Virtual Pathways Dance Festival 2020 will be a four day-long virtual dance festival produced by Alyssandra Katherine Dance, Co-Presented by ODC Theater online. The performances will be live-streamed in real time August 6th-9th, 2020. The roster will feature works spanning genres, highlighting the breadth and diversity of dance styles in a new digital format.
Each evening will host a prolific company or choreographer headlining the performance. (Headliners are not a part of this open call for submissions). Each night will be bound together by a different theme:
– Home/ Sanctuary
– Time/ Scope
We are looking for pieces that have been completed, performed, filmed and archived. (Note: we are not looking for work created and shot during quarantine). Each work must be no more than 10 minutes.These dance works can span genres and styles of dance. Works will be selected by a diverse panel representing the dance aforementioned dance communities. Application due July 6.
The brand new category, Stay Home Screendance, invites artists to create a 1 – 5 minute screendance that takes place within your property as you practice physical distancing. The content and themes of your screendance mini can be anything you’d like and don’t have to include any reference to the current situation. Due to the unknown nature of life right now, how films submitted in this category are integrated into the programming of PDFF’s 2020 festival is also unknown. The highest rated film will receive $200.
Shared on Instagram each Monday (@klockonian):
“Let’s make art together! I’m starting a little creativity project here on Instagram. I will share a prompt every Monday and invite everyone, first time artist to professional, to create something from the prompt in whichever medium is theirs. Could be a poem, a drawing, a dance, a song, etc. Use the space and materials available to you in your homes and send your pieces to my DM by end of day Friday. I will post your work with your Instagram handle on my feed or story on the weekend. Let’s keep each other inspired and creating during this time.”
A weekly task curated by Jacob Jonas The Company on Instagram (@jacobjonasthecompany):
#ADigitalDance is a movement project encouraging creativity through digital platforms. As we respond to the limitations of our current time, we look to these restrictions as the bedrock of our creativity. Let’s make something together while we are apart and unite our community. The assignments will be created by and directed by a group of cultural leaders that I have partnered with a new weekly task every Monday.”
Instagram creation prompts from @jerronherman & @wheelchairdancr:
“As the daily normal has changed for so many people, we acknowledge that many of our disabled friends and colleagues already have deep knowledge of isolation, social distance, and lack of access to public space or resources. Many of our artists — including yours truly at Kinetic Light — are newly impacted with the cancellations of rehearsals, performances, and exhibitions. What do artists do in times of trouble? We CREATE ART. We invite you to create with us.”
Detour Dance has launched “Jukebox”, a locker of creative prompts and responses that invites all sorts of creative minds to be a part of a digital play space.
“You can interact with Jukebox in whatever way or frequency that feels appropriate to you. You can revisit prompts several times or skip over any ones that don’t appeal to you. No timeline. No check-in. There’s just letting it exist. You define your relationship with it!”