Workshops Summer


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.

The Innocents on Tour:
Boston-based dance artists
Nicole Bindler and Alli Ross

July 5, 2003; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Innocents’ work is process-oriented, collaborative, improvisational and committed. Their dance research incorporates elements of Yoga, Feldenkrais, and the work of Deborah Hay. “…solid technical facility, a postmodern sensibility, a fondness for minimalist music and a strong sense of the theatrical…hypnotic” — The Boston Globe (Additional Performance at the Spareroom 2416 W. North Ave., on July 6th at 8pm, Donation)

Jyothsna Sainath: Bharatanatyam
Saturday July 19, 2003, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
$20 (Both $25)

Bharatanatyam combines ‘Bh’ava (emotional expression), ‘Ra’ga (Melody) and ‘Ta’la (Rhythm) to create a fulfilling artistic experience to both the performer and the connoisseur. Sainath has been a student of renowned Gurus, Ms.Padmini Ramachandran, Ms. Radha Sridhar and Ms. Narmada, and Guru Ms. Sundari Santhanam, a senior student of the legendary Guru Dr. Padma Subramaniam. She combines various influences to evolve a distinct style of her own, critically acclaimed not only for the clarity and perfection of her movements, but also for spontaneity of emotional expression.

Hand to Mouth:
Workshop with Amsterdam-based Choreographer Sara Wookey

July 28th-August 1st
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sara Wookey is an American artist based in the Netherlands since 1996. “Hand to Mouth” is based on Wookey’s research on the link between speaking and moving in improvisational performance practices. Through writing, editing, speaking, moving and dancing participants will arrive at a place where words and action cannot be dissected. Wookey has taught at the School for New Dance Development in the Netherlands, the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, and Chisenhale Dance Space in London.

Participants may join Sara Wookey in performance at the Spareroom 2416 W. North Ave., August 1st & 2nd 8:00 p.m.)