ASB: NYC Performing Arts
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The Alternative Spring Break: New York City Performing Arts will be a six-day, multidisciplinary program of events focusing on professional performing arts in New York City. Over the course of the six days, students will attend 5-6 quality performances spanning the disciplines of theatre, music, and dance. As well, we will have a professional performing arts group in residence on campus during this time and participants in the ASB will participate in workshops and view their process. We also anticipate attending talkbacks from leading practitioners and workshops covering a wide variety of topics from creating new work to audience development to the way in which arts organizations in New York operate at the professional level. Students will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own work and how they can use their Spring Break experience to affect the performing arts community on campus.
Tuesday, March 19 – Sunday, March 24, 2013*
There will be one mandatory meeting for accepted students taking place on February 2, 2013 from 10am-12noon
*Participants are expected to participate in all ASB:NYC activities; participants should NOT expect to be able to participate in other meetings/events/plans during this period.
Venues throughout NYC, students will stay in their university housing.
Students with a passion for performing arts – with any (or no) amount of experience. We would like the group to represent the wide range of student experience and interest across our campus. At this time, the program is open to undergraduate Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students.
Students will be asked to contribute $150 for the six-day program. If providing the student contribution proves difficult for some students, fundraising activities or aid in a financing plan may be available. Please note, this contribution does not cover the cost of meals or transportation.
To apply please complete the online application.