“to embody the transcendent is why we are here.” — sogyal rinpoche

Links Hall Dance Classes are dedicated to nurturing the unique creativity of your own dance expression — through the exploration and practice of contemporary dance methods with passionate, intelligent, and informed artist-instructors.

Classes are usually open to all participants with at least beginning/intermediate skills in body/mind awareness (such as those developed through dance, yoga, martial arts, etc.) Please wear bare feet and comfortable clothing, and arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class to sign in and change. Refunds only in cases of illness or injury.

Moving Stories Performance Ensemble Ecstatic Sobriety
October 8, 9, 10, 2004 – Performances
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 7pm
$15 or pay what you can.

Ecstatic: out of your mind with joy and intensity of feeling.
Sober: be of sound mind, moderate and subdued…

How do we reconcile these extremes? A weekend of music, performance, movement and spoken word exploring full bodied awareness: Ecstatic Sobriety. Curated by Moving Stories (Julie Caffey, Pate Conaway and Doug Stapleton), the performers will include MaryBeth Burns, Barrie Cole, Jennifer Harris, Laura Hugg, Beau O’Reilly, and Moving Stories, with music by Lonie Walker, Katie Brick, Leslie Swieck and Valerie Gander.

Reception and Silent Auction follow the Saturday performance at 9pm; $15 or pay what you can. Reception price includes light refreshments and beverages.

Play Day
Moving Stories will host a “Play Day” Saturday, October 9, 1-4pm, $35 – Come for an informal studio workshop integrating visual art, movement, story and sound, where as a group we will explore the extremes of ecstatic sobriety. The workshop is open to those who wish to explore their creative urges.

The weekend’s proceeds will benefit Ignatia House of Chicago – a half-way house for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.