Into the Forest....Dances of Delight and Discovery

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Event Description

Into the Forest delves into our relationship to the magic, strength and fragility of the natural world. Experience the magic of seeing different generations dancing together!  PMI Dancers are aged 23 to 83, joined by 2 children and 3 guest dancers.  See three premieres choreographed by Artistic Director Lin Shook; original music by Fred Simon, new works by guest choreographers Peggy Lamb and Harvard Vallance, and works from the repertory.  An audience talk back concludes the performance. 

GUEST CHOREOGRAPHER PEGGY LAMB: was a key member of the Dallas performance community alternately playing founder, choreographer, director, dancer and collaborator in numerous projects. Her work has been performed across the country.   Her background includes an MA in Dance from American University, post-graduate work in Movement Studies and studies with Anna Halperin. The Dallas Morning News praised her work as “pushing the boundaries of decorum and sense". She dances in Austin Texas with BodyShift. She works with “Truth be Told”, teaching creative movement and writing to incarcerated women.  

GUEST CHOREOGRAPHER HARVARD VALLANCE studied dance with Shirley Mordine and Nana Shineflug, performed with The Chicago Moving Company and the Felix Fibitch Dance Co. He founded The Kalamazoo African Dance Company and teaches children’s ballet, modern and African dance. Harvard lives in the woods on a lake in SW Michigan.


Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Links Hall

3111 N. Western Ave. at Constellation
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 281-0824