Building a Sustainable Life as a Dance Artist
A full day workshop for dancers and movement makers lead by Andrew Simonet
Date: Wednesday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
To register for this workshop, please complete and submit the form below. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“I want a new conversation.
Too many brilliant, mission-driven dance artists are exhausted, broke and overwhelmed.
I am a choreographer. I ran a dance company for 20 years. For the past decade, I’ve been working with artists in my community and nationally to ask: how can we build balanced, productive, sustainable lives?
In this workshop, I will share tools and principles artists have used to thrive, everything I’ve learned over the past ten years. And we will build a conversation, a realistic, un-complainy conversation that sees the challenges but also acknowledges that our skills are more than up to the task. We will do some specific, practical work (planning, writing about our work) and some big picture thinking. And we will look at the specific challenges facing dance artists: the demands of creating and producing the work, funding and touring cycles, and a supposedly embodied life that too often ends up in front of a laptop for eight hours.” – Andrew Simonet
Building a Sustainable Life as a Dance Artist is sponsored by Springboard for the Arts and hosted by the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts’ Monday Night Grant Writing Circle.