Project Description

OUT Dance Project

OUT Dance Project is a community storygathering & dance project based on rural queer stories. We are looking for stories from LGBTQIA2S+ folks who live or have lived in rural Oregon. We will be selecting 6-9 of these stories that respond to why a specific song is significant to you and your experience as a rural queer person.

Based on these stories and songs, we’ll choreograph dances which will be shared, along with your story, in an online performance this spring (late March). We are excited to be working with renowned queer choreographers Mizu Desierto, Snowflake Calvert, and Crystal Sasaki.

Writers of selected stories will be awarded $100. Writers may be asked to work with our artistic team on story edits and will have the opportunity to read their own story during the online events if desired (and possible future in-person performance events).

The call for stories and more info about the project can be found at www.beyondboomandbust.com/out-dance-project-call-for-stories.html. Please submit your story by January 31, 2021.

This project is funded by the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide as a creative proposal to address rural queer isolation and suicide. Our intention is to lift up rural queer stories and communities, help people feel less alone, and help build connections and networks across regions.

Contact: Eliot Feenstra & Sophie Traub, OUT Dance Project, Co-Directors at boomandbustinfo@gmail.com

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