JAMBALLAH NW '18: PERFORMER INFORMATION

Thanks so much for being a part of this celebration of our beautiful community!   I'm so honored to have you!


MUSIC AND CLASS REGISTRATIONS DUE BY MIDNIGHT ON JULY 10, NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Please note: if you are invited to perform with an instructor as part of their instructor piece in one of the evening shows, you are exempt from the performance rules for that piece (class purchase requirements, and limit on #times performing) .
  • Music MUST BE a single track with your group's name as the beginning of the song name.
  • AIFF or WAV format preferred, Mp3 if not. Email music file or download link to jamballahmusic@gmail.com (If the file is too big to email, you can use Google Drive, WeTransfer, or Dropbox).
  • REMINDER: Music and themes used in performance at these all-ages shows must be 'family friendly'; i.e. mostly free of expletives and entirely free of reference to violent or illegal activities, explicit sex, racial or any type of slur, any of the 'isms' or 'phobias', (racism, sexism, transphobia, etc) and any other extremely disturbing or controversial material.
    • Exceptions to this rule must be agreed upon in writing by Elise at least two weeks prior to the show, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. With proper warning to the audience, certain extreme material may be approved.
    • Themes involving social, political or religious commentary are generally welcome, but must be approved in writing. We need to be prepared to present the material properly to the audience.
    • Acts using inappropriate themes/music without prior notice may be stopped mid-performance, and for egregious violations, performers may be banned from future performance opportunities.  
    • Feel free to push the envelope in topics and audience comfort, but don't be an edgelord and always check with me first!

Page Contents:

  • Performance Lengths and Show Times
  • Organizer Contact Info
  • Venue Address/Stage Info
  • Show Lineups/Calltimes
  • Important Notes
  • Rules and Due Dates (Read carefully or chance losing your spot)
  • Promo Help!

PERFORMANCE LENGTHS & SHOW TIMES

Performance Lengths: 5 minutes maximum (Instructors, 6m max)

  • Multiple pieces/group configurations? Great! But the whole set has to fall within your 5m allotment, including transition time.
  • Live music? Awesome! Setup/teardown must fall within your 5m allotment. Live musicians must supply their own amps and microphones, or not use them. (It's a small theatre with great acouostics.)
  • Tech Rehearsal? Unfortunately we are not able to offer tech rehearsals.

FRIDAY Aug 10

JamBallah Festival Show Part 1: CALLTIME 2p SHOW 2:30-4p

JamBallah Showcase Night I: CALLTIME 7p SHOW 7:30-10p

SATURDAY Aug 11

Festival Show Part 2: CALLTIME 12p, SHOW 12:30-2p

JamBallah Showcase Night II: CALLTIME 7:30p SHOW 8-10:30p

SUNDAY Aug 12

Festival Show Part 3: CALLTIME 3p SHOW 3:30-5:30p


ORGANIZER CONTACT INFO:

Festival Executive Producer: Elise Morris 503-848-0445, jamballahnw@gmail.com


VENUE ADDRESS/STAGE INFO:

Smith Memorial Student Union, at Portland State University

 Stage Dimensions and Diagram

Stage Dimensions and Diagram

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Capacity: 350 seats

Stage: 25’ wide x 16’ deep.

Small wings on either side. Enter Stage LEFT.

Lights reach the entire stage.

SMSU Stage Chairs.jpg

Floor is hard vinyl tile.

We will have a backdrop, but no other stage dressings.

SHOW LINEUPS/CALLTIMES:

*All shows start ON TIME so please be checked in and ready to rock 30m before your show is set to start. If you are coming from a class you are allowed to be a few minutes late to calltime, so don't feel the need to leave your class early. 

*All Shows: Check in with the Stage Manager upon arrival, who will be backstage. If you need help finding backstage, ask at the Info Booth. 

Ballroom and Vanport Map.jpg

*If you are coming from a class, (as marked on your application) you will be put in the second half of the show if at all possible. It's a good idea to plan to go to class in stage makeup, and you will need to change onsite (the shows are just downstairs from the classrooms).

FRIDAY Aug 10 JamBallah Festival Show Part 1: CALLTIME 2p SHOW 2:30-4p

(LINEUP TBD )

FRIDAY Aug 10 JamBallah Showcase Night 1: CALLTIME 7p SHOW 7:30-10p

(LINEUP TBD )

SATURDAY Aug 11 Festival Show Part 2: CALLTIME 12p, SHOW 12:30-2p

(LINEUP TBD )

SATURDAY Aug 11 JamBallah Showcase Night 2: CALLTIME 7:30p SHOW 8-10:30p

(LINEUP TBD )

SUNDAY Aug 12 Festival Show Part 3: CALLTIME 3p SHOW 3:30-5:30p

(LINEUP TBD )


IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PERFORMERS:

  1. MUSIC AND CLASS REGISTRATIONS DUE BY MIDNIGHT JULY 10, NO EXCEPTIONS. AIFF or WAV format preferred,  or Mp3. Email music file or download link to jamballahmusic@gmail.com.

  2. There will be ample dressing room space available, in the Vanport room next door to the ballroom.
  3. We will have lovely washes of stage lighting but at this time cannot guarantee any special lighting requests. There will be an opportunity to let us know the 'mood' of your piece when you fill out your Stage Notes form.
  4. We are not able to offer plus-ones for the Showcases, because of the small theatres and the massive amount of performers per show. Tell your folks to get on the mailing list for promo codes for shows! 
  5. Professional quality photography of ALL performances will be offered by Casey Campbell Photography and Phoebus-Foto. Images will be free-use for all performers for promo/portfolio, though HD images for print will have to be negotiated separately through individual photographers. If you would like to schedule a studio shoot while at the fest, Phoebus-Foto will have a studio set up onsite and are available for private photo sessions for individuals and troupes. Contact Guy Masson <guy.masson@gmail.com> to schedule. (More info on our Vendors page)
  6. Video Info: TBA. We will have professional video services for heavily subsidized cost.
  7. Performers are welcome to watch the shows from any unsold seats that may be available FOR THE SHOW YOU ARE IN.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Please read the Rules and Due Dates below- failure to follow directions may result in loss of your spot.

1. Music is due NO LATER THAN midnight July 10, 2018, in a single track with your group's name as the start of the song name. AIFF format preferred, then WAV, then MP3. (MP3 files produce much lower-quality sound on a pro board) Email music file or download link to jamballahmusic@gmail.com. Failure to submit music by the due date will result in a loss of your performance spot. If two performers choose the same music, the one who got it in first will get first priority. If your file is too big to email, I like DropBox and WeTransfer for sending downloadable links.

2. Support the fest! All non-instructor participants must be registered for a minimum of three hours, so either two 2-hour ALL classes, OR one 3-hr INT/ADV class. EXCEPTION: If you are performing with an instructor in their Instructor Spot, you are exempt from class registration requirements for that spot.

'Troupe Total': Groups of three or more must sign up for the equivalent of one 2hr class per person to hit their 'troupe total', but each person is not required to be registered individually. You will have until July 5 to meet this requirement or you forfeit your spot to someone on the wait list. (Musicians who join the show to provide live music for performers do not count towards your 'troupe total' for this purpose, and are exempt from class requirements.) Example: There are 5 people in my troupe. We will need to have at least 10 class hours between all of us to meet the troupe total to retain our spot, but each person don't need to be signed up for something individually.

3. Performers are allowed a MAXIMUM of one dance spot with 4 or fewer members onstage (solos/duets/trios/quads). No limit for performing in Large Troupes (5+ members onstage) Examples: I'm performing with two Large Troupes (5+ members onstage)- OK. I'm performing with my trio and also want to do a solo- (SORRY, NOT OK). I'm performing with my duet and also with a Large Troupe (5+ members onstage)- OK.

4. Performers will be required to meet the minimum class purchase for each spot separately, if accepted for multiple spots. Example: I am performing in a Large Troupe (5+ members onstage), and also as a soloist. To retain both spots I will need to sign up for one 2-hr class for the troupe, and also one 3-hr OR two 2-hr classes for the solo.

5. Multiple pieces in one spot: Including a solo and then a group piece in one spot is fine- it's considered part of your troupe piece, so it's A-OK if you're a member of an accepted troupe (not a guest who didn't apply). The entire set must fall within your 5m allotment, including transition time.

6. Live music? Awesome! Setup/teardown must fall within your 5m allotment. Live musicians must supply their own amps and microphones.

7. Specific show assignments are at the discretion of the producer.

8. Please adhere to calltime, 30m prior to start of show.  You are expected to be ready to perform at any time during your show, if an emergency lineup-shift occurs.  (We'll *try* not to, but s^$# happens.)

9. NO REAL FLAMES, NO SMOKE OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING INCENSE) IS ALLOWED AT THIS VENUE

10. NO Loose glitter or body glitter. It gets in the lights. We will have fixing-spray onsite for face glitter.

11. NO liquid cleanup of any kind. We are not able to accommodate any kind of spilled liquid onstage.

12. Music and themes used in performance at these all-ages shows must be 'family friendly'; i.e. mostly free of expletives and entirely free of reference to violent or illegal activities, explicit sex, racial or any type of slur, any of the 'isms' or 'phobias', (racism, sexism, transphobia, etc) and any other extremely disturbing or controversial material.

  • Exceptions to this rule must be agreed upon in writing by Elise at least two weeks prior to the show, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. With proper warning to the audience, certain extreme material may be approved.
  • Themes involving social, political or religious commentary are generally welcome, but must be approved in writing. We need to be prepared to present the material properly to the audience.
  • Acts using inappropriate themes/music without prior notice may be stopped mid-performance, and for egregious violations, performers may be banned from future performance opportunities.  
  • Feel free to push the envelope in topics and audience comfort, but don't be an edgelord and always check with me first!

PROMO MATERIAL!:

If you haven’t already please mark that you are “going” to the event on Facebook.  Please invite your fans/friends/family to the event as well, and let them know you'll be performing! We also have flyers and posters, please contact me if you would like to help with distribution. Every little bit helps to fill those seats and get you the audience you deserve!


Thanks so much again, much love and here's to upcoming greatness! Love to all!

~Elise of Narcissa Productions LLC, Executive Producer