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UPCOMING EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

 

To Be Rescheduled:

The Plasticity of Fashion through Sculpture and Dance

Saturday TBD, 2:00-3:15 Free! 

With the 50-year anniversary of Earth Day approaching, it only seems fitting to address the outrageous and out of control use of plastic.  This free workshop/performance is intended to raise awareness, heal and inspire action in a fun and creative environment. Make a dress out of Target bags a cape from a shower curtain liner trimmed with spoons, a men’s suit from garbage bags, a vest out of bubble wrap, or a hat out of food containers– the possibilities are endless!  

Visual Artist Toby Zallman will lead a workshop on making clothing from recycled plastic.  Perceptual Motion, Inc. will  model plastic clothing and perform  a dance to be premiered in the upcoming concert We Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Us. 

North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski   Registration required For adults and children over 12 accompanied by an adult. 

 

Register online at :
https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/north-park-village-nature-center-park   Please bring a  bag of recycled plastic that inspires you.

                                 

 

    TBD   Links Hall   

We Touch the Earth,the Earth Touches Us 

Tackling the topic of Climate Change 

Dances are inspired by the climate crisis and intended to raise awareness, heal and inspire action.

Shift  (premiere) addresses receding shorelines, gulf winds and garbage in our waterways. How must we adapt our behavior and attitudes in order to survive on this beautiful Earth?

 Within the Silence (2018) is a dance for the company, 2 children and guest dancers inspired by Shook’s passion for nature and love of walking in the woods. A line of dancers walks through the space in precise unison with gestures inspired by nature. Children are balanced in the air on dancers’ feet like dragonflies, dancers slide across the floor like leaves floating on water, an Elder asks us to rest in the beauty and feel the earth’s breath. Within the Silence stretches our perception of time, challenges our comfort with silence and allows the viewer to look deeply into the fragile beauty of the natural world. 

It Will Never Go Away (premiere) Plastic never biodegrades-it is here to stay. It breaks down into tiny particles that are in our food, our water, our bodies. There are huge islands of plastic in our oceans. How can we use plastic to our advantage? Make clothing! 

Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano (2006) is a fast-paced, energetic trio with music by Afro Celt Soundsystem.  Imagine standing on the edge of a volcano wanting to see and understand what it is, yet knowing and fearing the impending danger of an eruption.  We are currently at the edge of The Climate Crisis. Will humanity survive, or make the necessary changes in time to reverse negative outcomes?

Upcoming Activities Not Yet Cancelled      

May TBA                                          Performance at The Breakers

May 28 NOT CANCELLED   Noontime performance at the Harold Washington Library                                                                                                Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

May-August TBA                  Teen Modern dance/yoga-4057 N. Damen 

July-August   TBA                       Kids dance at Lakeside Square Apts. 

May                                      Gentle Yoga at 4057 N Damen                                                                                                                                           Tai Chi at  Mather Edgewater  & Weiss Hospital

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and many generous individuals.

Past Performances & Events  (last 6 months)

January 1-20                                  Your Ideas in Motion-topic -Climate Crisis
 July 14                                        Dancing in the Square 2019
April 12 & 13                             A Matter of Perception, Dovetail Studios

Monday May  6                                      The Chicago Line at Weiss Hospital

Thursday May 16                                   Made in Chicago Harold Washington Library Cindy Pritzker Auditorium 

Wednesday May 22                                Performance for Older Adults at The Breakers   

Sunday June 2                                      The Chicago Line at Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Summer Social

 PMI’s mission is to engage dancers of mixed generations to create inspiring and meaningful experiences that open awareness, challenge perceptions, and create community.