back to carloye.net home Updates on Facebook back to turtle page dance community calendar
The Changing Room. Transformational dance, immersive art, ritual theater come together in an ongoing series. Everyone stars in this dance theater extravaganza!
Here’s the deal: In the Changing Room we dance immersed in art installations that, like the accompanying music, inspire full expression of ourselves - and beyond ourselves! Costumes abound as we embark on a journey encountering a cast of serendipitous characters, ever changing as we collectively shed and adorn anew. We pass through stages of ritual as the Changing Room itself morphs. Passageways emerge, space opens and closes, a shift in light portends. What possibilities will the Changing Room awaken inside of us?. Step into the Changing Room, try on a few of the plentiful costumes, and see what happens.
Changing Room is Community Created! That means you! We start with a motif and basic physical structure for creating the playscape and invite anyone who wants to create or offer something within that structure to do so. We even provide friends to help manifest your visions. You provide your imagination, props from your attic, working hands, perhaps an idea for an interactive offering at the dance. Whatever catches your fancy. You don't have to help out beforehand to come, but if you do you get in free. Sign up to help out! Check in on the Facebook community page
About The Next Changing Room
Our theme for the next Changing Room:
Imagine stepping into the cosmic Changing Room,
hangers full of possibilities. You shed your everyday self, which crumples
to the floor in a heap before the mirror. What's this? Brushing aside the
veil in the back of the stall reveals a secret passage. You navigate the
billowing maze which thrusts you into a vast space of twinlkling lights and
neighboring worlds.The strange gravity of the entrance to a new world pulls
you to explore. The magnetism of music carries you. In each world you step
into you encounter the odd customs of the inhabitants. You are are at once
curious and a curiosity. Why not try something on here, there are so many
costumes. Is this your new tribe? From here we explore, separately and
together, through space, the worlds within and without. And always, the
music provides for us. This is a dance like no other.
On March 8th we offer you this portal. Yes, a Changing Room vestibule, a mysterious passageway, a twinkly center space, "worlds" you can dance into and explore physically, sensually. You can be a blindfolded spaceworm in Et'han's Wombology world, brush through the paper flower world, immerse yourself in the water world, try to escape the black hole vortex (or transform it into a portal to a new universe). There will be costumes and therefore strange fellow creatures dancing through your journey. Experience the freedom of dancing masked and unmasked. There will be a stargazing area with tents and sleeping bags and journals.
Join us for a workparty or bring about a vision of your own. See community page for updates.
Call for Artists!
Want to be a playscape design lead for a future Changing Room event? Small budget involved, with a little extra for you as thanks.
See if you want to help out with the current Changing Room
Dust off that ART installation piece in the garage!
Do you have potential props sitting around you'd like to put to use? You know, that crazy thing you made for your Solstice Parade float/burning man camp/Winter Feast/theatrical set. Masks, costumes, lanterns count! Show your stuff at Changing Room...
Items requested are for loan unless noted- we will happily and gratefully return them!
Helping hands and skills
The Changing Room guiding principles:
Changing Room entices us to relate to our environment sensually (with all 6 senses), This includes invoking the natural world; creating a sense of being contained in a physical space; stimulating touch with interactive, textural structures/objects; and encouraging social interaction (de-emphasizing the spoken word).
Changing Room supports the process of transformation. Costumes help us practice shifting roles and self concepts. Holding an intention to support change during the conception of the event and in the dance itself is important. Ritual, imagery, symbolic arrangement of space, and play contribute to the process.
Changing Room brings together the diverse community of dance, and forms bridges to neighboring tribes (FAC, Burning Man, perhaps theater folk and art crowd in general). I hope that these bridges can persist beyond the event itself.
Creating Changing Room forges new relationships in the process of its creation, and brings to its creators opportunities to work through the barriers to expression both as individuals and as community.
Changing Room endeavors towards sustainable practices, bringing old props back into circulation, raiding dumpsters, using found objects, finding new uses for things we already employ, recycling what we can't use anymore. Minimizing motorized transportation. Consider the full life cycle of what we use!
March 8th 2014
Changing Room is a partner of the Fremont Arts Council check them out!