Fridays August 19 through September 30 from 6 to 8:30 PM
Led by Fall 2016 Sponsored Artist Carole McCurdy and assisted by visiting dance artists, (((waver)) project: Open Workshops take place on seven consecutive Fridays from August 19 to September 30. Participants will explore movement and dance concepts as research for McCurdy’s (((waver)) project, which received financial support this year from Chicago Dancemakers Forum. The workshops are open to all on a drop-in basis. They will also serve as a casual yet engaging audition for those interested in committing to a rehearsal process beginning in October, and then performing in Works-in-Progress showings in December 2016 and a complete production in 2017.
The (((waver)) project: Open Workshops will explore intimacy and freedom in partnered movement—but will not be lessons in social dance. For those with experience in dance performance and/or butoh, this workshop series will introduce new approaches to partnered movement. For serious students of tango, this workshop series can be a means to increase awareness in the dynamics of partnering, playfully opening greater nuance in connections with space, groundedness, and musical interpretation.
Recipient of a 2016 Lab Artist award from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Carole McCurdy is a Chicago-based movement performer. Her work addresses grief and anxiety, duty and resistance, and the absurd mysteries of embodiment. Trained by masters of butoh including Natsu Nakajima and Yoshito Ohno and by teachers of Argentine tango including Guillermina Quiroga and Marcelo Varela, she has performed at the Chicago Cultural Center, Links Hall, Hamlin Park, High Concept Labs, Defibrillator Gallery, and Movement Research (NYC). In 2014 she danced under viaducts in downtown Chicago and toured Indonesia with Nicole LeGette’s blushing poppy Dance Club. In 2008–09 she was awarded an artistic residency at Links Hall, where she created and showed her ensemble piece Alas.