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12 Minutes Max

2019-09-15 14:00:00 2019-09-15 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max Main Library

Sunday, September 15
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-15 14:00:00 2019-09-15 15:30:00 America/Denver 12 Minutes Max 12 Minutes Max is a monthly experimental performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines. Main Library

Main Library

Auditorium

12 Minutes Max is a monthly experimental 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, theater, performance art, writing, and the like — each 12 minutes or less. The whole event is short and sweet, taking about an hour.

Following each event, we serve coffee and cookies in an informal gathering, a chance for conversation with the artists.

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

SEPTEMBER'S LINEUP

Heathsplund (Melissa Heath, soprano; Christian Asplund, piano/composition) with Diane Reich, soprano; Kate Monson, dance; and Monte Belknap, violin, will present two pieces: White Ghazal (from Sunset with Pink Pastoral (2005)) and Tongue Child (from Floralesque (1998)) with texts by Lara Candland, music by Christian Asplund, and choreography by Kate Monson. The Heathsplund duo will expanded into a quintet to perform numbers from the two magical realist chamber operas premiered by Seattle Experimental Opera.  Melissa Heath has been praised as a “soaring, sparkling soprano” and has a multi-faceted career in opera, concert and recital work. Composer-performer Christian Asplund teaches at BYU.  His interests have included the intersections of text/music, improvisation/composition, and modular textures/forms. Kate Monson is Assistant Professor of Dance and Faculty Affiliate of Gerontology at BYU. She is invested in researching dance technique pedagogy and dance conditioning. Diane Thueson Reich is an Associate Professor of Voice, and Division Coordinator for Classical Voice at BYU. At home in the concert hall or opera stage, she has appeared in many major operatic roles. International violinist Monte Belknap is sought after as an artist and pedagogue. He performs regularly with pianist, Steven Beus and the Deseret String Quartet.


Keileigh Johnson will present her film The Dream (written and directed by Keileigh, and filmed by Conor Provenzano).  “The Dream was inspired by a literal dream Keileigh had while deeply analyzing and eliminating toxic masculine behavior from her life, as well as working to take back her own sexual identity as a woman who has been surrounded and shaped by the overwhelming "male gaze" that consumes our society.” She describes the film as “a simple expression of women taking back power, being intentional and thoughtful with their actions and gaining the skills to be free of the box they are so often put in.  The film ultimately shows that taking back power is not about destroying what is hurting you, but simply about "cutting off"' those who wish to control you so they no longer have access to your soul. The dream is a vivid example of boundary setting in order to protect oneself from those who should not be allowed in, and finding power in being alone with your authentic self.” 


Curator and dancer Leticia Blanchard will present MÖT: Another Exhibition of the Artist, a multidisciplinary exhibition which synthesizes visual and performance art to create an immersive experience. Leticia will be joined by dancer Emma Wilson and artist Andrew Alba. In MÖT, artworks move freely through space as cohered human bodies explore their imposed structure: a transfiguration of art and artist into one entity that is simultaneously a living sculpture and an exposed creator, intimately connecting the art with the artist, and the artist with the beholder. Leticia is a multidisciplinary artist who deals primarily with the written word and performance. She has self-published four literary works, including the poetry books "Selected Poems: from varying states of dissociation", and "Carly Simon is so vain I bet she thinks these poems are about her". Emma Wilson//Ew, the dancer is a body-based artist from Houston, Texas. They live in Salt Lake City doing strange acts at drag shows, making and teaching dance for a variety of contexts and working as a community garden coordinator. The work of Andrew Alba, the child of a Mexican-American father and a white mother, balances lines of identity and representation by presenting brown people in white spaces. Alba produces work in a way that is raw, quick, and immediate, using reclaimed drop cloths, drywall mud, and reclaimed lumber taken from his job sites.



AGE GROUP:   Teens   All Ages   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Performances & Presentations   Music   Arts & Creativity  

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Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Tue, Sep 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Sep 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Sep 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Sep 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Sep 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Sep 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Sep 18, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Sep 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Sep 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Sep 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Canceled
Fri, Sep 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Fri, Sep 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Sep 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Sep 20, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Rescheduled
Sat, Sep 21, 9:00am - 9:00pm
New date Friday, September 20, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sat, Sep 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab

Sat, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Sat, Sep 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Shops at Library Square - Art at the Main

Sun, Sep 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Sep 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Mon, Sep 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SHARE Space

Mon, Sep 23, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab

Mon, Sep 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Canteena

Tue, Sep 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Sep 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Sep 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Sep 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Thu, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditorium

Fri, Sep 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Sep 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena Gallery

Rescheduled
Sat, Sep 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
New date Saturday, October 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Sep 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Sep 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Sat, Sep 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Mon, Sep 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Mon, Sep 30, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab

Tue, Oct 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Oct 01, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, September 17 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Oct 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Wednesday, September 18 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Oct 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Oct 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Oct 04, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Fri, Oct 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Oct 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Oct 05, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sat, Oct 05, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Saturday, September 21 2019 at 9:00am

Sat, Oct 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Mon, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Oct 07, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, September 23 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Oct 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Oct 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Oct 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Oct 09, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Oct 09, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friends Used Book Sale Area

Wed, Oct 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Computer Lab

Wed, Oct 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Oct 10, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friends Used Book Sale Area

Thu, Oct 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Oct 10, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Gallery at Library Square

Fri, Oct 11, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friends Used Book Sale Area

Fri, Oct 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Oct 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Oct 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
OFFSITE: The Leonardo

Sat, Oct 12, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friends Used Book Sale Area

Sat, Oct 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Sat, Oct 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Saturday, September 28 2019 at 9:00am

Sat, Oct 12, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Urban Room

Sat, Oct 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Oct 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Mon, Oct 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SHARE Space

Mon, Oct 14, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, September 30 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Oct 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Oct 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Oct 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Oct 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Oct 17, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Level 3 Conference Room