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eMerge Dance Festival

SUBMERGED: Moving in the Tulsa Tunnels
Premiere of Site-Specific Works

The Living Arts of Tulsa Dance Committee presents the premiere of Tulsa’s third progressive, interactive, site-specific, and community-building dance event: the eMerge Dance Festival, April 12, 2014, in the Tulsa Underground Tunnel System, from the Tulsa Performing Arts Parking lot entrance at 2nd street (also Hyatt Regency Parking lot) to the Kennedy Building Lobby at Boston and 4th StreetPre and Post-Merge Party will be in the downtown Hyatt 100 E 2nd St. Tulsa OK (Tulsa North Ballroom) hosted in collaboration with The Outlet from 7-9pm.

7:00 tunnel time -12 people max

7:15 tunnel time -12 people max

7:30 tunnel time -12 people max

7:45 tunnel time -12 people max

8:00 tunnel time -12 people max

8:15 tunnel time -12 people max

8:30 tunnel time -12 people max

8:45 tunnel time -12 people max

9:00 tunnel time -12 people max

Ticket price $15 per ticket.

VIP tickets $50 includes ability to tunnel anytime you arrive, parking pass, t-shirt.

For Day of event: Ticket office/Will Call at the Hyatt 100 E 2nd St. Tulsa OK (Tulsa North Ballroom).

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tunnel time. No late tunneling or cancelations.

http://livingarts.org/emerge-dance-festival-tickets

Workshops (free with purchase of ticket)

eMerging Dance Workshop

Where: Legacy Dance Studio East (5582 S. Garnett Rd. Tulsa, OK)

When: Friday, April 4, 4-5:30

Outdoor Site Specific Dance Workshop

Where: Oral Roberts University gardens 7777 S Lewis Ave Tulsa OK (meeting place: Howard Auditorium dance studio)

When: Friday, April 11, 3-4:30 pm

This project was made possible with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Living Arts New Dance Committee and the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Mid-Continent Building,  John Eakin III, Wendy Thomas & Ralph Bendel, and Lori Sears.

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For more information on performers see www.emergedancefestival@wordpress.com
and https://www.facebook.com/events/672287929502310/

eMerge: Lineup Annoucement

SUBMERGED: Moving in the Tulsa Tunnels
Performance Date:  Saturday, April 12th at 7pm

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2014 eMerge Dance Festival Artists

 Through the eMerge Dance Festival, Living Arts consistently presents innovative art. This year, our featured artists include, Living Water Dance Community, Portico Dans Theatre, Jessica Vokoun, Maggie Boyett, Kira Blazek, Anna Bennett, Amy Morrow and Nina Madsen.

Location: Tulsa Underground Tunnel System – From the Tulsa Performing Arts Parking lot entrance at 2nd street (also Hyatt Regency Parking lot) to the Atlas Life Building Lobby at Boston (also Marriott Hotel lobby)

SUBMERGED: The eMerge Dance Festival Goes Underground

eMerge Dance Festival

SUBMERGED: Moving in the Tulsa Tunnels

 Performance DATE: April 12, 2014

Call for Submissions: eMerge Dance Festival

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 20, 2013

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Living Arts Dance Committee seeks submissions for works to be presented at the eMerge Dance Festival.  The goal of this year’s festival is to re-imagine community spaces and serve to utilize dance to benefit a community of people. The theme of “emergence” is a direct connection between the type of dance project and helping this chosen community EMERGE into a creative vision. The primary goal of eMerge Dance Festival is to promote a revival of dance’s culture-bearing and connective function by reintegrating it into communal settings. Our community becomes aware of the vibrancy of its various member groups and promotes experience/viewing/participation in art/dance as a vehicle for promoting renewal and emergence of community connection: who are we and how do we fit together? 

Site-specific dance/performance is work created in response to a particular place, site, inspired by its architecture/design, the history and current use1.
This year’s focus is on Tulsa’s underground tunnel system.

A Short History of the Underground Tulsa Tunnel System written by Urbane Chaos
Buried beneath downtown Tulsa, a system of secret underground tunnels was built to connect many of Tulsa’s early skyscrapers.  Construction of the Tulsa tunnels began in 1929 with an 80-foot underground tunnel running between the Philtower and the Philcade.  The tunnel was originally designed as a way to transport materials between the two buildings, however due to the rash of kidnappings of wealthy businessmen in Chicago at the time, Waite Phillips felt secure in being able to move freely between the two buildings.
The Philtower, one of Tulsa’s most prominent skyscrapers, was completed in 1927.  The “queen of the Tulsa skyline” is a great example of neo-gothic and art deco architecture.  It was designed by Edward Buehler Delk and financed by renowned oilman, and dedicated philanthropist Waite Phillips.  The Philtower is easily recognizable by its green and red polychrome tile roof.

The Philcade, also financed by Waite Phillips to compliment the Philtower, was completed in 1929, two years after the Philtower was completed.  The building housed plenty of commercial space on the ground floor, mezzanine, and the second floors, serving as headquarters for many developing oil companies and individuals connected with the oil industry.  When the Philcade opened, it offered 259 office suits and 28 shops, making the fifth and Boston Avenue area the most popular business location in town.

In all, the Tulsa tunnels connect eight buildings, three parking garages, a world-class hotel, and numerous café’s and small businesses.  It’s possible to go from Fifth and Boston to First and Main while staying indoors the entire time.

http://urbane-chaos.hubpages.com/hub/Downtown-Tulsa-Underground-Tunnels

The 2014 eMerge tunnel path will run mainly under the MidContinent & Kennedy buildings in downtown Tulsa. For more history on these two buildings, see the following links:

http://www.midcontinenttower.com/about/

http://kennedy-building.com/about/

 

The mission of eMerge Dance Festival is to support and promote community, interactive dance art and civic participation through the creation and performance of site-specific dance works. For our purposes, interactive dance art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the means by which it is displayed, and the character of the work itself should inspire immediate interactions that connect people to one another in a larger communal context and within the given site context.

Performance Date:  Saturday, April 12th at 7pm

Location: Tulsa Underground Tunnel System

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Description of pathway: From the Tulsa Performing Arts Parking lot entrance at 2nd street (also Hyatt Regency Parking lot) to the Atlas Life Building Lobby at Boston (also Marriott Hotel lobby)

Description of spaces:

Start (no pieces will be selected for the beginning of the performance tour):

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End (no pieces will be selected for the end of the performance tour):

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Performance points (in order), number of dancers/groups suggested but not limited to:

  1.  (2-4 perform)/(solo)
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  2.  (up to 6 performers)
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  3. (solo/duet)
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  4. (solo/duet)
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  5. (2-4 perform)
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    (this carpeted hallway is near the escalator site and may be utilized for audience placement, etc.)

*Note that lighting and other technical needs will be limited unless you make your own arrangements; however, permissions must be obtained through Living Arts Dance Committee personnel.

Eligibility: Open to choreographers, must be an Oklahoma premier, works may be up to 15 minutes in length. You are required to attend the performance dates, dress rehearsals and technical rehearsals that will be scheduled prior to the performances.

Application Requirements:

1. Send an online video link or DVD that is representative of your company and dancers.

2. Attach a biography and brief description of what the piece will entail, including length, number of dancers and technical requirements.

3. Select preferred site location:
Option #1:
Option #2:

3. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned to you.

4. Contact information, email and phone number.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20, 2013
decisions made by January 10th
Acceptance carries a $300 honorarium to be distributed to each group contact leader or artistic director.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered or evaluated.

Send to: emergedancefestival@gmail.com or 307 E Brady Tulsa OK 74120 Attn: eMerge Dance

Festival Selections will be notified the second week of February via email

For further information please contact emergedancefestival@gmail.com

This program is made possible in part with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

1 Description taken from Stephan Koplowitz.

eMerge 2013 | April 6, 2013

For Announcement –

The eMerge Dance Festival 2013 artists are as follows:

Living Water Dance Company

Portico Dans Theatre

Tulsa Modern Movement

Grid Dance Theatre | Christie Nelson

Jessica Voukoun & Rachel Bruce Johnson

The Bell House & Perpetual Motion Dance

and ORUstudent submission, Rachel SchemenaurImage

 

eMerge Dance Festival 2013: Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: eMerge Dance Festival 2013

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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The Living Arts Dance Committee seeks submissions for 6 works to be presented at the eMerge Dance Festival.  The goal of this year’s festival is to re-imagine community spaces and serve to utilize dance to benefit a community of people. The theme of “emergence” is a direct connection between the type of dance project and helping this chosen community EMERGE into a creative vision. The primary goal of eMerge Dance Festival is to promote a revival of dance’s culture-bearing and connective function by reintegrating it into communal settings. Our community becomes aware of the vibrancy of its various member groups and promotes experience/viewing/participation in art/dance as a vehicle for promoting renewal and emergence of community connection: who are we and how do we fit together? 

This year’s focus is on “dance and Americana” and the light of historical remembrance. This potential theme that can be unitized includes, but is not limited to, story, ritual, history, and relational connections between people or people groups and American history.

“Americana refers to artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States. [1][2] Many kinds of material fall within the definition of Americana: paintings, prints and drawings; license plates or entire vehicles, household objects, tools and weapons; flags, plaques and statues, and so on. Patriotism and nostalgia play a defining role in the subject. The things involved need not be old, but need to have the appropriate associations. The term may be used to describe the theme of a museum or collection, [3][4] or of goods for sale. [5]

The term can be used to describe studies of American culture – especially studies based in other countries. [6] Americana music is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound.” 

**http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americana

The mission of eMerge Dance Festival is to support and promote community, interactive dance art and civic participation. For our purposes, interactive dance art means art that generates social participation. The process whereby this art is created, the means by which it is displayed, and the character of the work itself should inspire immediate interactions that connect people to one another in a larger communal context.

Performance Dates:  Saturday, April 6th at 7pm

Location: Living ArtSpace
308 S. Kenosha Ave.
East of Downtown Tulsa

Description of spaces:

1. Gallery Space – open floor gallery space underneath an exhibit of chandeliers curated by Steve Liggett.
The floor beneath the exhibit is open to interpretation and formation of space and movement. Please note that the floor is concrete in this area and special precautions should be taken to ensure dancer safety on a hard surface.

2. Space near dance floor – this space features a dance floor near an installation of Natalie Slater’s
Mother Road Revisited
Environment/Interactive Installation

Natalie Slater has been surveying and placing QR code plaques along Route 66 for 3 years which enable the viewer to use their smart phones when they stand on these locations and see what the site looked like 40 years ago in comparison to now.  Her installation will consist of her Shasta trailer that she took on the trips, 20 interactive light boxes.

3. Southwest corner window – small empty space for complete conceptualization. Windows on 2 sides: 15’ X 15’ X 12’ H
4. Window Garage – a small space containing Natalie Slater’s collection of 1940’s furniture. The artist has consented to interacting with the furniture by sitting however, climbing on or jumping on the furniture or any other potentially damaging actions will not be allowed.
North Corner: 13’ W X 16’D X 18’H
*Note that lighting and other technical needs will be limited.

Eligibility: Open to choreographers, must be an Oklahoma premier, works may be up to 15 minutes in length. You are required to attend the performance dates, dress rehearsals and technical rehearsals that will be scheduled prior to the performances.

Application Requirements:

1. Send a DVD (or online video link) that is representative of your company and dancers.

2. Attach a biography and brief description of what the piece will entail, including length, number of dancers and technical requirements.  **Because this is a site-specific piece, please include the referred site-specific location space you are proposing for performance and any other site-specific information.

3. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned to you.

4. Contact information, email and phone number.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 13, 2013
decisions made by Feb. 15th
Acceptance carries a $300 honorarium to be distributed to each group contact leader or artistic director.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered or evaluated.

Send to: emergedancefestival@gmail.com or 307 E Brady Tulsa OK 74120 Attn: eMerge Dance

Festival Selections will be notified the second week of February via email

For further information please contact emergedancefestival@gmail.com

This program is made possible in part with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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eMerge Performances This Weekend!!

Performance Dates: Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7pm

Location: Various sites on Southwest Boulevard in the Redfork area (between Ollie’s Restaurant & Route 66 Village) – this is a moving/progressive site-specific dance performance.

Performers:
Erin Craven Brown
Kelsey Berry & Dancers
Living Water Dance Company
Portico Dans Theatre in collaboration with Monica Huggins Dance Project, Deborah Hunter, & Dianna Burrup
Tulsa Modern Movement (TuMM) in collaboration with Erin Turner

Performance Schedule:

Friday 4/13

7pm       TuMM (Buffalo lounge-Main Street)

7:15        Erin Brown (Art Gallery-Main Street)

7:20        Living Water (from Art Gallery to Main Stage including labyrinth)

7:35        Kelsey and ORU (Main Stage)

7:45        Portico Dans Theatre (grassy knoll by the Main Stage)

Saturday 4/14

7pm       Portico (grassy knoll by the Main Stage)

7:15        Kelsey and ORU (Main Stage)

7:25        Living Water (from Main Stage to Art Gallery including labyrinth)

7:40        Erin Brown (Art Gallery-Main Street)

7:45        TuMM (Buffalo lounge-Main Street)

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Contact: 
emergedancefestival@gmail.com  |  307 E Brady, Tulsa, OK 74120

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