Thursday, October 29, 2015

Week 11 Announcements: November 2-8


Don't miss the MFA Concert of existence: and ways of being featuring works from 3rd year MFA grads Noelle Bohaty, s.lumbert and Brandon Whited. Performances are this weekend in the Barnett Theatre, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm; 3pm matinee on Saturday, October 31. Check out the clips below for a sneak peek of the work. Information and tickets.

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Adjudications for ACDA 2016 & Winter Concert will take place on Saturday, October 31 at 9am in the Barnett Theatre. There is a strict 12 minute time limit for works in ACDA, and all cast members must be enrolled in the 2015/2016 academic year. Both undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to audition works.

ArtsLink Fellow Kinga Szemessy will offer several sessions over the next few weeks including:

  •  Brown Bag Q&A on Monday, November 2 from 12:15-1pm in the Greenroom area.  
  • Guest instructor for the 10:20am technique class on Monday, November 9.  
  • Research presentation on questions around heritage and the body in Intermedia from 2:30-3:30pm on Monday, November 9.  
  • Guest instructor for the 5:20pm technique class on Tuesday, November 10. There will be a send-off for Kinga after this class.

Marcia Siegel will visit OSU for a discussion on Dance Criticism on Monday & Tuesday, November 9-10.  Information.

Graduate and Professional School Fair on Thursday, November 5 from 4:30-6pm in the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room 1 & 2. Information.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies meets on Friday, November 6 from 12-1:30pm in Denney 311.  Please RVSP to Michael Harwick by Tuesday, November 3.

Abstracts for Hayes Graduate Research Forum are due by Friday, November 13. Information.

Faculty Fellows Program is open to all new and/or recent PhD and terminal Master's degree recipients. The program is aimed at candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution. Registration and applications.

OSU Graduate School's Preparing Future Faculty Program will accept applications in February 2016. Information.

OUAB Grad/Prof Upcoming Events:
  • Professional Small Talk and Networking, on Tuesday, November 3 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. Information.
  • Mindful Eating, on Wednesday, November 4 at 12pm in the Student Alumni Council Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union
  • Battling Imposter Syndrome, on Tuesday, November 17 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union.
Posted university positions...

Visiting Assistant Professor Sofie Clemmensen seeks a BFA Dance Major interested in performance & choreography to be a rehearsal assistant for a residency in spring 2016. Applicants must submit a one-page essay stating interest, qualifications and how the opportunity will serve future goals; must be available from March 13-20, 2016. Hard copy application due on October 30 by 5pm in Clemmensen's mailbox. For more information, contact Sofie.

Want to Study Dance Abroad in London? Must be at least 18 years of age and have a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Applications are due Saturday, October 31. Information.

The Undergraduate Research Office hosts Strategies for Writing A Successful Research Abstract on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30pm in 232 Cockins Hall. RVSP requested. Email.

Registration for the Geography Bowl are due Friday, November 13. The Bowl takes place on Thursday, November 19 from 5-8:30pm; and Friday, November 20 from 5-6:30pm. There are cash prizes, including $1,000 for first place. Information and registration.

Have an outstanding GTA? Want to recognize them for their efforts? The nominations for Graduate Associate Teaching Awards are due November 9. Information.

Injury Check Time Extended: Due to the high volume of need and the continued care the Department of Dance wants to provide, the morning Open Clinic hours for injury checks & consuls will be extended to 7am - 10am in Sullivant Hall, Conditioning Room 291.

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

Free Masterclass through OhioDance on Wednesday, November 4 at 2:30pm with the Oberlin Dance Collective. Masterclass takes place at Oberlin College, Warner Main Space. Information.

Intensive Dance Therapy Course Winter Intensive in Westhampton Beach, NY. Tuition is $975 and enrollment is limited. Dates are December 27-31, 2015 and January 2-6, 2016. For information email Linni Deihl, Director.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Winter Intensive is scheduled from January 4-9, 2016 in New York. Talk to Graduate Student Brandon Whited for information, or register here.

Registration for Winter MELT is open. Dates of the festival are January 4-22, 2016.  Faculty include Kyle Abraham, Michelle Boulé, DD Dorvillier, Irene Dowd and Shelly Senter. Information.

International Ballet & Contemporary Competition in Bari, Italy in March 2016.  Registration open now. Information.

Geoff Sobelle, illusionist and physical theatre artist presents The Object Lesson, a work about "the stuff that we cling to and the junk we leave behind," performing at the Wexner Center for the Arts Wednesday - Saturday, October 28-31 at 8pm, and Saturday, October 31 at 2pm. Information.

The Mask You Live Ina documentary "following boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves and negotiate America's narrow definition of masculinity," screens on Sunday, November 1 at 3pm at McPherson Labs, Room 1000, 140 W 18th Ave. Admission is free, but reservation required. Tickets.

Raag Taal performs on Sunday, November 8 at 4pm at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. The concert features vocals, dance and instrumental music. Information.

Dance Downtown at the Riffe Center on Friday & Saturday, November 13-14 at 8pm. Information and tickets.

DANCECleveland: Student tickets are available for the 60th anniversary season. Show listing and dates.

More performances...

Dr. Elena Bodrova is offering a Professional Development Workshop on executive functions of the brain and early childhood education on Friday, November 13, 9-3pm.  The workshop will take place at BalletMet Columbus and the registration fee is $20.  For questions or to RVSP email Melanie Ryan.

Commercial Dance Intensive at UNSCA auditions are open from October 1, 2015 until March 1, 2016. Applications are online only, and spots are first come, first served. Information.

Kim Robards Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers by appointment or audition packet for positions beginning in January 2016.  They are also accepting audition packets for Trainee, Apprentice and Summer Intensive Company Project programs.  Kim Robards Dance is a Modern Dance Company based in Aurora, CO.  Information.

The ML Dance Academy in Pickerington still seeks instructors for hip-hop and modern classes on Saturdays. For more information, email Joseph Moriarty.

Camp Wicosuta in Hebron, New Hampshire seeks dance instructors/camp counselors from June 17 - August 18, 2016. Stipend includes salary, travel allowance and room and board. Information.

Call for Submissions to New Moves - a live choreographic competition in Chicago. The competition takes place on Thursday, December 17. There is a $500 cash prize. Registration.

American College Dance Association (ACDA) will take place in Kalamazoo, MI from Saturday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2016. OSU was one of the founding members of ACDA and students are strongly encouraged to participate; conferences are filled with performances from schools around the region as well as masterclasses from faculty and graduate students at those institutions. Talk to Michael Kelly Bruce for more information.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festive calls for applications to perform as part of the 2106 Inside/Out Series from June 22-August 28, 2016. Applications can include all varieties of performance, audience engagement, works-in-progress or educational proposal. Applications are due October 31, 2015Information.


Undergraduate Callie Lacinski is the featured blog of the week.  Read more about Callie and her dance adventures.


Today's kids are very technical.  They can do eighteen pirouettes on a dime and get their leg way above the head and hold it there. But the insight is not the same: It's not as giving, not as warm. They need to give themselves to the dance, to the project themselves from the inside out...when you suddenly find yourself in contact with the audience - and it can take years - the result is extraordinary.

-Alvin Ailey
Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey

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