Friday, November 21, 2014

Week 14 Announcements: November 24-25


Spring Concert adjudication: The sign-up sheet is now available in the Green Room, and will remain posted until December 4 at 5pm. Seniors who plan to show their work in this concert must adjudicate. Adjudication is December 6 beginning at 9am in Barnett. Questions? Contact Dave.

Informance: The sign-up sheet is available in the Green Room for the fall semester Informance, a chance to share your work from the semester with the department on December 9 from 10:20-12pm. Individuals are allotted 5 minutes; classes have 10. Contact Ani with questions.

The Professional Resources binder is back! This time, in the form of Evernote pages. You can find these links on the sidebar on the left side of the this blog, in the Toolkit section of the website, as well as in blog itself.

Do you have items of note for the blog? Students, send them to Sarah Levitt. Faculty and staff, send them to Dori Jenks.

1st Year MFA Josh Manculich and BFA Matt Bowman
in rehearsal for 2nd Year MFA Brandon Whited's work,
which will premiere in Winter Concert


The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Applications will be accepted until February 16.

Job postings: University of WashingtonUniversity of BuffaloTufts UniversityDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteMacalester College; University of Florida; Richard Stockton College; Williams College

More job postings...


Study abroad information sessions: It's only November, but if you're considering studying abroad this summer, be sure to attend an upcoming information session. Programs include "The Art of Paris," "The British Invasion," and "Israel History and Culture" and many, many more.

Study abroad in Ghana: Nani Agbeli, Professor and Director of West African Music, Dance and Arts at Cal Arts, leads a trip to Ghana from July 25-August 15. The trip features classes in drumming and dancing, as well as day trips and performances. 

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.

Honors and Scholars Student Enrichment Grants: Funds are available to undergraduate Honors and Scholars students of all majors and can be utilized for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to research, creative work and study abroad. Applications are due February 15, 2015. More information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: Here is a new section of the blog, which will feature a new MFA program each week so that you can familiarize yourself with college and universities offering advanced degrees as you strategize about post-BFA life... This week: University of California: San Diego MFA in Dance Theatre.


See funding opportunities...


The 2014 William Poland Lecture in Music Theory: "Toward a psychological foundation for a theory of orchestration" presented by Stephen McAdams. Monday, November 24, 3-4:30pm in the 18th Avenue Library, Room 090. More information.

"Wari Leeba: Customary Laws and Performance of the Hindu Epics Among the Meiteis of Manipur, NE India," a talk by Dr. Sadananda Singh Mayanglambam of Manipur University, India. Presented by South Asian Studies Initiative in collaboration with the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Tuesday, December 2 from 4-5:15pm in Derby Hall 080. More information.

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.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...


DoublePlus Series at Gibney Dance: Professor Bebe Miller curated a program of work as part of this series featuring OSU MFA alums Maree ReMalia and Abby Zbikowski. Shows take place on December 17-21 at 7:30pm at Gibney. More information.

Transfigurations at the Wex closes on December 31: Before you head home for break, don't miss this unprecedented opportunity to see sixty masterworks of 20th century art, right next door to us! More information.

More performances...


NACHMO is your annual choreographic kick-in-the pants and it arrives here in Columbus on January 1. 1st MFA Anna Massey invites you to participate in NACHMO's (National Choreography Month) annual challenge to create one dance piece within the 31 days of January. Anna will host an informational session on NACHMO on Monday, November 24 from 12:30-1pm in the Green Room. Anna says: "I’d love to have you guys – smart, creative, confident rockstar dancers – to be the ones both in leadership roles and participating in NACHMO’s annual January challenge: make a new piece in January’s 31 days and show the work in February." Contact Anna for more information.

OhioDance's 2015 Spring Festival requests performance proposals for the festival's evening performance on April 25 (deadline: December 5). More information.

2nd Annual Dance Shorts College Film Festival: Submissions for the 2015 festival at University of South Florida are now being accepted. Early bird deadline: January 2. More information.

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

America's Got Talent auditions will take place in a variety of cities in 2015, including Chicago on January 24-25. More information.

More auditionscalls for entryfellowships & residenciesinternship & volunteer opportunities, and job opportunities...


American Dance Festival Winter Intensive 
applications are now available! This year, you can choose to study for ten days in New York City (December 27-January 4) or five days in Pasadena, California (December 27-31). Teachers in NYC include Robert Battle, Michelle Boule, Leah Cox and so many more. Teachers in Pasadena include Rodger Belman and Stuart Singer. 

Alexandra Beller/Dances Winter Intensive: December 15-19 from 10-4pm each day at the Mark Morris Dance Center in NYC. Teachers include: Alexandra Beller, Edward Rice, and Darrin Wright. More information.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Winter Intensive: December 27-31 at Marymount Manhattan College. Teachers include members of Complexions. More information.

David Dorfman Dance. Photo by
Julie Lemberger. 
David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive: January 2-9, 2015 at Gibney Dance Center in NYC. Teachers: DDD company members. More information.

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

Paul Taylor Dance Company Winter Intensive: January 1-11, 5-10pm at the Taylor School. Teachers: Taylor 2 dancers. More information.

Mark Morris Dance Group Winter Intensive: January 5-9 at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. Teachers: current and former company members. More information.

Trisha Brown Dance
Company. Photo by Ian
MELT Winter: A series of workshops from January 5-23, featuring daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, and composition. Teachers include: Chris Aiken, Jennifer Nugent, Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Jeanine Durning and many more! More information.

Thodos Dance Winter Weekend Dance Intensive: December 20-21 at the Drucker Center in Chicago. Classes in technique, repertory, composition and improv. Talk to 1st year MFA and former company member John Manculich for more information, and apply here.

Trisha Brown Dance Company 2015 Winter Intensive: January 12-16 at Gibney Dance Center. Teachers: Eva Karczag and Cori Olinghouse. More information.

Doug Varone and Dancers Winter Intensive: January 12-17 in NYC. Teachers: company members. More information.

Dance Exchange Winter Institute: This year's theme is "The Role of Artists in Building Community." For more information, click here, or talk to 2nd Year MFA and former DX Resident Artist, Sarah Levitt.


PhD candidate Michael J. Morris found out this week that they were awarded a Presidential Fellowship by the Graduate School!

The Graduate School describes the fellowship this way: "The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project...Recipients of this award embody the highest standards of scholarship in the full range of Ohio State's graduate programs."

Congratulations, Michael!  

Professor Mitchell Rose performs The Mitch Show this weekend at Repertory Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read a preview of his show (and learn about Mitchell's career) in this preview article in The Daily Feed. Merde, Mitchell!


Josh Hines and Kelly Hurlburt (BFAs '14) were recently accepted to the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company's "Dance Journey," a five-month international study abroad dance program. Josh writes: "The program is designed to continue dance education, but is also designed to spark your professional dance career. We will be dancing and training right along side company members for all five months, we will rehearse and create work with them and we will be taking ballet, contemporary and GaGa classes every day for five months straight." Josh and Kelly plan to travel to Israel in August.

Congratulations, Josh! Congratulations, Kelly! 

Kelly and Josh dancing together.


1st Year MFA Joshua Manculich's e-portfolio is featured this week, which includes samplings of his choreographic work, as well as rehearsal video from projects in development. 


" an essential part of what it is to be human."

--Vida Midgelow, from "Dance Improvisation as Research: Processes of liquid knowing and languaging" presented at the Schulz Lecture Hall on Wednesday, November 19

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your break. 

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