Posted by: trailerpilot | 07:26::2009

Quick. Dirty. Awesome.

Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak dancers Benjamin Law, Kristina Fluty and Jessica Marasa.

Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak dancers Benjamin Law, Kristina Fluty and Jessica Marasa. Photo by Michael Branigan/Sandbox Studio.

Performance workshop Quick and Dirty, the brainchild of Mad Shak‘s Molly Shanahan, gives advanced movement artists the unique opportunity to convene and create a piece; next month brings another installment of the series to Chicago’s dance community. In her words,

Shanahan directs and choreographs an original work, created through compositional modalities that emphasize the participant’s unique voice, expose Shanahan’s current movement research and core values, and engage questions of presence, ensemble communication and establishing viable creative containers for appropriate risk and individual development into new territory with an emphasis on rigor, detail and intuitive response.

Join Molly Shanahan and 8-10 advanced movers for one week of intensive creation, culminating in an informal public presentation.

As a former member of Mad Shak I can testify that working with Shanahan is about staying focused and prepared to jettison irrelevant or outdated methods and ideas, and that bit about “ensemble communication” is no joke. In just a few days you will emerge with phenomenal reattachments to the purpose of your dance studies and specificity of your goals — this workshop is highly recommended.

Free up August 16–22 to meet at Berger Park Cultural Center on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00am-2:30pm; Friday from 3:00-6:00pm; and Saturday noon-5:00pm (which day includes the public showing of the work at 4:00pm).

The fee is $300.00 — payment plans are available. Register and receive answers to any questions via email to kristina (dot) fluty (at) madshak (dot) com.


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