The following are multi-day virtual dancing opportunities with open enrollment that are intended for professional-level dancers. (* indicates drop-ins permitted)
SEPTEMBER 25; OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 2020 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
Choreographers Steph Paul + Erin Kilmurray team up with a workshop series for all dancers exploring how we can train together, flow together, create together, be seen by each other, and still be apart.
SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2020
Coached by Robert Moses and master teachers, each participant will take part in a rigorous process designed to provide dancers with practical performance and creative approaches to stage presentation while learning choreography from Moses’ acclaimed 2010 work “The Cinderella Principle.”
SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 3, 10, 7 & 24 (11am-2pm EDT)
This workshop will give you the tools to create your own original dances, exploring the elements of composition, both for the stage as well as for dance films. We will examine the creative process by learning how to take risks, transition from thinking to feeling to making artistic choices. Through short in-class assignments and extensive work outside of class, students will investigate both form and content in choreography. Participants will create and perform solo studies based on choreographic problems. We look not only at what you dance but also ask the question “Why do you dance?” Dance is the expressive medium of our heart, mind, and soul.
Power Shift presents: YOUR OWN GOD - Individualized Coaching in Improvisation with Judith Sánchez Ruíz
OCTOBER 5-9, 2020
Registrants will be assigned to one of three 45 minute sessions (9AM/10AM/11AM). A unique opportunity to receive individualized coaching in intimate groups of three artists under the mentorship of internationally-acclaimed dancer Judith Sanchez Ruiz. This workshop over five consecutive days, each day a 45-minute session, will feature practical exercises, dialogue, and prompts for play. Presented by HMD's 2020 Bridge Project "Power Shift: Improvisation, Activism, and Community"
OCTOBER 9 & 16, 2020 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
Surrounding Desire uses key concepts from quantum physics and Black Feminist thought to collectively build a dance class. This workshop is for all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) regardless of dance experience or ability. This course is by donation
OCTOBER 12, 2020
In this workshop, participants will fine-tune their ability to listen and attend to their bodies.
OCTOBER 26; NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
A four-part instruction series that supports self-healing processes for experiences of trauma in the black community, this class will travel through African-American dance history, metaphorical rhythm work, movement therapy, resistance activities, and community building exercises. This class is designed around experiences in the African American community, but is open to all, and is by donation.
NOVEMBER 10, 17, 24 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
Approaches to Radical Dance Pedagogies is an applied discussion that offers up a framework for exploring the modalities through which dance is taught and learned.
NOVEMBER 11, 2020 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
This session explores the process of writing a technical rider for your dance performance work.
NOVEMBER 16, 18, 19 // The Dance Presenting Series, Columbia College Chicago
How might bodily memory support radical togetherness? This workshop explores the moving body as a receptacle for personal and collective memory.