Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe Casting


Congratulations!!!

2018 Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe

Casting

The following is the casting for the 2018 Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe Winter Performance. Thanks to all who attended. There are many factors that go into casting. If you were not cast in this production, please come back in January for our Spring Fear No Art production.

Please read carefully and respond appropriately.

A few important notes:

1)    Regular Weekly Rehearsals will begin September 11. Guest Artist work that have specific dates are listed below. Please review the dates, times, and rooms very carefully.
2)    Unexcused absences will not be tolerated and will automatically mean pulling you out of the entire concert. So, please be respectful and committed to the show.
3)    I apologize for any misspelled names. Please email me corrections.
4)    Under Lamaiya’s hip hop work you may notice the following statement next to your name: “pending availability.” This is because some people are in Lamaiya’s hip hop class and may have thought her class time was a conflict. We have moved her hip hop rehearsal after her hip hop class. If you are available, please confirm with me as stated below.
5)    Please send me an email at valpert@clcillinois.edu immediately, confirming or rejecting your participation in the troupe and confirm/reject each work that you are in. Look carefully, you may be in more than one work. Please email me immediately, but no later than Friday, September 7.

DANCE SHOW CASTING

Valerie Alpert — Contemporary/Ballet
Tuesdays — 10 am -12:30 pm (P106)
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 11
Cast: Erika Balagot; Quintessa Hall; Alex Warda

Lamaiya Lancaster —  Contemporary
Tuesdays – 6-9 pm (P103)
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 11.
Cast: Jaron Armiger; Marissa Barnette; Erika Balagot; Martin Benion; Kate Kerpan; Alena Martin; Kelsey Minden; Chantal Moody; Helen Murphy; Sarah Peppler; Deb Schneider-Borges; Sara Schoenberger; Frances Skurski; Emmalisse Walton; Alex Warda;

Anna Erdman—TAP
Wednesdays- 7-9 pm (P106)
Rehearsals Begin on Wednesday, September 12.
Cast:  Alexsandra Bernardi; Najdia Kiblinger; Deb Schneider-Borges; Sara Schoenberger;

Lamaiya Lancaster — Hip Hop
Thursdays – 11:30-12:45 pm (P106)
Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 13.
Cast: Alexsandra Bernardi (Pending availability); Kate Kerpan; Casadee Gunty (Pending availability); Maddie Flores (Pending availability); Kevin Jimenez; Anayeli Rosales; Raquel Sanchez (Pending availability); Sabrina Soto; Tatiana Smith

Terry Crews —  Yoga
Fridays – 1-3 pm (P106)
Rehearsals Begin: TBA
Cast: Kelsey Minden; and TBA

Jeannine Potter —  Contemporary
Saturdays – 10:30-2:15 pm. (P106)
Rehearsals on Saturday, October 27, November 3, 10, & 17.
Cast: Erika Balagot; Becky DeRosa; Lea Fanella; Jocelyn Hinojosa; Ashley Hoffman; Alena Martin; Becka Nieder; Sarah Peppler; Kayla Perry; Deb Schneider-Borges; Frances Skurski; Tatiana Smith; John Stahl

Krissie Odegard Geye –— Contemporary
Sundays – 6-9 pm (P106)
Rehearsals on Sunday, September 23, October 7, October 21 (October 28 Tentative)
Cast: Becky DeRosa; Lea Fanella; Najdia Kiblinger; Helen Murphy; Becka Nieder; Sara Schoenberger; Frances Skurski; Sabrina Soto

Joan Nicholas-Walker —  Contemporary
Intensive Weekend of November 2-4 (P106)
Friday, Nov. 2 from 10 am —9 pm, Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 am—9 pm, Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10—4 pm.
Cast: Martin Benion; Chantal Moody; Becka Nieder; Sabrina Soto [Double cast duet]

Valerie Alpert ­— Opening of show - Contemporary
Sundays 10-12 (P106)
Rehearsals on November 4, 11, & 18. [Note: If you are in Joan’s work and want to do this work you are welcome]
Cast: This work is open to any and all who are available for the rehearsals.


THANKS TO ALL! Please confirm your participation in all the works you have been cast in or let me know of any changes that you need to be made. valpert@clcillinois.edu.

Sincerely,

Valerie

Friday, August 17, 2018


College of Lake County

2018

Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe
Audition

Where: P103 (Experimental Theatre)
When: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 7 pm

No Shoes Required, but if you have Tap or Jazz shoes bring them.
You do not need to prepare any material ahead of time.

Performance Dates

November 30 @ 7:30 pm
December 1 @ 2 pm & 7:30 pm

The Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe is open to all CLC students and community members and to all skill levels. The troupe presents theatrical dance works including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, along with other dance forms by professional choreographers.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Valerie Alpert (847) 543-2432
valpert@clcillinois.edu

Sunday, January 28, 2018

20th Annual Fear No Art Festival Casting


 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!


20th Annual Fear No Art Festival

Casting


The following is the casting for the 20th Annual Fear No Art Festival. Thanks to all who attended.  There are many factors that go into casting (i.e. availability, choreographer/dancer preferences, level of technique). Therefore, if you were not cast in this year’s program, please come back and audition in the future.  Feel free to talk with me as well if you were not cast.

DANCE CASTING

  • Rehearsals will begin the week of February 5th. Look at the days, times, and room very carefully.

  • I apologize for any misspelled names.  Please email me corrections.

  • Additionally, no changes will be made to this cast posting unless approved by Valerie Alpert. PLEASE LOOK CLOSELY AT YOUR DAYS AND TIMES (you may be in multiple works).

  • UNEXCUSED ABSENCES IN ANY PIECE EQUALS DISMISSAL OUT OF THE ENTIRE SHOW. NO EXCUSES!

  • Please send me an email at valpert@clcillinois.edu to either reject or confirm your participation in the show no later than, January 31. I need to have an up to date email on file for future communications. Also, make sure you read and accept the Performer Participant Expectations that follow at the end of the casting list.


Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. Choreographer: Rachel Buehrer: Rehearsals Begin February 6 [Room P103]

CAST: Marissa Barnette, Kelsey Minden, Becka Nieder, Debora Schneider, Frances Skurski, Niya Thompkins

Wednesdays 10 am-12 pm: Choreographer: Valerie Alpert [Room P106] Date TBA End of Feb.

CAST: Will be open to anyone interested and available during this time. This work will be a collaborative work with visual artists, musicians/singers, and dancers.

Thursdays 7-9 p.m. Choreographer Niya Thompkins: Rehearsals Begin Feb 8 [Room P103]

CAST: Rachel Buehrer, Stefanie Krammer, Becka Nieder, Debora Schneider, Frances Skurski,


Additional Dance Works/Collaboration Dances

Soto, Sabrina & Nelson Arizmendi (Duet)
Stahl, John (Solo)
Comstock, Josa (with Nate Killian and group)
Lancaster, Lamaiya (with Marilyn Runde)
Trinity Dance Project


OTHER PERFORMING ARTISTS CASTING

Please send me an email at valpert@clcillinois.edu to either reject or confirm your participation in the show no later than, January 31. I need to have an up to date email on file for future communications. Also, make sure you read and accept the Performer Participant Expectations that follow at the end of the casting list.


Buehrer, Rachel & Aaron, Thompkins, Niya (Piano, Guitar, Song)
Buchtenkirch, Brooke (Sing)
Cone, Caitlin (Spoken Word/Possible Collaboration)
Dorantes, Raul (Spanish Drama Monalogue)
Isaac, Riley (Hooping Dance)
Killian, Nate (Collaboration with Marissa Barnette, Ben Carver, Josa Comstock)
Minden, Kelsey (Sing)
Ongcal, Renee (Sing)
Pabst, Lucy (Sing)
Phelan, K.C.  (Sing)
Runde, Marilyn (Sing/Dance Colloboration)
Villaruz, Katherine (Sing)



VISUAL ARTISTS CASTING

Please send me an email at valpert@clcillinois.edu to either reject or confirm your participation in the show no later than, January 31. I need to have an up to date email on file for future communications. Also, make sure you read and accept the Visual Artist Participant Expectations that follow at the end of the casting list.


Alforo, Francisco (Drawing, Painting, Digital Art)
Cone, Caitlin (Pencil Drawings)
Killian, Nate (Pencil Drawings)
Mensah, Courtney (Photography)
Morales, Diego (Technical Pen/Sharpie Drawings)
Phelan, K.C. (Colored Pencil Drawings)
Salgado, Alma (Charcoal, Pastel Drawings, Ink)
Villarseal, Xavier (Digital Photography)


MEET AND GREET [Friday, February 2 from 6-8 pm in P106]

The purpose of this meet and greet for (choreographers, other performing artists, and visual artists) is to discuss the possibilities of collaborating on works together for Fear No Art. Visual artists may want to bring samples of their work to this meeting if possible. Choreographers, musicians, and spoken word artists need to come with clear ideas about their work. Food and drinks will be supplied.

In addition to confirming your participation in the show, please confirm whether you are able to come to the meet and greet on Friday by Wednesday, January 31 as well so I can plan accordingly.


Thanks to all. It is going to be an exciting show!!!!!



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20th Fear No Art Festival
Performer Participant Expectations

READ CAREFULLY AND THOROUGLY!!!!!

Activity:   20th Annual Fear No Art Festival 2018

Director:    Valerie Alpert (543-2432) or valpert@clcillinois.edu

Date(s) of Participation: Must be available for all technical and performing dates and times listed below:
    • Lighting rehearsals from 9am-8pm Saturday April 21
    • Technical rehearsals from 6-10pm Monday-Wednesday, April 23, 24, 25
    • Dress rehearsal from 6-10pm on Thursday, April 26
    • Performances April 27 @ 7:30pm, April 28 @ 2pm & 7:30 pm, (Friday call time at 6pm & Saturday @ 12:00 pm and 6 pm)

Note: If you have night classes, get written permission now from your teachers to attend the technical rehearsals. Or, discuss your class schedule with me immediately and we will see if we can work it out.

I understand that my participation in the Activity described above is voluntary and independent. However, I have agreed to participate in Fear No Art, and I am committed to the final production. I will honor the guidelines stated below as well as any additional guidelines that the choreographers deems necessary, within reason.

·       I will attend all rehearsals that I am scheduled for.
·       I will be respectful of all participants.
·       I will arrive early to rehearsal to warm-up ahead of time and be ready to dance at the scheduled time.
·       I will be focused in rehearsal.
·       I will not practice other people’s works during a rehearsal that is not that work.
·       I will come to rehearsal prepared both mentally and physically with the appropriate attire.
·       I will mentally and physically practice outside of allotted rehearsal time.
·       I will not eat or drink (except bottled water) in the dance studios.
·       I will conduct myself professionally and not be disruptive in rehearsal or talk excessively. 
·       I will remain productive during the rehearsal process, even if the choreographer is not working directly with me at that moment….I will not sit in rehearsals. 
·       I will trust the choreographer and the choreographic process. 
·       I will communicate (i.e. injuries, problems, etc…) openly with the choreographer.
·       I will contact the director, Valerie Alpert, if any problems arise with the rehearsal process.
·       I will have a positive attitude while participating in the show.
·       I will have great fun and dance beautifully come show time.

I understand that the choreographer or Valerie Alpert has the right to terminate my participation in the 20th Annual Fear No Art Festival if I fail to show up for rehearsals without proper notification as or approval from the choreographer, or if I have not fulfilled other commitments as stated above. Should one of these incidences occur, I understand that I will be immediately dismissed from the entire show. 

Please include in your email response, due by January 31, that you have read the Performer Participant Expectations, have accepted the roles and responsibilities, and that you will be at the first rehearsal.

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Visual Artist Participant Expectations



You are expected to be at each of the performances so that you are available to talk to patrons about your artwork. You will need to be there to talk to people before the performance begins, during intermission, and after the performance.

I will supply the walls, tables, and pushpins to hang your work, but you will need to set up your own work. I suggest getting some additional people to help you. The work must be set up and ready to go one hour before show time. See Below:

·      Tables/Gallery Walls will be Set up by 4pm on Friday, April 27. Artists set up by 6:30pm.  Artists meeting at 6:00pm in lobby. Doors open at 7:00pm

·      Artists Set up by 12:30pm for the Saturday, Show at 2pm. We can leave the artwork up for the evening show.


After the Friday night performance, we will need to take down the artwork. You have the option to either take your artwork home or we can lock them up in our storage area. You will need to take your artwork home on Saturday night after the performance.

You will be able to see the performance for free, but we will need to take turns so that some people can stay in the lobby and watch the artwork. I will also plan on hiring extra help to keep an eye on the artwork.

While, you are not allowed to sell your artwork at the show, I do encourage you to hand out business cards and make connections with people who are interested in your artwork. You can put your bio, contact information, pictures….whatever you like….on your table.


Please include in your email response, due by January 31, that you have read the Visual Artist Participant Expectations, have accepted the roles and responsibilities, and that you will participate in the show.







Monday, January 22, 2018

20th Annual Fear No Art Auditions


20th Annual FEAR NO ART Festival

AUDITIONS/SUBMISSIONS



Artists of all disciplines!

Make A Creative Difference!


If you are a creative individual and interested in exhibiting your original work, then here is an opportunity for you.  We are looking for students to showcase their work at the 20th Annual FEAR NO ART Festival, an evening filled with music, dance, drama, poetry, creative writing, ceramics, photography, painting, and much more.

This event will be held at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.

            Festival Dates/Performance Times:  

Apr 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM; 
Apr 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM; 
Apr 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

A festival like no other, the 20th Annual FEAR NO ART festival is a lively celebration featuring a variety of artistic disciplines by CLC students and community members. This event promises to encourage support across all disciplines and collaboration among artists is highly encouraged. If you don’t know many people from other disciplines, no need to worry, there will be a meet-and-greet reception in early February where all selected artists can brainstorm and share ideas.


Audition/Submission Information


Date:    Thursday, January 25, 2018

Place:   Experimental Theater (P103)

Times: 

5:30-6pm Visual artists submission: (Bring a sample of the proposed work)

6-7 pm      Performing Artists (Musicians, poets, etc….Prepare to sing, play, or recite)

7-10 pm    Dancers: (Come dressed and ready to dance. No prepared dances necessary, bring any kind of shoes you have…tap, jazz, etc…)
       

For further information, please contact Valerie Alpert at: 847.543.2432.

So come join the fun, meet new people, and share your art!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

2017 Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe Casting


UPDATED September 7, 2017


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2017 Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe

I apologize for the delay, and unfortunately, the casting is still a bit fluid because I am still trying to coordinate guest artists schedules. Please read carefully and respond appropriately.

A few important notes:

1)    Aaron Gordon will not be setting a work on the troupe this fall. He may be coming to do a master class and when I find out for sure, I will let you know.
2)    Margaret Morris is still working out her schedule so as of the moment we do not know what days and times she will be rehearsing. So, even though I have cast her piece, the cast may change once she sets her schedule. We will hopefully know in the next few days.
3)    Matt Kinney who will be setting a work with the Cry Wheels will be holding a master class on the wheels on Tuesday, September 12th from 6-9pm. This is open for anyone who is interested in trying out the cyr wheels. We will cast his work after that master class to see who is interested. Please send me an email if you think you might attend.
4)    Unexcused absences will not be tolerated and will automatically mean pulling you out of the entire concert. So, please be respectful of others times and commitments.
5)    Finally, please send me an email to valpert@clcillinois.edu immediately, confirming your participation in the troupe and confirm each work that you are in. Look carefully, you may be in more than one work. If you want more or less works, please let me know that as well.


The following is the casting (thus far) for the 2017 Prairie Spirits Winter Dance Concert.  

Anna Erdman—TAP
Mondays- 11:15-1:00 pm (P106)
Rehearsals Begin on Monday, September 11.
Cast:  Riley Beckett Josa Comstock, Jamie Hansen

Lamaiya Lancaster- Contemporary
Wednesdays – 6-9 pm (P106)
Rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 6.
Cast: Rachel Buehrer, Gissela Carrillo, Josa Comstock, Ashley Hoffman, Diana Lu, Kelsey Minden, Sabrina Soto

Matt Kinney – Cyr Wheel- Chicago
Tuesdays - 6-9 pm (P103)
Master Class begins Tuesday, September 12: Open to all.
Cast: TBA

Jeannine Potter – Contemporary - Chicago
Saturdays – 11-1 pm. (P106)
Rehearsals begin on Saturday, September 23
Cast: Riley Beckett, Lauren Engert, Ashley Hoffman, Mona Schueler, Emily Smith, Arianna Wenz

Margaret Morris – Contemporary - Chicago
Days/Times: (P103) Tuesdays 4-7 on 9/26; 10/3; 10/10; 10/17; 10/24; 11/14 and (P106) Sundays from 2-5pm on 10/1; 10/8; 10/15; 10/22; 11/12; 11/19

Tentative Cast: TBA

Rachel Johnson –Contemporary- Tulsa
Friday-Sunday, November 3-5.
Cast: Rachel Buehrer Becky DeRosa, , Adrienne Dougherty, Joy Layton, Becka Nieder, Sabrina Soto


Please confirm your participation in all the works you have been cast in or let me know of any changes that you need to be made. valpert@clcillinois.edu

Sincerely,

Valerie