Creative Time Sponsored Artists
For 37 year artists have been renting hourly rehersal time in the Links Hall studios. Creative Time Sponsorships were conseived as a tool to help self producing artists develop new works in the Link Hall studios by creating a packaged rehearsal and presentation program. Selected resident artists in these sponsorships receive significantly reduced hourly rehearsal rates, works in progress showings, and free access to Links Hall’s programming – as well as the opportunity to produce a weekend run of performances in Links Hall’s studio A as a ticket sale based door split, instead of a traditional Linkage Rental. Links Hall will offer 2-3 Creative Time Sponsorships starting in August ever year to artists who have yet to receive an award from Links Hall* and 2-3 sponsorships starting in January each year to artists who are Alumni of one or more our established residency programs.
*these artists must have applied to Links Hall for support in the last year to be considered for a sponsorship.
Josh Anderson, Summer 2014
Josh believes art is far too serious. If we make art to relate ourselves to the world around us then why does there always seem to be an overly humorless tone to most pieces of art? He believes in making light of that which seems solemn. He aims to compel people to question why they perceive something as serious. In an effort to do this Josh has found laughter to be far more rejuvenating and meaningful then any work of art can be.
“7 Reasons to Embrace Your Inner Puma” is a blend of dance and theatre that looks to examine anger and its place in all our lives. The entire piece will take place inside an abstracted anger management group therapy meeting. The cast will be between five and seven people. The arc of the piece will be an abstract narrative revolving around the personal experiences of the cast and creators. Each section will attempt to access anger from a different road: from constructive to destructive, from using anger as a way to more accurately express your thoughts to using it as a tool for status, power, or control, from clinical ideas on how to manage such a hot emotion to the effects of ignoring and bottling up something so complex.
Amelia Charter, Fall 2014
Amelia has devised and developed her process for performance art making through a self-designed philosophy that weaves together theories of deconstruction, corporeal study, material explorations, and hybrid writing with both solo and collaborative projects. The boundaries of performance are left blurry as she acknowledges the challenging exchange between performer and viewer. By calling out to audiences, getting into close proximity, and by confusing familiar and strange behaviors, she strives to cultivate ranges of intimacy between performer and witness.
“Under No One Condition” makes an interdisciplinary performance inquiry into the privacy of consensual awareness and wayward improvisations. The creative research serves to develop a new live performance that incorporates embodiment practices, live musicians, sculptural rearrangements, and language. Through the intersection of these multiple mediums, the creative research strives to explore how perceptions of performance, improvisation and the sensorial experience determines a set of conditions unconditionally.
Joanna Furnans, Fall 2014
Joanna is a dance artist. She works towards an agile and articulate execution of movement. She admires the aesthetic and kinesthetic effects of duration, repetition, and effort in choreography. Joanna values performance that demonstrates a keen sense of design and composition. She is concerned with the representation of the gendered body/self on stage within the framework of contemporary dance and traditional performance presentation.
pissin’ titties (working title) is intended to be a 40-50 minute length work with 3 or 4 dancers. It will include numerous movement phrases with elements of repetition and prolonged duration, and a layered and cohesive design for the piece including costume, light, and sound. The inspiration stems from machismo,chauvinism, and misogyny that Joanna sees in Chicago.
Sarah Gottlieb, Summer 2014
Biological systems fascinate Sarah. She finds their intricate design, wholeness, and complex communication networks infinitely compelling. She aims to create art that is resonant with nature and exposes the blueprints of life.
“Yolk” investigates cosmological cycles through the microcosm of reproductive biology. Through somatic experience this project explores the complex hormonal phases and biological happenings of the female reproductive system. Material gathered from movement research provides insight into the relationship between nature and consciousness, the body and the soul.
Erin Kilmurray, Fall 2014
Erin Kilmurray is a performer, choreographer and facilitator of dance and movement-based works. She has worked with Same Planet Different World Dance Theater, The Moving Architects, Becca Lemme, Jaxon Movement Arts, Jessie Young, Thodos Dance Chicago’s New Dances, Northwestern University, and co-produces The Open Space Project. Erin is the dance programmer and a collaborating artist with The Inconvenience, an interdisciplinary arts collective, with whom she has devised and directed original works and choreography for shows including Standing Room Only (The Viaduct Theater), The Fly Honey Show (Redmoon Theater), The Little Things (Collaboraction), and Hit The Wall(Steppenwolf Garage Theater) Ms. Kilmurray has been a collaborating performer with Kate Corby & Dancers since 2009.
“The Salts” is a dance performance piece that connects the performer to their audience in real-time and at home. Erin intends to take the time and space to see more towards the periphery of her proposed project’s vision and investigate and challenge her creative process without losing her focused artistic intention.