Workshops Fall


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.

Movement Discovery Lab with Molly Shanahan
October 7 through December 18, 2003
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10am – 12noon

A focused community laboratory for those interested in exploring the integration of unique personal movement style with bio-mechanical integrity. Self-discovery will be encouraged, in the practice of dance material given by Shanahan, and participants will also be challenged to invent their own movement sequences without obligation to compositional traditions. (Class will not be held on November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving). 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.

Dance/Texture with Adriana Durant
September 2 through October 2, 2003
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Enrich your artistry and extend your range by practicing a comprehensive range of movement qualities. Choreographer Adriana Durant leads a study of dance movement with a variety of textures and effects. The class will begin with an improvisation-based warm up, and then specific phrase material will be investigated, repeated, and reiterated through shifting uses of weight, time, direction, use of space, etc. Adriana Durant is a Chicago-based independent choreographer.

Motion Techniques Kathleen Hermesdorf and Angie Hauser
December 8 through 19, 2003
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
also Saturday December 20th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Per Class $15, Seven Classes $70

Tune the body with a vigorous, detailed focus on the act of motion from the inside out. Breathing, energetics, improvisation, physics, methods and techniques set the stage for an extended phrase of dynamic, three-dimensional choreography. The class builds from stillness to performance, offering a training ground for a responsive and expressive body. Angie Hauser is a dancer who continues to bring together diverse styles and techniques in her work, which includes performing, improvising, teaching and choreography. Kathleen Hermesdorf has been dancing in San Francisco since 1991 where she is on faculty at ODC School. Both are current members of the Bebe Miller Company.

Contact Improvisation Saturday Intensives Kathleen Hermesdorf and Angie Hauser
December 13, 2003 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
December 20, 2003 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Per Class $20, Both $30

This class is an exploration of the playground and practice of Contact Improvisation. Experiments of shared weight, three-dimensional space, trust, risk and spontaneous composition progress into skills, scores and open dancing.

Dancer’s Delight with Lisa Wymore
October 4 through December 13, 2003
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Energize and deepen your dance practice for the Fall season, reconnect to your love of movement! Each class will include an anatomically-based warmup, improvisation, composition, and dance sequences that challenge and inspire. (Class will not be held on November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving). Lisa Wymore is a performer, choreographer, co-director of Hi! Performance, and a dance faculty member at Northwestern University.