the 2020

No-distance festival

commissioning & presenting new works

created & performed together from a distance

 

The 2020 No-Distance Festival is an online music and dance festival in support of artists during this unprecedented crisis. Curators Jennifer McQuiston Lott and Hajnal Pivnick assembled and commissioned teams of choreographers and composers to create together from the safety of their homes, as a defiant celebration of artistic creativity amisdt uncertainty & extreme limitations.

 

Performances lasted 20-30 minutes and were presented in live events from May 22-Oct 31. Artists will be announced two weeks in advance, and include dancers and musicians from across a broad spectrum of styles and backgrounds, such as Kara Wilkes (Alonzo King LINES), Jonny Rodgers (Cindertalk), Darian Donovan Thomas, Megumi Eda (Armitage Gone! Dance). On August 7, we will feature some extraordinary artists who hail from Traverse City, including The Accidentals and TCDP Executive/Artistic Director Brent Whitney

 

See samples from the No-Distance Festival archive below.

WATCH:

the 2020 No-Distance Festival: September 18

featuring new works by:

Alex Sopp / Eve Beglarian / Kyle Davis 

Jakevis Thomason 

curated & directed by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Hajnal Pivnick

Interviews & introduction edited by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Joe Raffanti

WATCH:

the 2020 No-Distance Festival: August 14

featuring new works by:

Jonny Rodgers / Kara Wilkes 

Dawn Stoppiello / Maxwell Transue / Isabella Allen / Jonathan Huang

curated & directed by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Hajnal Pivnick

Interviews & introduction edited by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Joe Raffanti

WATCH:

the 2020 No-Distance Festival: July 17

featuring new works by:

Megumi Eda / Andrew Griffin 

R. Colby Damon / Therefore

curated & directed by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Hajnal Pivnick

Interviews & introduction edited by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Joe Raffanti

WATCH:

the 2020 No-Distance Festival: June 5

featuring new works by:

Rafiq Bhatia / Gabrielle Sprauve & Christopher Bloom

Rafiq Bhatia / Kaylin Sturtevant

curated & directed by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Hajnal Pivnick

Interviews & introduction edited by Jennifer McQuiston Lott

WATCH:

the 2020 No-Distance Festival Premiere: May 22

featuring new works by:

Andrew Norman & Hajnal Pivnick / Amy Saunder & Jeremy Zapanta

curated & directed by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Hajnal Pivnick

Interviews & introduction edited by Jennifer McQuiston Lott & Joe Raffanti

Traverse City Dance Project

Photos: Susan Kettering

Website Design: Jennifer McQuiston Lott

Website Assistant: Rachel Walton

Graphic Design: Rachel Malehorn

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