Please attend this unique gathering of dance creatives from around the state.
Get connected, share, network, etc…
How can we improve and advocate for DANCE individually and collectively?
Three very different speakers will briefly present and share information that will hopefully be helpful for the development of your dance busy-ness.
We are also seeking board and committee members who have administrative and organizational skills who can help foster DANCE in our statewide communities. If you are interested or know or someone that you’d like to nominate, please contact us.
11:30am-12:30pm ADC Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
12:30pm-1:00pm Meet & Mingle with Light Refreshments
1:00pm-1:30pm ADC Welcome, Overview, Updates
1:30pm-2:00pm Bradley DeBiase, Arizona Commission on the Arts, “State of the Arts in Arizona”
2:00pm-2:30pm Steve Engelhardt, SCORE, “Effective Business Operations”
2:30pm-3:00pm Rulan Tangen/Dancing Earth, “A Sharing Conversation: Unique Ways to Thrive”
3:00pm-3:30pm Board Elections & Wrap UpQuestions? Contact gro.noitilaoCecnaDzAnull@asiL or 602-740-9616.
We look forward to seeing you!
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS
BRAD DEBIASE, ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
Brad DeBiase serves as the Grants and Programs Coordinator at the Arizona Commission on the Arts, managing such programs as the Opportunity Grant for Arts Administrators, the Festival Grant program, and the Internship Program. Additionally, Brad serves as the DataArts research liaison for the Arts Commission and worked on developing the inaugural cohort of the AZ Creative Communities Institute. Brad comes from a theatre background, and is very grateful to be able to travel around Arizona for his work, connecting arts and culture leaders, community members, and artists statewide.State of the Arts in Arizona: the Arizona Commission on the Arts will be providing an overview of operations at the state arts agency, advances in arts and culture funding and programming statewide, as well as new grant opportunities offered by the Arts Commission for artists, arts educators, and arts administrators.
STEVE ENGELHARDT, BBA, MBA, Certified SCORE Mentor
Corporate Vice President, Retired
Privileged to have worked with literally thousands of businesses to improve their operations and finances. Primary career was sales of very of high tech products and software to the banking and financial industry. Also worked for two third-party consulting firms that specialized in increasing profits and cost control for clients.
Very skilled in teaching business owners and managers financial skills and how to “manage by the numbers.” Particular specialties are: sales metrics and forecasting, hiring and developing successful employees, writing effective proposals, developing presentations and techniques for cost justification of major purchases.
Former bank holding company director and currently serves on several boards of a travel company, semiconductor company and the East Valley Institute of Technology Banking School where he also teaches.
RULAN TANGEN, DANCING EARTH
As a woman of color confronting disabilities post-cancer, I create dances for the health of all beings. Life is marked by rituals – as our original theater – and I dedicate my life to performance becoming function ritual for transformation.Now ‘dreamvisioning’ as the Director/Choreographer of DANCING EARTH my work is made through living culture which is my research; working closely over years with diaspora of intertribal elders and community members in many locations with which I have a cyclical relationship. My process is thus the story of “we” – inter-generational, multilingual, inter- tribal convergence of artists, culture-carriers, farmers, activists, community members, dissolving borders to move into collaborative practices that become dance forms embodying sustainability, resilience, and vitality as expressions of multi-perspectivist ancestral worldviews of collaborators as well as myself.My current project cultivates a new vision for Indigenous Futurities, a youth led vision for life. It emerges from a space in between, the marginal zone for those who don’t fit in one place or another, which becomes a liminal threshold place of limitless potential and the weaving of relations between disparate ways of being, “between underground and skyworld”…
“I am so happy to meet with dance community of Arizona, in an informal conversation that reflects the past, present and future of Dancing Earth within the ecosystem of dance of the Southwest. I look forward to sharing conversation about our differences and commonalities, like desert plants finding unique ways to thrive.”