Moving Together: ACDA Pre-Conference Workshop
Moving Together: American College Dance Association Pre-Conference Workshop
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Florence J. Gillmor Hall
As a precursor to the 2024 Northwest Region American College Dance Association Conference, hosted by Weber State University, Westminster University is offering a limited-space independent half-day workshop that invites participants to arrive early and experience an intimate, inclusive experience in Salt Lake City, before heading north to Ogden for the larger ACDA conference. This is the first time an ACDA Conference host has partnered with an independent activity, creating an exciting model where institutions work together to cultivate a connected arts community. The workshop is open for registration to all community members, although ACDA Conference registrants will receive a discount code for the pre-conference event.
The Wednesday morning pre-conference features an interdisciplinary dance workshop with NYC-based dancer Jesse Zaritt and local composer Michael Wall, who are longtime collaborators, along with a screening of the film, “Moving Together” by Austin-based filmmaker Maggie Bailey. The film, which premiered at Lincoln Center in January 2023, celebrates the collaboration between dancers and musicians, moving seamlessly between Flamenco, Modern, and New Orleans Second Line dance forms, thereby emphasizing the powerful threads of connection among dance styles, dance artists, and music. Through Maggie Bailey's direction and editing, artists Michelle N. Gibson (New Orleans Second Line dancer/choreographer), Thaddeus Ford (Jazz musician), Isaí Chacón (Flamenco musician/singer), Olivia Chacón (Flamenco dancer), Michael Wall (composer), and Jesse Zaritt (contemporary dance artist), reveal the timely metaphors of embodied connection, community-building, and compassion that emerge as humans move together.
|9:00–10:30 a.m.||Collaborative dance class with live music taught by Jesse Zaritt and Michael Wall|
|10:30–11:00 a.m.||Workshop participants connect over provided snacks/break|
|11:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m.||“Moving Together” Screening and artist panel/q&a with Maggie Bailey, Michael Wall, Jesse Zaritt|
|1:30 p.m.||Workshop ends/Coordinated transportation to Ogden for ACDA Conference participants|
Registration deadlines are aligned with the ACDA Conference deadlines.
|Early registration – Northwest Region ACDA Participant||December 15, 2023||$25*|
|Early Registration – Community Member||December 15, 2023||$40|
|Regular registration – Northwest Region ACDA Participant||March 1, 2024||$35*|
|Regular Registration – Community Member||March 1,2024||$50|
Please register online in advance. Online registration accepts credit card payment and there are no registration refunds. If the registration fee is a barrier to your participation in the pre-conference workshop, please email Meghan Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about scholarship registration.