This butoh-inspired workshop will offer a supportive environment for beginners and experienced dancers to investigate through creative movement. By cultivating responsiveness to gravity and momentum, and productively disrupting habits of vision, speed, and balance, we’ll arrive at surprising, sensitive dancing. We’ll explore initiating movement from the hands and feet (distally) versus the torso (proximally). We’ll articulate our feet in order to extend more fully into space, use continuity to interrupt habits of self-editing, and work with specific pressure points (throat, jugular, sternum, femoral artery, instep…) to investigate the twin impulses to protect (make a beetle of) yourself, and to show your belly.
Ginger Krebs’s performance work has been presented recently in Chicago at The Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Artists Coalition, the Storefront Theater, the Hyde Park Art Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She was awarded a MAP Fund grant for innovation in live performance in 2015, and the performance supported by that grant, Buffer Overrun, earned a four-star review and was chosen for the Best Dance of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune. Her collaborative 2014 performance film, Resolve to Be Ready, was screened in eleven juried film festivals, including Antimatter (Canada), the Athens Digital Arts Festival (Greece), and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Krebs has been awarded residencies at Djerassi, MacDowell, VCCA and Jentel. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Performance and Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
When: Saturday, April 14, 1-4:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required!
Date(s) - 04/14/2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Rumpus Room