We like competitions, but sometimes comps just don’t line up with our event goals. To that end, in 2019 we are introducing IDIOM EXHIBITIONS.
What are idiom exhibitions?
Great question! Idiom Exhibitions are live performances of the blues-idiom family of dances. Student participants will dance their favorite idioms in front of their fellow weekend students to showcase how wonderful and versatile idioms really are.
Partner up or dance solo. Everyone is welcome! From beginners to masters, we all love idioms. (There are no “levels” for exhibitions. We will be selecting a wide range of experience so everyone can see and value different ideas, expressions, and experience in the respective dances.)
Submit a short 1-minute video featuring you dancing your favorite idiom to the Airtable on the BluesGeek Foundation Community page on Facebook (will be linked soon). Participants can submit up to 3 times (3 different idioms) and may be selected to showcase all three nights.
For every exhibition you are chosen for, your name will be entered to win passes to fantastic events around the country!
Idiom Exhibitions available:
Jukin’ Party Dances (This showcase will be together, simply pick one movement that you want to dance)
Our event staff will review each video submission and make determinations based off the following factors:
Blues Aesthetic- Are you grounded? Are you utilizing lag? Are you maintaining an athletic posture and relaxed throughout the dance? Demonstrating pulse through your body?
Idiom Aesthetic- Are you consistently utilizing elements necessary for your chosen idiom? Are you dancing to the music in a way that matches your chosen idiom? Are you utilizing proper technique for the idiom?
Partnership- Are you clearly dancing your roles as either lead or follow? How well do you move together in space? Are you connected well and communicating different ideas across the connection regardless of role?
Now you may be asking…
…will there ever be competitions at BluesGeek again?
Since the beginning, we have been eager to embrace change and find the functions that work best for our event. After developing the takeaway moments we wanted for the 2019 students, removing competitions was in the best interest of the participants.
That said, there may be comps at future iterations of Geek. Each year, we re-evaluate and set our priorities as we develop the event. If you really love competitions and want to compete in 2019 however, we highly encourage you to check back later for details on our all-competition weekend, The Throwdown.