Call for Presenter Proposals
2019 OhioDance Festival and Conference
Dance Matters: Expanding Horizons
April 26-28, 2019
Ohio State University, Dept. of Dance, Columbus Ohio 43210
Marlana Doyle, Artistic Director, Houston METdance Co., Guest Artist and speaker
OhioDance is now accepting nominations for three OhioDance award categories.
All nominations need to be received by Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Download nomination information here
Come Join Us for the Artist-Activist-Academics: (Re)thinking Identity through Migration and Performance workshop this fall Semester featuring Dr.s Danielle Schoon, Moriah Flagler, and Lucille Toth.
November 16, 3.00-5:00pm
Research Commons 350B
18th Ave Library
Artist-Activist-Academics: (Re)thinking Identity through Migration and Performance
This three-part workshop will explore where migration studies and performance studies intersect around identity, gender, place/space, and mobility (for speaker bios please scroll to the end of this email).
Part One: Danielle Schoon will share a work in progress, “The Art of Presence: Staging Roma Bodies in Istanbul,” for discussion and feedback. Drawing on Bakhtin and Asef Bayat, this paper explores how Roma (Gypsy) performances in Istanbul enact the carnivalesque to temporarily subvert the established hierarchy. Danielle proposes that Turkey’s urban Roma engage public performance as a strategy to assert their visibility and presence without explicitly resisting the hegemony of the state. By creating temporary spaces of proximity, they push back against the ideological and physical distancing that defines their marginal existence.
Part Two: On Board(hers) is an all-woman dance project, based on the testimonies of 15 female immigrants. This choreography aims to show how global mobility is gendered. Lucille Toth will give an overview of the project, how she recruited the women she works with, and the emotional, artistic, cultural and moral challenges and questions explored during the monthly workshops.
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The Lincoln Theatre Community Conversations Series presents RENAISSANCE MAGIC
Thursday, November 1, 6 pm
Lincoln Theatre Cardinal Health Ballroom (769 E. Long St.)
Two Columbus natives—jazz drummer Carl “Battleaxe” Kenny and jazz trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison—walked both the “Million Dollar Block” of Columbus’ Long Street and the heart of Harlem along Manhattan’s Lenox Avenue during this unprecedented groundswell of African-American artistic expression. Facilitated by a local panel of speakers, this event will explore the “Renaissance Magic” experienced by these two native sons. Doors open at 5:30pm. The event begins at 6pm. Admission is free. www.LincolnTheatreColumbus.com
The Alonso Brothers – Cuban Classics
Join us at The Southern Theatre for an immersive experience filled with the essential music of Cuba!
Thursday, November 1st – 7pm
All proceeds benefit our children’s music education programming.
The White Album, Wexner Center for the Arts
November 16th and 17th.
Created by director and visual artist Lars Jan, The White Album uses a modern-day house party as a visual score to Joan Didion’s seminal essay that witnesses the end of 1960s countercultural dream—hijacked by violence and chaos just as the Beatles’ so-called White Album (1968) was appropriated by Charles Manson and his murderous “family.” Obie Award–winning performer Mia Barron delivers the highly personal essay in its entirety while behind her the party unfolds, visually demonstrating the stark similarities in cultural dynamics between 1968 and now.
African Night 2018: The Untold Story.
The show will be Saturday, November 17th, 2018 in the Archie Griffin Ballroom of the Ohio Union. Doors open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm.
African Night is the largest display of African culture on The Ohio State University’s campus and with this year’s theme being The Untold Story, we will be using this opportunity to showcase African culture and heritage. African Night has become such an integral part of the Ohio State community, that it became an Ohio Union Signature Event and last year brought in an attendance of over 1,700 students, faculty and staff across the country. The show will feature live performances in drumming, dance, music, spoken word, drama and so much more! We will also be featuring a flag ceremony, fashion show, as well as exposure to local vendors.
If you would like to reserve seats for this year’s African Night, please do so here: https://goo.gl/forms/5Dq7DJwLULwl4Cju2
All events begin at 7 PM and are free and take place at Hopkins Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, November 12: Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy (presented at the Wexner Center for the Arts. This event is ticketed)
Monday, November 19: Josh Lewis/Simon Liu
Monday, November 26: Student Abstract Loop Show
Wednesday, November 28: Sally Golding
2018 OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair
This event is open to current Ohio State undergraduate students.
Option for Student Success Series credit
Date: November 7, 2018 – Wednesday
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Performance Hall, 1st Floor of the Ohio Union