Thursday, June 24, 2010

ACE 12th Night
June 25th, 6 to 8 pm
Iowa City Public Library
Meeting Room A
123 Linn St
Iowa City, IA

AVA V AVA here.
Director of ACE, 12th Night, Iowa Dance Fest.
MFA 2004, U of I , Art & Art History, Intermedia, Sculpture, Photography

I'm having auditions for my production of ACE 12th Night, an Alternative Casting Experiment with William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What you Will, being performed this December and throughout 2011.

June 21st 2010

ACE 12th Night seeks Actors for an Alternative Casting Experiment performing in December 2010 and throughout 2011.

ACE seeks up to 36 actors to play roles in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will. There will be stipends this Fall, payments in Winter, and pending funding, salaries in 2011.

Auditions are Friday June 25th, 6 til 8 pm AND Sunday June 27th, 2 til 4 pm. Both at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A, 123 Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240.

Ages 18 to 180 are sought. ACTORS of any Race, Color, Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Religion, National Origin, Dis/Ability, Familial Status, Body Type, Aesthetics & More are Desired.

You need bring Nothing. We have 12th Night scenes for you. HOWEVER, if you have a short monologue ready, we will hear it. DRESS FOR A LITTLE ROLLING AROUND! There will be some movement at the Audition: A wee bit of running, jumping and falling.

ACE 12th Night has performances scheduled for December 10, 11, and 12th in the evening. You can be cast whether or not you are available for all performances. This will be described at the Auditions.

Rehearsals will be scheduled with actors, one on one, two by two, etc., from July 12th til September 12th, 1 to 3 hours a week. From September 12th til October 10th there will be larger cast rehearsals, 3 or 4 hours a week with some run-throughs the week prior to October 10th.

IF you're available to perform during the day, you will be invited to join ACE 12th Night in area schools. If not, simply plan on the December performances. ACE 12th Night is subsequently partnering with Iowa Dance Fest in the schools during 2011. Actors will experiment with Songs and Dances from Shakespeare with K-12 students around Iowa.


Maggie O'Gorman or AVA V AVA at 319 853 8223, email with questions and comments. Or on Facebook.

Here are a some Facebook links:


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319 853 8223

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

WELL DONE EVERYONE !! IDF4 was wonderful

Iowa Dance Fest FIVE is this Fall 2010.

Join the planning on FACEBOOK by clicking this sentence.

Or Email to perform, present or partner.

Caio Bella Gente!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

is April 23rd
in Iowa City
at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
220 S. Gilbert St
from 7 to 10 pm
cost 5 dollars

creator/director Mark McCusker
or at
ACE experiment 319 853 8223

HERE are the IDF Spring Concert Dance Artists:

ACE experiment
, Iowa
City Ballet of Iowa, Iowa City
Fellow Travelers Performance Group, from the Bay Area, just landed in Des Moines
FLIGHT SKOOL: United Action for Youth Hip Hop Ensemble, Iowa City
Firtha Coltrain, Near East Dance Soloist, Iowa City
Ghrá na Gaeilge, Irish Dance, Iowa City
IMANI DANCERS, African-Contemporary Dance, Davenport
Joan Gonwa, et alia, Albuquerque, New Mexico-Iowa City
Julie Eliot & Students, Iowa City
KAHRAMAN Near East Dance Ensemble, Iowa City
Katie Robbins & Aya Wilson, Iowa City
LIL DIVAS, Hip Hop, Coralville
Poetic Rebound Performance Company, Modern Dance, Iowa City
South East Jr. High Dance Club, Iowa City
UNDA, American Tribal Style Improvisational Bellydance, Rock Island, IL
UNI dance students choreographed by Jason Schadt, UI graduate, Cedar Falls
Wendy Stegall, Indian Dance, Bolywood & Kathak, Fairfield, IA

Saturday, March 20, 2010

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Or, if possible, our Money page:

FACE the Music & Dance
Every Tuesday
7 to 8:30 pm

April 9th
4 - 5 30 pm
in downtown Iowa City

April 11th
Don Quixote
CITY BALLET of IOWA Spring Concert
Sunday April 11, 2010
West High School, IA City, IA
LINK coming

April 12th
6-7 pm Dance
7-10pm Drink-a-long with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
ACE @ Old Brick, 26 E Market St, Iowa City, Iowa

April 18th
Art Installtion Opening PARTY
Sunday, April 18, 2010
6:00pm - 11:00pm
PARTY & Installation & Performance at THE DEADWOOD TAVERN
6 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA

April 18 to 25

Hours coming
Upstairs from the DeadWood Tavern
6 South Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA

April 23rd
PROGRAM coming
Friday, April 23, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
220 S. Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Facebook teams will be sending us info to post soon. Thanks teams!
We're working on Iowa Dance Fests 4, 5 & 6

in April and October 2010, and April 2011.

DETAILS coming.


HERE WE ARE on Facebook

Iowa Dance Fest
ACE experiments by Habeas Corpus
Mark McCusker

319 853 8223

Monday, February 15, 2010

ace's Iowa Dance Fest is preparing for our Spring and Fall Festivals.

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