Dance in Dialogue is an intimate performance series that showcases contemporary dance work or performance art pieces in the making. The forum highlights the creative process and supports artists by cultivating dialogue between artists and audience. D.i.D. builds community that supports diversity and inclusion through fostering out-of-the-box ideas and risk-taking. Originating in Eugene, Oregon, this is a first time branch event happening in Medford. Admission Free, $5 suggested donation.
As Autumn approaches are you working on something new? Would you like a supportive forum to aid in your process? Dance in Dialogue #14 is putting its call out for choreographers and performing artists to share your work, providing you a motivating deadline, an enthusiastic audience, and 20 mins of focused time for you to dialogue with them as you continue your work. Deadline for submissions is September 8th, 5 pm. To apply, email brief work description (concept, dancers, collaborators), links to video samples of your work (past or present), and an explanation of how you might benefit for sharing your work in Dance in Dialogue. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
Three dynamic artists exploring powerful and relevant topics. Featuring eight dancers from Western Oregon University Dance program, Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner, is inspired by the poems “The New Colossus” (1883) by Emma Lazarus, and “Let America Be America Again” (1935) by Langston Hughes. Brittani Holland is interested in the personal and political implications of self-indulgence and how that relates to policing the body and identity. Jessica Rose Taylor will explore humor within an artist statement utilizing found objects. This week’s showing will be a shorter program allowing for quick transport to the LCC concert, please don’t miss out on this critical space that supports artists in the midst of their creative process.
My name is Rachel Carrico—I am new to town and looking for dancers, physically expressive actors, and movers of all kinds to perform in a new piece that I am creating this fall to perform on a shared bill with Shannon Mockli. Dear Monica (working title) re-visits the year 1998, when the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal saturated the news, in order to understand the present moment, in which sexual assault is becoming more visible in the public eye while the first woman in U.S. history—Clinton herself—vies for the presidency. By the time this piece is shown, we will have elected our next president, and no matter who it is, my hope for the performance is that it will create a space to engage with some of these issues in a thoughtful, human, and even sometimes humorous context.
Dates and time commitment:
Tentative performance date: Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 PM in the Dougherty Dance Theatre at the U of O.
Rehearsal schedule: Start the first week of October and meet roughly 2-3 times per week, based on your availability. No rehearsals Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Please reserve the evenings during the week of the performance for extra rehearsals, tech, etc.
Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce our Dance in Dialogue #10 presenters: Stephanie Schaaf, Jodi Heatherly, Emma Fisher, Mariah Melson, Patsy Boss & Jana Zahler, and Shannon Mockli. This will be a compelling evening featuring dance inspired by Hungarian poet Attila Jozsef’s “Song of the Cosmos”, images conjured by Terry Tempest Williams in her book, “When Women Were Birds”, what it means to have no furniture but a twin bed, and more! September 29th, 6-8 pm, Friend’s Meeting House (so you can bring a friend! :))
Dance in Dialogue is accepting artist applications for D.i.D. #10 on September 29th, at the Friend’s Meeting House 6-8 pm. To apply include a description of your work-in-process, with conceptual and practical information such as number of performers and collaborators, sound, length, multimedia elements or set, etc.; a brief bio; a statement on your interest in presenting in the Dance in Dialogue format? How will this format support your work?; and video links of your previous work. Submission deadline is August 26th. Email your application to Shannon Mockli firstname.lastname@example.org and Margo Van Ummersen email@example.com.
Dance in Dialogue is thrilled to have been a recipient of a 2016-17 Community Arts Grant presented by the Lane Arts Council to support a culminating concert at HiFi Music Hall in December! The culminating concert will encourage select presenters in D.i.D. to further their work for a second showing in a larger community format. Selection for this concert will be made through invitation among all Dance in Dialogue presenting artists in the 2016 year. D.i.D. #10 will be a part of that selection. So, get inspired, get your applications in, and get to work!
Dance in Dialogue thanks the Lane Arts Council for support in creating this opportunity for contemporary dance artists!
“Eugene is an extraordinary community filled with a number of high-quality, diverse arts programming. I am grateful for the City of Eugene’s ongoing commitment to support these programs and work to collectively make a difference in our community,” states Liora Sponko, Executive Director of Lane Arts Council.
You can check out the highlights from D.i.D. #9 here!