History - Educational (1990)
Lecture Demonstration Performances

History | History Text | History Posters | 1990 | Educational
Parley's Park Lecture Demonstration (1990)

Speakers: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic, Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Dancers: Chara Huckins, Sarah Hudelson, Eleni Kambouris, Michael Larkin, Elizabeth A. Miklavcic, Jimmy H. Miklavcic, Lori Nichol
Location: Parley's Park Elementary School, Park City, Utah
Length: 31:21 minutes
Description
The President of the Park City Foundation for the Arts and Humanities, Claudia F. Ward, had contacted Another Language Performing Arts Company to give a lecture demonstration/assembly for the second graders, as part of the day long residency, which included this event and an evening performance at the Egyptian Theater on Main Street. Company dancers who participated were Chara Huckins, Sarah Hudelson, Eleni Kambouris, Michael Larkin, Lori Nichol, Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic.

The presentation began with an improvisation where the dancers each took a moment to introduce themselves. Then the show moved right into Clapping Stacks In Company Tasks danced by Eleni, Elizabeth, Jimmy and Michael. Choreographed by Gunild Pak, this high energy dance is a statement about the pace of keeping an independent performance company going and the hoops company members must jump through to perform.

Elizabeth introduced the next dance, Plax Attax, a work that incorporates absurdity to make a larger point. This dance is about being aware of the plastic bottles people are using. That everyday objects have potential to be used differently, such as being inspired by the sound bottles make when banged together.

Music for Bubble Biters was next in the program, this piece was included as a humorous way to show the children that it is alright to think and act differently. Seeing adults being seriously silly is important for children. Then Chara performed her solo, Kiara, for the children. As a fun way to conclude the show, company dancers picked four audience participants for On All Fours. Michael and Eleni performed with the guests who wore Walkmans, each had a tape that told the performers what to do.

After this event, the company went over to the Egyptian Theater on Main Street, for the technical rehearsal to set the lights and coordinate with the stage crew for the evening performance. It was a busy day for the members of Another Language Performing Arts Company.