60x60 Dance is seeking choreographers and dancers of all styles and genres to participate in the upcoming 60x60 Dance event on Sunday March 10 at 8 p.m.
60x60 Dance events feature 60 choreographers’ creation (for any number of dancers) of a one-minute performance to one of 60 one-minute compositions. The 60 performances will be joined to create a 1-hour show, co-ordinated by Viv Moore, and co-produced by Tova Kardonne in association with founder Rob Voisey and Vox Novus. The music, a macro-composition compiled from submissions to a national call for one-minute electro-acoustic compositions is known as the Canada Mix 2011. It premiered at NAISA Electroacoustic Sound Symposium 2011 in Toronto.
Eclectic by nature, 60x60 Dance offers an unmatched diversity of styles, making for a fast-paced, electrifying one-of-a-kind performance that never ceases to surprise. Dances can span all forms from ballet to hip-hop to ballroom and contemporary, while the music spans the breadth and depth of all that's possible in current electroacoustic creation.
The one-minute time frame of 60x60 creations induces a haiku-like poetic form of dance. Emerging and established dancers alike have an opportunity to create a signature piece that showcases their eloquence, individuality and economy of expression. All participating choreographers will receive a professional dvd recording and photograph of their work.
"An express without any delay....It's this kind of madness that makes the cultural world go round."—The New York Times
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 22, 2012.
Please click on the link below to get to the submission page, where you will be asked to submit the following: Name, contact info, link to work, short bio and style of dance. Choreographers will be notified of their acceptance by January 14, 2013.
Groups and individuals selected for participation must be available for BOTH a rehearsal on March 3 2013 from noon -6 p.m AND the date of the event from the dress rehearsal at 3 p.m. through performance time at 8 p.m. on March 10th 2013. Otherwise rehearsals are to be conducted on an individual level.
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60x60 presents to the largest audience possible.
60x60 actively seeks to find that listener unaware of the treasure which is found in the 60 one-minute miniatures. 60x60 has been presented in places where audiences would expect mainstream programs and offers the 60x60 program to be discovered by the listener. Performance of various incarnations of 60x60 have been presented in concert halls, theater stages, museums, art galleries, public atriums, bars, nightclubs, building facades, and street windows in New York City; not to mention radio airplay, television and Internet broadcast around the world. 60x60 has been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people in venues across the globe.
"The word 'viral,' comes to mind as a trendy but disquietingly accurate image for Robert Voisey's infectious enthusiasm.
He is always ready to mutate and reinfect the process as indicated to maintain the highest degree of project fever - and yes, it is spreading."
"We live in a compressed world. Executive summaries, plot synopses, speed dating, pecha kucha, sound bites,Wikipedia, and Sesame Street tell us all we need to know, and in very little time. Since 2003, NewYork composer Rob Voisey has given us a musical version with his 60x60 Project. ... 60x60 is not about scores, but about recordings. The submissions are the music; definitive, in final form - trapped, as it were, in amber. ... The project design permits a large number of composers to put representative samples of their music in front of audiences. I trace project success to the composers who form its collaborators, hosts, and director. The grass-roots, all-volunteer philosophy translates into an eclectic blend of styles, genres and aesthetics. The result: a representative survey of today's music on the cutting edge."
- By Richard Arnest, Sounding Board Spring 2011
60x60 is a project of Vox Novus
60x60 was created and founded by Robert Voisey to inspire, produce, promote, and disseminate the vast aesthetics and styles of contemporary composers being written by today's living composers.
More about Vox Novus and Robert voisey can be found on their perspective websites: