Kristina Isabelle Stilt-Dance Masterclasses

April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St
Chicago, IL 60608
$30 single day, $50 both days


Have you ever wanted to walk tall? Here’s your chance to experience the joy and freedom of dancing on stilts, led by High Concept Labs Institutional Incubation Program member Kristina Isabelle Dance Company. No experience is necessary and all levels welcome.

Kristina Isabelle brings 20 years of stilt-dance experience to High Concept Labs. Her technical dance training is combined with stilts to create a hybrid high-art form. Stilt-dance is a fun and dynamic art that has inspired her theatrical work as well as bringing smiles to everyone that encounters a long-legged performer.

Class will start with a full body warm up, incorporating falling techniques. We will help each other in groups to get up on stilts and then switch. You are guaranteed to be walking on stilts after one class. The second class will incorporate taller stilts, across the floor material, and partner work. We will engage the length of the body with leg attachments to push our bodies to explore what is physically possible on stilts. That in turn will open up creative ideas for your own work and build your confidence by conquering fears of dancing tall.

****Stilts will be provided but please bring them if you have them
Bring tennis shoes, 1 roll of duct tape, knee pads

*Workshop participants –  Performance Opportunity at HCL Open House on Saturday April 29th

One-Day Stilt-Dance Workshop:   $30.00
Two-Day Stilt Dance Workshop: $50.00

**10 People Maximum
Please reserve spot by emailing:

“Isabelle makes new dance in traditional ways – it’s just on stilts. That’s both logical, providing a frame of reference, and amazing. What she’s accomplished is a breathtaking mix of art and entertainment that has that extra dimension one associates with circus acts – danger.” Columbus Dispatch