A one-day event for Chicago dancemakers to hear from peers and to discuss, learn, and share work with one another.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FREE, lunch provided
o Discuss travel and touring with Chicago artists who have taken their work abroad
o Learn more about cultural diplomacy and international exchange opportunities
o Join in cross-disciplinary, choreographic experimentation with other artists
o Get information on passports and visas
o Hear about Chicago Dancemakers Forum's new travel grants program
o Win exciting giveaways and prizes!
10:00-10:30 Registration: Coffee, filtered water, and pastries will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable cups and mugs, if possible.
10:30-12:30 Cross-disciplinary Choreographic Experiments: Movement share warm-up, choreographic prompt and response session led by Ginger Farley. This will be an active, dancing, creating experience. All are welcome.
10:30-12:30 Resource Sharing and Dialogue: Informal discussion with other attendees and staff from American Dance Abroad, High Concept Labs, and Chicago Dancemakers Forum. Learn about Chicago Dancemakers Forum's new travel grants program.
12:30-1:30 LUNCH SPONSORED BY MANA CONTEMPORARY: Both meat and vegetarian tamales will be served. If you have dietary restrictions, you may prefer to bring a lunch.
1:30-2:30 PANEL 1 - Working the Systems: International Structures and Opportunities for Chicago Dancemakers
Jan Bartoszek (Hedwig Dances)
Winifred Haun (Winifred Haun & Dancers)
Vershawn Sanders-Ward (Red Clay Dance)
Nejla Yatkin (NY2Dance / Dancing Around the World project)
2:30-3:00 Break / Passports Workshop by Ayesha Jaco
3:00-4:00 PANEL 2 - Outside the Boxes: Creative Solutions to Taking Your Work Abroad
Reginald Cosper, Jr, aka Sirr Tmo
Rika Lin aka Fujima Yoshinojo
Adam Rose (Antibody Corporation)
4:00-4:45 Presentation on Cultural Diplomacy Diplomacy and International Exchange by Shawn Lent and Daniel "BRAVEMONK" Haywood
4:45-5:00 Raffle Draw - Win prizes!
5:00-6:00 Free Post-Symposium Reception with cheese, chocolate and beer