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.