Thursday, April 02, 2015

Week 12 Announcements: April 6-10


Merde to the cast and crew of Drums Downtown XI! See this annual collaboration between the School of Music and the Department of Dance on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at 8pm at the Riffe Center's Capitol Theatre. Tickets available here.

Travis Wall Masterclass: On Saturday, April 4 from 3-4:30pm, resident choreographer and guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" Travis Wall will teach a masterclass. To reserve your spot, email Brandon Adams. $10. Location TBD

On Monday, April 6, don't miss GRAD DAY! Learn more about graduate student research at the Graduate Research Forum at 12:30pm in 225, and see new work by 1st Year MFA and PhD students at 7pm in Barnett. Find more information here and reserve your FREE ticket here.

Dance Wellness discussion: Dr. Holly Davis from Counseling and Consultation Services will lead a discussion about body image on April 8 at 12pm in the Collaboratory (Sullivant 141).


18th Annual Hispanic & Lusophone Studies Symposium: April 10-11 at OSU. This year, the graduate symposium will concentrate on race and gender in Iberian and Latin American literature and culture. Information.

Graduate School Awards Reception: April 21 from 3-5pm in the Buckeye Reading Room in the Thompson Library.

Call for Papers: Laban Studies: Pedagogy in Theory and Practice. This special issue of the Journal of Movement Arts Literacy seeks papers on pedagogical practices surrounding any and all Laban-based studies. Papers must be received by October 1. Information.

Job postings: University of BuffaloDenison UniversityShenandoah UniversityUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis

More job postings...


Buckeyes Going Global: International Internship Panel: Interested in interning abroad? In this panel discussion, students who have interned abroad will share their advice on finding international internships and living abroad. Special guest: Luke Barbara, Director, Ohio State Brazil Global Gateway. Thursday, April 9 from 6:30-7:30 in the Smith Seminar Room (1080 Physics Building). RSVP through the Buckeye Careers Network under "Workshops."

Study at George Brown Dance: George Brown Dance offers intensive certificates and diplomas in Dance Performance Preparation, Dance Performance Studies, and Commercial Dance Studies. Auditions: April 19 and May 24 in Toronto. Information

Survey on involvement in student organizations: Educational Psychology PhD candidate Stephanie Levitt Shaulskiy seeks students to take her survey examining students' sense of belonging to student organizations. The survey takes 15 minutes and participants will be entered in a raffle to win a $10 gift card. Survey. 

**Featured MFA program of the week: Tulane 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...


Dance Wellness discussion: Dr. Holly Davis from Counseling and Consultation Services will lead a discussion about body image on April 8 at 12pm in the Collaboratory (Sullivant 141).

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


DanceAbility Teacher Certification Workshop with Alito Alessi: May 11-22 and December 7-18, 2015 in Austin, TX. Learn how to teach integrated groups in movement arts and a model for facilitating communities that foster inclusive participation. $1800 (does not include airfare or housing). 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.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course: June 1-12 in Westhampton, NY. Approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, this course includes 60 contact hours in dance/movement therapy and skills, group process and movement observation. Course credit is available. $975; housing is available. For information please contact director Linni Diehl. 

The Dance Notation Bureau (DNB) hosts a two-week intensive workshop in Elementary Labanotation from June 15- June 26 in New York City. Tuition: $925 (prior to April 1)/ $985 (after May 1). Info.

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.

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.

The Body Now Summer Workshop
The Body Now Summer Workshop: July 6-12 on Whidbey Island in Washington. Create more joy in your life, more sense of well-being and ease through meaningful community play, and learn how to pass it on. Learn practical, playful skills that help with self-care, stress reduction, and conflict free communication with everyone in your life. Information.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Summer Intensive: July 12-18 in Dayton, OH. Open to intermediate and advanced dancers ages 16-21. Classes include ballet, modern, African, jazz, and DCDC repertory. Application must be received by April 15. 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...


Travis Wall Masterclass: Saturday, April 4, 3-4:30pm. Resident choreographer and guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" Travis Wall will teach a masterclass this weekend! To reserve your spot, email Brandon Adams. $10. Location TBD.


Drums Downtown XI
Drums Downtown XI: April 3-4 at the Riffe. Featuring new work by Melanie Bales, Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Susan Hadley, Susan Petry, Janet Schroder and Brandon Whited. Information.

1st Year Grad Show: Monday, April 6 at 7pm in the Barnett. Come see new work by our fabulous first year MFA and PhDs: Todd Eckert, Cole Garlando, Fenella Kennedy, Josh Manculich, and John Luna.

Oculus Pile: PhD Kimberly Wilczak's site-specific landscape choreography makes visible a kaleidoscopic dream of pedestrian and dance activity as a performative result of design analysis and choreographic study through the privileged view of the Knowlton School of Architecture's oculus. Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm; Thursday, April 9 at 12:30pm. Contact Kim for details.

A Chorus Line: Our very own Ayana Freeman plays Connie Wong in this production at Short North Stage running from April 9-26. Check out the trailer hereInformation.

OhioDance Festival Performance: April 25 at 6:30pm at Ballet Met Performance Space. Featuring choreography by Edward Liang, Griset Damas Roche, Mansee Singhi, Sukanya Chand, and OSU graduate students Tammy Carrasco, Sarah Levitt, Joshua Manculich, and Lyndsey Vader. Pre-professional companies include Ballet Excel Ohio, Dayton Dance Conservatory Co., and Hathaway Brown.

More performances...


From Hassan Hajjah's My Rock Stars
Experimental, Volume 1.
Artist talk with Hassan Hajjaj: April 8 at 4:30pm in the Wexner's Film/Video theater. Hajjaj will discuss his colorful video portraits that blend photography, performance and fashion, culminating in an insightful commentary on global capitalism. Free. Information.

From Design to Market with Mary Fisher: Making a Living as an Artist: April 14, 10-11am in Sullivant 141. RSVP here.

Art as Resistance: Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Movement: April 16, 4:30-6pm in Sullivant 141. RSVP here.

Contact Improvisation class with Nancy Stark Smith: Friday, April 17 from 10:20-2:40pm. Enrollment is open to BFA and MFA/PhDs and limited to 25. Register here.

Embodied Research: The Trace is Not the End with Nancy Stark Smith: Saturday, April 18 from 10-5pm in 390. This workshop for experienced improvisers brings participants into an experience of embodied research that integrates analytical and creative processes of scoring. Participants will work together to discover how a full range of ideas and questions contained within dance can be moved, traced, transmitted, communicated, and used to catalyze new creative activity in dance and beyond. $55/$15 OSU students. Register here.


Dissonance Dance
Audition for independent film Fanboy: Filming for this project will take place in summer and early fall. Contact Jon Washington via email or phone (440-679-1987) for information.

Eisenhower Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers on April 18 (Michigan), April 19 (NYC), May 17 (Chicago). Eisenhower Dance is a contemporary repertory company based in Detroit, MI. Information.

Dissonance Dance Theatre, a Washington, DC-based contemporary ballet company, holds auditions for its 2015-2016 season on April 19 from 3-6pm in DC. Dancers receive performance stipends and pointe shoe allotments. Information.

MamLuft & Co., a Cincinnati-based modern dance company, seeks dancers for its ninth season. Auditions will be held on June 1-2 during the company's summer intensive. Information.


Universal Gymnastics Incorporated in Hilliard, Ohio seeks a summer dance instructor for employment 1-2 days a week. The instructor will work with gymnasts on dance, posture, choreography, and conditioning. Please contact Compulsory Director Tera Morris for more information.

Andrew Bell Performing Arts Center seeks an intern to assist with pre-dance classes for 3-5 year olds on Wednesday from 6:15-7pm. Stipend available. Contact Michelle Hardaway for information.

Wildfire Dance Studio seeks studio manager/instructor: Seeking an outgoing, entrepreneurial, passionate dancer who enjoys working with children and is interested in learning all aspects of running a studio. College degree preferred; dance background required. Must be very creative and have strong dance and choreography abilities. Must be organized, pleasant and professional, with excellent writing skills and problem solving abilities. $25,000-35,000 based on experience. Contact Katie Stansberry for more information.

Dance Studio M seeks a dance Instructor: College degree in dance or professional experience required. Position begins in September. Contact Studio Manager Barbara Howitt for details, and learn more about the studio here

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


Relay for Life at OSU: April 11-12 in Lincoln Tower Park. The money raised from this event goes to the American Cancer Society for research, lodging for patients undergoing treatments and their families, and programs designed to aid those fighting cancer. Information.

Vaud-Villities, a Columbus-based performance group, seeks volunteers to assist in tearing down and reassembling their theatre risers. Risers will be removed on Thursday, April 23rd at 10pm, and assembled again on Friday, April 24 at 5pm. For your time, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Community Assistance and a free ticket to any of their spring 2015 shows. Contact board member Sue Logan for more information.

The Momentum Program seeks volunteers for their rehearsals and performances on May 11-15. Hundreds of fourth graders will perform at the Capitol Theatre, and volunteers will assist the students backstage. Each volunteer receives a t-shirt and a boxed lunch. Learn more about Momentum here, and contact Monica Kridler to get involved. Information.


Anna Brown Massey
at the film festival
Congratulations to 1st year MFA Anna Brown Massey, whose film Plastic Beach won 2nd Place at the 1st Annual Student Film Fest @ OSU! Anna made the film in collaboration with Richie Barshay, James Shipp, and Daniel R. Jusino. Check it out here!

Congratulations to 4th year BFA Dana Schafer who received Honorable Mention at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum! Dana presented her project "Community dance: developing creative problem solvers and confident young citizens in the public school system."

Congratulations to Professor Bebe Miller on the launch of her new e-book, Dance Fort: A History. In her interview with The Lantern on the book, she says "There is such a fundamental humanity in these interactions between dancers that we all recognize. Watching someone solve a problem is beautiful. If they have a certain transparency in that moment that allows the audience in, and if I can frame that transparency of thought and process of realization, that is what I’m after." Read the Lantern article here, and get the FREE e-book here.


Matt Bowman's e-portfolio features his reflections on his courses and videos of phrase material from his technique classes. 


"And I think even in my process...that I wait as long as possible to say what something’s going to be. You know, I try to suspend all the possibilities until the very last moment, because I know that what something needs to become needs all of that time.

--Ann Hamilton, 
from an interview with Krista Tippett 

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