Call for Proposals for Off Leash Area’s Off-Kilter Cabaret

Off-Leash Area’s new community program, Off-Kilter Cabaret, is designed to highlight and support artists with disabilities. Seven artists will be selected by a panel of leaders in the disability community to perform their works in the inaugural Off-Kilter Cabaret. The theme of this year’s Cabaret is “Organ Recital,” which we hope will provoke artists to propose risky, unapologetic, and entertaining performances using their body organs and systems as inspiration.

The Off-Kilter Advisory Group and Selection Panel are: writer and storyteller Amy Salloway, arts accessibility consultant Jon Skaalen, dance artist Mike Cohn, host of the Disability and Progress program on KFAI Sam Jasmine, and Off-Leash Area co-artistic directors Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse.

The Off-Kilter Cabaret will be presented in the outdoor rail court at the Mill City Museum on August 19, 20, and 22. Locally known as the site of the Mill City Farmers’ Market, Off-Leash Area will construct an accessible elevated stage with full lighting, sound, and projection capability, and retain the steampunk vibe of the reclaimed industrial site. We will require physically distanced seating, masks, and other protocols using CDC and state COVID guidelines at the time of the performances as the minimum baseline for requirements.

Artist Proposals: We are looking for live performances, 5-10 minutes in length, original and unique, challenging and provoking.

The Call for Proposal Form is available at http://www.offleasharea.org/off-kilter.html

Applications due by June 14.

Questions can be sent to Paul Herwig at offleash@offleasharea.org.

MEADOWLARK Outdoor Promenade Performance in Bryn Mawr Meadows

Weekly outdoor, promenade performances. Audiences stroll past works of art (music, dance, spoken word, aerial, and visual 2D/3D art works) created and performed live in the natural and urban setting of one of Minneapolis’s lesser-known parks (set to be renovated in 2022). No rehearsals, no money, no stress.

When: Four Sundays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:00-7:00pm
Ideally all four, but even one is possible.

Informational sessions Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00pm and Sunday May 23 at 4:00pm and as needed. Contact host.

Who: Sally Rousse and Alejandra Iannone, creators, along with 15-40 contributors (actors, movers, comedians, aerialists, tappers, poets, singers, musicians, 2D/3D artists).

Here’s the thing — if you’ve been feeling conflicted and anxious about generating anything, this is a great way to dive in and connect with the dance community in person. You can simply take on one of the scores Alejandra and I are creating: rigorous alien game/competition for a group of 10+ movers; or a more gentle score for 3-5 people.

Young Dance Company Audition and Information Session

Join us on Saturday, May 22 to get a taste of the Young Dance performing company.

Introductory Workshop/Audition, 11:45am-12:45pm
For dancers ages seven through 18 of all abilities and all levels of experience.
This session will include an introduction about the company with current company members, and a workshop led by incoming Artistic Director, Anat Shinar.

Following the workshop at 12:45pm, Executive Director Gretchen Pick will hold a Q&A for interested participants.

The audition will be held as hybrid. Participants can attend in-person at Young Dance or online through Zoom.

The Young Dance Performing Company is a group of passionate dancers committed to exploring themselves and their world through dance. Young Dance company members take dance classes, collaborate with professional choreographers, create dances themselves, and perform throughout the year. The company is open to dancers of all abilities and all levels of experience. We encourage anyone excited about dance to audition.

Register for the audition by emailing info@youngdance.org or calling 612-423-3064. Participants will then receive in-person or online Zoom meeting information.

BCL Call for Artwork – Deadline

Five paintings will be chosen to be used by our dancers on stage!

All other submissions will be featured as part of our artist gallery at Como Lakeside Pavillion, June 5-6.

To enter the contest, bring your 16″ x 20″ vertical canvas creation to the Ballet Co.Laboratory studios by Friday, May 28. All artist creations will be returned after the production.

For questions, contact us at info@balletcolabortory.org or 651.313.5967.

 

Camp Madhatter Choreographer

Wadena Madhatter’s Community Theatre is seeking talented, creative, vibrant, energetic choreographer for two-week intensive day camp in Wadena, Minnesota.

  • Must have dance background knowledge in hip hop and musical theatre styles.
  • Must be able to edit their own dance music.
  • Knowledge of popular songs, and musical theatre a plus.
  • Must be able to work with the team on the final presentation.
  • Must have a good attitude and upbeat nature.

The Choreographer will teach their own dance classes and choreograph, with Director, set numbers for the showcase performance held at the end of camp. They will also be involved in creative drama improvisation and coaching of dramatic scenes.

Fee, per diem, housing, and transportation from Minneapolis to Wadena round-trip. Housing provided. Private room in local lake cabin, with WIFI Internet.

July 26-August 6, Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm, with extended day on Friday, August 6 for the camp showcase performance at 7:00 pm.

Twin Cities Ballet Open Company Positions

Twin Cities Ballet has an open position for a male company dancer, Soloist and Principal level. Competitive salaried position, 34-week season. Strong classical ballet and contemporary technique required. 

Submit the following audition materials by email:

  1. Your resumé.
  2. Two photos: first arabesque; and a headshot showing at least 3/4 face. Either attach small format photos or provide a link.
  3. Video link showing classwork or performance clips, clearly demonstrating your classical ballet technique.
  4. State whether you are currently eligible to work in the United States.

Please send information to info@TwinCitiesBallet.org. We will contact you after we have reviewed your audition materials to set up an audition.

 

MAJOR MAITENANCE

MAJOR MAINTENANCE is an opportunity for 6 self-defined, LGBTQIA+ and/or BIPOC, Minnesota-based, dance makers to have access to 200 hours of generative incubation space, for one year (up to two years).

What is our relationship to newness? As a society, we participate in a manufactured, late-capitalist and technology driven (innovate-no-matter-what) culture that prioritizes innovation and the new. As a dance field, what is the cost on our bodies? We are already implicated in multiple systems that consistently guide us to invest most of our energies and resources into the next new thing or work. Is there a way to make all aspects of dance-making supportable and wholesome to ourselves and cultivate a balance? MAJOR MAINTENANCE is the invitation. It is time and space to build up resources, methods and practices that can live in relationship with the existing paradigms of innovation or newness.

This invitation is open to dance makers who are not new to their craft.

How to apply: Artists who are interested will sign up for one 15-minute Zoom meeting with Valerie and Morgan. This will be followed by one 30-minute meeting at MOVO SPACE, for those shortlisted. There is no written application, though shortlisted artists may be asked to prepare or send previously created work samples, resumes or other writing. To indicate your interest and schedule a meeting, please email: movospace@gmail.com by June 1. Please include MAJOR MAINTENANCE in the subject line.

 

Call for Proposals for Off Leash Area’s Off-Kilter Cabaret

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Off-Leash Area’s new community program, Off-Kilter Cabaret, is designed to highlight and support artists with disabilities. Seven artists will be selected by a panel of leaders in the disability community to perform their works in the inaugural Off-Kilter Cabaret. The theme of this year’s Cabaret is “Organ Recital,” which we hope will provoke artists to propose risky, unapologetic, and entertaining performances using their body organs and systems as inspiration.

The Off-Kilter Advisory Group and Selection Panel are: writer and storyteller Amy Salloway, former VSA Executive Director Jon Skaalen, dance artist Mike Cohn, host of the Disability and Progress program on KFAI Sam Jasmine, and Off-Leash Area co-artistic directors Paul Herwig and Jennifer Ilse.

The Off-Kilter Cabaret will be presented in the outdoor rail court at the Mill City Museum on August 19, 20, and 22. Locally known as the site of the Mill City Farmers’ Market, Off-Leash Area will construct an accessible elevated stage with full lighting, sound, and projection capability, and retain the steampunk vibe of the reclaimed industrial site. We will require physically distanced seating, masks, and other protocols using CDC and state COVID guidelines at the time of the performances as the minimum baseline for requirements.

Artist Proposals: We are looking for live performances, 5-10 minutes in length, original and unique, challenging and provoking.

The Call for Proposal Form will be publicly available on the Off-Leash Area website on May 20. 

Applications due by June 14.

Questions can be sent to Paul Herwig at offleash@offleasharea.org.

Dance with us for Global Water Dance

Come join us for the filming of Global Water Dances Minneapolis 2021!

We will learn VERY short dance phrases, then videotape the movement, then on to the next short sequence until we have filmed the whole five-minute dance. Because of Covid this year, we will create a five-minute video and it will be shown in mid-June on the Global Water Dances online festival – www.GlobalWaterDances.org.

Arrive at 10:30am at Boom Island, dressed in white. Any shoes will do. Bring your friends!

Rain or shine.

Sunday May 16
10:30am-12:30pm

Meet at the steps going down to the river, Boom Island Park, Minneapolis

Plus we will film some water rituals.

We’d love to see you. Bring friends!

Young Dance Company Audition and Information Session

Join us on Saturday, May 22 to get a taste of the Young Dance performing company.

Introductory Workshop/Audition, 11:45am-12:45pm
For dancers ages seven through 18 of all abilities and all levels of experience.
This session will include an introduction about the company with current company members, and a workshop led by incoming Artistic Director, Anat Shinar.

Following the workshop at 12:45pm, Executive Director Gretchen Pick will hold a Q&A for interested participants.

The audition will be held as hybrid. Participants can attend in-person at Young Dance or online through Zoom.

The Young Dance Performing Company is a group of passionate dancers committed to exploring themselves and their world through dance. Young Dance company members take dance classes, collaborate with professional choreographers, create dances themselves, and perform throughout the year. The company is open to dancers of all abilities and all levels of experience. We encourage anyone excited about dance to audition.

Register for the audition by emailing info@youngdance.org or calling 612-423-3064. Participants will then receive in-person or online Zoom meeting information.