Dance Exchange Summer Institute 2012

Join us this summer for a 10-day immersive dance experience!

In this year’s Summer Institute, we’ll be working to create “Language from the Land”, a new piece that will premiere at the Gala Theatre in Columbia Heights as a part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Dance Exchange Artistic Director Cassie Meador, along with Dance Exchange artists Matthew Cumbie, Sarah Levitt, and Shula Strassfeld will teach technique classes, and share tools for generating and crafting movement and text built from the Dance Exchange toolbox  and their personal practices. Additionally, participants will learn Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process, see a Dance Exchange work-in-progress, gain performance skills in an acting workshop with Ouida Maedel, explore sound design for dance and theatre with Stowe Nelson, and learn more about Dance Exchange’s history in an informal talk/video showing with John Borstel. There will also be time to hang out with fellow participants and company members, and to see Washington, DC. Our 10 days together will be full of hard work, merriment, and big questions: we can’t wait to see you in Takoma Park!

To register, click here.
For more information and a downloadable PDF, click here.

Below is our schedule for this year’s institute:

Friday, July 6th
5pm-8pm: potluck meet & greet at Dance Exchange

Saturday, July 7th
9-10:30: class
10:30-1: tools session
1-2:00: lunch
2-2:30: warm-up
2:30-6: tools and rehearsal
6-7: dinner break
7-9: work-in-progress showing and CRP session

Sunday, July 8th
9-10:30: class
10:30-1: tools session
1-2:00 lunch
2-2:30: warm-up
2:30-6: tools and rehearsal

Monday, July 9th
9-10:30: class
10:30-1: tools session
1-2:00 lunch
2-2:30 warm-up
2:30-6: tools and rehearsal

Tuesday, July 10th
9-10:30: class
10:30-1: tools session
1-2:00: lunch
2-2:30: warm-up
2:30-6: tools and rehearsal

Wednesday, July 11th
9-10:30: class
10:30-2:30: tools and rehearsal

Thursday, July 12th
9:00-10:30: class
10:30-1: tools session
1-2: lunch
2-2:30: warm up
2:30-5:30: tools and rehearsal
5:30-6:30: dinner break
6:30-9: evening rehearsal (TBD)

Friday, July 13th
9-10:30: class
10:30-12:30: rehearsal
12-2:00: lunch and travel to Gala Theatre
2-4:30: tech rehearsal

Saturday, July 14th
2:30-4: class at Dance Exchange
4-5: notes
5-8:30: break and travel to Gala Theatre
8:45: Performer’s call
9:15: Performance #1

Sunday, July 15th
11-12:00: class at Dance Exchange
12-2:00: lunch and travel to Gala Theatre
1:30: Performer’s call
2:00: Performance #2
4-5:30: Evals and closing circle at Dance Exchange
5:30: Closing dinner in Takoma Park

All of this for only $750. questions? Contact Ouida at ouida@danceexchange.org for information.