Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak presents the soft-premiere of Shanahans new dance project Ex/Body: wake, dam, steel. An evening-length ensemble work, Ex/Body features performances by Shanahan, and Chicago dancers Maria DiMarzio, Kristina Fluty, Jeff Hancock, and the ensembles newest member Diana Stewart. Collaborating on the project is Somatic Experiencing practitioner and healer Candice Wu.
Ex/Body: wake, dam, steel runs Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2 at 7:30pm. Performances are at Dovetail Studios, 2853 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. Tickets are $15 for students/seniors, and $18 for the general public.
From Shanahan re Ex/Body:
We are exploring how a dance for performance can grow from the tiny, often hidden micro-movements and sensations born of traumatic responses held in the body. Within these often-buried movement languages viable, richly textured spaces of exploration invite our attention. We are finding new and renewed movement in stuck places, and in the process are also uncovering the ways some modes of contemporary dance training and presentation paradoxically and simultaneously harm and liberate.
(Please note that the previously listed Nov 3 evening of performance is canceled.)