NCCAkron is seeking an Integrated Systems and Operations Consultant — someone who can provide a theoretical approach and a tactical recommendation for their integrated systems in service of the organization's operational needs. The ideal candidate is OS-agnostic - a ‘no problem’ person who can work with a team of folks who are using a mix of PC and Apple products and have varied levels of comfort with software and cloud-based platforms. Someone who can embrace a collaborative process while working with clients would be a plus!
The submission period is open September 21 - October 27.
Sean Dorsey Dance Satellite Residency
In September and October 2020, Sean Dorsey and members of his company Sean Dorsey Dance will explore new approaches to research and process as part of a satellite residency with NCCAkron.
This satellite residency is in support of Dorsey's multi-year project, The Lost Art of Dreaming, which challenges longtime fatalistic American constructs that deny communities the space to dream about their own futures.
Pictured clockwise from top left are Will Woodward, Nol Simonse, Sean Dorsey, and Raúl Torres-Bonilla.
NCCAkron is proud to announce Dancing Lab: BLKmenMOVES, a residency program centering the creative development of and networking among Black male choreographers.
Dancemakers Jean Appolon (Boston, MA); Kevin Lee-Y Green (Wilmington, NC); and Dominic Moore-Dunson (Akron, OH) will meet over the course of the coming year to establish a network of collegial support and offer critical feedback on each other's work, under the facilitation and mentorship of Charles O. Anderson (Austin, TX).
The development of this Dancing Lab began in 2019 through a series of conversations between NCCAkron Executive/Artistic Director Christy Bolingbroke and the late choreographer Marcus White, the Lab's intended facilitator. We mourn Marcus' tragic passing in May 2020 and celebrate his life. We share questions from Marcus in his final correspondence with Christy:
Does all of “the work” - the research, the dance, the writing, the conversations around it - always have to be bound by race? And on the flipside, how can we make something not bound by race?
Pictured clockwise from top left: Charles O. Anderson, Jean Appolon, Dominic Moore-Dunson, and Kevin Lee-Y Green.
NCCAKRON FOUNDING PARTNERS
THE KNIGHT FOUNDATION
The next generation of great American choreographers needs space and time to develop the craft and explore the full potential of the creative process. The new National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron will fill that need, building on the resources of northeast Ohio to create works that inspire tomorrow's audiences.
— Alberto Ibargüen,
President of the Knight Foundation
If dance is to thrive, it's essential to have residency spaces coupled with a full range of support for choreographers. We first envisioned northeast Ohio with its enormous cultural, research, and physical space resources, and the University of Akron with its state-of-the-art dance studios, as having the potential to fill this gap. It's thrilling to see this vision take shape and help answer a critical need in the dance ecosystem.
— Pam Young
Executive Director of DANCECleveland and Founding Board President at NCCAkron
THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
The University of Akron is the region's most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.
UA provides students with life-long skills, internships and co-ops, opportunities for academic research, education abroad, and service projects for diverse groups of learners.
Cara Hagan Announced as 2020-21 Community Commissioning Residency Artist
NCCAkron and The University of Akron's School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration are proud to announce is proud to announce Cara Hagan (Boone, NC) as our first Community Commissioning Residency artist! This annual residency is the second phase of the Ideas in Motion joint initiative.
Cara was selected for her extensive knowledge of dance on film, long-distance artistic collaboration, and social justice activism. She’ll guest-teach UAkron students and create intentional community through the production of new screendance works.
Photo by Victor Blanco.