Friday, December 04, 2015

Week 16 Announcements: December 7-13

Informance and Cookie Exchange
It's that time of the semester: INFORMANCE TIME!  Join the department Wednesday, December 9 from 10:20am - 12pm in the Barnett Theatre as a wrap-up to the semester. 
Please bring 1-2 dozen cookies to share (gluten-free options are welcome as well) and drop them off in the 316 offices BEFORE the Informance.

Also on Wednesday, December 9 there will be a Department Viewing of Dance Downtown at 1pm in the Barnett Theatre.

Last Contact Jam of the semester on Saturday, December 5 from 2pm - 5pm. You must attend the class portion from 2-3pm to stay for the jam portion. Meet in Studio 250.

Adjudication for Spring Concert takes places Saturday, December 5 from 9am - 12pm. For more details, see Dave Covey.

Doug Varone and Liz Lerman to be honored by the American Dance Guild with a "Distinguished Artistry and Lifetime Achievement" award this December. Remember our own Eddie Taketa and Sarah Levitt have ties to these two amazing artists.

The Moving Space installations runs December 4 - 11, 2016. Venture through the place we call home and experience Sullivant Hall through the fresh eyes of its newest residents: the Freshman BFA Class! Information.

January welcomes NACHMO (National Choreography Month), your annual choreographic kick in the pants, arriving in Ohio January 1st. NACHMO is an annual challenge to create one dance piece or dance film within January’s 31 days. If you are interested in participating, please contact Maddie Leonard-Rose, the Programming Coordinator, or register online.

Deadline Extended: Graduate Theatre Syndicate Symposium Applications are now due December 27, 2015. The symposium, "A Question of Survival: Adaptation/Abstraction in Performance," seeks proposals for Conference Paper Abstracts, Performance, and Design/Visual Art. Contact Karie Miller with questions.

OUAB Grad/Prof Upcoming Events:
  • Building Online Portfolios and Websites, on Tuesday, December 8 at 12pm in the Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor Ohio Union. 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 application.

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

Posted university positions...

Internship Opportunity with OhioDance for the spring semester. Those interested should contact Jane D'Angelo.

Jacob's Pillow Internships applications are now open. The internship runs from May 24-September 1, 2016. Applications are due January 15. Apply.

Production Class Foley Art Show on Tuesday, December 8 at 3:20pm in the Barnett Theatre.  See student-made shorts (and the show will be short!) Come support your fellow students.

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State (JUROs) has extended its deadline to February 1, 2016. Information.

Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation offers grants to Television, Film and Interactive students for thesis films. Deadline for submission is January 8, 2016. Information.

Research Scholar Award applications for faculty-supervised research or creative activity are due January 1, 2016. Awards are one-time only, for funding of $1,000. Information.

HIPster Dancing: As a dancer, you ask your hips to do a lot of anatomically unnatural movements. This can lead to a hypermobile hip, a joint that has excessive looseness. By strengthening the support & stabilizing muscles you can gain control over the excessive mobility without losing any range of motion. This is important to reduce wear and tear (i.e. injury) to the hip. Below are some hip strengthening exercises important for the dancer’s hip.
  • Clamshell/ Hip Rotator Strength – Lying with hips and knees bent to 45o think of using deep rotator muscles in buttock to lift knee toward ceiling keeping thigh muscles relaxed. Be sure pelvis does not roll backward and do not arch back. Do 3 sets of 10.
  • Reverse Clamshell – Lying with hips and knees bent to 45 degrees, keep your knees together and rotate your foot forward keeping your hamstring relaxed.  Be sure to not roll your pelvis forward. Do 3 sets of 10.
  • Hip Abduction Strength – Lie on side with bottom leg bent and top leg straight and slightly back toward arabesque but the spine remains neutral. Lift leg toward ceiling, keeping knee straight and leg slightly behind you without hips rolling backward. Do 3 sets of 10.
  • Hip Extension Timing – Lie on stomach with one knee bent with a relaxed hamstring. Keep hips flat and spine neutral as you lift thigh up 1-2 inches. Focus on 1st contracting at only the lower glutes, then the hamstring, then the low back muscles to lift leg with proper muscle timing. Use glutes more than hamstring. Do 3 sets of 10.
Learn about the Program for Performing Arts Medicine and schedule an appointment here.

The Magic Chest production seeks hip-hop dancers and 3 female ballet dancers for performances on December 19. Email Michelle Hartway with questions.

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

Study Abroad in Senegal in Summer 2016 through the Departments of French and Italian, as well as the Department of African American and African Studies. For information, email Cheikh Thiam.

International Multidisciplinary Conference in Austria from December 17-21, 2015. Scholarships are available for up to 200EU of the total cost. 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.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in San Francisco from December 27-31, 2015 with faculty including OSU Alum, Abby Zbikowski. Apply.

American Dance Festival Winter Intensive in New York City from December 28-January 5 with faculty including Neil Greenburg, Gerri Houlihan, Leah Cox and Nia Love. Apply.

Northwest Dance Project 5 Day Dance Workshop in Portland, OR from December 28-January 1, 2016. Registration due by December 18. Information.

Doug Varone and Dancers 7th Annual Winter Intensive from January 3-9, 2016 at the Boston Conservatory. Applications due December 14.  Information.

January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith from January 3-22, 2016 at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA. Information.

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.

Ad Deum's Christian Men Dance Retreat will take place January 8-10, 2016 at West University Dance Center, Houston Texas. Please apply by December 10.

David Dorfman Dance Winter Intensive at Gibney Dance runs January 11-16, 2016.  Register by November 20 to receive a discount. Information.

Northwest Dance Project will hold auditions for summer opportunities in Portland, Salt Lake City, San Fransisco, New York and Chicago on various dates from January 2, 2016 until February 6, 2016. Information.

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.

Lehrer Dance Company will hold auditions for male and female dancers age 21 and over on Thursday, December 10 at 1:30pm (sign-in begins at 1pm). Auditions will take place at Visceral Dance Center in Chicago, IL. Bring headshot and resume. Lehrer Dance is based out of Buffalo, NY. Information.

Call for Performance Submissions for OhioDance Spring 2016. All interested applicants should submit a portfolio of their work in the OhioDance office by Friday, December 4. 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.

Call for Submissions to Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship deadline extended to January 18, 2016. Information.


Graduate student Alex Harlig finds parallels between her research in dance and popular culture. 
Read more about Alex's work and artistry.


O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?

-Willian Butler Yeats (1933)

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