PIVOTAL MOMENT

 

Pivotal Moment is a curated program created by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts which allows dancers and choreographers to create their own four-session class based in a particular technique and/or rooted in investigating new choreographic material and ideas. Pivotal Moment classes are a welcoming environment for dancers ages 18-26 who have pursued or are currently pursuing a BA or BFA in Dance to take class, explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback. Pivotal Moment workshops are geared toward advanced students.

When: Mondays

Time: 9:30-11:30am

Where: The Cowles Center - 2nd Floor Target Education Studio

Cost: Free

Additional Program Benefits: Participants receive 1 free hour of rehearsal space to be used at their discretion for each class of Pivotal Moment they attend within a series

 

APPLY TO BE A PIVOTAL MOMENT ARTIST LEAD - WINTER 2019


2018-19 Pivotal Moment Dates & Artist Lead Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Series (September 10-November 26) | Deadline to Apply For Artist Lead - August 3, 2018
  • Winter Series (January 7-March 25) | Deadline to Apply For Artist Lead - December 7, 2018
  • Spring Series (April 1-June 17) | Deadline to Apply - March 8, 2019


Pivotal Moment Artist Lead Benefits:

  • 10 hours of free rehearsal space to use during the duration of their series
  • Marketing and promotional support from Cowles Center staff



The Pivotal Moment program initiated by the Cowles Center's Education and Community Engagement Department came just at the time I needed it. It had been a year since I had graduated from a college dance program and I was missing moving amongst my peers, as well as feeling a little stagnant in my career as a professional dancer/choreographer. Pivotal Moment gave me the opportunity to test out teaching my movement in a safe space and take on new movement/techniques from my fellow dancers who were going through the same life questions as me. It was a place for us to openly discuss life as a young artist and imagine how to move past the roadblocks we were facing. After every session, I walked away with new information about myself as a dancer and how I want to impact the Twin Cities dance community. It was such a highlight of my summer and I look forward to continuing the connections I had made during these workshops. I am endlessly grateful to the Education Department and the Cowles Center as a whole for creating this program.

- Emma Marlar, Pivotal Moment Artist, Fall 2017


For more information, contact: Elyse Chambers, Education & Community Engagement Manager || echambers@thecowlescenter.org