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DSA Inaugural Conference 2017 - Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance


October 19 – October 22, 2017
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

With this conference, we seek to address where dance scholarship sits in the broader arena of dance transmission, with considerations of how dance might be tracked, or how it might be untraceable.

2125 Stanley Street created and performed by Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Sunghe Paek, and Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, Dance Studies Association at Urban Arts Space, The Ohio State University, October 21, 2017. Photo by Jess Cavender.

Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance

How is dance transmitted? By what corporeal and incorporeal means does it extend its reach? In what ways do dance forms and practices travel, and what residues do they leave behind, marking the event of their passing? How and why might some dance forms resist working in more common modes of transmission, desiring to reach some audiences and not others? When is this a practice of resistance and when might it be a practice of maintaining hierarchies? What is transmitted through dance—what histories, legacies, cultural values, theories of the body, etc.? How does dance materialize and re-materialize in different contexts? How does pedagogy evolve? What is the role of legacy? What are the stakes of different forms of transmission, and who benefits from these different forms of circulation? 

With this conference, we seek to address where dance scholarship sits in the broader arena of dance transmission, with considerations of how dance might be tracked, or how it might be untraceable. We wish to explore common assumptions about the vestiges of dance, and less expected or less known ways that its traces manifest. We are further interested in how dance transmission interacts with educational and presentational practices, with efforts to document dance permeating the current legibility of dance as a cultural phenomenon. We look forward to submissions that evaluate the range of transmission processes, from one-on-one oral traditions to viral electronic circulations, and that weigh notions of intellectual property, material and immaterial culture, authorship, and spectatorship in the project of tracing dance transmissions. 

About The Ohio State Department of Dance

The Ohio State University Department of Dance is a community of diverse individuals trained on a common nexus of inquiry, the rich and complex phenomenon of dance. Embodied scholarship lies at the heart of the Ohio State Dance experience, integrating movement practice, creative process, and theoretical inquiry. As one of the premier dance departments in the nation, Ohio State Dance offers BFA, MFA and PhD programs, and serves thousands of elective students annually in our movement practice, writing and dance history courses. Trained at the forefront of contemporary modern dance, our graduates become visionaries in the dance field and in their communities as performers, art-makers, scholars, teachers, and arts entrepreneurs. Visiting artists and researchers enhance all dimensions of the program and regularly augment resident faculty. Relationships with the The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), Wexner Center for the Arts, BalletMet, King Arts Complex, Columbus Dance Theatre, Columbus City Schools, OhioDance, Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council, as well as annual exchanges with international partners, enrich the student experience. 


Conference details


registration

Regular Member

Early Registration

Before Sep 8, 2017

Regular Registration

Before Oct 10, 2017

240
On-Site Registration

Until Oct 21, 2017

265

Student/Retired

Early Registration

Before Sep 8, 2017

Regular Registration

Before Oct 10, 2017

125
On-Site Registration

Until Oct 21, 2017

165

Non-Member

Early Registration

Before Sep 8, 2017

Regular Registration

Before Oct 10, 2017

335
On-Site Registration

Until Oct 21, 2017

360

Non-Member (Student/Retired)

Early Registration

Before Sep 8, 2017

Regular Registration

Before Oct 10, 2017

185
On-Site Registration

Until Oct 21, 2017

215

Single-Day Regular Member: $110*  
Single-Day Regular Non-Member: $175* 
Single-Day Student/Retired Member: $60* 
Single-Day Student/Retired Non-Member: $115*

*Single-day registration does not include Oct. 19 reception or Oct. 20 luncheon. Single-day members may purchase a ticket to the luncheon for $35. 

All multi-day registrations include Oct. 19 reception and Oct. 20 luncheon.


Additional Ticketed Event Friday: Parallel Connections 

Parallel Connections is a performance at the Wexner Center for the Arts (OSU campus) presented by BalletMet and OSU Department of Dance featuring the work of Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Jame Kuldelka, and Ohad Naharin. 

Thanks to a generous grant from the OSU College of Arts and Sciences and Office of Research, we are able to offer subsidized orchestra tickets to conference delegates at the cost of $35/ticket for Friday, October 20 at 8:00pm. Subsidized tickets are available by purchasing them with registration. Full-price tickets of $61 are available through TicketMaster. For more information about this performance: http://sdhscordconference.org/Events

schedule

October 17
5:00 - 8:00 PM

DSA Board of Directors Meeting with dinner provided.

Executive Board Room, 102 Pfahl Hall, 280 W. Woodruff Ave. Pfahl is attached to the Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, OSU campus.
October 18
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

DSA Board Meeting

225 Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
12:15 - 2:15 PM

DSA committee meetings and working lunch (catering provided)

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Registration

Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, OSU campus
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Opening reception and DSA Celebration

Blackwell Inn Ballroom
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Opening Plenary Honoring the Memory of Julia Sutton – Tracing and Transmitting Music and Dance: Rethinking Choreomusicology

Blackwell Inn Ballroom
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dance party spun by Columbus-based DJ Dorian Ham

Blackwell Inn Ballroom
October 19
7:15 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration

Ohio Union, 1379 N. High Street, OSU campus
7:30 - 8:30 AM

Working groups and professionalization workshops

Ohio Union, 1379 N. High Street, OSU campus
8:45 - 10:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Ohio Union, 1379 N. High Street, OSU campus
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Ohio Union, 1379 N. High Street, OSU campus
12:30 - 2:15 PM

Awards luncheon and DSA membership meeting

Ohio Union, 1379 N. High Street, OSU campus
2:30 - 4:30 PM

Keynote Plenary featuring Nadine George-Graves and Judith Hamera

Ohio Union, 1379 N. High Street, OSU campus
4:45 - 6:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Ohio Union, 1379 N. High Street, OSU campus
6:15 - 8:00 PM

Dinner on own, time for other groups to gather

8:00 PM

Parallel Connections performance featuring the work of Jamie Kudelka, William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham, Ohad Naharin. (Discounted block of tickets is for Friday; delegates can purchase with registration. Delegates may purchase Saturday tickets for full price through Ticketmaster.)

Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High Street, OSU campus,
October 20
7:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
7:30 - 8:30 AM

Working groups and professionalization workshops

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
9:00 - 10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch on own

12:45 - 1:15 PM

DSA Town Hall with Anne Flynn and Ann Cooper Albright to answer members’ questions about DSA – bring your lunch!

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
1:30 - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
3:30 - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
5:15 PM

Buses depart for Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town Street, 43215 (downtown)

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Cocktail hour and performance of 2125 Stanley Street by Dahlia Nayar at Urban Arts Space

Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town Street
7:00 PM

Buses return to Sullivant Hall

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Presentation and Discussion of Screendances and Dance Works, Sullivant Hall

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
October 21
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
8:00 - 9:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
12:30 - 2:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
2:00 PM

Farewells

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus
2:00 - 5:00 PM

OSU Department of Dance Contact Jam - The Ohio State graduate students have engaged Ann Cooper Albright to lead a contact jam from 2:00–5:00 p.m. Conference delegates who are still around are welcome to join in.

Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, OSU campus

Exhibit/Advertise

Publishers' Exhibits

With over 250 dance scholars and educators in attendance, the 2017 joint conference of CORD and SDHS offers publishers an excellent venue to promote dance and performance titles.  

Display by Table

Make an impact as an exhibitor.  This opportunity gives you the ability to network, advertise and promote and sell your books, products and services to a captive audience which is highly vested in the study of dance.    

Each six-foot display table includes two chairs, wastebasket, and name badges for booth attendants. Display tables must be attended for the duration of the Exhibit.

First table, $250.00

Additional tables, $125.00 each

Display by Publication

This is the perfect opportunity to promote one of your books to dance scholars and educators from around the world!

Display books or materials on the CORD+SDHS Scholars Table. Each display item is $30.00. (You may display a book and an order form for the $30 price; additional display items subject to the $30 fee.)

See exhibitor form additional information.

Program Advertising

Market and endorse your books, products, events, and services by placing an ad in the program guide. This program guide is distributed and used by each attendee. 

Specifications

Program Book Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Advertisements with bleed: 8.75" x 11.25"
Advertisements without bleed: 8.25" x 10.75"
Live Area: 8" x 10.5"

Prices

Back Cover: $1,000
Inside Front Cover: $800
Inside Back Cover: $800
Full Page: $600
Half Page: $300
Quarter Page: $150
Eighth Page: $75

Travel

Delta Flight Discount

We are excited to offer our attendees a special airline discount through Delta. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting. Select Book Your Flight and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the meeting code in the box provided: NMQR4

Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328- 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.

Hotel Room Share

CORD members may post in the members only area of the CORD website on the Find a Roommate page. If you are a current SDHS member and are looking for a room share, please email Janet Wilhelms at j.wilhelms@cordance.org

Traveling to Columbus, Ohio

Traveling by Air: 

The John Glenn Columbus International Airport, airport code CMH (Formerly Port Columbus International Airport), is a 10-15 minute drive or cab ride to campus. The Blackwell and Hampton Inn provide complimentary airport shuttles with reservation.

Traveling by Bus:

-Megabus and Greyhound bus stations are each a 10-15 minute cab ride to campus.

-Columbus does not have national (Amtrak) train transportation.

-Public transportation in Columbus is through the COTA bus system. Ohio State has its own university bus system, CABS, which intersects with COTA. COTA is $2 per ride; CABS is free. For information about COTA: http://www.cota.com/

Visa Situation:

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, for tourism or business. Most conference attendees will be valid under a Business category of the VWP as eligible visitors are able to attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference. Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. You must also have a round trip ticket indicating return passage to a country outside the United States. For more information: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html#reference.

If you are eligible to travel on the VWP, but prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa. The 38 eligible countries for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html.

In order to travel without a visa on the VWP, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a U.S. bound air or sea carrier. The automated web-based system allows you to determine your eligibility to travel without a visa to the United States. Visit the ESTA webpage on the CBP website for more detailed information, to apply for ESTA, and pay the fee. If you do not meet eligibility requirements for the VWP then you must apply for a visa.

Each traveler must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your planned departure from the United States. Please refer to the above website for country-specific information on the correct type of passport. 

If you need a letter of invitation or a letter confirming acceptance of your proposal to present at the conference, please contact Cindy Lemek, Association Manager for CORD and SDHS, at c.lemek@cordance.org

Parking and Public Transit Information:

For the Ohio Union, Sullivant Hall, and Mershon Auditorium:

Ohio Union South Garage: http://osu.campusparc.com/home/garages/academic-south-campus/ohio-union-south

(Note that the Ohio Union South Garage and the Ohio Union North Garage are right next to each other. Visitor parking is only available in the Ohio Union South Garage.)

For the Blackwell:

Tuttle Garage: http://osu.campusparc.com/home/garages/academic-north-campus/tuttle-park-place

or Lane Avenue Garage: http://osu.campusparc.com/home/garages/academic-north-campus/lane-avenue-garage1

or a surface lot across the street from the Blackwell: http://osu.campusparc.com/home/visitors-patients/visitor-parking/surface-lot-parking

For delegates staying at the Blackwell, the Union and Sullivant Hall are a 10-15 minute walk. You can also use the free CABS on-campus bus service by taking the Campus Loop North. You will get on at Knowlton Hall (stop on the corner by the Blackwell) and get off at the Ohio Union for both Sullivant Hall and the Union. Note that the Ohio Union bus stop is at the back door of the Union on College Ave, as opposed to the front door on N. High Street. (To get back to the Blackwell from the Union or Sullivant Hall, take the Campus Loop South, which is the reverse route.) 

General CABS info with expandable tabs for routes: https://ttm.osu.edu/cabs

Campus Loop North map: https://ttm.osu.edu/sites/default/files/cln_map.pdf

Campus Loop South map: https://ttm.osu.edu/sites/default/files/cls_map.pdf

For delegates staying at the Hampton Inn or Hilton, there will be a chartered shuttle bus that will circulate at designated times in the morning and evening, with extra times for the Thursday reception at the Blackwell. If delegates want to get to campus at other times than the scheduled shuttle, they may take COTA, the city bus, for $2/ride. The Hampton Inn, the Hilton, Sullivant Hall, Ohio Union, and Mershon Auditorium/Wexner Center are on the #2 bus which runs north-south up and down N. High Street. It is about a 15-minute ride depending on traffic. See http://www.cota.com/ for more information.

Hampton Inn/Hilton to Ohio Union, Sullivant Hall, and Mershon Auditorium: Cross N. High Street and get on the #2 going north N. High Street and Spruce Street (Stop 4095), right outside the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Get off the bus at N. High Street and E 13th Ave (Stop 1189) and cross N. High Street to the Union, or get off at N. High Street and E. 15th Ave (Stop 1190) and cross N. High Street to Sullivant Hall and Mershon Auditorium.

Ohio Union, Sullivant Hall, and Mershon Auditorium to Hampton Inn/Hilton: Stay on the same side of the street as the Union, Sullivant Hall, and Mershon Auditorium. From Mershon/Wexner Center and Sullivant Hall, get on the #2 bus going south at N. High Street and E. 15th Ave (Stop 1295), right outside Sullivant Hall. From the Union, get on the #2 bus at N. High Street and E. 13th Ave (Stop 1296). Get off at N. High and Swan Street (Stop 4096).

Columbus also has Yellow Cab service, Lyft, and Uber.