Calendar

Feb
8
Sun
February 8: Footwork Workshop with THE ERA at the MANA Open House
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
February 8: Footwork Workshop with THE ERA at the MANA Open House @ High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary | Chicago | Illinois | United States

In preparation for the return of THE ERA’s Lab Sessions on February 28, join THE ERA for a footwork workshop from 1-4pm on February 8 during the MANA Contemporary Open House. The ERA is teaching Chicago footwork to new generations of dancers from diverse backgrounds at HCL. Everyone is welcome! This workshop will take place in the HCL Studios on the fourth floor of MANA Contemporary (2233 S. Throop St., Chicago)

Sunday February, 8
1pm-4pm
FREE

ABOUT THE ERA:

THE ERA is Chicago’s premier footwork dance crew, representing the tradition of Chicago footwork dancing for local enthusiasts and international audiences alike. “Footwork is both a music and dance from Chicago,” dancer Litebulb from THE ERA explains. Over the last several years, dancers from THE ERA have performed on stages across the world, from London’s Barbican to the Pitchfork Festival to underground Brooklyn raves. The group was founded as a grassroots organization on the South Side of Chicago, uniting Chicago’s best battle dancers into a new all-star clique.

THE ERA’s founding advisor Wills Glasspiegel’s recently published feature about footwork dancing in Pitchfork Magazine.
Glasspiegel has also produced a series of video that introduce footwork culture for VICE and National Public Radio.

THE ERA on Facebook
INSTAGRAM: wethe_era
YOUTUBE

Feb
16
Mon
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015

Butoh Body

Mondays 6-8pm
February 16 – April 13
$10 suggested donation

@HighConceptLabs
4th Floor MANA Contemporary
2233 S. Throop

A weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.

[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace transformation. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]

Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh dancing for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com

Feb
23
Mon
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015

Butoh Body

Mondays 6-8pm
February 16 – April 13
$10 suggested donation

@HighConceptLabs
4th Floor MANA Contemporary
2233 S. Throop

A weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.

[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace transformation. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]

Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh dancing for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com

Feb
27
Fri
SOLOISTS FROM FONEMA SERIES I: Ryan Packard, percussion
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SOLOISTS FROM FONEMA SERIES I: Ryan Packard, percussion @ High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary | Chicago | Illinois | United States

SOLOISTS FROM FONEMA SERIES

As a part of their residency at HCL, soloists from Fonema Consort will curate 3 programs devoted to some of the principal exponents of new music for their corresponding instruments:

Soloists from Fonema Series I: Ryan Packard, percussion
February 27th, 8pm

Percussion music post-Vinko Globokar and Mauricio Kagel has often turned towards balancing the absurd, the culturally referential, and the downright problematic in a cluster chaos filled sound world that is tangled in it’s own semantically charged web. This concert pairs one of the important works of the percussion repertoire, Globokar’s ?Corporel, with newer works for percussion that have pushed percussion repertoire into a new frontier of musical theatrics.

?Corporel, by Vinko Globokar |10|
STAAHAADLER AFF, by Oxana Omelchuk |10|
Au dela d’une étude pour percussion, by Vinko Globokar |30|

ABOUT FONEMA:

consort : a group of instrumentalists and singers performing together

fonema : (Spanish, phoneme) the smallest unit of speech, which distinguishes words according to their sonic quality.

These concepts define the essence of Fonema Consort, as we endeavor to strengthen and expand the repertoire of 20th and 21st century repertoire for voice(s) and instruments, and live out our fascination with the exploration of vocal possibilities in music. The complex nature of this repertoire encompasses a vast intersection of disciplines (music, drama, literature, for example), and requires the ensemble to explore a wide range of performance practices.

Founded in October 2011 by singer Nina Dante and composers Pablo Chin and Edward Hamel, this Chicago-based ensemble was named “Best New Vocal-Oriented Contemporary Classical Ensemble of 2014″ by The Chicago Reader, and has performed at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall and at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, as well as at college and university campuses throughout the Chicago area and beyond. The ensemble is building a national and international audience, with past performances in New York, Costa Rica, and Mexico City, and upcoming performances in Miami, France, and Mexico.

Fonema Consort is dedicated to the commissioning of new works for voice(s) with instruments, and collaborating closely with composers on the realization of these scores. Since its debut concert in February 2012, Fonema Consort has premiered more than 20 works by living composers.

Described by the Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak as “dazzling“, Fonema Consort’s debut CD, Pasos en Otra Calle, was released this Spring on New Focus Recordings. Believing that new music offers a journey of discovery for the performer and listener alike, Fonema Consort hopes that our audience will join us on this journey at the edge of musical and linguistic discovery.

www.fonemaconsort.com

 

Feb
28
Sat
LAB SESSIONS: A CHICAGO FOOTWORK EVENT HOSTED BY THE ERA DANCERS AND TEKLIFE
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LAB SESSIONS: A CHICAGO FOOTWORK EVENT HOSTED BY THE ERA DANCERS AND TEKLIFE @ HCL at Mana Contemporary | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Tickets are limited: $10 in advance or at the door.

In collaboration with DJs from Chicago’s Teklife collective, THE ERA footwork dance crew bring Chicago footwork to new generations of dancers across the city and the world. LAB SESSIONS is a special party with Chicago footwork dancers THE ERA and leading footwork DJs including RP Boo, DJ Earl and DJ Spinn.

“Footwork is both a music and dance from Chicago,” dancer Litebulb from THE ERA explains. Over the last several years, Litebulb and other dancers from THE ERA have performed on stages across the world, from London’s Barbican to Brooklyn raves. The group was founded as a grassroots organization on the South Side of Chicago, uniting some of Chicago’s best battle dancers into a new all-star clique.

This year at High Concept Laboratories, THE ERA is developing a stage show for international touring, working closely with DJs from Chicago’s Teklife collective, and collaborating with visual artist and documentarian Wills Glasspiegel. Together, they’re crafting innovative media strategies that forefront footwork dancing and its deep connection to the city of Chicago.

More about THE ERA here.

Mar
2
Mon
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015

Butoh Body

Mondays 6-8pm
February 16 – April 13
$10 suggested donation

@HighConceptLabs
4th Floor MANA Contemporary
2233 S. Throop

A weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.

[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace transformation. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]

Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh dancing for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com

Mar
9
Mon
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015

Butoh Body

Mondays 6-8pm
February 16 – April 13
$10 suggested donation

@HighConceptLabs
4th Floor MANA Contemporary
2233 S. Throop

A weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.

[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace transformation. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]

Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh dancing for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com

Mar
16
Mon
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015

Butoh Body

Mondays 6-8pm
February 16 – April 13
$10 suggested donation

@HighConceptLabs
4th Floor MANA Contemporary
2233 S. Throop

A weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.

[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace transformation. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]

Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh dancing for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com

Mar
23
Mon
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015

Butoh Body

Mondays 6-8pm
February 16 – April 13
$10 suggested donation

@HighConceptLabs
4th Floor MANA Contemporary
2233 S. Throop

A weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.

[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace transformation. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]

Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh dancing for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com

Mar
30
Mon
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Butoh Body: Monday Nights Spring 2015

Butoh Body

Mondays 6-8pm
February 16 – April 13
$10 suggested donation

@HighConceptLabs
4th Floor MANA Contemporary
2233 S. Throop

A weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.

[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace transformation. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]

Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh dancing for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com