Screendance Club: Prayer Room

Event Type
Online Event
Event Description


Prayer Room
Directed and Choreographed by Lorin Sookool
Conversation Moderated by Thobile Maphanga

Lorin Sookool is an independent South African dance artist. Her interests lie in personal politics and its relation to the wider contemporary socio-economic conversations. Prayer Room looks at the lived realities of three senior citizens during COVID-19 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal while Sookool traces a choreographic response in isolation, amongst unused church pews. This project was made possible through CO-RESIDENCY, an online, global arts residency. Click HERE to view a preview of Prayer Room.

CART Captioning will be provided for this event. If you need a different accessible accommodation to enjoy this program, or if you have any questions about accommodations, please email or call (312) 846-6357.

Join See Chicago Dance's latest program, Screendance Club: a radically casual watch-party and discussion of short dance films. Different from a typical talk-back, Screendance Club aims to create an environment of open conversation and exploration--with artists, filmmakers, and viewers on an equal footing. SCD writers curate and facilitate conversations on viewing and interpreting dance on screen.


Save the date for the next Screendance Club event on Wednesday, May 26 from 5:00–6:00pm CST, featuring Cecil McDonald, Jr.'s Pieta for America, with the conversation moderated by D’onminique Boyd.

Running Time
1 hour