Saturday Evening Entertainment
In the spirit of our conference, Saturday night’s entertainment will be a large group improvisation using terms from the conference loosely led by Stephanie Artz. Participants will fall into three groups; musicians, dancers and singers. You do not have to be more than someone who can hit a drum, make a movement, or emit a vocal tone. Bring instruments, especially if you play, and bring your body and voice if you are playful.
Stephanie, and maybe you too, will have evocative ideas heard in the conference, enigmatic phrases, a twist of term, new, maybe profound insight into the movement of the brain, some creative text to keep things moving along as a poetry and provide perhaps a level of surrealism to what is happening musically, tone wise and in mentastics-like or not movement. Maybe we will creatively interpret a brain structure, the tail of the caudate, for example. With music of course.
We will begin with a warm up of a 30-second improvisation, building to maybe 2-3 minutes and then open it up for a longer, say 18-20 minute structured improvisation. We are all adults, the score will be what you interpret it to be. We will have a time keeper to announce when there is one minute left for us as a group to find a satisfying ending. The only rule is that you cannot leave the room and at the very least “hold the space”.
For those of you who are wondering why the shift from live music to this creative improvisation, our previous plan has had to change due to the good fortune of the band ITO. Though we are disappointed that they are not able to be with us, we are celebrating their success at landing a pretty big gig at an outdoor Summer Music Festival.
In 2005 at the USTA Conference, we partnered with Innerpeace Sheets to create a high quality flannel sheet set imprinted with the Dancing Cloud logo. We are happy to announce that we have partnered with them again to provide sheets that can be purchased at the conference. We are also exploring the possibility of being able to order them online after the conference, however, there will be a discount if you purchase your sheets at the conference. It will help us to know how many sheets to have available, so we are requesting that if you are interested, please pre-order by August 12, 2019. There will be a limited number of sheets available to purchase at the conference, so it is highly recommended to place a pre-order.
All sheets are in Ivory with a blue imprint of the Dancing Cloud logo centered on the flat sheet. All prices include the cost of shipping the sheets to the conference.
Flannel Sheet Set: Includes flannel fitted sheet, flat top sheet with Dancing Cloud logo centered on the sheet, and flannel face rest cover. Discounted Price: $37 for the set
Wide Flat Flannel Sheet: Includes flat top sheet with Dancing Cloud logo centered on the sheet (measures 58" x 92). Discounted Price: $19
Place your sheet pre-order by August 12 by contacting:
Cindy Popp-Hager by phone at (978) 422-6528 or by email at email@example.com
Payment may be made by credit card (via PayPal) prior to the conference you may be made by check, made payable to USTA, at the conference.
We are also partnering with Oakworks, who has agreed to offer a 15% discount to the customer plus a 5% donation to USTA for all products ordered between September 1, 2019 and October 15, 2019. The order would need to be placed through Cindy Popp-Hager, Oakworks Rep, in order to receive this discount. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase accessories like the Boiance Face Rest and Boiance Float, a lightweight portable table such as the Wellspring, ideal for the Trager Approach, or upgrade to that electric table you've always wanted. Cindy would be happy to help you explore your options.
Oakworks orders need to be place directly with Cindy, within the special sales discount period.