Important GUS info

Global Underscore 2017
Saturday, June 24, 5:00-9:00 pm (Estonia, UTC+2, GMT+2)
(in a region that honors daylights savings; so it will shift to UTC+3)
10 am-2 pm (New York City, ET)

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Final Notes for Global Underscore 2012


Dear Global Underscore Facilitators,


The time has almost arrived for us all to be dancing together! Here are a few last details, tips and reminders to help make your practice complete. There's a lot of words in this email, but we promise it's worth the read. The whole thing should take you less than 10 minutes.


This year we are made up of approximately 70 sites (there are some who didn't register by the time of this email who will join us) in 62 cities on 6 continents and 1 virtual reality. We are really excited to be a part of such a mobilization, for surely there are hundreds of us if not thousands who will participate. To connect with each other in our individual practices, we will be creating a continuous circle around the globe connecting by facing each other in our simultaneous Small Dances. Brandin drew a brilliant image to give us all a visual of how this will work.

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The map shows a virtual ribbon that begins with the northernmost site on the western hemisphere, Vashon Island, and runs south, darting across the land back and forth until it passes through the southernmost site, Bolsón, then on over the bottom of the planet toward Sydney, the southernmost site of the eastern hemisphere. The ribbon runs back up the eastern hemisphere, zigzagging to connect the cities along it as it runs northward to Karelia, the northernmost site of the eastern hemisphere, which faces north to look over the planet back toward Vashon Island.


The second standing reverses the direction of this ribbon as the Underscore participants face in the opposite direction along it.

WHERE TO FACE: Full Practices and Modified Score Jams: For the first standing, face the city after yours on the list, skipping satellite sites (labeled “SAT”).
For the second standing, face the city before yours on the list, skipping satellite sites.
Satellites: Face non-satellite sites either after or before yours on the list.
(Note: this is city-by-city. If there are multiple locations in one site, you will all face the next city listed.)


First find your city on the list below.


Latitude / Longitude
x°, y', z" / a°, b', c"

Senses Places Koru Island (SAT)
virtual space online

Koensaari Island, Karelia, Russia
63, 0, 54 N / 33, 8, 5 E

Lasqueti Island, British Columbia, Canada (SAT)
49, 29, 3 N / 124, 17, 28 W

Vashon Island, Washington, USA
47, 24, 34 N / 122, 28, 32 W

Chertsey, Quebec, Canada (SAT)
46, 4, 13 N / 73, 53, 39 W

Bozeman, Montana, USA (SAT)
45, 40, 46 N / 111, 3, 39 W

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
45, 29, 55 N / 73, 33, 52 W

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (SAT)
44, 57, 58 N / 93, 16, 26 W

Honeywood, Ontario, Canada (SAT)
43, 48, 14 N / 16, 20, 52 W

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
43, 3, 39 N / 89, 24, 24 W

Buffalo, New York, USA
42, 52, 48 N / 78, 52, 55 W

Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
42, 32, 36 N / 72, 36, 14 W

Chicago, Illinois, USA
41, 50, 13 N / 87, 37, 37 W

New London, Connecticut, USA
41, 20, 53 N / 72, 6, 32 W

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
40, 44, 50 N / 111, 54, 24 W

New York, New York, USA
40, 43, 35 N / 73, 59, 49 W

Boulder, Colorado, USA
40, 0, 24, N / 105, 15, 6 W

San Francisco, California, USA (SAT)
37, 45, 12 N / 122, 27, 13 W

Morelia, Mihoacan, Mexico (SAT)
19, 41, 21 N / 101, 11, 22 W

Kingston, Jamacia (SAT)
17, 59, 59 N / 76, 48, 44 W

Brasilia, DF, Brasil
15, 47, 32 S / 47, 57, 59 W

Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
19, 55, 18 S / 43, 56, 23 W

Campinas, SP, Brasil (SAT)
22, 55, 5 S / 47, 3, 56 W

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
22, 57, 30 S / 43, 11, 54 W

Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil
23, 33, 14 S / 46, 38, 33 W

Jaraguá do Sul, SC, Brasil
26, 31, 11 S / 49, 5, 52 W

Florianópolis, SC, Brasil
27, 36, 20 S / 48, 34, 14 W

Rosario, Argentina
31, 38, 5 S / 60, 42, 38 W

Buenos Aires, Argentina
34, 42, 20 S / 58, 21, 34 W

Montevideo, Uruguay
34, 53, 17 S / 56, 10, 48 W

Quequen, Necochea, Argentina
38, 34, 11 S / 58, 42, 49 W

Bolsón, Argentina
41, 59, 2 S / 71, 32, 5 W

Sydney, Australia
33, 54, 25 S / 151, 10, 19 E

North Perth, Australia
31, 57, 25 S / 115, 51, 3 E

Tel Aviv, Israel
31, 3, 50 N / 34, 46, 18 E

Istanbul, Turkey
40, 59, 55 N / 28, 57, 56 E

Barcelona, Spain (SAT)
41, 23, 6 N / 2, 9, 52 E

Arezzo, Italy
43, 27, 39 N / 11, 51, 15 E

Barnave, France
44, 39, 11 N / 5, 7, 50 E

Bordeaux, France (SAT)
44, 49, 57 N / 0, 34, 56 W

Geneva, Switzerland (SAT)
46, 11, 56 N / 6, 8, 49 E

Borg en Bresse, France
46, 12, 8 N / 5, 13, 36 E

Murten, Switzerland (SAT)
46, 55, 26 N / 7, 7, 14 E

Bern, Switzerland
46, 56, 56 N / 7, 26, 28 E

Donnersbach, Austria
47, 27, 28 N / 14, 7, 52 E

***Freiburg, Germany 
47, 59, 50 N / 7, 51, 00 E

Munich, Germany (SAT)
48, 7, 59 N / 11, 34, 27 E

Vienna, Austria (SAT)
48, 12, 56 N / 16, 22, 38 E

Stuttgart, Germany
48, 45, 58 N / 9, 10, 35 E

Paris, France
48, 50, 9 N / 2, 19, 45 E

Engelthal, Germany
49, 26, 22 N / 11, 30, 10 E

Wuerzberg, Germany
49, 47, 18 N / 9, 57, 53 E

Bonn, Germany (SAT)
50, 43, 21 N / 7, 5, 50 E

Chichester, United Kingdom
50, 50, 15 N / 0, 46, 30 W

Brussels, Belgium
50, 51, 51 N / 4, 21, 2 E

***

Wroclaw, Poland (SAT)
51, 6, 25 N / 17, 2, 3 E

Berlin, Germany
52, 29, 46 N / 13, 22, 53 E

Galway, Ireland (SAT)
53, 16, 30 N / 9, 2, 40 W

Leeds, United Kingdom
53, 57, 54 N / 1, 32, 53 W

St Peter Ording, Germany
54, 18, 36 N / 8, 37, 5 E

Novosibirsk, Russia
55, 1, 18 N / 82, 55, 29 W

Moscow, Russia
55, 44, 22 N / 37, 36, 42 E

Stockholm, Sweden
59, 19, 41 N / 18, 4, 0 E

St Petersburg, Russia
59, 57, 58 N / 30, 21, 58 E

Koensaari Island, Karelia, Russia
63, 0, 54 N / 33, 8, 5 E

Lasqueti Island, British Columbia, Canada (SAT)
49, 29, 3 N / 124, 17, 28 W

Vashon Island, Washington, USA
47, 24, 34 N / 122, 28, 32 W

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BLOG
On the blog you will find two new pages: 2012 World Map and 2012 Participants & Spaces. Look at and print out the color coded lists and maps on these pages and share them with your participants on Saturday.

REMINDERS:
1) If you are planning to use the live blog or video stream during the Underscore, be sure to join dance-tech.net in advance and send Marlon the embedding code for your ustream channel. Check the blog for full details and instructions about the technology.


2) Timing for the Global Underscore is as follows:
00:00 start time
00:45 preambulation
00:50 opening 5 min global small dance, facing east according to the map
03:55 closing global small dance, facing west according to the map
04:00 closing
(Note: you can start preambulating or small dancing earlier than specified, as long as you’re doing it at the appointed time.)

3) Here are the tips from our last email. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with these tips in case any of them will be helpful in making your practice flow smoothly.
As there will be many individual sites practicing all over the world, it’s useful for all of us to use the same schedule and structure.  Within that structure each facilitator is encouraged to create an experience that works for the people in their local group.  That means different things for different people, and we’ll give some examples that we hope will be helpful to think about.

Tips for setup:
  • Give yourself plenty of time for setup so you don’t have to rush, either in organizing or in preparing on the day of.
  • Have a compass with you to help you figure out which direction to face in order to create the global ring of linked Small Dances.
  • Post a written Underscore on the wall along with the Global Underscore schedule.  
  • Post a World Map so everyone can have a visual of what we’re creating together. You can find this map on the blog here.
  • Post the List of Participants so everyone can see who else is participating. You can find this list on the blog here.
Tips for orienting the group:
  • Be clear with your whole group about timing.  This could mean posting the schedule and a clock, or just discussing it during the Pow-Wow and coming up with agreements about how these transitions will be made: whatever works so that your site can be aware of and stick to the world timing without it being a distraction from your dancing.
  • Build in enough time after your final resolution for reflection and ample harvest time so you don’t feel rushed to get to the closing small dance.
  • Use a bell of some kind to signal the end of the closing global small dance.
    *Clarification: the final small dance happens AFTER you have had your final resolution, reflection and harvest. Once you have finished sharing in the circle, you stand and preambulate a bit (if you choose), then at the appointed time, go into your final small dance facing the appropriate direction.
  • Create some kind of closing after the final global small dance so there’s a clear end to the Underscore. A sound? A few claps? You can make up your own thing.
Tips during the Underscore
  • Organize a way of “collecting” the Harvest during the Sharing so it can be posted on the blog. This could be in the form of words, photos or video.
  • Have fruit or simple snacks available to pass around during the Sharing (usually very pleasant after 3+ hours of Underscore).

“See” you on the dance floor!
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love from Mark, Rebecca, Jesse and Brandin

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