Early Feb Happenings



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The 291 Conditioning Studio is open on Fridays this semester for anyone to come and consult/work with Joyce Patrone every week from 12:45-2:40pm.

Please mark your calendars to come on days/times you are able – all Fridays except Spring Break!

American Traditions in Dance and Its Study
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – 5:00pm
Schulz Lecture Hall, Sullivant Hall 220, 1813 N. High Street


The Department of Dance welcomes Duke University Professor of African and African American Studies, Dance, Theatre Studies, and Women’s Studies Dr. Thomas DeFrantz to deliver the William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition entitled, “American Traditions in Dance and Its Study.”

Dance studies is a relatively new innovation in the academy.  Remarkably, its academic terms have developed alongside creative innovations in critical race theory, afrofeminist theory, queer theory, and social movement theory.  This talk will explore the interdisciplinary feminist foundations at the heart of dance studies, and gesture toward the prodigious potentials of dance to enliven several modes of academic inquiry through its focus on embodied praxis. In particular, we will focus on the decidedly American approaches to blurring disciplinary boundaries, and the resulting production of theoretical innovation rooted in Black Feminist theory, such as Black social dance; jazz and its dances; the Balanchinean and Forsythian American ballet; and neo-African dance innovations born within the United States.
This event is free and open to the public.

Momentum is currently looking for instructors. The job is as a trainee and will develop into a lead instructor role within one to two years. The hours are during the school day.


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Development Academy: Entrepreneurship
Do you have a great idea for a new product or service? Do you see yourself as a budding entrepreneur? Are you struggling to find initial funding for your great concept?

The Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success is offering a series of FREE non-credit classes/workshops designed to give you the basic tools needed to formulate ideas and develop your concepts. Even more exciting, there will be the opportunity of initial seed funding for students that participate and come up with the best ideas! And if that isn’t enough incentive, we’re also bringing in successful Arts and Sciences alumni that have become successful entrepreneurs to provide micro-mentorships to you as you develop your ideas!

This program runs from February 13 to April 10, and is limited to 15-20 students with the College of Arts and Sciences, only.

To apply, please submit a resume to Scott Kustis, Director of Industry Connections, no later than February 5.

Netta Yerushalmy, Paramodernities
Feb 7, 8 ,9 , Wexner Center for the Arts, Mershon Auditorium 

Devised by award-winning, New York–based dance artist Netta Yerushalmy, Paramodernities is a series of lecture-performances in which Yerushalmy and other dancers deconstruct landmark modern choreographies as guest scholars situate these iconic works within the larger project of modernism.

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Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.
Film/Video Theater
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210

This event is free and open to the public.
Dance-film is the marriage of dance and film language — not just a recording of a dance, but a cinematic reimagining of dance’s possibilities. Work that can only exist on the screen. DANCE@30FPS (frames per second) is an international festival of dance-film presented by the Department of Dance and screened at the Wexner Center for the Arts. The festival has shown work from filmmakers the world over, including Oscar-nominees Mike Figgis and Juanjo Giménez Peña, but the premier criteria is work of unbridled imagination — bold, original and honest. This year’s festival will feature projects by MFA Students Josh Anderson and Kathryn Logan, and BFA StudentsCoal Rietenbach and Mason Chapello.



The Performance Studies Working Group (PSWG) is pleased to announce the following FREE events:

Feb. 11th 20th Sullivant Hall, TBA
Dr. Hannah Kosstrin presents: “Queering Nationalism: Choreographic Challenges to Israeli Patriotism in Dances by Idan Cohen, Niv Sheinfeld, and Oren Laor,” a lecture and talkback.

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Friday, February 8, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)

The star of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” Piff the Magic Dragon performs jaw-dropping magic tricks in a dragon suit with sidekick Mr. Piffles, The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua™. With more than 100 million online views, sold-out shows across the US and Canada, and a residency at Las Vegas’ Flamingo Hotel and Casino, the dynamic duo have proven they’re here to stay. Tickets are $26.50 and $36.50 and can be purchased in-person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at www.capa.com, or by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. www.capa.com

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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 4:30 p.m.
177 Weigel Hall, 1866 College Rd., Columbus

Guest artist/lecturers Marian Wilson Kimber and Natalie Landowski present a lecture-recital, “In a Woman’s Voice: Musical Readings by Women Composers.”

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)

Diavolo returns to Columbus following its success as one of the top 10 finalists in season 12 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The Los Angeles-based company continues to push a new edge of performance with Artistic Director Jacques Heim’s inventive genius and his fearless, athletic daredevils. The program will include Diavolo’s signature work Trajectoire and new work Voyage, featuring meticulously designed architectural structures that have become the company’s hallmark. With a style that encompasses dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics, Diavolo explores the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Tickets are $33.50-$103.50 and can be purchased in-person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at www.capa.com, or by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. www.capa.com

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Saturday, February 23, 8 pm
Davidson Theatre (77 S. High St.)

Through music, song, and dance, Celtic Nights captures the essence of Irish history in the brand-new production direct from Ireland, “Oceans of Hope – The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors.” Audiences will be taken on a journey through the struggles and dreams of people fighting for liberty, freedom, dignity, and above all, family, as they move across the oceans in hopes of a better and brighter future. Tickets are $25-$40 and can be purchased in-person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at www.capa.com, or by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. www.capa.com



The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron is working on a project that would be of interest to your program.  Sunday, March 10 NCCAkron is hosting a series of master classes by Dancing Lab artists.  There is space for up to 10 pre-professional and professional dancers from dance programs to come and participate in these dance classes free of charge.

More information is to come, but feel free to look at other events in this residency on the webpage.


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