“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 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.

Single class $12, 5 classes $50, 10 classes $85, 20 classes $150. Call 773.281.0824 to sign up. Classes with less than 5 pre-registered students will be canceled.

Dance Technique and Partnering with Jodi Lomask
Monday, February 23, 2004
Technique 6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
Partnering 7:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Technique 9:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.,
Partnering 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Per class $12, or $20 for Both Technique & Partnering each day.

Same Planet Different World dance company is bringing international guest artist Jodi Lomask to Chicago! Influenced by Body Mind Centering Technique, Susan Klein Release Technique, Cunningham, Classical Ballet, and Contact Improvisation, Lomask’s class is meant to increase physical awareness and control so that a performer can more efficiently articulate any form of choreographic intent. Through muscular toning, deep stretch, balance, momentum exploration, the gaining and loss of balance, and movement as a conversation with onself, Lomask inpires physical mastery. Partnering class must have a 6-person minimum, so bring a friend!


Intensive Training In
Skinner Releasing™ Technique
With Morgan Thorson
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Dancer’s Delight with Lisa Wymore
Saturdays 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Session 1: January 24 — March 27
(no class 2/28/04)
Session 2: April 24th — May 29

Energize and deepen your dancing, reconnect to your love of movement! Each class will include an anatomically based warmup, improvisation, composition, and dance sequences that challenge and inspire. Lisa Wymore is a performer, choreographer, co-director of Smith Family Performance, and a dance faculty member at Northwestern University.

Movement Discovery Lab with Molly Shanahan
Thursdays 10am – 12noon
February 5, 2004 through June 24, 2004

A focused community laboratory for those interested in joining Shanahan in her ongoing dance research as demonstrated in her long-form solo “So-Called Repetition,” and her new work, “Eye Cycle.” Participants will be challenged to invent their own movement sequences and redefine their obligation to compositional traditions. Molly Shanahan is the Founder and Choreographer of Mad Shak Dance Company and teaches throughout Chicago. She maintains a daily practice of improvisation toward the evolution of her choreographic voice.

Chicago Bird Brain Dance Performance Opportunity
Morgan Thorson will direct Chicago-area dancers for a segment in Jennifer Monson’s Bird Brain project, which is sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The rehearsals will take place at Links Hall, the same weekends as the Skinner Releasing Intensive, and the performances are site-specific and will take place April 24 & 25, 2004. For more details on Bird Brain, visit
www.birdbraindance.org. Interested dancers please contact asimina@linkshall.org.