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ASB: NYC Performing Arts 2015 Application

The Alternative Spring Break: New York City Performing Artswill be a six-day, multidisciplinary program of events focusing on professional performing arts in New York City.  Over the course of the six days, participants 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 17 – Sunday, March 22, 2015*
There will be one mandatory orientation for accepted students on Friday, February 27, 4:30-6:00pm .
*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, CC/GS/SEAS students are able to stay in their university housing; BC students should work with their respective housing office to ensure they will have access to housing over spring break.

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 students from each of the fours colleges:  Barnard College, Columbia College, SEAS and the School of General Studies.  As the program is highly subsidized through the separate colleges, there are a limited number of spaces available for participants from each of the schools.

How much:        
Students will be asked to contribute $200 for the six-day program.  If providing the student contribution proves difficult for some students, financial aid may be available to some students.  Please note, this contribution does not cover the cost of meals or transportation.

Applications due:
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 26, 2015, at 12:00 p.m.!

On Campus Performing Arts Experience
Please list below the specific events/concerts/productions in which you have been involved on campus, which student group sponsored each, in which semester they took place and your role in each. There is room for 8 events, you need not fill all 8, however if you have more than 8, please select those which demonstrate the widest range of your experiences. If you have yet to become involved in any on-campus groups, please leave this section blank.
Experience 1
Experience 2
Experience 3
Experience 4
Your answer to the above question will have no bearing on your acceptance into the program.

Student Engagement


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