EXCHANGE Choreography Festival | MORE THAN MOVEMENT
Dance should further people and relationships between people; fueling the generative nature of ideas.
The festival is a place where artists can come together to share, learn, and be held accountable for the work we produce. The following objectives are relevant to our commitment to helping Exchange be a positive artistic force in the Tulsa community:
EXCHANGE is a program of curated dance performances of choreographed works as well as workshops and networking events designed to foster dialogue. The events are centered around moderated audience/colleague discussions to support, explore and inform the artists' process.
EXCHANGE provides a meeting point for professional dancers to showcase their choreographic work and engage in dialogue about process. The mission of EXCHANGE is to facilitate collaboration of ideas and people in the choreographic process. It is our belief that people furthering dance for dances’ sake is not enough. Dance should further people and relationships between people, therefore fueling the generative nature of ideas.
EXCHANGE Choreography Festival:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Exchange Choreography Festival is seeking submissions for a weekend of artistic exchange of ideas and movement,
July 25-27, 2019.
DEADLINE: May 1, 2019
Artist Notifications: May 15th
Submission Fee: $30/dance
All works submitted will perform in a blackbox stage distilled to space and informal lighting for a series of choreographic showings. Following the informal viewings, artists and audience are invited to join a round table discussion about the works' ideas and ways of working. Dances must be original and no more than 10 minutes in length. All Presenting Artists leave the festival with professional quality photos and video of your performance.
The Bell House's Exchange Choreography Festival is working in partnership with Choregus Productions & Summer Heat Dance Festival to expand summer dance offerings in Tulsa in 2019.
Exchange Choreography Festival
July 25-27, 2018
Location: Tulsa PAC Liddy Doenges Theatre, Tulsa, OK
110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103
2018 SAMPLE SCHEDULE
*the following schedule reflects the collaborative schedule of both the Exchange Choreography Festival (EXC) & the Summer Heat International Dance Festival (SH) for 2018
Thursday, July 26th ~
5-9 pm Open Informal Showings & Discussion (come & go)
Festival Launch Party To Follow
Friday, July 27th ~
9:00-10:15 Morning class with Ellen Bartel
1-5 pm Open Informal Showings & Discussion (come & go)
5-6:15 pm Dinner Break
6:15-9:15 pm Open Informal Showings & Discussion (come & go)
Reception To Follow
Saturday, July 28th ~
9-10:30 am ARTalk with Summer Heat Guest Artist
11-12:30 pm Doug Varone Master Class (FlyLoft)(SH)
12:30-2 pm Lunch Break
2-5 pm Open Informal Showings & Discussion (EXC)
5-6:30 pm Dinner Break
6:30-7:30 pm Panel discussion with Summer Heat Artists
8 pm Doug Varone and Dancers Performance (SH)
Sunday, July, 29th ~
11-12:30 pm Beijing Dance Master Class (FlyLoft) (SH)
3 pm Beijing Dance Theatre Performance (SH)
Monday, July 30th ~
2:00 p.m. Parsons Dance Relaxed Performance (SH)
Tuesday, July 31st
8 pm David Parsons Dance Company Performance (SH)
Who We Are
The Exchange Choreography Festival's mission to facilitate collaboration of ideas and people in the choreographic process. It is our belief that people furthering dance for dances’ sake is not enough. Dance should further people and relationships between people, therefore fueling the generative nature of ideas.
EXCHANGE premiered in 2009 as an adjudication series of curated concerts. The weekend included adjudicated feedback, workshops on choreography and performance, as well as opportunities to dance jam with other new artists.
In 2011 & 2012, the festival refined its vision moving from an adjudicated style to a round-table style of engaging artists in dialogue about what processes went into the creation of work presented as well as ideas about movement and embodiment. Still offering various workshops on choreography, performance and technique vocabularies, EXCHANGE moved toward creating an atmosphere of exploration about process and methods as well as toward an energy of speaking with fellow artists about ideas and what exactly sparked the development of the dance works artists are currently interested in making.
We continue to refine this process, designing each year's festival as a unique experience of work, discussion and presentation.
In 2016 & 2017, the festival recreated the festival model entirely to host choreographic educator. Richly experienced in the field, Featured Artists come to the festival for a concentrated time of dialogue about dance-making, engagement, and seeing connections with festival participants.