loveDANCEmore had a great time yesterday giving away volume eight of our performance journal at Alt Press Fest at the City Library. In addition to handing out journals, we also had on hand a small library of books on dance and I, Samuel Hanson (in my role as new media coordinator) was screening documentation and dance films from our archives. I met a great deal of diverse people, including one guy who sat and watched dance films for almost an hour, and another gentleman who lived in LA, but used to teach ballet in the building that houses SLAC almost thirty years ago. It was also great to hang out with the nice people from SLUG (Alex Ortega), Craft Lake City (Nancy Burgess) and the other artists who shared their work with me (Amy Childress and Sam Milianta).
I also got to tell people a little about what I am planning for this winter’s journal, which I’m tentatively titling/theme-ing “Road Trip”. I’d like to include a lot more artwork and imagery around dance (this issue is a little word heavy as you may have noticed), but as always, we’re open to submissions of almost any kind that relate to dance, be they critical or academic articles, photo essays, crayon drawings, performance texts or scores etc.
The deadline for those sorts of things is August 9th. Questions about that may be directed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at my personal email, email@example.com. Independent of that deadline however is the ongoing opportunity to write coverage for the blog about any and all events related to dance in Salt Lake City. If there’s a show you’d like to write about, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask not what the journal/blog can do for you, but what you can do for the journal/blog! Cheers,