Call for Dancers-Rakkasah 2015

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  • #75097

    Anonymous

    Hi, BDBD-It's time for Rakkasah, 2015!  This year's festival will be held March 13,14,15.  The call-in date is Sunday, January 11, 2015. Troupes of 4 or more dancers will be allowed a 15 min. set.  Please reply if you want to dance!

    #98967

    Anonymous

    Keep in mind that the call – in falls on the last day of Homecoming!

    #98968

    Anonymous

    I'll be happy to help with the call-in.  I'd like to dance too, but can't commit that far in advance.  Please put me down as “maybe.”

    #98969

    Anonymous

    I can't commit to helping with call in but I believe I should be available that weekend to perform.

    #98970

    Anonymous

    I think it's worth mentioning that – in the past – the ones who perform are the ones to call in. It's not a rule....but strongly suggested out of courtesy to your fellow dancers.

    #98971

    Anonymous

    Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know. I can try to call in in that case. Are there instructions posted somewhere as to what the protocol is for it?

    #98972

    Anonymous

    Yes, can someone explain what call-in is vs. signing up for Rakkasah? I would like to do this, but it's far in advance for me to take time off from work. Will we have to attend all three days? Thanks!

    #98973

    Anonymous

    In order to get a spot to dance, we have to call in on that Sunday.  It's pretty chaotic, calling until they answer and assign us a time and a place to dance (there are two stages, one-the main stage in the auditorium, and the other in the so-called cabaret room.  It's smaller and much more intimate a space.  When we get a spot it will be on one of the days, and that would be the only day we would be required to attend.  Sometimes, if a particular trope or a friend is dancing on another day, I have gone as a spectator.

    #98974

    Anonymous

    Helen, you don't need to attend all three days of Rakkassah or even sign up for workshops in order to perform.To add to Jennifer's post, in the past (not sure how it was done last year), the call-in has been organized as a "phone bank" where people were assigned to a time slot for calling.  In other words, you won't need to be on the phone all day and you can do it remotely from wherever you are.The group will decide ahead of time what the preferences for performance day, time, and stage will be, as well as back up options.  During your time slot, you will then call the call-in number over and over until someone gets through to a person (you could also download a redialing app for your phone if you're so inclined).  A crazy and antiquated system, but it is what it is.

    #98975

    Anonymous

    Thanks Jennifer and Sofia! Ok, tell me if I got this right: so if you plan to dance, you have to call-in on that date (Jan. 11) until you get through to a human and they will give you more information? Each individual dancer who is planning to dance will have to call-in? Thanks! 🙂

    #98976

    Anonymous

    We generally do it by splitting up the time, so that one person doesn't have to keep calling for hours. When one person gets through and secures a time to dance, we call each other to notify all of success.  It's not mandatory to call if you want to dance, but, since a group is dancing, we share in the pain in this fashion. If, for some reason, you can't call, the other dancers will take up the slack.

    #98977

    Anonymous

    Thanks Jennifer for organizing call in!It will be the perfect opportunity to wear Headdress, right Carolena?I’m available to do call in till 2:30pm when I start to help FCBD booth on Sunday.  And yes I’d like to perform with you all  😀

    #98978

    Anonymous

    Just have to call until 1 person gets through and signs up on behalf of everyone in BDBD.

    #98979

    Anonymous

    I am happy to help call in ; )

    #98980

    Anonymous

    Yes! Headdresses are a great idea  Michiyo.

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