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Hotel Bristol Album Release (2 nights)

Hotel Bristol Album Release (2 nights)

May 26, 8:00pm - May 27, 11:59pm

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

Ode and Silent Theater Company present:

An Interactive Theatrical Album Release Show.

A post-apocalyptic hotel. Half destroyed and rebuilt and repopulated. A cast of folks who have found themselves there about. The furnishings that make-up what used to be a grand foyer now decay in a mish-mash of broken shards of dream: Lucille’s identity woven in the tapestry of a lazy boy, a church pew under a street lamp, a sole window with a snowy view, a house band sleep-singing. A dead-ringer wheels into this outpost for the permanently temporary. An IV stick holds a tongue-less bell. A montage of countless moments of countless memories, real and imagined, countless realizations of lucid dreaming and joyful rages.

Hotel features:
Photo Booth
House band Ode
Cast of Characters
Interactive Art

MAY 26
MAY 27
Tickets: $15

152 interested  ·  101 going
Movement Matters: Past Incapacities

Movement Matters: Past Incapacities

Jun 23, 7:00pm - Jun 23, 9:00pm

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

Past Incapacities will examine the parallels between physically integrated dance, movement therapy and advances in the disability arts movement's parallel evolution from the new political awareness of ableism since the 1970's and '80's.

Jessica Young, Dancer, MA, BC-DMT, LCPC, GL-CMA, Chair, Dept. of Creative Arts Therapies, Columbia College Chicago

Sarah Fuller, Dancer & Founding Teaching Artist, Hubbard Street Dance Parkinson's Project, full-time Instructor, Loyola University Chicago

Julie Brannen, Dancer and Certified Dance Therapist, MA, LPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA

Heather Danielle Carpenter, Dancer & Founder and Director Ascendence Dance Company, Chicago

Reveca Torres, Dancer & Founder, Backbones Chicago

Organized and moderated by Michael Workman, Founder and Director of Bridge, a (501) (c) (3) organization, reporter and columnist at Guardian US, Newcity & Sixty Inches From Center

Can art actually heal and help alleviate suffering? Beyond any notions of subjective expressivism, this symposium aims to foster a dialogue on the principles driving a resurgence in therapeutic movement relationships, and of dance as a form of art therapy with verifiable medical advantage. Past Incapacities will also attempt to frame the dialogue as against the advances in the disability arts movement's parallel evolution from the new political awareness of ableism since the 1970's and '80's.

This discussion will seek to relate the history of the field from its beginnings in Marian Chace's early applications of the art form to medical practice, following her suicide attempt in 1936, to a form of psychotherapy at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. It was here she continued her work during a significant period in the development of its applications for treatment that lead to her eventual (and reluctant) establishment of the American Dance Therapy Association in 1966. Subsequent research has established as fact that acute and chronic stress, and other posttraumatic stress disorders, can have negative physical outcomes. In addition, with a new generation of "walking wounded" from American wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere, Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) offers compelling methods already practiced, for instance, in the disability arts movement's approach to physically integrative dance. Positive results have also been verified in the use of dance movement therapies for children of abuse, sexual assault and in the treatment of a variety of psychiatric disorders.

A biweekly column at Sixty, seasonal symposia series and periodic performance initiative, Movement Matters investigates work at the intersection of dance, performance, politics, policy and issues related to the body.

Supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities' Illinois Speaks program. Additional program support is provided by Sixty Inches From Center, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Links Hall and Audience Architects.

A program of Movement Matters, The Neo-Judson Project: Dance, Performance, Art, Politics & Philosophy and Bridge, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Thanks to our sponsor Revolution Brewing for their generous support of the Movement Matters series

27 interested  ·  5 going