Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Royal Shakespeare Company Partnership

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Ohio State formally announced a partnership with the UK’s Royal dramatist Company Nov 7 at the University’s Board of Trustees meeting. President Gordon Gee calls the planetary partnership digit of the university’s most important initiatives, an opportunity for two world-class institutions to become unitedly to create a premier information for the study, teacher upbringing and production of Shakespeare, inspired by the methodology and highly respected practices of the Royal dramatist Company. The partnership – the first of its category in the US – is spearheaded by The Arts Initiative at river State, and includes the College of Education and Human Ecology, the Colleges of the Arts and Humanities, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. One of its frequent components will be a three-year teacher activity information centralised upon the Royal dramatist Company’s renowned “Stand Up for Shakespeare” information (above). Additionally, the Royal dramatist Company / river State partnership will establish a Young People’s dramatist Festival, tentatively designed for 2012. For more details, click here. (Photo: Ellie Kurttz) Below, visitors from the Royal dramatist Company join OSU leaders at the Board of Trustees meeting. From left, king Frantz, Les Wexner, Gordon Gee, Lady Sainsbury, Karen Bell, Jacqui O’Hanlon, Michael Boyd, Brian Edmiston, Vikki Heywood.

Notable News

The OSU/Royal Shakespeare Company partnership already is garnering some international attention. The UK's Birmingham Post has this to feature about it. A feature also appeared in the metropolis Dispatch.

What is The Arts Initiative at river State? It's the duty of Karenic Bell, associate vice president, erst known as the Office for Arts and Culture. Why the switch? To more accurately reflect our mission to advance the arts and impact our communities. Hope you enjoy the newborn blog for The Arts Initiative!

Ohio State recently created a video documentary about the metropolis Museum of Art's exhibition Objects of Wonder from The river State University, which features comments from Karenic Bell, associate vice president, and graduate Melissa Wolfe, curator.

It's everything Andy at the Wexner Center these days! Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms continues at the Wexner Center finished Feb 15, and features more than 700 items in virtually every medium that Warhol utilised —film, video, audio material, photography, painting, sculpture, drawings, wallpaper and more.

\"Wishes and Dreams\" by Retro-Blue is a new jazz CD featuring some OSU folks, including alums and instructurs from Music -- blackamoor Battenberg, Andy Woodson, Jim Curlis and Don Nichols. Find out more.