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Left Side Labs + Bridge & Olive Dance present....
"Two Flips, No Show: An evening of dance played slightly by chance!"
Friday, July 14th, 2017
Doors Open @ 7 pm
Pre-Party 7pm - 7:45 pm
w/ Open Bar + Film Screening
Performances Begin @ 7:45 pm
Evening ends @ 9:30 pm
Located on both floors of Arts On Site at 12 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $18 online | $25 at the door -- ticket price includes an open bar!
IMPORTANT: This performance will encourage viewers to engage in a non-traditional performance space setting that will include standing and walking up and down stairs at certain points in the program. Guests requiring special assistance, including elevator and seating, please indicate as such during the ticketing process. We will do our best to accommodate!
Who are our guests?
Bridge and Olive Dance, co-founded by Bridget Struthers and Olivia Wingerath, is a contemporary dance duo that strives to reach new audiences through multi media productions that are humorous, thoughtful, a little outrageous and always collaborative. They bring dance into new and unlikely places and are guerrilla-esque in their approach to art. In a commitment to actively and positively contributing to their field, Bridge and Olive dance passionately engages a burgeoning community of artists in a monthly open studio series that provides a forum for emerging and mid career artists to workshop material as well as explore and express creatively through improvisation and musical collaboration. Always striving to reach new and unsuspecting audiences, Bridge and Olive Dance revels in performing in situations where dance is not expected. To learn more, visit bridgeandolivedance.com for more info.
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Join us on Saturday, October 15th or Sunday, October 16th, 2016, at the Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn, NY), for an evening of contemporary dance featuring ClancyWorks Dance Company and Left Side Labs. “Shared Ecologies: An Evening of Dynamic Dance Collaboration,” represents a paradigm for learning across generations and an interest in effective models for dance creation in the 21st century. Performance @ 7 pm w/ a pre-show installation by Bridge & Olive Dance @ 6 pm. Tickets are $15 General Admission with Online Sales and $18 (cash) at Door.
In partnership with the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
Hosted by SUM Innovation at
40 W 27th St Fl 5
New York, New York 10001
Running an arts business is no joke! Not only do you have to make great work and challenge yourself creatively, but you also have to complete the litany of other tasks that happen behind the scenes to make art happen, including: developing a strong brand, building a great website, engaging your audience, writing newsletters, managing social media campaigns, cultivating donors, soliciting funds, handling your accounting, paying bills, working on budgets, dealing with contracts, and so much more!
As a startup and/or emerging artist, there’s no other way to put it: You’re running a small business!
The trouble is this: you didn’t study finance & accounting, you weren’t born wedded to excel spreadsheets, you can’t figure out what it means to develop a ‘comprehensive inbound marketing strategy’ that includes SEO/SEM (what’s the difference anyways...), you detest bookkeeping, and tax and legal issues don’t make much sense either.
So, what can you do?
First, you have to face the fact that these are issues every arts entrepreneur must address. That’s easier than it sounds, of course, but there’s a way to embrace this as so many successful artists have. The good news is that you can learn from others and don’t have to go at it alone as there are resources out there to help.
Second, you need to know where to start and understand what your priorities should be before you embark on the next creative project. You need to have, dare I say, a business plan and a clear strategy for execution. And once you have some clarity how you’re going to get the work done, it ultimately comes down to understanding how the work you do as an entrepreneur can actually elevate your creativity too. The goal, with such limited resources, is to kill five birds with one stone… only without the death of an innocent tweety of course!
Join CEO of SUM Innovation and Co-founder of NYC-based dance company Left Side Labs, Mathew Heggem, as he discusses his journey in the world of arts entrepreneurship and shares some insights as the ‘dancing CEO’. Together with his Co-founder Emma Batman and a few other business savvy arts professionals, they will unpack some of your biggest questions about how to build a thriving arts business
Emileena Pedigo, Executive Producer/Artistic Director of The Show Goes On Production
Emileena was managing producer of the Midtown International Theatre Festival for seven years before resigning in 2011. She helped structure the annual festival, building it up to 60 shows in seven venues. Since then she general managed multiple NYC showcases and launched The Show Goes On Productions (TSGO). Both her theatrical concert series ROCK TONIC, and Rock Musical Reading Series serve to introduce progressive commercial acts to the theatre and music industries. Emileena recently began managing cross-over artists for music, theatre, and film, and venue manages at the Tribeca Film Festival each year. She teaches regular seminars on producing for Theatre Resources Unlimited and the Kansas City Fringe Festival. She is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute and SUNY/Kaufmann's Fasttrac program for entrepreneurs. She assisted 5-time Tony Award winning producer Stewart F. Lane on 4 Broadway productions, including the Off-Broadway transfer of The 39 Steps. In addition to managing 8 rehearsal studios and 2 small theatres for 4 years, Emileena assisted in operations for the Palace Theatre on Broadway for 2 years. She co-produced Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 9th and 10th seasons on Theatre Row and Six Figures Theatre Company's 14th and 15th seasons at the West End Theatre. Emileena also production stage-managed extensively Off-Broadway, opera, national tours, and regionally at length in NYC, Chicago, and the SF Bay Area.
As part of an upcoming work in progress series produced by fellow dance artists, Left Side Labs will present material from their current project, 'One Steps Two Flood'. This event requires an RSVP and is by invite only, so send us an email and let us know that you're interested in attending. NOTE: Those attending our workshop prior to this showing are automatically invited to attend.
O P E N S T U D I O (round IV)
Sunday, July 24th, 2016 @ 6 pm
HOSTED BY Bridge & Olive Dance
In a commitment to actively and positively contribute to their field, Bridge & Olive dance passionately engages a burgeoning community of artists in a monthly open studio series that provides a forum for emerging and mid career artists to workshop material as well as explore and express creatively through improvisation and musical collaboration.
The evening consists of two sections that bring us from sitting and talking to moving and grooving. During the first section, participants are invited to show their choreography to the group, followed by feedback and discussion about the piece. The second section is centered around improvisation and collaborative expression that incorporates live music and other art forms. This improv jam is designed to create dialogue between a new network of artists. It is a way for you to feel free and explore.
July 24th, 4-6 pm, Professional Contemporary Dance Workshop
This workshop is free, but with limited capacity.
Intermediate-advanced contemporary dance workshop with choreographers Mathew Heggem & Emma Batman. Explore their unique movement quality and improve your performance potential through this 2-hour workshop. Suitable for mature and professional dancers, but not suggested for beginners.
Completed REGISTRATION FORM is required.
Upon completion of the form, we will send you an email confirmation and location details. This is a first-come, first-serve opportunity. We will do our best to keep a waiting list, but please register only if you can make it from 4-6 pm.
IMPORTANT: We will be asking you to complete a photo & video waiver upon arrival.