Thursday, April 16, 2015

Week 14 Announcements: April 20-24


Photo by Ilya Domanov
Nancy Stark Smith is here and there are many ways to engage with her on Friday and Saturday:

Bodies on the Line class showing: Students from Dr. Bench's Bodies on the Line class will present performance projects on Friday, April 18 at 5:10. Meet outside Carrie and Oded's office. Contact Lyndsey Vader for information.

Spring Informance: Monday, April 27 from 10:20-12pm in the Barnett. Wanna show work? Contact Ani to sign up.

Finals Week DANCE BREAK: MFA Josh Manculich is offering a contemporary jazz class on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm in 290. Sign up for this free class in the Green Room and dance away your finals week stress! Contact Josh for details.

Interdisciplinary Research class showing: April 29, 5-6:30pm in MOLA. Students in Norah Zuniga-Shaw's Interdisciplinary Research class in ACCAD will present their findings and performances in this public sharing. The showing will be followed by a reception. Contact Jess Cavender for information.

Call for shout-outs: Did you present at a conference? Receive an award? Get a job? Dori and Sarah are compiling all of your exciting accomplishments from spring semester. Students, send yours to Sarah; faculty, send yours to Dori.


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

Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship 2015: The ICA Fellowship Program seeks to involve and increase the number of culturally diverse advocates as emerging leaders in the fields of cultural arts, public policy, and advocacy. Fellows receive mentorship from senior-level arts professionals in NYC, a curriculum highlighting arts advocacy theory and a generous stipend. Applications are due April 24. Info.

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...


2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI): SURI is designed to enhance the experience of undergraduate researchers through a series of enrichment programs, both professional and social. All undergraduate researchers are welcome to participate, free of charge, whether participating in formal, organized research programs, or conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The program runs May 26-July 31. Learn more

Undergraduate Research Survey: The Office of Undergraduate Research asks all undergraduates conducting research this semester to take a survey so they can find out how many undergrads are engaged in research. Find the survey here

Paid Research and Work Study positions in the Department of Family Medicine: Students will work on health services research projects involving aspects of health service delivery. Student positions are available beginning in May and continuing through summer with some positions available through the next academic year. Students are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. For more information, email Clinical Research Manager Jennifer Lehman

Research Opportunity: Dr. Vincent Roscigno and Jill Yavorsky in the Sociology Department are seeking 15-20 3rd or 4th year student volunteers for 6-10 hours per week during May and Summer 2015 term. Research assistants will assist in the data collection on a research project designed to assess whether hiring discrimination on the basis of gender persists and how gender discrimination varies across U.S. regions and contexts. Academic credit available. Email program manager Devona Samuel for more information. 

**Featured MFA program of the week: Arizona State University


Pinchuk Arts-Community Outreach Grant:
This grant supports projects that bring the arts to the Columbus community through established centers and schools. Applications are due by Friday, May 15. Information.

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.

See more funding opportunities...


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: 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...


Finals Week DANCE BREAK: MFA Josh Manculich is offering a contemporary jazz class on Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm in 290. Sign up for this free class in the Green Room and dance away your finals week stress! Contact Josh for details.


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

Department of Art BFA exhibition: April 18-May 9 at Urban Arts Space. Reception: May 9 from 3-5pm. Information.

Karl Rogers
Karl Rogers/Red Dirt Dance: On Thursday, April 23-24 at 8pm, alumni Karl Rogers (MFA '03) presents a program of new and past work at Trikselion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theatre. Info.

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. Info.

Interdisciplinary Research class showing: April 29, 5-6:30pm in MOLA. Students in Norah Zuniga-Shaw's Interdisciplinary Research class in ACCAD will present their findings and performances in this public sharing. The showing will be followed by a reception. Contact Jess Cavender for information.

Toward Belonging: Wednesday, April 29 at 8pm, Thursday, April 30 at 8pm in the Barnett Theatre. PhD candidate Michael J. Morris presents a new work moving through the mechanics and formal dimensions of sociality, the physical vocabularies of how bodies are together. It examines how bodies follow one another along paths that are straight or along trajectories that veer queerly, how they fall in line and out of step, how they carry one another along and are moved by what other people do, how they gather and separate. FREE and open to the public. Info.

Crystal Michelle presents the descent of this water: rain: Crystal Michelle (MFA '13) presents this new work on Friday, May 8 at 7:30pm at the RiverScape Metro Park in Dayton and Saturday, May 9 at 7pm at the Dublin Arts Council grounds. Info.

More performances...


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.

Informal Discussion with Nancy Stark Smith: Friday, April 17 from 3-4pm in the Huddle Room. Bring your questions and curiosities about Contact Improvisation and Nancy Stark Smith's career.

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.

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing writing groups: Sign up for discipline/degree specific writing programs that meet through the summer, including Dissertation Writing Groups and Journal Article Writing Groups. Information.


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.

Xclaim Audition: Xclaim Dance Company, based at Columbus's Charisma Center for the Arts, is holding auditions for their 2015-2016 season on May 3 from 2:30-5pm. $10 audition fee. Information.

Hubbard Street. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.
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.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will host auditions for female dancers on May 25 from 8-6pm at the Ailey Studios in New York. $20 audition fee. 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...


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.


Congratulations to the Spring Repertory Company on a very successful first week of performances at local schools!

Sheila Zeng in rehearsal


Check out this week's e-portfolio by PhD Joda Lee!


"What interests me is the tension between tradition and what’s happening now. 'How do you make a pas de bourrée important right now?' is a problem I want to solve. It means something when you’re watching a temps de cuisse at New York City Ballet, but what does it mean when one of my dancers is doing it at the Joyce in between a box step and a bunch of step touches?"
--Pam Tanowitz (BFA '91)
in an interview in The Brooklyn Rail

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