NET for Ensemble MacroFest USA 2020 – March 12-15

NET for Ensemble MacroFest USA 2020 | USA

NET for Ensemble MacroFest USA 2020 is happening:

March 12th – 15th 
Tricklock Performance Laboratory
110 Gold Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102



Join NET for Ensemble MacroFest USA 2020,a year-long, rolling, nationwide celebration of ensemble theater, featuring events in Albuquerque, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Vermont, Western Massachusetts, and beyond. EMFUSA 2020 will explore the “state of the art” of ensemble practice and performance-making in the U.S. Each event will feature opportunities for work, model, and resource-sharing; group learning focused on building equitable ensemble practices; and region-specific sessions based on the event’s location.

Thursday March 12
4:00pm- 6:00pm | Check-in/info table open
Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

4:00pm-6:00pm | Opening Reception & NET Welcome
Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

6:30pm | Transportation provided from reception to evening performance

7:00pm | Revolutions Festival – Performance
Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro

Friday March 13
9:00am-12:00pm | Check-in/info table open
Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

10:00am-12:00pm | Artist Talkback & Demo/Discussion

12:00pm | Lunch break on your own

1:00pm-2:30pm | Afternoon Roundtable

From DIY to DIT: Artist-to-Artist Touring, Residencies & Resource Sharing

Join us for an interactive exploration of tools, resources, and successful models for peer-based touring and residency exchanges that empower ensembles and artists to host, present, and share with each other. The session will have two components:

We’ll start with a look at Connector, a new mobile app designed by NET to support artist-to-artist tours and residencies in the U.S. by matching up NET member artists/companies to make connections, host, and exchange with each other. In the spirit of “ensemble dating app meets AirBnB,” Connector aims to level the playing field and increase artists’ agency by putting opportunities literally in the palm of your hand using a community-based model that prioritizes generosity, relationships, and paid/trade/in-kind resource sharing.

The session will then open up to a facilitated discussion for all attendees to share your experiences as peer artist-presenters or as peer-hosted touring artists; ask questions about the added benefits, special considerations, and challenges of this type of artist-to-artist, DIY turned DIT (Do It Together) touring/residency model; and brainstorm possibilities and connections.
2:30pm | Break & travel on own to next session venue

3:00pm-4:15pm | Artist Workshare & Demo/Discussion
TBD Location

Work in Progress

4:15pm | Break

4:30pm-6:30pm | Roundtable Discussion
TBD Location

Global Exchange & International Ensemble Connections

6:00pm | Break & travel on your own to performance venue

7:00pm | Revolutions Festival – Performance
National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

And Then…?

Saturday March 14
10:00am-12:00pm | Artist Talkback & Demo/Discussion
Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

12:00pm | Lunch break on own

2:00pm-4:00pm | Afternoon Workshop

From Intention to Action: Devising Tangible Steps for Equitable Ensembles

In this devising space, we utilize the practices of intention, action, and even failure within a peer-learning-circle context to explore cultural equity questions:

How do we move our ensemble practice from intentions connected to a single project/production to a longer term set of practices (actions) that manifest more equitable outcomes for artists?
How are ensembles challenging our own companies, the ensemble field, and the NET community to move forward toward equity, justice, and collective liberation?
How are historically or majority white ensembles addressing systemic inequities or incorporating anti-racism, anti-oppression, and EDI practice in our creative work, and our organizations…and what new and unexpected challenges are we finding as we do?
How are ensemble values and co-creation practices a model or guide in these efforts?
Together we’ll look at successful steps (as well as mis-steps and blunders) in an open discussion, as we share stories, questions, tools, strategies, and resources that move us into action.

4:00pm | Break & travel on your own to performance venue

5:00pm | Revolutions Festival – Performance
q-staff Theatre, 400 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Spider Woman Stories

7:00pm | Revolutions Festival – Performance
Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance, 301 Yale Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

BERTRAND LESCA & NASI VOUTSAS | United Kingdom, France

9:30pm | Break & travel on own to performance venue

10:00pm | Revolutions Festival – Performance
Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Reptilian Lounge
Local variety show | USA-various

Sunday March 15
10:00am | Breakfast Roundtable
Three Sisters Restaurant, 109 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

12:30pm | Closing Circle & NET Wrapup
Three Sisters Restaurant, 109 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

1:00pm | Break / afternoon departures

5:00pm | Revolutions Festival – Performance [optional] Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Dely Project

The Dely Project is a cross-continental collaboration connecting youth theatre artists from around the globe. It joins members of Tricklock’s summer internship The Manoa Project with theatre students from the University of New Mexico to forge relationships internationally with artistic peers from outside of the United States. In this inaugural year of the project, Tricklock’s partner cohort is a team of performers from the Ndere Cultural Center in Kampala, Uganda. Directed by Juli Hendren and Katy Houska (Juli in Uganda and Katy in Albuquerque) working alongside creative designers Dahveed Torres and Aaron Hendren, the process utilizes media such as WhatsApp, video, music, and long-distance writing while working remotely. The two teams then come together in Albuquerque for 16 hours to weave that work together in an original theatre piece about culture, kinship, and humanity.

Amplifying young voices from around the world to find what connects us, The Dely Project was created in 2019 in loving memory of Dr. Adélamar (Dely) Alcántara, a brilliant educator, community leader, and global citizen. She was also mother to Manoa Jojola (the namesake of Tricklock’s internship) and therefore, in a sense, mother to the company’s whole education program. The Dely Project ensemble strives to carry her legacy through international learning and creation.

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