Mixed Medium Dance Symposium 2020
Interaction, Adaptation, Engagement, Collaboration, Innovation
Presented by the Vermont Dance Alliance and Next Stage Arts in collaboration with the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, with support from the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Creative Network/Chittenden County Zone
Saturday November 14th:
11:00 - 11:45am
Artist-Scholar Talk: Finding Ground in an Unstable World
with Ann Cooper Albright
Guggenheim Fellow and leading dance scholar Ann Cooper Albright joins us for a timely conversation on cultivating resilience and resistance through dance. She discusses her latest book How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World along with interactive examples from other dance-activist practitioners to explore how to cultivate a responsive, civically-engaged body amidst instability. Choreographer, dance scholar and Hop Director of External Affairs Michael Bodel and dancer, choreographer and Vermont Dance Alliance Founder Hanna Satterlee guide the discussion with an audience Q&A through the live chat.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Every Dancer Can Be A Filmmaker
Join dance filmmaker & video producer Nel Shelby for this 90 minute experiential filmmaking workshop! Learn the basics of creating content for the camera, as well as the basics of at-home editing. Nel will share examples of her work, and instruct participants through both filming a short segment of material as well as a step-by-step tutorial of how to edit dance footage. Open your mind to new possibilities and build your filmmaker's toolbelt!
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
A forum and conversation featuring VDA artists Hannah Dennison, Pauline Jennings and Toby Macnutt who have stayed viable and relevant in shifting their practices and process in this time of upheaval. Facilitated by Next Stage Arts Executive Director Keith Marks.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Vermont+ New Hampshire Filmmakers Festival!
Sunday, Nov. 15th:
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Vision with VDA: A Workshop in Dream Building with Christal Brown
Dive deeper into the creative process and set effective goals. It is important for artists to develop and create a vision for their life and their work, create an established value for the work they do and create, and have systems of support that they understand in order to support the work they’re creating. Have a comfortable seat, something to keep you hydrated, something to track your take aways, and your dreams. Designed for artists in all fields.
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Dance Composition Workshop: "I Am From, We Are From"
In this online choreographic workshop, dancers investigate the concept of identity through both text and movement, navigating their own personal and physical geographies. Dancers have an opportunity to meet and devise together in breakout groups and explore ways of working and dancing with others online. The session culminates in an informal shared performance of participants' work. This workshop is facilitated by NYC-based choreographers and co-leaders of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble John Heginbotham and Rebecca Stenn and is welcome to all dancers with an interest in choreographing. MAX 25 persons (automatically registered if you purchase the day pass or weekend pass).
4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Networking Social for all Symposium participants - free for anyone who has participated in any component of the Symposium. Let us spend this time getting to know new people! Together we will informally share how who we are, where we are located, resources we can share or give to others, and any requests for support or collaborations within the group.
Global Dance Film Festival
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