Friday, November 07, 2014

Week 12 Announcements: November 10-14

NEWS + UPDATES

Dance Downtown: Solace and Mirth is November 14-15 at 8pm. Be sure to pick up your FREE ticket at Drake and support our fabulous dancers and choreographers. There will be a Q & A with the choreographers on Saturday, November 15 at 7pm. More information.

Follow osudance on Instagram to see rehearsal video and pictures from rehearsals leading up to Dance Downtown! And, share the Facebook eventevent page on the website and Elijah's great promo video with your friends.

Mark your calendars: In addition to visiting scholar Vida Midgelow's public talk on Monday, November 17 at 7pm in room 247, she will also have a discussion with grad students on Monday, November 17 at 12:30pm and with faculty on Tuesday, November 18th at 12:30pm. Both discussions will take place in the Huddle Room.

The cast of Susan Rethorst's
 New Lucy in rehearsal
GRAD NEWS

Grad Town Hall Meeting: Monday, November 10 from 12:30-2pm in Room 225.

Hayes Graduate Research Forum applications are open! Applications accepted until November 14 for the forum on February 20, 2015.

Second Years: Your five-page proposal drafts are due on Carmen on November 24.

Job postings: Oberlin CollegeUniversity of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportSonoma State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteMacalester College

UNDERGRAD NEWS

College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Fair: November 19, 6-7:30pm in Thompson Library (11th Floor). More information.

Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Scholarship: Established in 1950, the purpose of the “Beanie” Drake Scholarship is to provide funds to enable deserving students to participate in campus activities when need might otherwise make it difficult or impossible for them to do so. Applications are due December 10. More information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

LET'S DANCE AND TALK ABOUT DANCE + ART

Visiting scholar Vida Midgelow will present "Dance Improvisation as Research: processes of liquid knowing and languaging" on Monday, November 17 at 7pm in room 247. She will hold a discussion with grad students on Monday, November 17 at 12:30pm, and with faculty on Tuesday, November 18 at 12:30pm. Both discussions will take place in the Huddle Room.

Fieldwork: A Research Presentation by the Freshman Class will take place on December 5 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Sullivant Hall 141. Come support our freshman as they present their research!

Masterclass at Charisma Centre for the Arts: Saturday, December 6 from 10-11:30am. This Cunningham-based master class will be taught by Deena Schmidt. More information.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive: Registration closes December 8 for SWDA's January 5-10 intensive in New York City. You can find more information here, or contact 2nd year MFA Brandon Whited, former SWDA company member, for details.

Alexandra Beller/Dances Winter Intensive: December 15-19 from 10-4pm each day at the Mark Morris Dance Center in NYC. 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.


SEE ART

The Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival is Friday, November 7 at 7pm at the Wex. 1st Year MFA John Luna recommends this event, saying "Choreographers use the technology of language and somatic demonstration to animate their dancers in the same way an animator might use procedural programming to create complex movement patterns without designing each individual frame." More information.

Dance Downtown: Solace and Mirth is November 14-15 at 8pm at the Capitol Theater at the Riffe! More information.

XClaim Dance Company presents Blue November 13-16 at Columbus Dance Theatre's Fisher Theater. More information.

Miranda July's New Society is November 20 at 8pm at the Riffe Center's Capitol Theater. More information.

DANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Kibbutz Dance Company International Study Abroad program: Auditions for the program will be held in Cleveland on Friday, November 7 from 4:30-7:30pm. In lieu of the the audition, applicants may send a video audition. More information.

Dance Therapy Winter Intensive Course: December 27-31 and January 2-6 in Westhampton, NY. This course has been an established experiential training in dance/movement therapy since 1972 and has been attended by many of the current leaders in the field.   Approved by the ADTA for alternate route students, the course includes 60 contact hours in Dance/Movement Therapy theory and skills, group process and movement observation.  It is open to practicing and student dance therapists, mental health providers, graduate and undergraduate students in related fields, and others interested in non-verbal communications. Academic credit is available. More information.

Andrew Bell Performing Arts seeks interns to work on their upcoming production "The Magic Chest" on December 19-20. Interns would work with students age 5-14. The studio is also looking for a Krump or Step choreographer, male dancers to perform in the work, and a female dancer to perform in a "Swan Lake" piece. Contact Michelle Hartway for details.

Angela Young Dance Studio seeks instructors for their Kids Dance Program. OSU BFAs Ella Matewayou, Amanda Stricko, and Kathryn Sauma have taught here, and now the studio is looking to expand its offerings and class times. Send Will Gaberle a cover letter and resume if you are interested in teaching jazz, hip hop, tap, or contemporary, or interested in teaching ballroom styles in their Adult program.

Call for Proposals: Second International Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education from July 15-19, 2015 at Dean College. Proposals are due December 10. More information.

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

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

DanceCamera West seeks submissions for its 14th Annual Film Festival, Catch! Deadline: January 16th. More information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 

This week's shout-out goes out to all of our OSU grads and faculty at the NDEO conference this weekend, and all of the grads and faculty preparing to go to SDHS/CORD next weekend: Veronica Stanich, Harmony Bench, Melanie Bales, Michael Morris, Hannah Kosstrin, Candace Feck, Tawanda Chabikwa, Ronald Altman, Alex Harlig, Kelly Klein, Janet Schroeder, Kim Wilczak, Ani Javian, Tammy Carrasco and Rachel Barker.


E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Second Year MFA Sarah Levitt tracks her creative process in and out of the studio on her e-portfolio, Sarah Levitt + Dance



FINAL WORD

"Meanwhile, Sengupta didn’t give up on his interest in computer science or business—far from it. In fact, today he’s CEO of a data analysis startup called BeyondCore. But what he found was that his immersion in dance helped break up his day, and shake up his thinking. Balancing left-brain with right-brain activity opened up new vistas in his studies (and later, his work). He was able to see the forest from the trees, to not get so bogged down in details so as to lose the big picture. (Still, when his father found out, he wasn’t happy at first. “What do you mean, you’re taking dance?” he asked.)"

Read more about how BeyondCore CEO Arijit Sengupta's view of business was transformed through dance classes at Stanford University.

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