Join past Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artists in the MCA Commons in live, artist-to-artist exchanges of movement, ideas, and process. These choreographers of different backgrounds and art-making practices grapple with questions that impact them each in distinct ways through embodied conversations with each other and the public.
On November 27th at 6:00 PM, Jamal “Litebulb” Oliver of The Era Footwork Crew (2015 Lab Artist), Molly Shanahan of Mad Shak (2006 Lab Artist), and Meida McNeal of Honey Pot Performance (2010 Lab Artist) address how they mine the cultural histories, embodied and genetic memory, and lived experience that surface in their dancing bodies. On December 4th at 6:00 PM, Carrie Hanson of The Seldoms (2005 Lab Artist) and Adam Rose of Antibody Corporation (2014 Lab Artist) address how they use dance to contend with the spaces and places where they perform, and to encounter the audience within them.
In Progress is a new MCA series of public programs that give visitors a glimpse into the working practices of artists. It highlights Chicago artists with a focus on live art happenings, discussions, workshops, and screenings that expose the behind-the-scenes labor of art making. This series further positions the MCA as a platform for creative culture, providing a place for artists to test ideas and push their practices to new levels through audience engagement, and creating a forum for conversation and interaction in our new space, the Commons.