Thursday, February 12, 2015

Week 6 Announcements: February 16-20


Undergraduate auditions are February 13-14! Please welcome prospective students and parents to Sullivant on Friday and Saturday.

Watch From Here in the Barnett Theater: Rachel Barker, Tammy Carrasco, and Mihwa Koo present their culminating MFA projects on February 19-21. Merde to all those involved! Information.

Mark your calendars for two great lunchtime events in the Green Room that provide an opportunity to learn more about our campus resources:
  • Monday, February 16, 12-pm: Wellness with Dr. Holly Davis from Counseling and Consultation Services
  • Monday, February 23, 12-1pm: Study Abroad Informational session with Kelsey Poole

Come support PhDs Kelly Klein and Janet Schroeder and MFA Sarah Levitt as they present their research at the Hayes Graduate Research Forum on Friday, February 20! Information.


Doing Research Involving Translation: A Cross-Disciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students will take place on Friday, February 13 from 3-5pm at the Humanities Institute. Our very own Fenella Kennedy will present her research on translating dance into words, scores films and digital visualizations alongside other graduate student presentations. Information.

2nd Year MFAs: AGGRS is due on February 23; project proposal is due March 2nd.

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

More job postings...


Global Leadership Initiative: This one-year program is for 24 students interested in embracing global perspectives, advocating for diversity, and creating a lasting impact at OSU. Applications are due February 23. More information.

Become a Global Ambassador: The Office of International affairs is now accepting applications for their Global Ambassadors program, a diverse group of students committed to promoting cultural exchange at OSU. Applications are due February 24. Contact Renee Bishai for more information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: MFA Creative Practice at Trinity Laban


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.

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...


Learn more about the Program for Performing Arts Medicine and schedule an appointment here.


The Politics of Space, Value and (Im)Permanence: In this four-week lab with Ralph Lemon, students explore the possibilities of the ephemeral creative experience within and without form. Through the shared study of different time signatures, students engage in a daily practice of re-thinking the art of practice. This course is for students interested in examining the live body, moving, writing, thinking, remembering, forgetting, choreographing, curating, performing, and engaging in thoughtful critique. May 26-June 18 at the New School in NYC. Information.

Bearnstow Workshops: Visit Bearnstow's website to read about their summer workshops, which run from June - August. Artists include: Claire Porter, Robin Gilmore, and K.J. Holmes. Talk to Bebe to learn more about the Bearnstow experience. 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.

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.

Paul Taylor Summer Intensive: This two week intensive from July 26-August 8 in Baltimore, MD will introduce dancers to Taylor style through daily technique and repertoire classes with current and/or former PTDC dancers. Information.

Bebe Miller Company Intensive: A six-day workshop in collaborative practice taught by Bebe, dancers Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones and dramaturg Talvin Wilks in Sullivant from August 2-8. Each day, participants will work on movement, partnered dancing and development, dramaturgy, and collaboration.

Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project Summer Program: August 17-21 in Washington, DC. Directed by OSU alum Ashley Thorndike Youssef (PhD '10), this program, designed for college dance majors and young professionals, combines a company-style somatics/technique/repertory workshop with a teacher training program. This year's faculty include Maree Remalia (MFA '11) Dante Brown (MFA '12), and Thorndike-Youssef. Information.

More intensivesfestivals, and workshops...


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

Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era: Thomas Guzman-Sanchez's film will be shown at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Foster Theatre on Friday, February 20 at 7pm followed by a lecture/dance demonstration by Guzman-Sanchez. The film traces the history and innovators of Urban Dance from its roots in California to its worldwide influence. Trailer and more 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.

NACHMO Showing: Columbus choreographers who participated in this year's NACHMO (National Choreography Month) will show their new work on Friday, February 27 at 8pm at Feverhead. More details coming soon!

LINES OF FLIGHT: a screening of new queer porn: February 28 from 6-8pm at Feverhead. Curated by PhD Candidate Michael J. Morris, this public screening of the work of award-winning feminist and queer porn directors and performers will present viewers with a sampling of porn being made at the leading edges of culture, and ask viewers to consider the significance of pornography alongside its erotic potential: as an industry, as performance, as visual culture, as sex education, and as political activism. Screening will be followed by an open dialogue. 18 + event. For questions/information, contact Michael, or visit their blog.

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: 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 Choreographers: The Dance Gallery Festival seeks choreographers for their ninth annual international dance festival on September 25-27 in New York City and October 1-3 in Texas. Application materials must be received by March 20. Information.

Call for Proposals: The Department of Arts Administration, Education & Policy and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Autism Network is planning an Arts & Autism Conference on August 10-11, 2015 at Sullivant Hall. Faculty and students who have an interest in dance and disabilities (especially autism) are encouraged to present research, a performance, a workshop, or panel presentations. Contact Susan Petry for more details.


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

Audition for 2015-2016 MFA works: Saturday, February 28 from 1-4pm. Members of the 2nd year MFA class will hold auditions to cast their MFA projects, which will be presented next year. Stay tuned for details!

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.

Ballet Quad Cities audition: Saturday, March 14 from 3-5pm at the Lou Conte Studio in Chicago, IL. BQC seeks male and female dancers for their 2015-2016 season. Information.

Camp Wicosuta seeks dance instructors for its sleepaway camps for girls in New Hampshire. Must be available June 14-August 20. Contact Carly Meltzer with questions by email or phone (914-946-0927) and visit their website for more information.

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


OSU LiFE Sports Initiative is hiring interns for their summer 2015 camp, which runs from June 8th-July 2nd. Information.

Summer course offering: The Arts and Special Needs Students (AE 7795). This one week course (July 27-30, 2015) investigates aspects of teaching the arts to students with special needs in an inclusive settings. Contact Shari Savage for more information.


Congratulations to the following students chosen for the Brazil Tour Group, touring to Salvador, Brazil during Spring Break 2016:  Quilan Arnold, Erica Jackson, Callie Lacinski, Chloe Napoletano, Mary Chase Pierson, Charlotte Stickles, Cyrah Ward, Calder White, Asha Whitfiled, Gaby Wiltz, and Josh Manculich (rehearsal director). 


Check out 1st Year MFA Todd Eckert's e-portfolio this week, which features work from his courses, like Dance Film I and Intermedia, as well as his writing. 


"It is the duty and calling of an artist to speak truthfully. That's it."
--Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright

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