Call for Artists! Dance in Dialogue #8

12606714_10153782456523257_623388994_nDance in Dialogue is in its third year of programming offering contemporary performance artists from a variety of disciplines including dance, music, theater, video and mixed media to experiment with your work, expand perceptions of possibility in a low risk setting that offers intimate and direct communication between audiences and artists.  Each artist is provided a 20 minute platform to present, ask questions and receive moderated feedback. Audience seating is in the round in the Friend’s Meeting House, (2274 Onyx, Eugene, Oregon) a beautiful wood floor space with natural lighting.

Dance in Dialogue #8 will be on March 31st, 2016, 6 pm, Friend’s Meeting House. A call for artists is now out, deadline February 19th. Proposals should include 1. Description of the work (concept, process, dancers, music, length, etc). 2. Description of you (brief bio). 3. Your interest in presenting in the Dance in Dialogue format? How will this format support your work? Your development as an artist? 4. video links of work in progress or previous work. Send submissions to Margo Van Ummersen vanumm@hotmail.com and Shannon Mockli smockli@uoregon.edu.

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  1. Shannon Mockli

    DiD #8 did it again!! The program created a inspiring atmosphere for dance. Opening with a supportive duet danced between Anna Miller and Lateef Woods, we witnessed moment-to-moment negotiations, trust, strength and listening. These two embodied a spirit of generosity that extended to one another and to the surrounding audience.
    Bethany Drohmann then literally shared a part of her creative process in “Duet Reprocessed,” which was a duet that became a last minute solo cleverly reconstructed to involve the audience. Bethany talked us through the ways that her movement was inspired by the movements of her young toddler in order to generate various phrases of material that, through a game involving the audience, structured a spontaneous solo.
    Sarah Ginther and Aubrianne Anderson danced an athletic duet that involved supportive lifting, dynamic floor work, and sharp gestures danced to “Let the Waters” ft. Israel Houghton by The Liturgists. Their dance made me consider “worship” coming from a whole new guttural place.
    The program closed with “Yes.Yes.Yes.”, (one of the best titles for a dance piece ever), presented by Button Will. Button flawlessly spoke lines from Andrea Gibson’s poem “Say Yes,” while dancing with such clarity, sensitivity, sensuality and fierceness that I was absolutely immersed in every moment with him, even though I was operating the video camera.
    Again, the evening was an intimate one. I have to give a shout out to those community members who take time to regularly come to Dance in Dialogue and have participated as both presenters and audience members. The community that takes time out of all of their busy schedules to meet in the generous spirit of support for artists in the vulnerable process of making new work, sharing pieces of themselves, risking trying something new, never ceases to inspire me and affirms the value of Dance in Dialogue. Thank you!

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