Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic independent film and dance collection, 1984-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Miklavcic, ElizabethMiklavcic, Jimmy
Title
Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic independent film and dance collection
Dates
1984-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 VHS videocassettes, 23 DVDs and 2 Mini-DV videocassettes
Collection Number
A0762
Summary
The Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic independent film and dance collection (1984-2012) consists of dance related experimental films and documentaries based in the Salt Lake City area. The collection includes recordings of "InterPlay," an annual broadcast of concurrent music, dance and poetry performances taking place in cities around the world. The Miklavcics are live performance professionals and educators and founders of the Another Language Performing Arts Company. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Co-artistic directors Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic founded the Another Language Performing Arts Company in 1985. Focused on creating dance-based interdisciplinary performance works, Another Language provides collaborative opportunities to artists and arts organizations to combine different art forms in innovative ways, and to broaden access to community arts education. In 1987 Beth Miklavcic returned to school, enrolling at the University of Utah to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Salt Lake City filmmakers with ties to the local interpretive dance scene and the University of Utah's Modern Dance Department, Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic and Another Language have worked with local students, artists and art and performance organizations to produce video installations and live performances in formal settings and on Salt Lake City's streets. In 2003 they introduced "InterPlay," which they describe as "a multi-faceted event that consists of two or more performances that occur simultaneously in various cities around the world. The performances are concurrently captured, mixed, digitized, encoded and streamed onto the network. The digital mix is manipulated as each video stream can appear in any of several video playback windows. This creates a work that takes individual stories and weaves them into a multi layered, distributed, cinematic performance. InterPlay is similar to the process that the brain performs during the formulation of a dream sequence. Images that have been stored through recent experiences simultaneously emerge in pieces and the brain mixes them into a surreal sequence that loosely resembles a story. Video streams, similar to these emerging images, coming from several sites across the country and the world, are then combined into a richly woven audio-visual tapestry." InterPlay is broadcast from the University of Utah campus.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic independent film and dance collection (1984-2012) consists of dance related experimental films and documentaries based in the Salt Lake City area. The collection includes recordings of Another Language Performing Arts Company's "InterPlay," an annual broadcast of concurrent music, dance and poetry performances taking place in cities around the world. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
disc
1-7 "What? A Choreographic Evolution"

DVD
Photographs, text histories, and videos from Beth Miklavcic's modern dance performances in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1984 through 1999. Most of the videos take place in black box theaters, but some are outdoor performances from the 1996 Utah Arts Festival.
1984-1999
cassette
8-9 "Creative Passings"

VHS videocassette
This experimental piece features shots of a modern dance performance by a female dancer intercut with various shots of natural settings (streams, woods, etc.). The piece is dedicated to Izzy Wagner, and was written, edited, and directed by Beth Miklavcic and features music by the band 3jane.
2001
10-11 "InterPlay: Intransitive Senses"

Mini-DVD videocassette
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. It is the first such internet broadcast in the University of Utah's history. 2003 performers include Alex Caldiero, Samuel T. Liston, Kate MacLeod, Beth Miklavcic and daughter Hanelle Miklavcic.Director Jimmy MiklavcicAssistant director Beth Miklavcic
2003 October 10
disc
12-14 "InterPlay: Intransitive Senses"

DVD
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. It is the first such internet broadcast in the University of Utah's history. 2003 performers include Alex Caldiero, Samuel T. Liston, Kate MacLeod, Beth Miklavcic and daughter Hanelle Miklavcic.Director Jimmy MiklavcicAssistant director Beth Miklavcic
2003 October 10
15-17 "InterPlay: Hallucinations"

DVD
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. 2004 participants include the University of Utah, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Maryland.Director Jimmy MiklavcicAssistant director Beth Miklavcic
2004 April 23-25
18 "InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box"

DVD
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. 2005 participants performed simulatneously in Alaska, Montana, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Utah and at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.Director Jimmy MiklavcicAssistant director Beth Miklavcic
2005 August 04
19-20 "Music for Bubble Biters"

DVD
This mockumentary focuses on a conductor (Jimmy Miklavcic) trying to hold together a crazy band of performers while putting together a concert performance of a music composition that uses bowls of water as musical instruments. Based on an original composition by Jimmy Miklavcic.
2005
21 "InterPlay: Dancing on the Banks of Packet Creek"

DVD
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. 2006 participants include the University of Utah, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Purdue University, Boston University, the University of Maryland and Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.Director Jimmy MiklavcicAssistant director Beth Miklavcic
2006 March 31-April 02
22 "InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno"

DVD
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. 2007 participants include the University of Utah, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Boston University, the Universtiy of Maryland, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and Purdue University.Co-directed by Jimmy and Beth Miklavcic
2007 March 30-April 01
23 "InterPlay: Carnivale"

DVD
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. 2008 participants include the University of Utah, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Rochester Institute of Technology and Cardiff University, Wales.Co-directed by Jimmy and Beth Miklavcic
2008 March 28-30
24 "InterPlay: AnARTomy"

DVD
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. 2009 participants include the University of Utah, Brigham Young University (BYU), Cardiff University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Purdue University, Long Island University, and HIT Lab New Zealand.Co-directed by Jimmy and Beth Miklavcic
2009 March 27-29, 2009 April 03-05
25 "InterPlay: Event Horizon"

DVD
This experimental international collaborative poetry, music and dance performance broadcast over the internet from the University of Utah campus. 2010 participants include the University of Utah, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and artists in Los Angeles, California and Tokyo, Japan.Co-directed by Jimmy and Beth Miklavcic
2010 March 26-28, 2010 April 02-03
26 "Duel-Ality 1.0"

DVD
Performed at the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing VisLab Black Box Theater, this telematic play focuses on the characters of Duel (Jimmy Miklavcic) and Ality (Elizabeth Miklavcic) as they explore technology, relationships, creativity and personal duality. 30 minutes.
2011
27 "Duel-Ality 2.0"

DVD
Performed at the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing VisLab Black Box Theater, this telematic play was expanded from the 2011 play Duality 1.0, which focuses on the characters of Duel (Jimmy Miklavcic) and Ality (Elizabeth Miklavcic) as they explore technology, relationships, creativity and personal duality. 30 minutes.
2012
28 XYZ

DVD
This project was debuted and performed at the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing VisLab Black Box Theater February 22, 2013 and ran through March 3, 2013. "XYZ - A Digital Poem" was written by Elizabeth Miklavcic and explores the social and personal elements of width, height, and depth through poetry, music, movement, and stereographic media. 25 minutes.
2013

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Artists--Utah
  • Independent filmmakers
  • Modern dance
  • Corporate Names :
  • Another Language Performing Arts Company
  • University of Utah
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images