Thursday, January 22, 2015

Week 3 Announcements: January 26-30


Kent DeSpain book signing/reading on January 28: Kent De Spain, author and improviser, will be in the department on Wednesday to teach Bebe’s improvisation class. His new book, Landscape of the Now: A Topography of Movement Improvisation (OUP, 2014), will be on sale and available for Kent’s signature immediately following class in the department’s reception area, shortly after his class ends at 5:00 pm.

Inflecting Space is this weekend! OSU's Winter Dance Concert is on January 29-31 in the Barnett Theatre. Featuring work by BFAs Serena Chang, Shannon Drake, Christine Ghinder, Liliana Kane, Cailin Manning, and MFAs Quilan Arnold, Sarah Levitt, Anna Massey, and Brandon Whited. More information.

Audition for the Spring 2016 Brazil Touring Ensemble: Sunday, February 1 from 12-3pm. Please email your application (no more than 2 pages) to Susan Hadley in advance of the audition (preferred) or bring it with you on audition day.

Nominations are open for the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual (student, faculty, or staff) from the College of Arts and Sciences who has generously and unselfishly served others in an effort to promote equity, fairness, and equal opportunities for all members of the university community. Nominations are due by January 30.

Nominations are open for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, which celebrates and rewards diversity efforts on OSU's campus, and the Distinguished Staff Award, which honors 12 staff members for significant leadership, accomplishments, and service to the university. Nominations are due by Monday, February 9th.


Call for proposals: "Dance Under Construction XV: Boundaries, Borders, Bodies" seeks proposals for papers, performed papers, and performances by February 13. Conference dates/location: April 10-11 at UC-Riverside. More information.

Teaching Orientation Facilitator applications available: Each year UCAT hires GTAs with at least two terms of teaching experience to lead sessions for new TAs in August. Compensation ranges from $50-200 per session. More information.

UCAT spring schedule of events is now available. UCAT offers a variety of workshops for GTAs each semester, including sessions on grading, suicide prevention, and presentation skills. More information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversitySUNY BrockportUniversity of North Carolina: Charlotte

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Research Scholar Awards: If you are interested in pursuing faculty-supervised research or creative activities, apply for this one-time, $1000 award from the Undergraduate Research Office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due by the 1st of each month. Information.

The 20th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is accepting abstracts until February 5th at 5pm. Students engaged in research, scholarship, and creative activity are encouraged to submit. More information.

Represent Ohio State in New Zealand this summer! Apply to present your research on climate change, migration, physical and cultural landscapes, identity, indigenous studies, and social structures at the Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Three students will be selected for this all-expenses paid trip. More information. Applications are due Monday, February 9. More information.

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.

Study abroad in Hawai'i: The University of Hawai'i at Manoa offers a fall semester study abroad program. Applications are due February 15. Information.

P12 Initiative A Little Goes A Long Way Student Mini-Grants provide funding for six grants (up to $4,000 each) to support student-led, out-of-school positive youth development activities. All Ohio State students are invited to submit proposals with at least one College of Education and Human Ecology student as part of an interdisciplinary team promoting collaboration among colleges, departments and disciplines. Apply by February 17 for the funding period of April 1, 2015-April 1, 2016. More information.

Undergraduate Student Grants and Scholarships: Studying abroad during your academic career? Visit the Office of International Affairs to learn about grants and scholarships to support study and travel. Information.

Work-study opportunity: An after-school drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness (ages 14-24) seeks work-study eligible students to work as monitors. The center provides youth access to showers, laundry, and a place to rest. Monitors will help maintain the physical environment, interact with clients, and intervene during escalating events. $9/hour, 10-20 hours per week. Requirements: must have already been awarded work-study funds through OSU. Contact Jeana Patterson for more information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: Temple University


SFIs are due February 20.

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Dance Italia Summer Dance Intensive: July 20-August 7 in Lucca, Italy. This year's intensive features Forsythe improvisational technique, David Zambrano's Flying Low technique, and Gaga technique and repertory. Early bird and scholarship deadline: February 1. Information.

Site-Specific Creative Residency with Stephan Koplowitz: June 16-29 in Spoleto, Italy. LaMaMa Umbria is now accepting applications for a two-week residency on site-specific performance with Stephen Koplowitz. Applications are due by February 27. More information.

The Divercity Project workshop: Sunday, February 7 from 10-2pm at the Lincoln Theatre. Featuring workshops by Lawrence T. Lemon, Shelley Ridley-Steward, Gamal Brown, and Baila & Serrita Sy. More information.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...


Inflecting Space: OSU's Winter Dance Concert is on January 29-31 in the Barnett Theatre. Featuring work by BFAs Serena Chang, Shannon Drake, Christine Ghinder, Liliana Kane, Cailin Manning, and MFAs Quilan Arnold, Sarah Levitt, Anna Massey, and Brandon Whited. More information.

Jean Kirsten's work at UAS.
Photo by Hilary Nicole Reed.
Watch From Here at Urban Arts Space: Megan Davis and Ani Javian present their culminating MFA projects on February 5-7. Information.

Jean Kirsten: For Laban at Urban Arts Space: Works by German artist Jean Kirsten are featured in an exhibition at UAS through February 6. Information.

Judah Performing Arts Company presents The Divercity Project: Saturday, February 7th at 8pm at the Lincoln Theatre. More information.

Watch From Here in the Barnett Theatre: Rachel Barker, Tammy Carrasco, and Mihwa Koo present their culminating MFA projects on February 19-21. Information.

OhioDance Festival: Registration is now open for the festival, which runs from April 24-26 and features classes, workshops, and performances. This year's guest artist is Liz Lerman. 5% off registration if you sign up before March 1! Information.

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Call for Submissions: OSU's Festival of the Finest seeks visual art and performance submissions for this outdoor showcase of art on the Wex plaza on April 17th. Applications are due by February 2. Contact Tori Alesi, the co-chair of this event, with questions. Application.

Call for Submissions: FAME (Future Arts Managers and Entrepreneurs) seeks performance submissions for their first annual "Walk of FAME" on April 18th, featuring performances, art installations, and film by OSU grad and undergrad students. Applications are due by February 19. More information

Call for Proposals: Hopkins Hall Gallery is looking for short-term projects including performances, installations, audience-participatory work, lectures, and public programs or activities for summer 2015. Applications are due February 1. Information.

Call for Proposals: City Center Gallery seeks proposals for group exhibitions to be presented in summer 2015. More information.


Andrew Bell Dance Studio seeks an intern for a jazz/pre-ballet class on Thursday nights (beginning 1/21) from 6:45-7:45pm for the next eight weeks. Email Michelle Hartway for more information. Phone: 614-313-1836.

Columbus Dance Theatre auditions: Saturday, February 28th at 10am. CDT seeks male and female apprentices and company members for its 2015-2016 season. More information.

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


Archiving the Northeast Ohio Underground Music Scene: February 27, 12-1:30pm, Grad/undergrad workshop with panelists Frank Mauceri, Nick Blakey, and Andrew Russ. Cleveland musician Peter Laughner and his wife Charlotte Pressler formed the Black Orchid Society, critical to the punk/new wave music revolution in the 1970's. This panel explores Smog Veil Records' ambitious project to definitively document and archive the music, writing, people, and oral histories in the life and times of Peter Laughner. Course credit is available. More information.


The one-and-only Ann Sofie Clemmensen has accepted the position of Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance! Congratulations, Sofie! 

Sofie in rehearsal. Photo by Molly Morgan.

Kelly Klein, Sarah Levitt and Janet Schoeder have been selected to present their papers at the 29th Annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum on February 20th.

Tammy Carrasco, Sarah Levitt, and Joshua Manculich were selected to present work in the OhioDance Festival on April 26. Congratulations!

Four OSU students were selected for the Columbus Dances Fellowship, an award which supports the creation of new work and provides support in the form of rehearsal space, funding, and feedback. Congratulations to Tammy Carrasco and Sarah Levitt, who will perform their duet Semi-formal, Serena Chang, who will present a quartet called Unfolding Forward, and Ani Javian, who will present a proscenium version of her MFA project Elsewhere. 

Rehearsal for Serena Chang's
Unfolding Forward


PhD candidate Michael J. Morris' e-portfolio focuses on their research and current projects, and features writing on art in Columbus, OH. In Michael's words, "My desire is that this blog contributes to the public life and discourse of dance/performance/art being made today, responding to the work and engaging in critical dialogue about how it comes to matter." You can find Michael's blog here


"What attracts us all to this way of leading a life and making work? Maybe it’s more to do with something Meredith Monk shared with me recently, it was a quote from Daniel Nagrin: That dancers are the “cockroaches of the art world.” We can’t be exterminated, we’re just gonna keep coming back. It’s just the way it is. Maybe it’s that mundane, I’m not sure. But there is something about the moving body that, I don’t want to use the word pure, but is kind of profound."
--Ralph Lemon in conversation with Donna Uchizono
Movement's Research's Critical Correspondence

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