The Business of Dance

Pentacle and the Hunter College Dance Program Present EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES: Foundations for Your Artistic Vision. This is a retreat devoted to the professional infrastructure of the art form and teaching artists how to gain real skills and experience in the business of dance

Saturday, February 4, 2006 9:30am to 5:00pm
Hunter College, Dance Program Thomas Hunter Hall, 6th floor
Lexington Avenue between 68 and 69 Streets
Registration Fee $25 to be paid at the door

Schedule and more info after the jump


Registration, Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30am to 10:00am

Panel Discussion: Supporting Artistic Vision
10:00am to 11:00am
A multi generational discussion about supporting, enabling and nourishing artistic vision
Sarah Skaggs Keely Garfield Ofelia Loret de Mola

Session 1–11:10am to 12:10pm
Session 2–12:20am to 1:20pm
Session 3—2:30pm to 3:30pm

• producing and showing your work to the public: getting the audience in the seats and getting your work to the audience
Marisa Beatty

• who is out there to help: finding non-performing champions agencies, organizations and individuals to support your vision
Diane Vivona

• writing about your work: communicating your artistic vision through words in a variety of contexts
Nancy Ellis (Sessions 1 and 2) Brian McCormick (Session 3)

continues >
• working outside New York City
Sarah Skaggs

• “selling your work in different contexts”: development and marketing
John Wyszniewski

Lunch, Networking and Informal Discussion
1:20pm to 2:20pm

Roundtable Discussion: Breaking the Business Mold
3:45pm to 5:00pm
Can we create new business models and support systems that will provide success in the 21st Century?
Participants will be joined by:

Caterina Bartha, Jane Comfort and Company
Amy Cassello, Urban Bush Women
Jean Davidson, Bill T. Jones
Lisa Grimes, Freespace Dance
Jeffrey Kazin, David Parker and the Bang Group
Christine Poland, Jenny Rocha Dance
Renee Robinson, ZviDance
Verdery Roosevelt, Ballet Hispanico
Brent Saunders, Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre
Sydney Skybetter, Skybetter and Associates
John Tomlinson, Paul Taylor Dance Company
Sarah Young, Batoto Yetu/Inner Landscapes
Jeramy Zimmerman, Stephen Kopowitz Cat Scratch Theatre

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