Week Thirteen: April 4-8, 2016

image2OSU Dance was well represented at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on Wednesday, March 30: BFAs Tori Alesi, Serena Chang, Christine Ghinder, Mimi Lamantia, Dana Podell, Cailin Manning, and Asha Whitfield all presented.

OSU Dance won the top two prizes in the Arts/Architecture category. Serena Chang won 2nd place for “Our hour: cancer research through dance community,” and Mimi Lamantia won 1st place for “Argentine tango practice as a balance intervention for cancer survivors.” Congratulations to all! You can hear more about Serena’s and Mimi’s research on April 14 from 7-8pm in the Barnett.


This week’s events:

Brazil Tour Group Talk
April 4th from 12-1pm; Studio 390
Join the Brazil Tour Group dancers for a discussion of their recent tour and the value of international study experiences.

DiGS Speakeasy
April 4 at 6pm; Studio 225
DiGs (Dancers in Graduate School) Speakeasy features talks from Miriam King, Mansee Singhi and Viva Valezz on topics including dance based movement intervention for people with neurogenerative disorders, an introduction to Kathak: An Indian Classical Dance, and queer belly dance and burlesque. Contact Lexi for details.

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 12.09.02 PMSpring Concert
April 7-8th at 8pm, April 9th at 3pm and 8pm
OSU Dance presents its 2016 Spring Concert featuring work by guest artist Eddie Taketa, and the BFA completion projects of two graduating seniors, Cailin Manning and Serena Chang. The show also features work by BFAs Julia Ayau, Liliana Kane, Heidi Murr, Kylie Smith, and Anna Vomacka, and MFAs April Biggs, Nicole Garlando, Biag Gaongen, and Kim Wilczak. See Dori’s email for ticket instructions! Information

College Day in the Dance Department
Friday, April 8th
Welcome prospective students and their families to the Department! They’ll be around all day learning what its like to be a BFA student in Dance at OSU.

Solo Badolo squareMasterclass and brown bag lunch with Souleymane “Solo” Badolo
Friday, April 8th; 10:20-12pm (class); 12-12:45pm (brown bag lunch)
Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and dancer born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He visits OSU Dance on Friday April 8th to teach masterclasses in technique and composition. Additionally he will share his creative research.

Coming Soon:

News to put on your calendar and keep on your radar.  Check back for more detailed information.

  • April 11-15, 2016 – Senior Showcase Week
  • April 12 – Master class with Makeda Thomas followed by brown bag lunch (sign up: April 4)
  • April 14: Moving Together: The Art and Science of One Goal; Information
  • April 14-17, 2016 – Faye Driscoll’s Thank You For Coming: Attendance at the Wex; Tickets
  • April 15-16 – The Colored Section at CPAC; Information
  • April 18, 2016 – Graduate Day/Research Forum
  • April 22-24, 2016 – OhioDance Festival
  • April 25, 2016 – Informance
  • May 7 – Department of Dance Graduation

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