It’s back! We begin Fieldwork tomorrow night from 7-9 pm. Although I write about Fieldwork quite a bit on this blog, I think it’s worth a quick description. Fieldwork is a work group made of up artists from all genres ( literary, performance, visual, and everything in between and combining the above). We meet on a weekly basis and show our work as it is mid-process. Then the group gives feedback in the way of describing what they say and experienced. The group does not direct the artist– which proves a difficult task for some, myself included! We talk about what we saw, heard, felt, what drew us in the work, what pulled us away. This way the artist gets a feel on how his or her art is communicating. It has nothing to do with whether the group “likes” is or doesn’t. Or even if the group is placing value on whether it is “good.” It is really about allowing the artist to gather information about what effect the piece has on an audience.
This year is pretty special. We are teaming up with Diverse Works and 12 Minutes Max!. Our fieldwork showcase will be held at Diverse Works, and the dance work created in Fieldwork will help inform the participants in 12 Minutes Max!. Very exciting!
So, Houston choreographers? Here’s a chance to get info about your work as well as produce it in our showcase at Diverse Works.