I am (not) this body at Links Hall

Amanda Milligan, Talia Koylass, Jasmin Williams & Summer Smith
in Fringe from I am (not) this body
photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis

We’re so excited to present a revised version of our important new dance, I am (not) this body, and several other works, as part of  Links Hall’s 40th Anniversary Season from April 26 to 28. 

I am (not) this body
Fri, April 26 @7:00pm
Sat, April 27 @7:00pm
Sun, April 28 @7:00pm

Tickets: $15, general admission / $12, seniors & kids 6 to 18 / free for kids 5 & under
Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago
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I am (not) this body (IANTB) explores how we view “different” bodies (the bodies of women, children and people of color), and how those bodies and the humans inside them seem to be invisible or to have less value. IANTB premiered last November at the Studebaker Theater.

At this Links engagement, IANTB will have four sections. Fringe, about women’s bodies, and Tender Care about children’s bodies, are both choreographed by Ms. Haun. MATTER, about the bodies of people of color, is choreographed by Solomon BowserJourneyman, a work choreographed by Sarah Cullen Fuller for Kris Lenzo, a dancer in a wheelchair, will also be a part of this presentation of IANTB.  Ms. Cullen Fuller is a former dancer with Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, and Mr. Lenzo is 3Arts Award recipient.

The program will also include three Works-in-Progress by three Company dancers.  DEAR LESLEY with love baby girl, choreographed by Assistant Choreographer and Company Dancer, Ariel Dorsey, was created as an homage to a favorite uncle, and will be performed on Friday night. Lady, created and performed by Company Dancer Amanda Milligan, explores the relationship between a painting’s subject and its viewer. Lady will be performed on Sunday night. here, choreographed by Assistant Choreographer and Company Dancer, Summer Smith is movement study for two bodies attempting to merge into one. here will be presented on Sunday night.

A fourth Work-in-Progress, Awake in the Dark, choreographed by Ms. Haun, will also be presented. Awake in the Dark is inspired by Clark Strand’s essay about how humans are overexposed to light and need to find darkness to recover their souls. Audience favorite, Bento, a group work from 2011, will round out the program.

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I am (not) this body
Fri, April 26 @7:00pm
Sat, April 27 @7:00pm
Sun, April 28 @7:00pm

Tickets: $15, general admission / $12, seniors & kids 6 to 18 / free for kids 5 & under

Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago
Street parking is usually available available.  Links Hall is located near the Western Ave. bus. Links Hall is wheelchair accessible.

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Dexter Bishop, Solomon Bowser & Michael Gee
performing in Bento.
photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis