Elevate Chicago
Oct
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Elevate Chicago

 

Land Mass: South Shore is a new site-specific perofrmance series and we are happy to present at the South Shore Cultural Center Nature Sancutary highlighting the land and environment with movement, light and sound. This location is under jeopardy and this might be the last time that you can wonder through this special place.  

Land Mass: South Shore is presented as part of the Elevate Chicago Dance a citywide festival with public performances and studio showings at nine creative spaces around the city, featuring close to forty Chicago choreographers and dance companies.

October 19th
Two showings:
5:30 - VIp Elevate
6:30 - Public performance

The show is FREE!  

 

Photo:  Matthew Gregory Hollis

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The Dolls at Mana BSMT - Newark
Sep
23
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Dolls at Mana BSMT - Newark

Mana BSMT and Mana Contemporary Chicago Present: Body + Camera

Mana BSMT is pleased to present the second iteration of Mana Contemporary Chicago’s inaugural Body + Camera festival, an annual event featuring films, installations, and live performances that explore the intersection between the body and the moving image. The festival at Mana BSMT will include highlights from Chicago’s presentation, as well as new work by BSMT artists-in-residence and guest artists from UAE.

SCHEDULE

5PM
Doors Open

6:15–7PM
Embodied: Short film screenings

7:30–8PM
Digital Bodies: Live-streamed performance by Ghada Da, Farah Al Sharie, and Nidal Morra

9–9:20PM
The Dolls: Live performance by Claudia Hart

9:30–11PM
Transmutation: Late night film screenings (on loop)

Live DJ set

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The Dolls
May
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Dolls

Mana Contemporary Body & Camera Festival

May 19th VIP Event

 

On May 19th we will perform Claudia Hart's  The Dolls,  which combines dance, sculpture, and animated mathematical algorithms to meditate on the philosophical idea of "the eternal return" in our digital age. With  Kurt Hentschläger ,  Kristina Isabelle , and  Liviu Pasare . 

http://www.manacontemporarychicago.com/press20161202chicagoreader/

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Exposed: Solo Creative Process
May
17
to Jun 14

Exposed: Solo Creative Process

Exposed: Solo Creative Process

Writing The Dance with Kristina Isabelle

 

 

Open Studio Wednesday's May 17th - June 14th

At HCL

4th Floor Mana Contemporary

1:00-3:00

 

 

Writing The Dance is a glimpse into my studio process.  My goal is to develop a clear body story by writing the work as a continuous journey, a novel of movement to be felt and witnessed weekly. 

 

I will utilize improvisation, space and theatrical explorations, outside input, plus conversations and/or dances with guests to challenge my creative process and expand the discoveries into variety of performative iterations.

 

- I am interested in surrounding myself with multiple inputs of inspiration 

- Witness myself from within as well as being witnessed as a mover 

- Dance as an articulate exploration and find the storytelling potential of this body in motion

- Explore what evolves and comes out of my body in response to my current research themes revolving around spirit, spirituality, body politics, race, Audre Lorde, exposure, folk religion

 

 

What to Expect:

It begins when it begins at the beginning of the time set

Arrive when you arrive and stay for as long as you'd like

I may be in process so just come in and make yourself comfortable 

Sometimes I will explain what I am doing and sometimes I will not

There will always be a chance to contribute, engage or participate in the practice

Closing conversation will end each day

 

Special Guest Artists TBA

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Past, Past, Present
Nov
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Past, Past, Present


In celebration of Links Hall co-founder Bob Eisen's 70th birthday, Eisen will present work in a special one-off event, featuring special guests Kristina Isabelle and Links Hall co-founder Charlie Vernon. Isabelle will present a reconstruction of Chicago area modern dance master Sybil Shearer's 1969 group work "Judgement Seeks It's Own Level", set to the classic rock anthem In-A-Gadda-Da-Vita by Iron Butterfly. Presented courtesy of the Morrison-Shearer Foundation. Tickets available for $10

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Hunters Moon Dance Happening
Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Hunters Moon Dance Happening

To celebrate a year of our Artistic Director Kristina Isabelle and her husband, Geoffrey, living a year out at Tryon Farms, we want to share an evening of nature, dance, art, and fire with all of you.  

Join us and please invite your friends as this will be a one of a kind walking performance experience by Kristina Isabelle Dance and a few of my favorite performers from Chicago and Michigan City followed by a community bonfire, a fabulous food truck and more.

We will share the possibilities for future performance collaborations between Tryon Farm Institute and Kristina Isabelle Dance. Make Dance and Art on the farm a reality.

Please RSVP: to modfarmtryon@gmail.com

This is a BYOB event - some provisions will be provided.  
Food truck by bonfire


Stay overnight:
1-Tryon Farm Guest House  http://www.tryonfarmguesthouse.com/
2-Check Airbnb for other homes in Tryon Farm or Michigan City area
3- Bring a tent and camp in our prairie

If you would like to sponsor an artist - contact Kristina @ kristinaisabelledance@gmail.com

Current Sponsors:  
Tryon Farm Institiute
Marty Balogh & Carl

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La Divina Commedia
Oct
8
to Oct 9

La Divina Commedia

  • Decio Theater - University of Notre Dame (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A new multidisciplinary work based on Dante’s Divine Comedy with a libretto by Robin Kirkpatrick under the direction of Artistic Director and Producer Camen-Helena Tellez with choreography by Kristina Isabelle and Ayako Kato. Ticket Info: TBA

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Regional Dance Development Initiative Dance Lab
Jul
29
to Aug 9

Regional Dance Development Initiative Dance Lab

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and the Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF) are partnering to produce a Chicago Dance Lab with funding from The Reva and David Logan Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Chicago Dance Lab is designed to support professional development for Chicago-based dance makers, build connections that will nourish dance artists, and develop the overall capacity and infrastructure of the Chicago dance community. 

RDDI Chicago Artists:
Julia Antonick - Khecari
Tosha Ayo Alston - Ayodele Drum and Dance
Jan Bartoszek - Hedwig Dances
Jessica Ruth Cornish
Jenn Freeman
Kristina Isabelle - Kristina Isabelle Dance
Ayako Kato - Art Union Humanscape
Jonathan Meyer - Khecari
Erica Mott
Nico Rubio
Molly Shanahan - Mad Shak
Sara Zalek

The RDDI Lab is possible through funding from The Reva and David Logan Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and national support for the National Dance Project from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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