The Dance Notation Bureau Extension for Education and Research contributes to the mission of excellence at the Department of Dance with a focus on Laban-related studies in the training of dancers and dance researchers. The Extension has a unique and formal agreement with the Dance Notation Bureau in New York City, the only one of its kind in the country.
Since 2005, The Ohio State University Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation's Performing Arts Medicine team (PAM) and The Department of Dance have collaborated to address the special needs of the performing artist/athlete. PAM's team of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nutritionists and psychologists work closely with dancers, parents, faculty and staff to create an environment of health and wellness.
Motion Lab at ACCAD
The Motion Lab is a joint creative research project of the Department of Dance and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD). Research projects in the lab integrate the body and technology in myriad ways including but not limited to: multimedia dance and theater productions, creative media laboratories, performance art installations, experimentation in artist-driven tech tools development, musical recitals exploring the performers' physicality, experimentation with interactive technologies, lecture-demonstrations, courses that require projected media or video conferencing and more.