Panel One: Dramaturgy and the Dancing Body
11 AM to 12:30 PM
Artistic teams Reggie Wilson and Susan Manning; Carrie Hanson and Michael Kramer with dancer Philip Elson; and Lin Hixson, Matthew Goulish and Bryan Saner will participate in a panel discussion focusing on choreographic process, dramaturgy and the body, moderated by Chicago Dancemakers Forum Executive Director Ginger Farley.
Artists will offer informal “case studies” sharing the particulars of their shared creative processes on a given work or long term collaboration. The artists will discuss and demonstrate, with the live moving body and with other materials, the process, ways of working, challenges, and successes that they have participated in together.
Table Talk + Dramaturgy Blind Date
12:30 to 2 PM
The second part of the day will include a free catered lunch and table talk led by Meida McNeil and Julia Mayer. A concurrent open rehearsal “blind date” with choreographer Darrell Jones and dramaturge Kat Zukaitis will culminate in a focal live presentation of dramaturgical process at 1:45 PM.
Panel Two: Cross-Generational Collaboration
2 to 3:30 PM
About Chicago Dancemakers Forum
Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF) strengthens the field of dance in Chicago overall by supporting deep investigation, bold risk-taking, and artistic rigor. CDF provides multi-layered support for Chicago choreographers through its prestigious Lab Artists program, public workshops, events, and residencies, all with strong emphasis on artistic and professional development. The CDF Lab Artist Program makes $15,000 cash grants to choreographers annually. Grants are combined with mentorship throughout the research, development and performance of a newly choreographed work.
About High Concept Labs
High Concept Labs is a Chicago-born not-for-profit arts service organization and cultural platform dedicated to supporting working artists and engaging the Chicago community with arts and culture. Partnering with artists at every step of the creative process, hcl offers high-quality custom support services through its Sponsored Artist and Institutional Incubation Programs. hcl also curates and hosts Cultural Conversations, artist showcases, presents special community events, and facilitates educational arts partnerships. With a vibrant cycle of programs,and process-support, High Concept Labs grows community alongside culture and fosters new audiences for the arts. highconceptlabs.org