2016 ACDA NORTH-CENTRAL CONFERENCE

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Saturday, March 19, 2016



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The 2016 North Central ACDA Conference concluded with a beautiful Gala Concert on Wednesday afternoon. Below are the three selected dances and two alternates that will represent the North Central region at the 2016 ACDA National Festival from June 8-11, 2016 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. 

Congratulations to all!

2016 North Central ACDA National Festival Selections:

1.  Almost But Not Yellow                                             Leila Awadallah (Undergraduate)          Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

A sophisticated, richly-layered work that invites you to discover it, Almost But Not Yellow is full of enigmatic imagery that enhances its choreographic body. 

2.  Double Dutch Training Ground                                Keyierra Collins (Undergraduate)          Columbia College Chicago

Double Dutch Training Ground is a compelling work, dense with movement language that is original, authentic, and urgent. The work is a timely commentary on the African American female experience that embraces the powerful nature of the spoken word and an eloquent weaving of contemporary movement with the Africanist aesthetic.

3.  Television: Or (And Now, Our National Anthem)     Daniel Stark (Faculty)                             Minnesota State University, Mankato

Television: Or (And Now, Our National Anthem) is a fully realized work that is both beautifully crafted and playfully irreverent, speaking to the powerful influence of television culture on contemporary American rituals.

Alternates (ranked)
1. Faux Fur          Gina T'ai (Faculty)                                        Beloit College

A work with a sould and sense of importance, Faux Fur is devestatingly truthful, conceptually grounded and smartly crafted. The dancers internalize the objectification of the female body, delivering a biting commentary on the compulsory sexualization of women.

2. Influx                Tiffany Merritt-Brown (Undergraduate)     UW-Madison

The skillful fulfillment of a clear vision, Influx is gifted in stage design and meticulously performed.



2016 North Central ACDA Gala Concert Selections 

Technical Rehearsal Schedule  PDF download
Wednesday, March 23 | 8:45am-1:00pm

• Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled tech time. The same process will be followed that was set during the adjudication concert tech.
• During you tech time you should plan to set a bow.
• The below tech rehearsal list is also the performance order for the Gala Concert

GALA SELECTIONS LISTED IN PROGRAM ORDER
Time               University                                                    Title
8:45-9:05           Gustavus Adolphus College                         Counting Stars
9:05-9:25           University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point         The Reluctant Performer
9:25-9:45           University of Northern Iowa                          Trigger
9:45-10:05         University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee             Rapid Eye Movement
10:05-10:25        University of Wisconsin—Madison                Influx
10:25-10:45        Beloit College                                             Faux Fur
10:45-11:05        BREAK                                                      BREAK
11:05-11:25        University of Iowa                                        Progress
11:25-11:45        Columbia College Chicago                            Double Dutch Training Ground
11:45-12:05        University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire             Mothers en Façe
12:05-12:25        University of Minnesota—Twin Cities            SCREENING Pt. 1
12:25-12:45        University of Minnesota—Twin Cities            Almost But Not Yellow
12:45-1:05          Minnesota State University, Mankato           Television: Or (And Now, Our National Anthem)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!



TRAVEL INFORMATION

     By Air
The Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) is the nearest airport to UW-Stevens Point.  Located in Mosinee, WI, the airport is a short 25-minute drive.  Rental cars can easily be reserved for pick-up at the airport.  Since CWA is a regional airport, flights are limited and often require a layover in Minneapolis, Detroit or Chicago.
     By Train or Bus

It is not recommended to travel by train or bus as there is no easily accessible train or bus stops near Stevens Point.  If you would like to inquire further about these modes of transportation please contact Michael Estanich, Conference Coordinator, at Michael.Estanich@uwsp.edu.
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LODGING  

UWSP has secured block booking at five hotels. When making your reservation, indicate that you are with ACDA to get the reduced rates quoted below.  The recommendation is to call the hotel for a reservation rather than book online.

    Detailed hotel information follows.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES (30 rooms available)
(715) 346-9300
5317 Highway 10 East
Stevens Point, WI  54481
  • 2 Double Bed Guest Room: $100/day (1- 4 people/room) includes small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker.
  • 1 King Bed Guest Room: $100/day (1-2 people/room) includes small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker.
  • Executive Suite Guest Room: $100/day (2-4 people/room) includes 1 King Bed and 1 pullout sofa bed, small  refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker  
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center
  • Short drive (10-15 minutes) to all conference events
  • The above rates are subject to WI tax unless presented with a tax exemption form when making the reservation.
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 15, 2016.


COMFORT SUITES  (19 rooms available)
(715) 341-6000
300 Division St.
Stevens Point, WI  54481
Click Here for Reservations
  • 2 Double Bed Guest Room: $89-109/day (1- 4 people/room) includes small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker
  • 1 King Bed Guest Room: $94/day (1-2 people/room) includes small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center
  • Walking distance (10-15 minutes) from all conference events
  • The above rates are subject to WI tax unless presented with a tax exemption form when making the reservation
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 15, 2016.


HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (5 rooms available)
(844) 307-1131 or (715) 295-9900
3090 Village Park Dr.
Plover, WI  54467
Click Here for Reservations
  • 2 Double Bed Guest Room: $104/day (1- 4 people/room) some rooms include small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker. Be sure to request desired items.
  • 1 King Bed Guest Room: $104/day (1-2 people/room) some rooms include small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker. Be sure to request desired items.
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center
  • Short drive (10-15 minutes) to all conference events
  • The above rates are subject to WI tax unless presented with a tax exemption form when making the reservation
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 15, 2016.


COUNTRY INN & SUITES (No more rooms available)
(715) 345 7000
301 N. Division St.
Stevens Point, WI  54481
Click Here for Reservations
  • 2 Double Bed Guest Room: $82/day (1- 4 people/room) includes small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker
  • Suite Guest Room: $82/day (2-4 people/room) includes 1 King Bed and 1 pullout sofabed, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center
  • Walking distance (10-15 minutes) from all conference events
  • The above rates are subject to WI tax unless presented with a tax exemption form when making the reservation
RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 15, 2016.






 
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Contact Information

  • Conference Coordinator:  Michael Estanich
    Email: Michael.Estanich@uwsp.edu
    Phone: 715-346-2500

Payment Instructions

  • Payment may be made with checks or purchase orders.

    All checks should be payable to:

    UWSP Department of Theatre & Dance

    Send payment to:
    Michael Estanich
    Department of Theatre & Dance
    Noel Fine Arts Center
    1800 Portage Street
    Stevens Point, WI  54481



    UWSP Federal Tax ID # 39-1805963




 
gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:        
ACDA Lifetime Members:  Elizabeth Lowe Ahearn, Judy Allen, Jean Baxter, Jeanne Beaman, B.J. Bray, Lori Bryhni, Mary Cochran, Mary-Jean Cowell, Karen Dearborn, Susan Douglas Roberts, Abby Fiat, Barry Fischer, Lisa A. Fusillo, Amy Ginsburg, Lonny Joseph Gordon, Luke Kahlich, Joanne Lawrence, Paula Levine, Li Chiao-Ping, Luis Martinez, Rhythm McCarthy, Ann Sanders, Russell Sandifer, Brent Schneider, William Seigh, Andrew Vaca, Holly Williams, Alcine Wiltz, Candace Winters-March, Marcy Jo Yonkey-Clayton