Master Class with Rashaun + Silas--Tesseract

Event Type
Event Description

Since 2010, Rashaun
Mitchell and Silas Riener have created dance in response to complex and
active spatial environments, often merging elements of fantasy, absurdity, and
quiet contemplation into challenging multifaceted performance. After working
together for years in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Mitchell and Riener
developed a keen interest in the way abstraction and representation coincide in
the body. Their collaborative work takes many forms, from site-specific
installations, improvisational dances, and traditional proscenium pieces to
highly crafted and intimate, immersive experiences. Historical influences and
aesthetic forms collapse into a visually charged hybrid physical language.
Together they have been part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended
Life Dance Development program, the New York City Center Choreographic
Fellowship, and have been artists in residence at EMPAC, Mount Tremper Arts,
Wellesley College, Jacob’s Pillow, and Pieter. Their work has been presented at
MOMA PS1 as part of Greater NY, The Chocolate Factory, New York Live Arts,
Danspace Project, the Vail International Dance Festival, REDCAT, ICA Boston,
and the O Miami Poetry Festival.


Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Hubbard Street Dance Center

1147 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60607