2018 Artist Services Weekend

Join BAX for our fifth annual ARTIST SERVICES WEEKEND featuring an array of talks and workshops designed to serve working dance, theater, performance artists and their supporters.

Saturday – Sunday, February 10-11, 2018 — FREE

Reservations are highly recommended.

 

CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE (free) by reservation ONLY. Reservations MUST be made no later than Monday, January 29, 2018 to artistservices@bax.org.

Workshops are sponsored through the underwriting and generous contributions of Scott Klein Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate Park Slope. Many thanks.

 

 

Saturday, February 10th

Time

Title

Description

1:30-2:30PM

Orientation and Information Session for 2018/19 Artist in Residence and Space Grant Applications

Learn what goes into a “successful” application. Have your questions answered. Come to a deeper understanding of BAX’s commitment to racial equity in all its artist opportunities.

BAX has a proud history of and a commitment to developing cohorts that are reflective of all origins, ages, sexual orientations, genders, race and nationalities. In our curation and residencies, we take in to account our field's history of racism and discrimination, and make active steps to undo the effects of that history. We believe that this commitment enriches the experience for all artists and audiences.
2:30-3:30PM

BAX AIR Open Studio II

Maria Bauman (BAX AIR 2017-2018)


re(Source), an investigation-in-process, by Maria Bauman

Maria Bauman is a dance artist who mines her identities as an artist, a community organizer, and as a Black, queer, not-quite-southern-belle-now-living-in-New-York to create bold and honest dances. In this session, she is sharing her newest work-in-progress and hosting a discussion afterward.

Within the U.S. climate of upheaval, fear, and bullying at home and abroad, Bauman is focusing on what it takes to get by, get over, survive, and thrive. Improvisation, lineage, resilience: (re)Source is a danced solo exploration of how and when we call on these assets and when we reject them entirely. As research for the piece, Bauman has been studying cartography, marronage, stories about her family, and rituals for sustainability. The dance also includes a unique visual landscape co-created by Maria Bauman and by each set of audience members, with advising from Nontsikelelo Mutiti (www.nontsikelelomutiti.com).

Register in advance HERE

3:30-5PM

Process as Product

Hosted by Tanisha Christie: a conversation/presentation looking at work that is explicitly or implicitly "process based" whether that is defined as ritual, practice, or participatory; where the work is shown as generative, "raw," "unfinished," improvisational and/or in the moment.

Participants will view short works of artists who will explore questions, share process and/or ways they engage with audience and the marketplace. Participants will be encouraged to dialogue via prompts using Liz Lerman's Critical Response technique.

Participants include: Nina Angela Mercer (playwright/performer), Aisha Bell (multidisciplinary artist and sculptor), NIC Kay (artist), and BJ Evans (Associate Producer, Performing Arts @ BRIC)

Register in advance HERE

5:30-6:30PM

BAX AIR Open Studio II

Mariana Valencia (BAX AIR 2016-2018)


In her current work, Mariana Valencia examines authorship, questioning what gets carried into it her work through proximity, relation and alliance. Central is a choreographic algorithm, an amalgam of mediums― of dance, props and language― that manipulates perceptions of life and its collaborators. This research focuses on the concept of an ensemble, an assembly of objects and floral bouquets. A bouquet, an ensemble that’s authored by a person from the same or various flowers; a relation from where the intentionality of a person and object emerges. A bouquet is a gift that decomposes; a gesture where the device of loss is the symbol of life’s dying action. Valencia addresses a choral surround of subjects that are not solely bound to her cultural history, a new trajectory in her work.

Register in advance HERE

6:30-7:30PM

BAX AIR Open Studio II

luciana achugar (BAX AIR 2017-2018)

Brujas’ Work is being made to subvert our deeply ingrained notion that the instinctual, the feminine, the animal, the uncivilized in us are of lesser value and/or are to be shamed and silenced. It ritualizes the labor of the dancer first by exposing their work and later through the ritualizing of their labor transcending it and unearthing their powerful, magical and primal witches within. It proposes Dance as transformational healing rather than spectacle. It resists western assumptions of beauty and hierarchical order to set free a new feminist-post-civilized-decolonized self by freeing the dancers both of their role as worker in the power structure within the creative project and of the shame that they carry, as we all do in our society, of being animal sexual powerful instinctive creatures.

Register in advance HERE

 

 

Sunday, February 11th

Time

Title

Description

11:00AM-12:00PM

Orientation and Information Session for 2018/19 Artist in Residence and Space Grant Applications

Learn what goes into a “successful” application. Have your questions answered. Come to a deeper understanding of BAX’s commitment to racial equity in all its artist opportunities.

BAX has a proud history of and a commitment to developing cohorts that are reflective of all origins, ages, sexual orientations, genders, race and nationalities. In our curation and residencies, we take in to account our field's history of racism and discrimination, and make active steps to undo the effects of that history. We believe that this commitment enriches the experience for all artists and audiences.
11:00AM-12:30PM

Redefining Power

A workshop created and facilitated by BAX's Youth Education Racial Equity Cohort: Angie Pittman, Donna Costello, Maira Duarte, Billy Schultz, Casey Hayes-Deats and Lucia Scheckner

BAX Youth Education invites you to join us for a conversation about ways in which we can dismantle white supremacist power structures while working with young artists (and beyond) in classrooms and studios. Adopting an "unconference-model" of facilitation to illustrate this inquiry, we will begin with questions with which the BAX community is wrestling, but the workshop will be participant driven and grow from the questions and experiences of those who join us. Add your questions to our own: How do we manifest power-within and power-with rather than power-over in class/studio environments? What does it mean to meet young artists where they are as opposed to where they might be expected to be?

Register in advance HERE

12:00-1:00PM

BAX AIR Open Studio II

Catherine Galasso (BAX AIR 2016-2018)

The Open Studio Series shares the artistic journey of BAX Artist in Residence while in their creative process. Audiences have an opportunity to engage with AIR artists as they open the doors to their rehearsal practice and artistic process.


Register in advance HERE

12:00-4:00PM

Open Forum

Studio C will remain open and available throughout the day. Meet a friend for coffee. Lay down on a mat, or continue a conversation from a previous workshop. Light body work will be available at intervals on a first come, first serve basis.

No cost, no reservation needed. Come as you are.

1:30-3:30PM

All Black: A Long Table – Dancing While Black/Angela's Pulse & Eva Yaa Asantewaa /EYA Projects


Stress and Self-care
Curated and facilitated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

With Rashida Bumbray, Charmaine Warren, Orlando Hunter, and Paloma McGregor


Let's talk about the many sources of stress in the lives of Black and Brown artists. What approaches, resources and tools help us counteract the effects of stress on our physical health, psyches, interpersonal relationships and creativity?

Note: The All Black Long Table is conceived and created as private space for conversation among Black and Brown artists and community members. We request that all respect this designation.

Register in advance HERE

2:00-3:00PM

BAX AIR Open Studio II

FAILURE SANDWICH
written and directed by Aya Ogawa (BAX AIR 2017-2018)

An interactive exploration of our collective failures that honor our past regrets and celebrate all of our paths not taken

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3:45-5:45PM

Space for Everyone: Different Approaches to Finding the Right Space for Your Project and Your Community

Join Risa Shoup, ED Space works, Inc. as she explores with and brainstorms about developing your own space and the creating & managing of capital campaigns.

What does it mean to advocate against cultural displacement and who are our allies in the business community? Are their public resources that we can take advantage of in developing a space? Share stories of working/making in non-traditional spaces.

With Stephanie Alvarado and Mara Kravitz from 596 Acres. Jimena Martinez from CUMBE, and Katy Rubin from Theater of the Oppressed NY

Register in advance HERE

6:00-7:00PM

BAX AIR Open Studio II

Iona Flies Away: A listening party

Conceived and written by (BAX AIR 2016-2018) Tanisha Christie

Music by and featuring Kelly Erin Sloan.
Music Direction Chris Vega
With Sauda Jackson and Kyana Brindle


A concert/storytelling/theaterish work in progress. A story of a girl from a family who becomes a woman because that's what happens.

A few more songs and chapters will be shared.

Register in advance HERE