Acrobatics Everyday has brought lots of cool shows to the UC Irvine campus in the just under a year they've existed: Japanther, The Mae Shi, The Shaky Hands, a Q&A with Ian McKaye, bunches more. Now the students behind the group–we profiled Sam Farzin last month–are looking for your words of support, as they prepare to oppose impending school legislation that would move Acrobatics Everyday-booked shows to the lecture halls; which, they say, would present essentially insurmountable challenges in terms of reserving space and feasibility for the performances.
Words of support can be e-mailed to ACROBATICSEVERYDAY@GMAIL.COM, to show UCI honchos what AE has meant to the community.
Full text of their message after the jump.
please read this!
it's been almost a year and what a year it has been. thank you for
in the first months, there was a lot of unnecessary stress caused in
the struggle to simply booking rooms on campus. luckily, some
friendly folks have made it easier since the summer to book rooms.
however, once again, we are in a position of great stress. the
university has told me that acrobatics everyday events will have to
occur in almost only lecture halls, barring the student center rooms
(which in no-chair configurations cost $100s to use). now it is
pretty obvious that the majority of events acrobatics everyday puts
on would not befit a lecture hall; in addition, lecture halls are
notoriously difficult to book. all in all, the campus still does not
respect what acrobatics everyday does.
i am going to attempt to discuss these issues with the head of
scheduling this coming week. when i go in i will attempt to once
again explain to the bureaucracy why acrobatics everyday is
necessary, how much time and effort has been put in by so many people
with no tangible reward, and how bright the future could be.
what i ask of you:
if you have ever come and seen a show (or wanted to) or if you
appreciate the availability of non-profit live music, please consider
writing a brief comment in support of acrobatics everyday. i want to
show them what acrobatics everyday means and how their stifling rules
cannot work for every single scenario. i will present a list of
comments to the administrators. you do not have to include your name.
i will present the comments by as much information you want to give
me (student, grad year, community member, etc).
i can't take the notion of a campus where christo-fascists are free
and welcome to parade their hate and yell at students for hours while
the same students have to jump through hoops to simply borrow a space
for 3 or 4 hours.
the best case scenario is the establishment of a trailer or space on
campus where acrobatics everyday can live.
so, help acrobatics everyday! please write a comment.
email all comments to ACROBATICSEVERYDAY@GMAIL.COM
support is appreciated.