eMerge Dance Festival : 7 Doorways / 7 Stories Call for Collaborators

eMerge Dance Festival
7 Doorways / 7 Stories

eMerge Dance Festival Call for Collaborators
in dance, performance, music, video, or spoken word

Living Arts of Tulsa presents a special opportunity for artists to collaborate on an arts-activism project specifically addressing homelessness in our community. The collaborations culminate in a multi-disciplinary performance event centered around seven stories shared by members of the homeless community.

7 Doorways / 7 Stories is the title of the event that will take place at the Kerr Warehouse (12 North Cheyenne) on June 4, 2016. The event will begin with a feast provided by NightLight Tulsa, followed by the presentation of the pieces composed of dance, performance, music, spoken word and video.

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These form the basis for each of the 7 Collaboration Teams who are tasked with putting together a 10 min. or less artwork which will:
1. Be true to the mission of the project: “To Give Voice and Face to the Homeless in Tulsa” and
2. To collaborate together to create a Site Specific work which utilizes this specific site’s architecture and site-ness to inform the creation and production of the artwork.

The Crews have begun to form, but others may be added through the end of March.
If you are a musician, videographer, dancer, performer, spoken word artist or a technical person who likes to work with lights, sound, video equipment and you are wanting to collaborate with others on one of these projects, please send an email to: steve@livingarts.org indicating in the subject line “Collaboration Choice”.

Then please give Steve in the body of the email your:
1. full name,
2. address,
3. city, state, zip,
4. cell phone
5. email address and
6. which synopsis you have chosen to collaborate with others on.

Synopsis Choices: (click on the link to the left to view each story)

  1. Elmo Story 
  2. Walkeen Wahwassuk Story 
  3. Tiffany Ribir Story 
  4. Phillip Gange Story 
  5. Pam Wilkins Story 
  6. Brandon Fisher Story 
  7. Neal Hutto Story

For further information please contact emergedancefestival@gmail.com

The primary goal of the eMerge Dance Festival is to promote a revival of art’s culture-bearing and connective function by reintegrating it into communal settings. The mission of the festival is to support and promote community, interactive dance art, and civic participation.

Deborah Hunter is also looking for performers to perform in “FRAGMENTED LIVES” Cabaret on May 14 and the Mental Health Association Oklahoma will be doing their “PUTTIN’ ON THE GLITZ” Fashion Show the same night as the First Friday Opening at Living ArtSpace of “SEEKING SHELTER” AND “UNHOMED” AND “WHAT IS HOME” AT THE GUTHRIE GREEN.

For further information please contact emergedancefestival@gmail.com

Many thanks for the support from our growing number of Partners with this project: The George Kaiser Family Foundation, Arts Alliance Tulsa, Maxine & Jack Zarrow Family Foundation, Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, Mental Health Association Oklahoma Recovery Services, Youth Services of Tulsa, Woody Guthrie Center, Day Center for the Homeless Works of HeART, John 3:16 Mission, NightLight Tulsa, The Downtown Coordinating Council of Tulsa, David Sharp, Dr. Greg Gray and John Eakin III.

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Call for Collaborators

7 Doorways 7 Stories


eMerge Dance Festival Call for Collaborators | in dance, performance, music, video, or spoken word

Living Arts of Tulsa presents a special opportunity for artists to collaborate on an arts-activism project specifically addressing homelessness in our community. The collaborations culminate in a multi-disciplinary performance event centered around seven stories shared by members of the homeless community.

7 Doorways / 7 Stories is the title of the event that will take place at the Kerr Warehouse (12 North Cheyenne) on June 4, 2016. The event will begin with a feast provided by NightLight Tulsa, followed by the presentation of the pieces composed of dance, performance, music, spoken word and video.

Living Arts has been collecting stories and will present them to collaborators on March 7th @ 7 pm at Living Arts of Tulsa (307 E M.B. Brady St). come that evening and choose a story, connect with a team, and inspire social change in Tulsa!

If you cannot be there at the time and would still like to participate, you may vote online on March 7th before 5pm at livingarts.org

For further information please contact emergedancefestival@gmail.com

This program is made possible in part with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council,  the National Endowment for the Arts and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.

 

Homeless Call for Collaborators Flyer

Call for Submissions:

eMerge Dance Festival

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2015
AVAILABLE SPACES: a Site-Specific Performance

Performance Dates:  Saturday, June 6th at 7pm

 

The Living Arts Dance Committee seeks proposals for site-specific dance works to be presented at the eMerge Dance Festival, June 6th, 2015. 

The mission of eMerge Dance Festival is to support and promote 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 presented, 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.

“Site-specific dance/performance is work created in response to a particular place, site, inspired by its architecture/design, the history and current use.”      Stephan Koplowitz.

 

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. Through site-specific choreography, artists will re-imagine community spaces and utilize dance to enliven our local arts culture. 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 chosen location is >>> ONE PLACE TOWER, Cheyenne Street, downtown Tulsa

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Eligibility:  Open to dancers, choreographers, and performance artists. Work must be an Oklahoma premier, 5 – 10 minutes in length. You are required to attend the performance dates, dress rehearsals and technical rehearsals that will be scheduled prior to the performances. Artists may be asked to participate in a community workshop one week prior to performance (Oklahoma residents only).

Performance Dates:  Saturday, June 6th at 7pm

Application Requirements:

  1. Send an online video link or DVD that is representative of your company and dancers.
  2. Description of what the piece will entail, including length, number of dancers and technical requirements.  Because this is a site-specific piece, please emphasize how the work fits within the selected location. Preference will be given to those proposals that highlight the architecture or purpose of the unique site.

*Note that lighting and other technical needs will be limited.

 

  1. Artist bio or resume of the choreographer/director.
  2. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned to you.
  3. Contact information, email and phone number.

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 by April 30th via email. Acceptance carries a $300 honorarium to be distributed to each group contact leader or artistic director.

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.

Tickets On Sale NOW for eMerge Dance Festival 2014

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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.