Career Development Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The goal of this project is for me to grow my experience and career as a choreographer. Additionally, the goal is to work with other artists to create a piece of choreography that is not like anything the Minnesota Ballet has performed before with the concept of projection. This project will allow me to achieve a long-time personal goal of mine to choreograph a large-scale ballet piece on a group of professional dancers. The performance on October 19th will be a milestone that will demonstrate completing my goal of premiering a piece at the DECC on professional dancers. Identifying the overall success of the project will come from audience feedback in the form of a review, audience enthusiasm, and comments. Satisfaction from key stakeholders in addition to myself (i.e. the dancers, Robert Gardner and Karen Owsley Nease) will be an indication of success as well. Receiving additional opportunities to choreograph will also be a measure of the success of this project.
Other,local or private
Career Development Grant
MN Ballet Fall Repertoire Performance, Wave Series Ballet Piece. The proposed project is for me to choreograph a ballet piece interpreting 4 paintings of waves that will be projected onto a backdrop behind the dancers.
Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist
Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Richard Colburn: photographer, retired professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa; Tim White: photographer, writer; Karen McManus: musician, administrator at Mesabi Symphony Orchestra: Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker.