Faculty, Student and Alumni Webinars/Master Classes/Performances

Department of Dance Virtual Student Choreography Showcase

Tethering: Iteration 1 - An Ohio State Dance MFA Project

a full moon interactive walking tour of art from a distance

*program note: Due to inclement weather on the night that this showing was documented, Yildiz Guverturk’s "Corpus - Can We Just Dance"
is not featured.

Yildiz Guverturk’s "Corpus - Can We Just Dance"
Yildiz Guverturk’s "Corpus - Can We Just Dance"

Intermediary Spaces
an audio walk by KJ Dye
Viewers are encouraged to walk around the pond at Chadwick Arboretum North to fully experience the audio walk portions of the video. 

Iteration X: Extending the Body
by Tara Burns

phases traces strands
by Davianna Green

past future tenses
by Doug Barber and Emily Craver

adjacent, possible
directed by Laura Neese
performed by Tori Myers, Yukina Sato Crul, Teddi Vargas, and Megan Wurtz

Behind Body
directed by Andi Pei
performance and audio by Gianna Buffano and Luyan (Lily) Li
choreography by Andi Pei, in collaboration with the dancers

October 31 - November 1, 2020

Chadwick Arboretum
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

For more program information, please visit emilybcraver.wixsite.com/mfacohort2021

A conversation with recipients of student support funds across the arts

October 29, 2020

Graduate student Erin Hoppe (Arts Administration, Education and Policy) visits with Tyla Daniel (Theatre/Communication), Caitlyn Higley (Dance) and Devin Sheller (Music Education) to discuss how donor support is assisting them this year – a year like no other. Hear how the performing arts in particular have found creative ways to support teaching, learning and creative expression.

Our panel today reflects on the future of the arts at Ohio State – celebrating the on-going construction of new state-of-the-art facilities for Music, Theatre and Moving Image Production, which will complete a multi-year plan that creates an arts gateway to the Columbus Campus.

Big Dance Theater: Cage Shuffle A Digital Duet 2PM

Cage Shuffle was originally a 50-minute dance/theater solo by actor, writer, and Big Dance Theater cofounder Paul Lazar that premiered at the American Realness festival in New York City in 2017 and continues to tour nationally and internationally.

For this presentation reconceived in the era of COVID-19, Lazar teams up with renowned choreographer, dancer, and Ohio State Distinguished Professor Bebe Miller and media artist Eamonn Farrell to present a series of one-minute stories written by musician John Cage while simultaneously dancing a complex choreographic score by Lazar, Miller, and Annie-B Parson, artistic director of Big Dance Theater.

Open Space - Episode 1 - MIND THE GAP: Exclusivity in Dance Presenting in the United States

TOPIC: MIND THE GAP: Exclusivity in Dance Presenting in the United States
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm ET
HOST: Francine Sheffield, Sheffield Global Arts Management
GUESTS: Angela Harris, Dance Canvas Crystal Michelle Perkins, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Iquail Shaheed, Dance Iquail

Slow Down and Walk with Okwui Okpokwasili

Ohio State Dance Chair Dr. Nadine George-Graves moderated this interview with dancer, choreographer, writer, and MacArthur Fellow Okwui Okpokwasili, who shared thoughts on the inspiration for her work and craft. The interview was presented by 50WomenAtYale150.

Dancing in Isolation: Teaching Movement in a Virtual Setting

Presented by The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
Moderator: Jennifer Salk
Panelists: Stacy Alley, Dr. Fenella Kennedy, Crystal Michelle Perkins, Susan Petry, Maya Tillman-Rayton

Daily Stream: A chat with Mitchell Rose + a sneak preview of Attention Span

Mary Abowd & Melissa Starker
Presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts

Mitchell Rose, Professor of Dance Film at Ohio State and organizer of the annual DANCE@30FPS festival, has a fun talk with Wex Associate Editor Mary Abowd. They cover his path from dancing to filming dance, his worldwide collaborative projects such as Globe Trot, the use of humor in his work, and the two films he's made this year. A sneak preview of Rose's most recent work, Attention Span, is available at wexarts.org//read-watch-listen/chat-mitchell-rose

The Film is the Dance: A Webinar on Approaching Dance-Film With a Filmic Orientation

By Ohio State Associate Professor of Dance-Filmmaking Mitchell Rose

This is a recording of a webinar about how dance-film requires shedding old dance-thinking. And for people interested in my films like "Exquisite Corps," it also includes a "Making Of" section.
Films for this presentation are viewed at MitchellRose.com 

Labanotation Archives at The Ohio State University

University Libraries' Curator of Dance Mara Frazier presents a virtual experience of dance notation archives at The Ohio State University. Labanotation, a symbol system for movement preservation and transmission, has a strong presence in the Dance Notation Bureau Collection held at the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute in Ohio State’s Special Collections, is interwoven into the history of Ohio State Dance and is even part of the architecture of the Thompson Library. This session explores highlights of collections and Labanotation serves as a catalyst for engagement through creative inquiry, research, teaching and outreach.