THE PERFORMANCE LAB
Timeline

1996-1999

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2001

2002

2003

2004-2005

 

2001
Building The Network

This year saw continued exploration of our interactive model for coaching in the performing arts. The WEBsite was extensively developed as a tool in interactive exchange. New partners were found across the country and throughout the state.

We instituted, with the help of Artspace, a plan for 15 interactive sessions in cities throughout the state –– St. Cloud, Bemidji, Rochester, Brainerd, Fergus Falls and Grand Rapids were identified as potential sites. Artspace also helped us fund our interactive Studio 5B [and eventually, a smaller space, 5A] in the Hennepin Center for the Arts.

We continued to search for partners nationally and regionally.

January-February
Our first major exchange [January–February] from Studio 5B was a series of 17 interactive classes in contact improvisation mentored by Guggenheim scholar Chris Aiken. Students were drawn from U/M and O/U dance majors. Again, the WEB was instrumental in building community amongst the participants.

Conferences
This year saw many public presentations, including simulated interactive demonstrations at Dance Among the Arts, the national NDEO [National Dance Education Organization] Conference. This meeting brought us contacts across America, and new partners, among them the New Jersey State Department of Education. We presented our evolving model to the local arts community at Shapeshifters, and repeatedly demonstrated the model for interested partners.

Videoconferences
Several videoconferences were held to plan our interactive sessions for the beginning of the coming school year [Brainerd exchanges for children with disabilities, NJ/MN elementary and high school exchanges].

Workshops
We conducted workshops for professional development of teachers and artists’ residencies for the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

 

 

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