12 Minutes Max: a Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists

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  • 12 Minutes Max

12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short new works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, come see new pieces in music, dance, writing, film, theater, performance art and the like, each 12 minutes or less.

After each month's performances, coffee and cookies will be served—a time for conversation and a chance to give feedback.


Local composer Nick Foster will premiere his latest work 5 Claves, for live percussion and multi-speaker electronics. Foster's musical catalog ranges from various pop, jazz and electronic projects to classical and contemporary chamber music. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music composition from the University of Utah in 2006.

Tanja London will screen her film occupation, an experimental screendance that explores a state of ‘uprootedness’ in the context of the events of the Iraq War and the World Financial Crisis. It features the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Salt Lake City when it was moved from one end of the block to the other in 2009. Tanja is a German choreographer/filmmaker based in Salt Lake City. In addition to a BA in Social Pedagogy and Contemporary Dance, she holds a MFA in Modern Dance, including a Screendance Certificate.

We will also be treated to a performance art piece by Kristina Lenzi entitled Thought Bubble. Kristina is a teacher, painter and performance artist living in Salt Lake City. She has journeyed around the country as well as Poland and France practicing what she preaches. For Kristina, performance art is a visual art of real things happening in real time and real space.

This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originally conceived by On the Boards, a contemporary dance, theater, and music organization based in Seattle's lower Queen Anne neighborhood. You can check out samples of some of their 12 Minutes Max performances here, or subscribe to watch full performances.

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200