Training: Learn how to teach this dance fitness methodology during an instructors' workshop in Chicago on November 8-9. More information.

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. Register before October 20 and the $20 application fee will be waived.

Diavolo Dance Company is holding auditions for male and female touring company members for the 2014-2015 season on December 13 in LA.

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


In September, Professor Rodney A. Brown gave a lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru University School of Arts and Aesthetics in New Delhi, India. Professor Brown lectured on his online book, Education Options in Dance Composition: The Brown Dance Project (The BDP) Translating the Pedagogy of Action (POA) Module on HIV Education to Dance, which focuses on an oral HIV prevention method being translated to dance movement and The BDP lab history. Brown’s trip also included training on HIV prevention, dance composition and creativity through workshops on the JNU campus and in the Delhi dance community.


Check out senior Shannon Drake's e-portfolio! Her most recent post features a delightful locking video she made for Tine Salling's class.


"Why be up there on a stage? Playing make believe? Why practice your scales or pirouettes? Why make sacrifices for something which seems so frivolous or selfish or silly? What is the point? The words finally came: because I am doing what I can to aid in the exploration of our collective story. It might only be with pretty singing or with the playing of make believe, but those are the brightest torches I have. And if anything I can offer will show you that you aren’t alone, that is worth it to me."
--Claire Kuttler, opera singer and blogger

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