Saturday, February 21, 2015

Week 7 Announcements: February 23-27


Audition for 2015-2016 MFA works: Saturday, February 28 from 12:15-2:30pm in 390. Noelle Bohaty, Kristina D'Onofrio, Rachel Freeburg and Sarah Levitt will hold auditions to cast their MFA projects, which will be presented next year. Contact Sarah Levitt for information.

Merde to those students headed to American College Dance Association this weekend in Athens! 


Graduate Student workshop: "Race and/as Media" led by Dr. Terri Francis, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Friday, February 27 from 1:30-3:30pm in 447 Denney Hall. Information.

How to Successfully Apply for a CGS Grant: Wednesday, March 1 from 1-2:30pm in Room 165 in the Thompson Library. Information.

Ray Travel Award & Career Development Grant is due March 27. Information.

Buck-I-SERV seeks graduate student, faculty and staff to act as advisors for the spring break service trips from March 14-21. Talk to Sarah Levitt, who advised a winter break trip, if you'd like more information. Application/information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversityUniversity of North Carolina: CharlotteShenandoah University

More job postings...


The Denmen Undergraduate Research Forum seeks volunteers from 8am-6pm on March 25 to assist with a variety of activities during the event. Email Vicki Pitstick by February 28th to let her know your interest and availability.

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.

Peers Reaching Out is seeking applicants for its 2015-2016 group of PROs, who will promote mental health around campus through partnering with the OSU suicide prevention program. Applications are due March 9. For application, contact your student reps. For more information, contact Matthew Fullen.

New minor: Health, Environment, Risk, & Science Communication in the School of Communication. Information.

**Featured MFA program of the week: Hollins University


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 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.


DanceWorks Chicago
DanceWorks Chicago: On March 14, DWC presents a one-day workshop that will allow students to experience a day-in-the-life of a professional dancer. Featuring ballet class, repertory, an informal showing by DanceWorks, and a brown bag discussion with company members. Workshop will be held at the Lou Conte studio. $45 before March 6. Information

Cross Pointe Dance hosts a two-day workshop in Cincinnati on March 21-22, featuring masterclasses with teachers from American Ballet Theatre, Broadway, and film and television. Information.

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...


Liliana Kane and Maddie Leonard-Rose
rehearse for NACHMO
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. Reception at 7pm. $5. Information.

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.

Tammy Carrasco in rehearsal
for Semi-Formal
Columbus Dances Fellowship concert: March 6 at 8pm and March 7 at 3pm and 8pm at at Columbus Dance Theatre. The concert features five works by choreographers selected by adjudication for the fellowship. 3rd year MFA Ani Javian will show her MFA project, Elsewhere, reworked for the proscenium stage, and 3rd year MFA Tammy Carrasco and 2nd year MFA Sarah Levitt will present a new duet, Semi-Formal. Info.

Dynamic Collision: March 13-14 at 7pm at Columbus Dance Theatre. Come see new work by senior BFAs Wesley Charlton, Ca'la Henderson, Kimberly Isaacs, and Julie Kogan. 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.

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 submissions: Festival of the Finest seeks performing and visual artists for their outdoor festival on April 17. For information, talk to Tori Alesi, who is organizing the festival. Application due by March 2nd.

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.

Create a 3-5 minute "Evolution of Dance" flashmob for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Program on April 16. Participants: faculty, staff, and students from the College. Compensation: $250 (negotiable). Contact Marilyn Trefz for more information.


Guest lecture: "Josephine Baker's Animated Burlesque: Cinema, Performance, and the Question of Agency" presented by Dr. Terri Francis, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Thursday, February 26 at 4pm. 311 Denney Hall. Information.

The Center for Folklore Studies and Smog Veil records presents "Creating a Folklore of the Present and Future: Peter Laughner, The Black Orchid Society, and the Northeastern Ohio Music Scene, 1969-1977" on February 27 from 9-10:30 in the Collaboratory and "Performance Talk with David Thomas" from 5-6:30pm in Haggerty Hall 180. Information.


Quilan Arnold seeks 3-5 dancers for UNCHAINED, a fashion show event to raise awareness of human trafficking. The event will take place on May 2nd at 7pm, with a dress rehearsal on April 18 from 1-4pm. Dancers will learn set choreography as well as improvisational scores. Contact Quilan for details.

The School at Jacob's Pillow will hold auditions in Chicago for its contemporary and jazz/hip-hop program on February 28, and hold auditions for its Musical Theatre program on March 1. $15 audition fee. Application must be submitted to audition. Information.

Columbus Dance Theatre
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 12:15-2:30pm.Noelle Bohaty, Kristina D'Onofrio, Rachel Freeburg and Sarah Levitt will hold auditions to cast their MFA projects, which will be presented next year. Contact Sarah Levitt for 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.

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.

Camp Timber Ridge in High View, WV, seeks a dance instructor for its 2015 camp. Must be available from June 10-August 8. Paid position with room and board. Information.

Cutting Edge Dance Studio in Powell is hiring teachers for Thursday night classes (Jr. Ballet, Lyrical,  Jazz, Leaps and Turns). Contact Stacie for more information, or you can email alum Kelly Hurlburt (BFA '14) to learn more.

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


Upward Bound seeks tutor/counselors and instructors for their 2015 summer program. Applications are due by April 3rd. Information.

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

Paid Internship in Folk Arts Program: The New York Folklore society will provide a $5000 stipend for a 10-12 week internship to participate in field research, archival activities, and program presentation. Internship areas include: Haitian Community Initiative, Colombian Community Cultural Initiative, and Music of the Turko-Persian Diaspora in New York. Application deadline: March 4. Information.


PhD Janet Schroeder placed 1st in the Arts category and 2nd Year MFA Sarah Levitt placed 2nd at Friday's 29th Annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum. Janet presented "Dance, Notation, and the Archive: The Possibilities are Plural," and Sarah presented "Capitalism is Here to Stay: An Appraisal of the Complicated Relationship Between Art, Art-Making, and the Marketplace." Congratulations! 

Janet and Sarah after the Hayes
awards ceremony


Check out junior Cailin Manning's e-portfolio, "A Whirlwind | of movement, mood and mind," which features her videos and musings on choreography and coursework. 


"A momentous and mysterious factor that keeps us going through every obstacle is the love of our unfinished work. 'The whole difference between construction and creation,' wrote G.K. Chesteron, 'is this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists'"
--Stephen Nachmanovitch, Free Play (p. 166)

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