Fragment Performances 300 - 1000

Part of the Pancake House Early Art Initiative, Fragment Performances 300 - 1000 is a weekend-length event taking place July 22 - 24, 2022.

You are invited to propose a performance based on a fragment from the years 300 - 1000 CE. Here, fragment is defined as (noun) "a small part broken or separated off something" OR (verb) "to break or cause to break into fragments." The years 300 - 1000 have been arbitrarily chosen to represent a swath of the early medieval period/"Dark Ages." While the material record from the period is rich, it is also filled with shards, ruins, objects intentionally and unintentionally destroyed or defaced, and incomplete texts.

Performances can be in any medium. Examples include dance, recitation/reading, short play, song, lecture, science experiment, game, etc. If you cannot be physically present at Pancake House in Minneapolis to perform your piece, you may document your performance on video to be shown virtually.

This is an unpaid opportunity. You are encouraged to apply with a fragment as small or large as you see fit. If you would like to propose a performance with another person or group, you are welcome to do so.

Please submit your proposal by Monday, April 11.