Phrasings 2013 Call for Writers – Due December 8, 2012

Call for Writers: Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater and the Bellingham Repertory Dance Company announce the 2013 Phrasings Collaboration for Writers & Dancers

Deadline: It must be received on or before Saturday, December 8th , 2013. Follow the instructions given below very closely.

Our 6th annual collaboration and performance of Phrasings, of original modern dance choreographed with new poetry and stories will be presented in 3 shows on April 5th, 6th and 7th of 2013. Phrasings happens in Bellingham, WA at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center (14th and Harris).

 The Bellingham Repertory Dance Company has the reputation for producing fresh, engaging and diverse concerts that appeal to modern dance enthusiasts and first time audiences. The Company is a collective of accomplished dancers dedicated to bringing high-quality, vibrant contemporary dance to the Northwest. Response to Phrasings shows so far have been: “Fantastic! Unexpected!, Amazing to have both words and movement! Incredible dancers! I’m coming again tomorrow night!!

Choreographers in the company read the written submissions with a fresh perspective. They look for feelings, images or stories to convey through modern dance. Six or seven performance pieces will be chosen and will involve one or more dancers. Some writing will be selected to be read-only as part of the program. All winning submissions will be presented in a Phrasings 2013 chapbook.

We are looking for a wide range of poetry and all forms of writing to be selected for:

        Originality, and not previously published or performed.

        Vivid imagery – The content could be personal, pastoral, and/or tactile.

        Lyrical qualities – Give attention to rhythm and language.  

        Themes- The choreographers are highly innovative in their perspectives and engage with a wide          range of themes.

        None has ever been chosen that refers to dancing or has obvious dance content.

 

There are two forms of participation in Phrasings. Interested writers may submit to one or both approaches.

Approach One: Writing Submission – submit a finished piece of writing to be selected by a choreographer to incorporate into a new dance. Instructions (follow closely):

1.To submit:e-mail a pdf or MSWord document of submissions to chuckanutsandstone@gmail.com  Use this Subject line: Submission Phrasings 2013

2. Submit one copy of up to 3 poems and/or dialogue, essay or short story as a pdf or Word attachment. Do not put your name on the attachment. Limit yourself to pieces that are 1-3 pages in length.

3. Plus, in the body of the e-mail, please list the titles (or first lines) of the submissions and your name, phone number, buy cheapest cialis street address and e-mail address. Choreographers will select the submission that they want to work with from the pdfs.

 

Approach Two: Live Collaboration – a writer and choreographer will work side by side in creating something new. A writer will compose a piece of writing and a choreographer will make a dance simultaneously through a collaborative process shaped by their partnered artistic goals. The pair will decide together on how each of their work will be integrated and presented in the Phrasings performance. If you are interested in this form of participation,

Instructions (follow closely):

2.To submit:e-mail a pdf or MSWORD of submissions to chuckanutsandstone@gmail.com  Use this Subject line: Submission Phrasings 2013

2. Submit one copy of up to 2 poems and/or dialogue, essay or short story as a pdf or Word attachment. Do not put your name on the attachment. Limit yourself to pieces that are 1-3 pages in length.

3. Plus, in the body of the e-mail, please list the titles (or first lines) of the submissions and your name, phone number, street address and e-mail address.

4. In 400 words or less, write a short introduction that describes you, your ability to write by request, your degree of openness to how your works might be performed, and ways you envision collaborating with a choreographer. Some of the choreographers are interested in creating a piece together during December and January, and they will choose who to work with based on this introduction and the pieces that you send.

Receipt of your submission and outcomes with follow-up details will be sent via e-mail. Send your comments or questions to Carla Shafer, via e-mail to: chuckanutsandstone@gmail.com

 

check out: chuckanutsandstone.blogspot.com and http://www.bhamrep.org/calendar

 

 

Winning Phrasings 2012 Writers

Poets selected by choreographers:

Casey Gainor, poet (Bellingham) ~ Ella Mahler, choreographer ~ Collaborating on a new piece

Rick Hermann, poet (Bellingham) ~ Angela Kiser, choreographer ~ “breathwork”

Stephanie Hopkinson (Deming) ~ Annie, choreographer ~ “The day her life changed”

j.i. Kleinberg, poet (Bellingham)~ Vanessa Wallen, choreographer ~ “it’ll be all right”

Maria McLeod, poet (Bellingham) ~ Pam Kunz, choreographer ~ Collaborating on a new piece

Poets selected to read their original works:

Matt Brower, (Bellingham) “October” and “Teddy Bear Cove” (to read Friday, April 27th)

John Davis, (Bainbridge Island) “How to Survive Winter” and “Game on the Line” (to read Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 pm)

Brian Desmond (Tacoma) “Okinawa: All Things Silver” (to read Sunday, April 29th at 5 pm)

Denise DuMaurier (Bellingham) “Picnic Boat”(to read Saturday, April 28th at 5 pm)

Diane Stone (Clinton) “Spring” and “Because I want to” (to read Saturday, April 28th at 5 pm)

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson:

Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos.

Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others
and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

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