Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Call for submissions for new performance series in Phoenix

Experiential / avant-garde / contemporary performance series with the first performance tentatively scheduled Feb. 18 at the Modified Arts Gallery in Phoenix, AZ. This will be a monthly event, happening the 3rd Sat. of each month.

I'm booking 2-4 acts each performance, with each act lasting around 20-40min, possibly with some kind of theme for each complete show. I'm interested in any type of performance (music, performance art, puppets, dance, spoken word poetry, etc.), with the caveat that it be experimental / avant-garde and/or contemporary classical (in the case of music). I am also interested in featuring a type of guided improvisatory performance for each performance that would require only maybe one rehearsal or so before each show. (eg. instant composition/choreography via written prompts, game pieces like Zorn's Cobra, etc.). The venue does not include a piano, etc. or any amplification, so acts will have to bring their own.

The show will include a $5-7 cover which should help defray the costs of space rental and production/promotion. Remaining proceeds will be divided among the performers / artists.

I am very open to additional ideas and input! If you are interested in being a part of this in any way -- if you would like to help organize, plan, book or perform (whether a complete act or being part of an improvisatory ensemble) please contact me at redsonola [at] gmail [dot] com in the next week or so and let me know your availability.

Please circulate to any other individuals or groups that you feel would be interested in participating!

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