The CONTACT project
directed by Krista DeNio
COME TAKE A WORKSHOP (FREE), and learn more about the CONTACT project!
CALLING: Veterans (of war and military service), Non-veterans, Artists (Actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists, designers) and Non-artists
Two workshops investigating the project content (bridging the divide between veterans and non-veteran civilians) 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.
Saturday, November 9, 1-3:30pm KUNST-STOFF Arts Studio, One Grove St, San Francisco
Civic Center BART **downstairs studio
Sunday, November 10, 1-3:30pm KUNST-STOFF Arts Studio, One Grove St, San Francisco
Civic Center BART **upstairs studio
PLEASE RSVP (or for more information): 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 (of war and military service) and non-veterans, 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 rest of the civilian population by deconstructing the ‘othering’ of the veteran population. and seeks to engender a deeper investigation of war, reframing the generalized U.S. public rhetoric regarding contemporary wars. Each performance installation is unique and created from the ground up by the local ensemble. Some components of the performance Installations: personal narratives and script originated by the ensemble; dynamic movement and choreography as narrative frameworks; live and recorded music and sound, site-specific engagement of performance space, audience interactive. The project is currently in development, through the CounterPULSE Artist Residency Commissioning Program (ARC), www.counterpulse.org, with performance installations taking place March 13-22, 2014.
LINK to video excerpt from first project draft in Western Massachusetts: https://vimeo.com/49604041
CREATIVE (Generative & Performing) ENSEMBLE:
A mixed ensemble of veterans, non-veterans, artists and non-artists; a team of designers; professional artist collaborators; mental health experts and others. The development process will be fun, physically and otherwise rigorous, challenging, and 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 Februrary/ March.