Monday, May 5 With Guest Artist: Carrie Hanson
7:00 - 9:00 pm, FREE
At Silverspace Studio, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave, #3
Light refreshments will be served
(BYOB - Wine is Welcome!)
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On May 5, Carrie Hanson will lead a salon talk that focuses on her interest in combining physical risk with a rigorous inscription of idea onto body and the mining of bodily sensation. Attentive to space in both its function as a supportive container and a topography that the body rides, and also its variously pedestrian or public or performance designation, she frequently locates her dances in unconventional venues or reconsiders the spatial construction of more traditional stages. Her recent processes, in building Monument (2008), Overflow (2007) and GIANT FIX/dance in a pool (2005), have focused her attention on particular choreographic challenges such as balancing abstraction and legibility, and positioning movement as the primary conveyor of meaning in multidisciplinary work. Come join the conversation about these choreographic considerations.
ABOUT CARRIE HANSON:
Carrie Hanson has been performing, teaching and making dance in Chicago for sixteen years. She was a Chicago Dancemaker's Forum 2005 Lab Artist, and created GIANT FIX, a site-specific work for an Olympic-sized outdoor, drained pool. Her solo and ensemble dance work has appeared at local festivals and theatres, and has been performed nationally and in Germany. Since forming The Seldoms in 2001, she has directed and choreographed twelve new works for the company. Ms. Hanson has received two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships for Choreography and a Ruth Page Award for Outstanding Dance for her performance with Jan Erkert and Dancers and Loop Troop. Ms. Hanson is a Lecturer at the Dance Center of Columbia College, teaching contemporary technique, dancemaking and anatomy classes. She has been a guest teacher for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, River North Dance Company, Mordine and Company, and Thodos and Dancers. Ms. Hanson holds an MA in Dance Studies from Laban Centre London.
For more information visit: www.theseldoms.org
CDF/Silverspace Salons are supported in part by the Chicago Seminar on Dance and Performance.