12/01/2014 - 12/05/2014
CalArts, Cafe A
STUDENT AFFAIRS: A bible study.
CalArts, Cafe A
INSTITUTE: Student council meeting, joint council.
CalArts, XBox, Cafe A, President's Conference Room
Individual Consultations and Group Workshops
A consultant with Artservices & Company based in southern Utah, Kim Konikow engages in projects that facilitate artistic growth and build community with a focus on organizational development. She has extensive experience as an arts presenter, manager, educator and administrator for a wide range of regional, state and national organizations. Ms. Konikow holds a BA in Art History and Theatre from George Washington University and a dual MFA in Arts Administration and Theatre Direction from Brooklyn College/City University of New York.
Private sessions with Ms. Konikow are designed for students to discuss personal and artistic career goals and receive practical feedback on online and written presentation materials. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org with three available times. Your meeting will be confirmed within 24 hours, location to be determined. Each session can be up to one hour long. Please bring a laptop computer and your current résumé/CV, bio, portfolio, and/or publicity photos to the session.
Dec. 6–12 (including Sat. and Sun.)
9–11:30 am & 1:15–6:15 pm
Three appointments also available
These four seminars examine the practical aspects of a career in the arts. You may participate in as many as you like. Gain a holistic perspective on the creative, financial and administrative aspects of careers in the arts.
The Art of Taking Care of Business
Fri., Dec. 6, 2-4 pm @ XBox
- Managing career expectations and analyzing options
- Presenting yourself to prospective employers, reps, agents, galleries, publishers, etc.
- Developing a personal mission statement that showcases your strengths
- Selecting a geographical base of operations
- Navigating the job market; seizing opportunities
- Documenting and archiving your work; maintaining financial records
- Building a network of professional relationships
First Steps on the Road to Recognition
Mon., Dec. 9, 5-7 pm @ Café A
- Writing bios, CVs and résumés
- Website design
- Publicity photographs
- Producing self-promotional videos
- Using social media
- Press releases and effective print campaigns
The Artist as Entrepreneur: Funding Your Own Projects
Tues., Dec. 10, 12-2 pm @ President’s Conference Room
- Independent or company structure—which will serve you best?
- Taxes and insurance
- Creative fundraising
- Fiscal Sponsorship
- Understanding the grant and panel process
Reaching Out: From the Studio to the World-at-Large
Wed., Dec. 11, 12-2 pm @ President’s Conference Room
- Conference participation
- Residency centers
- International opportunities
- Volunteer and pro bono work
- Arts advocacy and community participation
REDCAT: Gallery performances:
Friday, December 6, 8pm (followed by reception)
Sunday, December 8, 4:30pm
For her first U.S. solo presentation, Amsterdam-based artist Yael Davids develops a new performance installation exploring how, through reading, a text is written and composed. Considering the possibilities of performance documentation, Davids addresses the relationship between historical and political contexts and the construction of social and personal subjectivities. She treats the elements, narratives and objects of her past performances as components of an artistic palette that reappear in different configurations, experimenting with the multiple possibilities of the material in an evolving body of work. Besides her interest in the documentation of her exhibitions, Davids explores the performative presence of the body and how it defines space and the relationships between things, places and temporalities. In her work, Davids attempts to turn her own existential experience and the memories of ephemeral, fleeting presence into a definitive shape—a shape that can be comprehended as an art work and thus become a voice in public discussion, rather than remain an intimate and personal story only.
Yael Davids (born in Kibbutz Tzuba, Israel, 1968), based in Amsterdam, studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, sculpture studies at the Pratt Institute (New York) and dance pedagogy at the Remscheid Academy (Germany). Her work will be shown in an upcoming exhibition at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg. Recent solo shows include Ficisismos, Universidad di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013); Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2013); M - Museum, Leuven (2012); Circus Gallery, Berlin (2012); Kunsthalle Basel (2011); Picture This, Bristol (2010); If I Can’t Dance Tonight, Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam (2009); Project Mechelen, organized by MuHKA Antwerp as part of All that is Solid, Mechelen (2008); Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2008); and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (2008). She has also shown in group exhibitions such as: Fisicismos, Universidad di Tella, Buenos Aires (2013); Kunsthaus Dresden (2012); If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2010); The 2nd Herzliya Biennial, Herzliya, Tel Aviv (2009); Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy (2009); Tate Modern, London (2008); ICA, London (2007).
CalArts, Ensemble Theater II
THEATER: When Spring Comes to Hills and Dales
Written by In Hun Choi
Translated by Sun Ah Jung
Arranged and directed by Yong Suk Yoo
Through timeless Korean folklore rooted in poetry and movement, When Spring Comes to Hills and Dales reveals the life of a family torn by the ailments of traditional society. Faced with the restraints of loneliness, loss and love, we follow the family's journey for freedom of a different lens—while dreaming with familial intricacies of their own. In this American premiere, Korean director Yong Suko Yoo challenges the elements of design and transnational experiences through the power of storytelling, contemporary Korean culture and the exchange of cultural practices and ideas.
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CalArts, Butler Building #2
THEATER: Peter Handke's celebrated play, Kaspar, explores the tension between individual identity and that which is imposed by society. Director Rafael Lopez-Barrantes has interpolated modern phrases to additionally incorporate the impact of modern media. The play is based on the real life of Kaspar Hauser, who ventured into Nuremberg in 1814 able to speak only one sentence after years of forced seclusion. The production employs rhythmic movement and sound to further represent the overwhelming torrent of information that Hauser had to absorb the to reenter the world.
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CalArts, Main Gallery
INSTITUTE: Seated dinner party concert with live entertainment. Winter themed catering by Bon Appetit.
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall
MUSIC: A concert of nine different ensembles/bands led by CalArts students in preparation for the singer/songwriter recording project.
CalArts, The Herb Alpert School of Music Lobby
MUSIC: An evening of magic, love, and madness. Featuring vocal repertoire by opera, film and contemporary composers.
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall
MUSIC: Acoustic and electric guitars playing traditional and original pieces and improvisations from classical to blues to jazz to rock and beyond.
REDCAT: REDCAT's Studio series is an ongoing, interdisciplinary program for new and experimental performance works. This edition of Studio was curated by guest curators Nick Duran and Ayana Hampton, and offers adventurous audiences a glimpse at projects by emerging Los Angeles artists, including:
GINA YOUNG: sSISTERSs
Through warped children’s games, secret girlhood rituals and soaring three-part musical harmony, writer, performer and director Gina Young investigates memory, forbidden sex and the repression of female desire.
NATE PAGE: UNTITLED: THEATER PERFORMANCE
Artist Nate Page engages the audience in an unusual sort of Hide and Seek, when he explores the unique architecture of REDCAT in Untitled: Theater Performance.
Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY: MOUTH TO MOUTH
Choreographer Danielle Agami’s Mouth to Mouth, a new work for ten dancers, plays between instinct and precision, subtlety and prowess, with jarring physicality and stillness, humor and subtle innuendoes featuring an original score by composer and cellist Jodie Landau, and text by Nadav Heyman.
MARSIAN DE LELLIS: OBJECT OF HER AFFECTION: ASHES TO ASHES, RUST TO RUST
A woman who falls in love with inanimate objects discovers that the Golden Gate Bridge has been cheating on her in this excerpt from Marsian De Lellis’ latest table-top puppetry creation.
JIL STEIN: LOSTsandWITCHES
This poignant duet explores ideas of magic in the fluid qualities of movement arising from imagined spaces. LOSTsandWITCHES creates a landscape of mysticism and intrigue.
FOUR CLOWNS: HENRY’S POTATO
Henry’s Potato, a quirky satirical investigation of the intersection between internal thought and external behavior, follows the daily dressing routine of Henry, a layabout heir, by his valet, delving into a unique physical relationship populated with violent half thoughts, guilty consciences, and an obsession with muffins.