Friday, April 24, 2015

Week 15 Announcements: April 27-May 1


Buckeye Roots Strings and Steps: Monday, April 27 at 6:15pm in the Barnett. Don't miss the only stateside performance of the work this group of OSU-affiliated musicians and dancers (including PhD Janet Schroeder) toured to China over spring break. Check out performance info here, and learn more about the tour here.

Joshua Coy, Janet Schroeder, Carrie Miller, Adam King and Liberty Brigner
performing in China in March

The Spring Informance is on Monday, April 27 from 10:20-12pm in the Barnett. Come see the work of your classmates and celebrate the end of another incredible semester!

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.

This is the last blog post of the semester! The next OSU Dance blog post will come out in late August. Please welcome Noelle Bohaty to the role of External Relations GA in the fall, and students, send your events and announcements for the blog to her beginning in August.


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.

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

**Featured MFA program of the week: UC-San Diego


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.

Doug Varone and Dancers
Doug Varone Summer Intensive: May 31-June 20 at Purchase College. Take class and learn repertory from Doug Varone and Dancers company members, and attend company showings, lec/dems, dance film screenings, and more. Info.

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.

Dancing to Connect Intensive: This program, run by Battery Dance Company, is designed for dance students and professionals who wish to translate their passion for dance into a sustainable career. Participants will receive instruction in arts administration, program management, dance diplomacy, and more. 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.


Joshua Manculich
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 in the Barnett Theatre, Thursday, April 30 at 8pm in Studio 290. 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.

American Masters -- American Ballet Theatre: A History premieres nationwide Friday, May 15, 9-10:30 pm on PBS in honor of the ballet company's 75th anniversary. Info.

More performances...


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.


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 Dance Chicago.
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.


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.

Celerity Tenacia Charter School in Columbus is looking for a part-time dance teacher for grades K-4, for the 2015-2016 school year. Contact Office Manager Margarita Adkins by email or phone: 614-863-1604, 

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 our fabulous BFAs and MFAs graduating this spring! Here's to many adventures ahead for all of you. Join students, faculty, staff, family and friends to celebrate our graduating students on Saturday, May 9 at 1pm in the Barnett.

Senior BFAs after their last ballet class of the year.
Photo by Kim Isaacs.

MFA class of 2015!

Student Assistant Taja Tolliver presented a spoken word piece at the College and High School Aspiring Mothers Partnership for Success (CHAMPS) Recognition Ceremony on April 21. CHAMPS is part of the ACCESS program at OSU, designed to provide an academic and social support system to assist low-income, single-parent students who are pursuing an education at OSU. Congratulations, Taja!

Taja Tolliver at the CHAMPS recognition ceremony

PhD Lyndsey Vader was awarded 2nd Place in the graduate division in the Charlotte Roth Memorial Fund Essay Contest, administered by OSU's Melton Center for Jewish Studies. Lyndsey submitted her paper, Choreographing Borders: Physical and Symbolic Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Choreography​. Congratulations, Lyndsey!


Check out Brandon Adam's e-portfolio, Alert Sensibility, which highlights his dance and design work. 


"Choreography relies on the inculcated capabilities, impulses, and preferences that years of practice produce, but it also leaves open the possibility for the unprecedented. Bodies change the world through their persistent adherence to routinized action, but also by congregating precipitously, stumbling, ducking, or striking a balance; by stretching or imposturing, by standing defiantly or running deviantly; or by grasping others' hands."

--Susan Leigh Foster
"Choreographies of Gender"


Have a great summer! 

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