GW Theatre & Dance in a joint production with the Program of Music
A Project of Firerock
Directed by Molly Jane Udaya Sturges
Multi-Arts Ensemble Course Focusing on Arts, Spirituality & Climate Justice
Culminating in an All-Life Family-Friendly Music-Dance-Story Immersive Event
Auditions: Tuesday, 9/3 and Wednesday, 9/4- 6 pm on
Callbacks: Thursday, 9/5- 6 pm on
Performance dates: October 31, November 1,2 at 7:30, 11/3 at 2 pm
FIREROCK in residence at the Corcoran is a year-long series of courses, events and concerts directed by visiting professor/artist Molly Jane Udaya Sturges in collaboration with students, community members and groups focusing on creativity, climate justice, spirituality, and community building. This is an experiential ensemble performance where students will be creating a culminating immersive performance/event to be staged on October 31 and November 1,2,3, 2019. www.firerockmusical.com
WAKING THE ORACLE is a family-friendly immersive ecological/social justice/mystical rave-ish event incorporating music, digital design, costumes, storytelling and dance founded on sonic soils incorporating composed music (recorded and live), field biology recordings, spoken word, story, and poetry. The creative materials will be created with students and community members over the semester and will include a variety of experimental and improvisational creative practices. We welcome students from all levels of experience and disciplines.
Based upon a performance ensemble approach the course will integrate all of the creative mediums that students bring. Course participants will work with a range of community members and groups to collaboratively devise specific elements of the creative materials. Other relevant course materials will draw from the fields of music/art/dance, ecology, social & environmental justice, spirituality, performance studies, neuroscience, myth and community organizing. While fully based in multi-arts creative exploration, the practices and expression of each course will include somatic, emotional, and energetic/ contemplative practices and approaches.Students will be invited to continue working with Molly into the spring semester for participation in a Firerock based course and full production of Firerock.
Rehearsals: There are two ways to be in the production!
Take the class: TRDA 4595.80/Mus3174.80 CRN 98536 meets MW 4:45 to 6 PM - This class is the learning environment for the creation of Waking the Oracle. If you are in this class, you are working on Waking the Oracle and some rehearsals will be during class.
Sign up to Audition! The Community ensemble rehearsals will be Mondays 6:30 to 8:30
Auditions will be fifteen minutes long. All levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Students can be arts majors or majors in other fields. All are welcome.
Students are asked to prepare the following for the audition which will be held with director/composer Molly Jane Udaya Sturges.
A three minute story about one of the following topics. Deliver it this story how you want to. Take creative liberties in any way you feel inspired.
A challenge you faced in your life, how you worked with that challenge, and what it means to you now
Something in your life that helped you heal. Please reflect upon what healing meant/means to you and how you experienced it
Something you really don’t want to let yourself know or face
Something you deeply love
You will be asked to do a two minute sound improvisation using voice with Molly Sturges. This is not singing necessarily though it can be if you chose. It does require the use of voice in an improvisational duet.
If you dance, play an instrument, create video or any visual arts …or if you have other creative or expressive mediums you enjoy..please bring an example of that to share/perform. If you are a singer or instrumentalist please bring a three minute selection. All forms are welcome and we need to know what form of support you will need three days ahead. **
You will be asked to have a conversation with Molly about why you are interested in this project and you will have time to ask questions and have an exchange about the inspiration, content, approach and logistics of the piece/course.
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