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NCUR 30 Performing Arts Sessions


Performing Arts Presentation & Performance Guidelines


This year at NCUR, artists who proposed performance-based projects in Dance, Drama, Music, Film, and Spoken Word will have the the option of presenting their work in a showcase in Lipinsky Auditorium, a 580-seat proscenium theater.

Students who indicated oral presentation on their abstract submissions, may still elect to present in the traditional 15-minute lecture-style format with five minutes for questions. Follow the Oral Presentation Guidelines.

Equipment Available in Lipinsky Auditorium

  • Yamaha grand piano  

  • Podium on floor level w/ (2) podium mounted microphones

  • PC laptop next to podium, routed to house projector (note:  the projector screen blocks the stage--if projecting, no simultaneous performance on stage)

  • VGA connection to house projector (note: Presenters must bring their own VGA adapter!)

  • One (1) 1/4" aka mini/aka "headphone" plug at panel on front lip of stage for music playback (ipod, house laptop, presenter's laptop, etc.)

  • One (1) wireless handheld mic

  • One (1) wireless lapel mic (for use on stage only--not on floor level)

  • One (1) wired mic on stand in house right-side aisle for audience Q&A

  • Two (2) wedge style stage monitors with (1) discrete monitor mic

  • Repertory theatrical lighting/wash on stage

Our staff for the Performing Arts Showcase will include a stage manager, house manager, backstage manager, audio technician and light board operator.

For performance requiring an accompanist, please contact the NCUR Planning Office for information on availability and costs. Students must bring their own scores.

For performance requiring pre-recorded music, please provide a CD cued to the performance.

Performers will have an opportunity to rehearse (schedule TBD) in Lipinsky Auditorium prior to the Showcase on Friday afternoon.

If you are scheduled to perform in the Showcase, please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the Performing Arts Showcase session. When you arrive in Lipinsky Auditorium, please check in with an usher who will escort you to the backstage area to prepare for your presentation.


Professional Courtesy

NCUR offers an opportunity for participants to observe, learn, and practice professional etiquette common to all disciplines. Presenters should remain in the room until all presentations in their sessions are complete. The other presentations may offer new insights, and all presenters deserve the same audience and respect. Spectators to sessions should enter and exit oral and performing arts session rooms between (not during) presentations.