The CONTACT project, directed by Krista DeNio is currently looking for artists and non-artists for upcoming performances.
Calling: Civilians, Veterans (of war and military service), Artists (actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists, designers) and non-artists.
What: Workshop(s) – Two workshops investigating the project content (bridging the divide between civilians and veterans) through physical theater, movement, vocal work, writing, and dialogue. The intention is for participants to discover whether you are interested in this project, and for the project director to meet potential ensemble members for the project.
OCT 26, SAT from 12-2PM at CounterPULSE
OCT 27, SUN from 3-5PM at Project Bandaloop Studio
NOV 9-10 Time and Location TBD
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-994-6196
About the Project: CONTACT is a contemporary performance training and development model, that brings together mixed ensembles of veterans and civilians, to train together and co-create a multi-disciplinary, audience-interactive performance installation. CONTACT works to bridge the societal divide between veterans of war and the civilian population and seeks to reframe U.S. public rhetoric regarding contemporary wars, engender a deeper investigation of war, and deconstruct the ‘othering’ of the veteran population. Each performance installation is unique and created from the ground up by the local ensemble. Some components of the performance installations: original staging and choreography, personal narratives and script written by the ensemble, live and recorded music and sound, site-specific engagement of performance space, audience interaction and engagement. The project is currently in development, through the CounterPULSE Artists in Residency Commissioning Program (ARC), with performance installations taking place March 13-22, 2014. Watch a video excerpt from the first project draft in Western Massachusetts HERE.
Creative (Generative and Performing) Ensemble: A mixed ensemble of veterans, civilians, artists and non-artists, and a team of designers, and other experts who will be involved throughout the creative process. The development process will be fun, physically rigorous, challenging, a safe space co-created by all involved.
Development Schedule: Process period: mid-November 2013 to mid-March 2014, not including holidays. (3) rehearsals/ week minimum, during working weeks; more intensive rehearsal periods in February/ March.