12 Minutes Max: a Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists

Main Library

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12 Minutes Max is a year-round monthly performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we present three original pieces in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, writing, theater, performance art, and the like—each 12 minutes or less. The whole event is short and sweet, taking about an hour.

After each month's performances, coffee and cookies are served—a time for conversation and feedback.

Kate MacLeod will play music from her soon-to-be-released recording project featuring her original viofiddle compositions. This is her first full-length instrumental recording, coming out on September 29 at Memorial House in Salt Lake City, and it includes guest musicians from around the country. Kate is an award-winning songwriter and fiddle player who composes music inspired by landscape, nature, historic events, philosophy, love, and culture. Her music has been performed and recorded by musicians from California to the Czech Republic. She is also known for her unique workshops and teaching practice.

Artist and documentarian Rosalie Winard will present her film The Pelican Chicks, her homage to the American white pelicans of Gunnison Island on Great Salt Lake. It is a video from her recent exhibition Birds Don’t Pay Taxes at Finch Lane Gallery where it was a continuous projection. Rosalie continues to work on a decades-long photographic study of avian life and is the author of Wild Birds of the American Wetlands.

Choreographer Justin Bass will present three excerpts from his dance piece A Bag of Nuts, which he describes as “a work created around the chaos happening politically in America. This work is inspired by the cabinet and their speeches throughout this year which is then mixed in with well known musical favorites to show that even during the most conflicting political times that there can still be times to make room for joy and humor.” The dancers will be Shaniece Brazwell, Elle Johansen, Elyse Joey and Samantha Matsukawa. Justin is from East Cleveland, Ohio, attended Kent State University, and in 2013 earned a BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport. He is in his fifth season with Repertory Dance Theatre, and has also produced an ongoing night of choreography for the past two years, showcasing his own work, and using emerging and professional artists in the community.

This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originated by On the Boards in Seattle.

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200