Thursday, January 29, 2015

Week 4 Announcements: February 2-6


Merde to all those involved with Winter Concert! Be sure to see the shows this weekend: Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm. The 3pm performance is followed by a Q & A with the artists. Read the Lantern preview article here and buy tickets here

The first installment of Watch From Here opens Thursday at Urban Art Space! 3rd Year MFAs Ani Javian and Megan Davis present their culminating MFA projects on a split program on February 5-7. Javian's quartet, Elsewhere, explores seclusion and detachment, and Davis's Trace Forms uses an integration of dancing bodies, art and film to find intersections in the visual and performing arts. More information

Undergrad auditions are February 13-14: Help create a wonderful audition experience for prospective students by volunteering on Friday or Saturday. Time slots are available all day Friday and Saturday morning. Email Noelle Bohaty to sign up. 


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

More job postings...


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.

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.

**Featured MFA program of the week: Smith College.


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.

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.

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.

SFIs are due February 20.

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.

See more funding opportunities...


Counseling and Consultation Services offers many groups and workshops each semester, in addition to individual counseling services.

Check out their listing of CCS Groups for spring semester here, and their CCS workshops here. Groups require registration; workshops are drop-in: just show up at the listed date and time.


Showmanship & Characterization class: Danceville, USA in Short North will host World Showdance Champions Andre and Natalie Paramonov on Thursday, February 5th at 7pm. This class is open to all performance disciplines and focuses on engaging the audience during performance. $40. Reserve your space by calling 614-223-1774.

Bill Evans Teachers' Intensives 2015: Bill Evans will host two workshops this summer at Dean College: The Art and Science of Teaching Dance (July 6-15) and the International Conference on Teaching Somatics-Based Dance (July 16-19). Faculty include Bill Evans, Peggy Hackney, and Claire Porter. More 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...


Watch From Here at Urban Arts Space: Megan Davis and Ani Javian present their culminating MFA projects on February 5-7. Information.

Arts Priori's Promenade presents arts performances by Arts Administration students on February 6 at 7pm in the Collaboratory. Contact Jessie Crawford for details.

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 ProjectSaturday, February 7th at 8pm at the Lincoln Theatre. More information.

A still from Well Contested Sites by choreographer
Amie Dowling and filmmaker Austin Forbord
DANCE@30FPS: The Department of Dance's annual dance-film festival is coming to the Wexner Center for the Arts on Thursday February 12! The 7pm program features a collection of award-winner shorts from filmmakers all over the world, including alumni Daniel Diller (BFA '14) and Amie Dowling (BFA '86). At 8pm, the feature-length Upaj: Improvise looks at the unlikely East-meets-West collaboration between an African-American tap superstar and an Indian dance icon. FREE. More information and trailer.

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

Borrowed Landscape: Presented by Cincinnati's Contemporary Art Center, this collaboration between Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki and Cleveland performance group Pones, will unfold at a local supermarket. Saturday, February 21 from 2-4pm. Information.

Dance of Our Ancestors: A Collaboration in Black Dance History: This performance festival presented by Thiossane West African Dance Institute features work by Thiossane, Gamal Brown and Onyx Dance, Lori Williams Wallace and Tapestry Performing Arts Company, Crystal Boyce and Leap of Faith Dance Ensemble, Stafford Berry and Kemal
Nance of Berry Nance Dance Project. February 22 at 3:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre. Tickets.

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.

More performances...


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.


The Columbus Symphony Education Department seeks one junior/senior or graduate student to perform with the Symphony on May 20. The dancer would dance to Offenbach's "Can-Can" and participate in another section of the performance. Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 19 at 10am. Small stipend. Email Jeani Stahler for information.

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.

Diavolo Dance auditions: Diavolo seeks male and female performers with strong backgrounds in dance, partnering and acrobatics for its upcoming season. Auditions will be held on March 28 in Dallas, May 9 in Denver, and May 23 in LA. More information.

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


Balanced Body Teacher Training: OSU MFA alum Christina Providence will lead a comprehensive Pilates teacher training beginning this spring. Trainings will be held over a series of weekends. Tentative start date is April 17-19. Please contact Christina for more information.


Last weekend at the IABD Conference in Cleveland, Associate Professor Dr. Melanye White Dixon received the 2015 International Association of Blacks in Dance Educator/Scholar Award. She was honored for her contributions to dance through her teaching and mentoring in higher education. You can see more pictures from the event here. Congratulations, Dr. Dixon!

Dr. Dixon (second from L) with IABD conference chair
Dora Rae Vactor and OSU BFAs Kimberly Isaacs (far L) and
Ca'la Henderson (far R).

Congratulations to PhDs Fenella Kennedy and Kelly Klein, and MFA Nicole Garlando, who will travel to Athens, Greece this June to present at the SDHS/CORD annual conference. This year's theme is "Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity."

Technology and Media Manager Toby Kaufmann-Buhler won "Best of Show in Video" at the 15th Annual ImageOHIO Exhibition at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery. There's still time to see his work--the show closes February 20.


2nd year MFA Noelle Bohaty's e-portfolio chronicles her coursework, dance films, and choreographic work. Check it out here


"The thing that’s so great about dancers, about the art form, is that you don’t have to see the end of the road in order to believe that the end of the road is there."
--Doug Varone
from an interview in The Brooklyn Rail

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