Thursday, October 8, 2009

Epiphany Dance Experiment Dance Series FALL 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

6 pm


*also please see workshop information below

On Sunday, November 1st, EDE presents IMPROV EVOLUTION vol.2. The program begins with music improvisation and introduces three different group improvisations lead by dance artists coming from outside of Chicago. The works will exhibit varied approaches and philosophies to creating improvisations.The performance will conclude with post-show dialogue.


Music Improvisation Duo by Josh Berman (cornet) & Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone)

Dance Improvisation by Jennifer Monson, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Asimina Chremos, Ayako Kato

COMPOSED by The Architects (Michael Chorney - musician, Katherine Ferrier, Lisa Gonzales, Jennifer Kayle,Pamela Vail)

Their lifelong research of compositional improvisation reveals discovering and organizing a dance as each moment unfolds as a structuring process.

Like You Mean It by Like You Mean It (Noelle Chun, Adriana Durant, Annie Kloppenberg, and DJ Ed Luna)

Like You Mean It creates improvisational performance piece that focuses, at once, on choreographic thought and movement redefined. For Like You Mean It improvisation IS choreography.

Addmission: $12 Suggested Donation
$10 Suggested for Students/Seniors(Tickets are available at the door)

Epiphany Episcopal Chicago 201 S. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL (SE corner of Ashland and Adams) map

Photo (from the top): Jennifer Monson by Kenta Nagai, Like You Mean It by Kate Enright, The Architects by Stephen Aubuchon


Jennifer Monson
Date: Sat, Oct 31, 2009
Time: 2-5 pm
Place: Outer Space, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. #3F, Chicago, IL
Instructor: Jennifer Monson
Class Fee: $35

Class Description: In this workshop we will use concepts generated from phenomenon around us both in the urban and less urban environment to explore choreographic approaches to place. We will drift through movement and ideas, arriving in eddies and pools that allow us to deepen into different states of awareness and consciousness. Form will arise for movement explorations and from this we will create choreographic systems that respond to our own personal sense of place and the inherent relationships we create as we transmit experience through dancing.

Like You Mean It
Date: Sun, Nov 1, 2009
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Place: Epiphany Episcopal Chicago, 201 S. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL
Instructor: Like You Mean It (Noelle Chun, Adriana Durant, and Annie Kloppenberg)
Class Fee: $20

Class Description: Conscious Trip: Not Just Dancing Around
In the daily “performance” of living, we all compose our own experiences in real life in real time. A coherent performance of group improvisation, however, is a complex task that must be informed by rigorous physical investigation and shared inquiry as a part of that group. In this class we will engage in such rigorous practices. We stumble into improvisational dance-making in a series of scores designed to facilitate both nuanced attention and collective authorship.

The Architects
Date: Sun, Nov 1, 2009
Time: 12:45 - 2:45 pm
Place: Epiphany Episcopal Chicago, 201 S. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL
Instructor: The Architects (Katherine Ferrier, Lisa Gonzales, Jennifer Kayle, Pamela Vail) with musician, Michael Chorney

Class Fee: $20

Class Description: Cultivate awareness as an entry point to movement improvisation and discover how composition emerges from an attuned group. This workshop balances in-depth solo exploration with rigorous practice in spontaneous ensemble dance-making. Fresh perceptions and new choices are set in motion through provocative open-ended questions; each kinesthetic/conceptual proposition creates windows into authenticity, connection, depth, and range.

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This project is supported by Epiphany Episcopal Chicago