EXCHANGE Choreography Festival | MORE THAN MOVEMENT
Dance should further people and relationships between people; fueling the generative nature of ideas.
You can still register and pay at the door!
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,
August 24-26th, 2017.
DEADLINE: May 6, 2017
All works submitted will perform on a proscenium stage distilled to space and simple "one-look" lighting for a series of informal performances. Following the informal viewings, artists are invited to join a round table discussion about ideas and ways of working. Works must be original and no more than 12 minutes in length. All Presenting Artists leave the festival with professional quality photos and video of your performance free of charge.
Three “Best of the Fest” awards for a 2nd performance in the formal Gala Performance alongeside Curated Works and Featured Performer, Dominic Moore-Dunson’s work, "The Black Card Project".
Performers must be ready to tech the piece Saturday morning.
The Bell House's featured guest artist for 2017 is
Bill Wade and Inlet Dance Theatre.
Bill Wade, recipient of the 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize and an award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Dance Art Form from OhioDance in 2013, is the Founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Inlet Dance Theatre. Inlet is an outgrowth of Bill’s previous eleven years as an Artist in Residence at Cleveland School of the Arts, where he founded the YARD (Youth At Risk Dancing), a nationally recognized and awarded after school program. In 1998, he received the Coming Up Taller Award at the White House in Washington DC from the National Endowment for the Arts and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Past Featured Artists:
2016 Susan Rethorst
2012 L. Brooke Schlecte
2011 Amy Querin
L. Brooke Schlecte
2009 Becky Eagleton
L. Brooke Schlecte
Exchange Choreography Festival
August 24-26, 2017
Location: Holland Hall, Walter Arts Center, Tulsa, OK
5666 E 81st St, Tulsa, OK 74136
Thursday, August 24th ~
6:30 pm - Open Informal Showings/mixed concert & Festival Launch Party
Ongoing Dance/Art Exhibit through the festival weekend
Friday, August 25th ~
11-3 pm - Choreography Workshop with Featured Artist Bill Wade
6:30 pm - Open informal Showings/mixed concert continues
"Best of the Fest" Announced
Saturday, August 26th ~
Morning TECH Rehearsal for GALA Concert (Artists Only)
11-1 pm Hawkins Technique Master Class w/ Bill Wade
2:30-3:30 pm Art Talk/Q&A
6 pm GALA Concert for Featured Performers, Guest Artists, & "Best of the fest" Recipients
After Party to follow
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, the festival recreated the festival model entirely to host choreographic educator and performer, Susan Rethorst. Richly experienced in the field, Ms. Rethorst come to the festival for a concentrated time of dialogue about dance-making, engagement, and seeing connections with festival participants.
2017 EXCHANGE Choreography Festival to feature Bill Wade, Jr., Artistic Director of Inlet Dance Theatre; Project Feature is Dominic Dunson-Moore's The Black Card Project.
Holland Hall, Walter Arts Center, Tulsa, OK
5666 E 81st St, Tulsa, OK 74136