Where: Northampton, MA
When: September 2019
Deadline for applications: August 1, 2019
About LOCULUS + The Loculus Journal
LOCULUS Collective is a dance collective founded in 2015 in Western Massachusetts. The collective has performed throughout the northeast often in collaboration with DIY musicians and artists in
Volume III, Issue I of The Loculus Journal, which will be released in September 2019 is moving to an online format. We are excited about this change for a few reasons – it is more in line with the current performance work of the collective which is primarily the long-distance collaboration between Olana Z Flynn and Madison Palffy and it will allow us to expand the kinds of work we can publish to include media-based projects (sound, video, etc.). Our hope is that moving away from print to an online format will allow The Loculus Journal to function as a platform for conversation and collaboration across distance and discipline.
For Volume III, Issue
We come to this question as practitioners of somatic practices and contemporary modern dancers, choreographers, and teachers. These practices, developed in/developing since the 1970s by contemporary choreographers, operate upon an assumption that there is a “neutral” or “natural” body underneath our training and cultural conditioning. Though these practices originally emerged and existed outside of, or at least on the fringes of, major dance institutions, today they have been systemically integrated into contemporary dance aesthetics and pedagogy. Our concern is that through systemic integration, somatics
Submissions are open to everybody regardless of discipline, field, identity, education, academic affiliation, etc. We welcome work that does not fit neatly with our call or even that challenges it. We especially encourage work by folks who have never been published, who have been unable to publish for whatever reason, and/or are living, creating, and organizing in rural communities.
How to register:
Deadline: August 1,
What: academic writing, creative writing, interviews, visual art, video, sound – if it can go on a website we accept it. Visual art and short works may be submitted as a series.
Costs for participants: Free
Contact details: LOCULUS Collective
For further information, please visit www.loculuscollective.wixsite.com/loculus