DEADLINE REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO MAY 8TH!!
A BEAUTIFUL INTENSIVE:
3-Week Aerial, Dance & Flying Workshop
PROGRAM DATES: MAY 28 – JUNE 21, 2013
A BEAUTIFUL INTENSIVE: 3-Week Aerial, Dance & Flying Workshop
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The application deadline for the 2013 program is MAY 1st.
A BEAUTIFUL INTENSIVE: 3-Week Aerial, Dance & Flying Intensive Workshop is an elite experience in dance, aerial arts, and performer flying effects held at Michigan Tech University that will culminate in showcase performances as part of FinnFest 2013 of a new show called BEAUTIFUL: A Cirque-Tale of how the butterfly grew her wings.
Train with the BEST!
· Guest artist & choreographer from “So You Think You Can Dance”
· Aerial Choreographer to the Stars, Dreya Weber (Pink, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift & more)
· Choreographer and Momix & Pilobus dancer, Karen Fuhrman
· Flying Choreographer for American Idiot, Momix and Royal Caribbean, Jason Whicker
· All-star Creative Team of BEAUTIFUL!
Advanced students of movement arts who are dedicated, artistic, disciplined, have a desire to learn new skills, and have a strong passion to perform will not want to miss this amazing opportunity! Admission is competitive and the program is limited to performers 18 and over at the time of the program. (With unique exceptions for advanced performers under 18.) International students are welcome to apply.
Hosted by Michigan Tech University Visual & Performing Arts Program A BEAUTIFUL INTENSIVE is designed to give participants:
- knowledge, experience, and training in three ‘hot’ genres currently sweeping the globe - aerial dance, contemporary dance, and performer flying effects (harness and wire work) making them exceedingly more marketable as artists.
- daily training with specialized instructors well-known throughout the industry in the various art forms throughout the morning and early afternoon in effective 'class' style instruction.
- a development workshop experience in the making of an original production. Afternoons and evenings will be filled with workshop rehearsals working with the creative team as they sculpt the show BEAUTIFUL: A Cirque-Tale of how the butterfly grew her wings which utilizes various movement art forms to tell the story.
- the training and experience for future opportunities! Stand-out performers may be asked to continue with the project in future workshops and possible future employment on an international tour of BEAUTIFUL as well as be entered into a talent pool for future work utilizing the various art forms.
A Typical Day at A BEAUTIFUL INTENSIVE
Each day begins with warm up, stretching, strength and conditioning work followed by classes in various dance techniques, classical partnering, aerial dance (silks, lyra, trapeze, rope, etc), and performer flying effects. After lunch classes may continue and every performer participates in afternoon and evening rehearsals for BEAUTIFUL with final workshop performances held as part of FinnFest 2013, June 19 – 21. Instructors include members of the BEAUTIFUL creative team as well as world-renowned guest artists.
Students will be housed in assigned Residence Hall dorms with a roommate adjacent to the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the Michigan Tech University campus. Three meals a day will be covered with a dining plan in a Residence Hall on campus with a full service dining program. Although participants will be required to make their own travel arrangements to Michigan Tech University arriving on May 27th, transportation will be provided to/from the airport and will not be necessary during your stay on campus. (Additional details will be provided to those candidates who are selected to participate in the Intensive).
BEAUTIFUL CREATIVE & INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM
VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should review their video(s) for clarity before submitting. Applications and videos auditions must be submitted online at: https://app.getacceptd.com/beautifulintensive. There is a $40 application fee to apply to A BEAUTIFUL INTENSIVE with submission of up to three (3) video auditions, payable with a credit card in the Acceptd system. (No submissions will be accepted via email). Applicants may submit links, performance reels, and videos of rehearsals and/or performances or they can record new videos for submission.
Appliant’s submissions should illustrate their flexibility, agility, strength, and should demonstrate the performer’s artistic qualities and flow of movement. Applicants should only submit in areas in which they have experience. Safety should always be your number one priority. Please do not attempt something new or without proper support, supervision, and rigging. Please submit each of the following sections separately (as applicable):
Introductory Section A brief close-up shot of the performer (face or ½ body), in which the performer clearly states his or her name, and a brief history of previous training and/or performance experience.
Dance Performance Section It is recommended the Dance Section show the artist utilizing various dance styles and abilities such as jumps, leaps, turns, floor work, grand jetés, tour jetés, and balancés. Men, please include lift work if possible. Emotional commitment, facial expressions, and personal connection to your work are essential.
Aerial Dance/Flying Section It is recommended the Aerial Dance Section show the artist utilizing various apparatus (if applicable). Preferably silks, lyra, trapeze, hammocks, corde lisse, straps, harness and wire flying, and/or Spanish web. Please showcase strength and proper technique as well as artistic expression and ability to ‘tell a story’ while performing.
Bonus Performance Section Although not required, this section allows the artist an opportunity to share additional talents, dance styles, and unique skills such as stage combat (hand, sword and/or shield), mime/pantomime, contortion, hand balancing, juggling, stilt walking, jumping stilts, fire, ribbon dancing, gymnastics (tumbling or trampoline), flag or hoop spinning, parkour, martial arts, perch, Chinese pole, tight rope, magic tricks, cyr wheel, roller blading/ice skating, acrobatics, partner work, etc.
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Clothing Suggestions It is highly recommended the performer should be in a unitard, or tights and tight fitting top or leotard that clearly enables the viewer to observe the dancer’s technique and physique. Avoid skirts, loose fitting t-shirts, leg warmers, and baggy costumes. It is recommended that care be taken to wear colors that will stand out clearly from the background.
For support and questions with your online GetAcceptd application, please call: 888-725-2122.
NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION STATUS
Once all of the video auditions are reviewed, final admissions decisions will be e-mailed. A select number of performers will be admitted to the intensive program, and a waiting list will be established. All applicants will receive notification of their final admission status and further instructions via e-mail no later than May 6th.
TUITION AND FEES
• Application Video Audition Submission Fee - $40
• Tuition, Room and Board - $1575 (includes double occupancy housing and three meals a day)
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
Some tuition financial aid is available. Once admitted to the intensive, if a student wishes to apply for financial assistance, he or she is invited to submit a letter explaining their financial situation. Financial aid awards are based on both need and merit.
As always, you can e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (941) 626-0688. (Submissions will not be accepted via email) For support and questions with your online GetAcceptd application, please call: 888-725-2122.