August 5 -11, 2018


Alumna Pam Tanowitz Receives Stellar New York Times Review
Ohio State Dance congratulates Ohio State Dance Alumna Pam Tanowitz (BFA 1991) on the outstanding review she received for her new staging of T.S. Eliot’s poems “Four Quartets.” New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay said “choreographer Pam Tanowitz has created dance theater of the highest caliber. This had its world premiere on Friday at Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. After one viewing, on Saturday night, I’m inclined to call this the most sublime new dance since Merce Cunningham’s ‘Biped’ (1999).”

New Musical Theatre Minor
The Musical Theatre minor supports a student’s training and career aspirations in the performance and study of musical theatre.
More information>>>

Check out BFA Dance Student Paige St. John’s blog about her work last spring in China…

Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival Application NOW OPEN!
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry is pleased to present the 2018 Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival!

The Festival will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in the Ohio Union.

Multiple poster and oral presentation sessions will be offered throughout the day. Students graduating Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019 will have the opportunity to participate in the 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Students who have never conducted research or assisted in a research project will have the opportunity to pitch a new research or creative project idea during the Buck Tank session. To learn more about the Festival, please visit here.

The application to present in the Festival is NOW OPEN!

The application can be found here.

Applications are due on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:00pm!

The Global Mediterranean (ASC 5194)
TERM: Autumn 2018
INSTRUCTOR: Danielle V. Schoon
CLASS TIME: WF 2:20-3:40pm
LEVEL: Undergrad; Honors; Grad
LOCATION: Hagerty Hall 42
SECTIONS: Undergrad #35563; Grad #35562
PREREQ: Jr. Sr., or Grad standing; or permission of instructor

The history of the Mediterranean region is one of co-existence and conflict. It has captured the imagination of writers, travelers, and scholars for centuries. In the past few decades, however, the Mediterranean region has been reconfigured extensively, not only in political, economic, and cultural terms, but also in the ways it is conceptualized. Is there or has there ever been a ‘Mediterranean culture’? Yet, the concept remains active in the popular imagination (consider the many books about the ‘Mediterranean diet’). Recently, the region has dominated the news with stories of the Arab Spring, the dramatic economic downturns in Greece, Italy and Spain, and the migration crisis. We must ask not only what connects the places and peoples of the Mediterranean, but also what divides them. This course examines the governments, societies, and cultures of the Mediterranean. We will pay attention to the ‘East/West’ paradigm as a prism through which to examine past and present events. As the region connects a global network that shapes local developments, we will consider the reach and relationship of the Mediterranean to other parts of the world.

This course is cross-listed in French and Italian, Film Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Comparative Studies, and Germanic Languages and Literatures. Consult your home department for credit towards major or minor.


Artsvolvement Fair
To better connect arts students with opportunities across with university, Future Arts Managers & Entrepreneurs is hosting and Artsvolvement Fair on Monday, August 20 from 6-8PM in 141 Sullivant Hall. We hope younger students will learn the breadth and depth of involvement opportunities in the arts. We hope older students will meet creative peers in different majors with similar interests. Interested organizations can register here.

STARTUP Arts Entrepreneurship Competition
STARTUP empowers students to take action on their idea for an arts enterprise. What is an arts enterprise? Any initiative that creates artistic, economic, and social value. Nonprofit, for-profit, or anywhere in between, this is your chance to make your idea reality. Open to any and all Ohio State students, apply to STARTUP today  Art means business.

Finalists will pitch to a panel of arts leaders during the Barnett Symposium on September 28, 2018. The winning pitch will receive $1,000 for their project and access to one-of-a-kind arts opportunities. Applications are due August 31. Notification for next steps will occur in early September.

Save the Date!
Music and Movement with Dr. John Feierabend Professional Development Workshop for PreK- Grade 2 Educators
6 Hours Available for ODE and SUTQ Credit
COST: $20 – (Free for 2018-2019 participating classroom teachers of The Wiggle Jig program)
DATE & TIME: September 28, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: BalletMet Dance Centre – 322 Mt. Vernon Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 14, 2018

Dr. John Feierabend, is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in childhood. He is a Professor Emeritus of Music Education at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and is a past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. He has given presentations in all 50 states and many other countries. He is the author of over 70 books, recordings, and DVDs, several of which served as the inspiration for the award-winning PBS children’s television series Lomax: The Hound of Music.

Dr. Feierabend continues to be committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. Dr. Feierabend’s creativity and research has resulted in two music methods; First Steps in Music, a music and movement program for infants through elementary-aged children and Conversational Solfege, a music literacy method suitable for elementary through college-aged student.

For more information and to RSVP contact Leigh Lijoi, Education Coordinator or (614) 586.8629

Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 11 am – 8 pm daily
Genoa Park (303 W. Broad St – riverfront behind COSI)
Celebrate family and community with two days of children’s activities, music, food, art, and dance from the heart of Latin America. Saturday headliners are Típico Urbano, Gina Chavez, and Lupillo Rivera. Sunday headliners are Frank Reyes and El Gran Combo. Admission is FREE.

King Arts Complex Legends and Legacies Award Ceremony & Reception
Join The King Arts Complex as we celebrate the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley (U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio), Alex Shumate, Esquire (Managing Partner, North America, Squire Patton Boggs), and the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr. (Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit) at the 12th Annual Legends and Legacies Award Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7 PM.
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Pattern Thinking Opened July 17 at the Urban Arts Space

2018 Education Abroad Expo – September 4
The Office of International Affairs would like to invite you to stop by the 2018 Education Abroad Expo on Tuesday, September 4 from 2 – 6 p.m. The expo will be held in the Archie M. Griffin East Ballroom in the Ohio Union, where students can visit tables and speak with experts about studying abroad.

More information>>>

CAPA and Broadway in Columbus present Disney’s ALADDIN
October 24-November 4
Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.)
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV). Tickets start at $34 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

The Lincoln Theatre Association and The Ohio State University Athletic Department present the exclusive national book launch of Wil Haygood’s TIGERLAND
Wednesday, September 19, 7 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Celebrate the national release of Columbus native Wil Haygood’s newest book, Tigerland, the inspiring true story of two teams from poor, black, and segregated East High School (Columbus), who, amid the racial turbulence of the 1968-69 school year, won both the baseball and basketball state championships. Moderated by US District Judge Algenon L. Marbley, the event will be a live interview of Haygood, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Members of the 1968-69 East High School baseball and basketball teams will also be recognized and honored during the event. Tickets are $25 and $50 (VIP ticket includes one pre-signed copy of Tigerland) at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Wednesday, November 21, 6 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
It’s a lovely day, and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, Peppa and George cannot guess what it is. Peppa Pig Live! encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular preschool series and features brand-new songs and life-sized puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down to give audiences a unique, fully immersive theatrical experience from the moment the curtain opens. Ticketsare $35-$63 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. VIP packages, which include meet-and-greets with the characters, are also available.

Sunday, September 16, 7 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought-after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what theNew York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” Diehl’s meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries, spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry. Tickets are $26.50 and $31.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Tuesday, September 18, 8 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
For many years, Henry Rollins has taken photographs on his extensive travels. In this intimate evening, Rollins draws from his vast archive to display photos from Baghdad to Pyongyang and share his experiences. “For many years, I have documented my travels all over the world with a camera. Never easy, but always worth it. The photos have stories behind them. I have selected several images to show and talk about.” As a keen observer, Rollins brings stories from journeys all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South America, and Antarctica. Tickets are $35 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

This month at Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery

The Fantasticks (starring Cabot & Cassie Rea)
Local celebrity Cabot Rea’s daughter Cassie returns from NYC to team up with her father in the Northland Performing Arts Center production of this classic musical.

Concurrently, Otterbein University is bringing to the NPAC lobby the photography of Tariq Tarey’s Another Place exhibit with poetry of Ladan Osman, which together tell a story that humanizes the experience of refugees. NPAC is located in the heart of the largest “immigration gateway” in a multi-state region with substantial refugee communities.

Shows: 7:30pm – Sept. 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15; 2:00pm – Sept. 9 & 16
Tickets: $25/Adult; $20/senior/student; $15/youth (12 or under)
Call: (614)262-SHOW(7469)

Who Gets to Dance: Creative Practices for Intergenerational Collaboration
In this day-long workshop, Cassie Meador (Executive Artistic Director, Dance Exchange) and Sarah Ramey (Founder, In Motion: Movement Class for Adults Over 50) will share creative movement tools and practices to create dances and facilitate dialogue across generations. Together we will grow our capacities for facilitation, choreography, and community organizing– cultivating deeper understandings of our roles as artists, educators, and dancemakers. This will be a supportive environment for focused training and development for practitioners of all ages and physical capacities.
Date: Saturday, September 8 from 9-4pm (with lunch break)
Location: BalletMet (322 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215)
Cost: $10 (covers materials and lunch)
Contact Sarah Ramey with questions:
Funding for this workshop is generously provided by a Crane Opportunity Grant, which supports professional development for BalletMet employees.

Drawn East & Pasos de Arte on display now at CAC
Paintings of Coastal Maine by Michael Guinane, Cody Heichel and Christopher Burk
On display through August 18
Following in the footsteps of many famous artists from the past, the show’s three artists from Columbus, Ohio have traveled together up the Maine coastline to find their own inspirations. This exhibition is presented by Sharon Weiss Gallery and Brandt-Roberts Galleries.

Pasos de Arte 2018
Featuring artists Nelsa Abalo, Cecilia Roman, & Jeremy Rosario
On display through August 31
Pasos de Arte 2018 is an exhibition of Latino art that brings together the Latino community with visitors from across Central Ohio. Jeremy Rosario will also be a featured artist in the Visual Artists Showcase at Festival Latino August 11 & 12 in Genoa Park. For more information on Festival Latino click here.


Final Auditions for Dancewave’s Advanced Summer Dance Intensive with Kate Weare Company
Details and registration>>>

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra has an opening for a Development & Special Events Manager and a Communications & Content Manager
Job postings>>>

LancasterChorale, Central Ohio’s premier professional chamber choir is now accepting applications for the part-time position, Manager of Grants and Social Media.
Job posting>>>

City Dance: A Contemporary Choreography Showcase
City Dance showcase invites choreographers and dance makers from Columbus, Ohio and its immediate surrounding areas to submit completed dance works for presentation.

Life as a Modern Dancer
Now in its 4th year, this blog by Jill Randall has over 5,000 readers a month. The blog has many features, but at the heart are the artist profiles. She asks dancers of all ages about 12 questions, sharing about their specific career path. The stories are honest and heartfelt. It is filling a niche within the dance community in the US.

Christian Dance Alliance Seeking Instructors in Cincinnati for 2018-19 Season
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Position Announcement: Gateway Film Center – Ticket Center Associate
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Position Announcement:  Columbus Metropolitan Library – Graphic Designer
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Position Announcement: Glass Axis – Executive Director
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Position Announcements: ProMusica
Executive Assistant & Board Liaison (Part-time)
Orchestra & Operations Manager
Operations & Community Programs Coordinator
Job postings>>>

The Ballet Academy of Newark
The Ballet Academy of Newark is looking for a Creative Movement and Intro to Dance instructor with a dance background (danced through childhood and high school) who is pursuing early childhood or early elementary education.  We are looking for someone local to the area who will commit to teach year-round.  We currently have classes one evening per week, but are looking to expand the early childhood program to include another evening and at least one morning per week.  We will be moving to our new studio in August and we anticipate growth! If we hire someone soon, the schedule is very flexible as we typically create our schedule based on instructor availability. (Historically these classes have been held on Mon/Tues evenings.)  Classes are 30-45 mins in length.  Pay would be $12-15/hr. based on experience.  Training and a syllabus is provided.  One additional benefit to  being an instructor is the ability to take dance classes at our studio at no charge.  Our studio currently offers 2 levels of adult ballet and a Pilates class for adults.  Studio website is   Please contact Jennifer Hill for more information.

Choreographer Needed
Patti Flinn is an African-American aspiring filmmaker and author making short dance video featuring a black couple dancing in a ballroom with jazz interpretation. Please Contact Patti at (614) 575-8178 for more information.

Position Announcement: McConnell Arts Center – Operations Assistant
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Call for research participants: performance artists who identify as disabled
Midwestern University Occupational Therapy students are conducting a research study entitled, “How does performance art shape occupational identity and facilitate empowerment for disabled artists?

We are looking for performance artists who identify as disabled to share their stories and experiences….We will ask you to:

Participate in 1 audiotaped interview that will last between 1-2 hours.

Possibly participate in a 2nd audiotaped interview that may last up to 1 hour.

Share a short (less than 5 min) video clip with us from one of your performances during the interview (if you have a video clip).

If you are interested in participating in this study or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Mahaffey at:
Midwestern University
Occupational Therapy Program
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60615

Thank you for considering this opportunity!

ML Dance Academy seeking instructor for new season
We are looking for a teacher to teach during our new season. Our season starts September 4th. We’re looking for a teacher to instruct hip-hop, tap and contemporary. We’ve moved our studio to Reynoldsburg. Our new address is 2002 OfficeView Pl.  it’s just off of 70 on Brice road.
Contact: Joseph Moriarty
More information>>>

Mercyhurst University Faculty Position in Dance
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