Monday, December 01, 2014

Week 15 Announcements: December 1-5


Don't miss Fieldwork: A Research Presentation by the Freshman Class this Friday, December 5 from 3-4:30pm in Sullivant 141.

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.

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


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 CollegeUniversity of FloridaRichard Stockton CollegeWilliams College

More job postings...


Study abroad information sessions: 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.

Applications for May study abroad programs are due on January 1! Information.

2nd Annual CalArts @ Dance Camera West Emerging Artists Competition: The Emerging Artists Competition welcomes submissions of dance media in any dance style or genre. The competition includes two categories--high school and undergraduate college--and allows students to compete only with other students. Submissions are due January 16. Information.

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. 

Undergraduate Summer Funding Research Awards: These $3,500 funding awards support full-time, faculty-supervised undergraduate research or creative activity projects over 10 weeks in summer semester 2015. Applications are due February 15. Information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: University of Maryland, College Park.


See funding opportunities...


"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.

"Dance Dramaturgy and the Question of Research" presented by Katherine Profeta on December 2nd from 5:30-7pm in the Media Lab (343) via livestream from Temple University's Dance Studies Colloquium Speaker Series. Come join in attending this lecture together and get a sense for the field’s current scholars and their work. Contact Dr. Kosstrin for 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.

Tap Workshop for Epilepsy: Saturday, December 20 from 5-7pm at Center Stage Dance Studio in Akron. Funds raised support the needs of Emma Christie, an eleven-year old dancer diagnosed with epilepsy at age six. Teachers include Jeffrey Christie and John Manzari. $30 for one class/$40 for two classes. Register.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...

Ca'la Henderson, Audrey
Gerlach and Mare Kolodgy
in rehearsal for
The Nutcracker

Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting: 2nd Year MFA Kristina D'Onofrio's Ballet 3 students along with Ca'la Henderson (BFA '15) will perform excerpts from Act II of The Nutcracker at the Ohio Statehouse's annual festival on December 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm. Information.

DoublePlus Series at Gibney DanceProfessor 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...


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...


A helpful hint from Mitchell Rose: "Want your own copy of PhotoShop for your Mac?  Well, it’s not easy--you have to pay at least $20 a month to rent it.  But there’s a great PhotoShop alternative called Pixelmator that only costs $30--to OWN.  It’s very powerful, with all the features of PhotoShop you’d need, and it can open and save PhotoShop files. I have stopped using PhotoShop and just use Pixelmator." Check it out here.


Thank you to our student assistants for a great semester! Innas Al Razi, Olivia Hensal, Jessica Roller, Ibrahim Sakawe, Taja Tolliver and Katie Winternitz are the friendly faces who welcome visitors into our offices and support all the goings-on of the Department. Your professionalism and work ethic is so appreciated!


Christine Ghinder's e-portfolio, Dance Vehicle is featured this week. Check out her recent reflections on contemporary class and choreography. 


To fly we have to have resistance.
--Architect Maya Lin

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