Blackbird's Ventriloquy

Blackbird's Ventriloquy

Blackbird's Ventriloquy

Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak

Fri, September 22, 2017

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$10- $20

In Blackbird’s Ventriloquy Molly Shanahan reopens the archive of her 2007 solo project My Name is a Blackbird, the 2007 project that changed her approach to body, dance, and performance. The archive that informs Blackbird’s Ventriloquy is both literal and figurative, based palpably in Shanahan’s body, and in dozens of hours of archival video footage, recorded conversations/interviews, and personal journals.  Shanahan states, "Blackbird's Ventriloquy is a new project with a long and complicated memory. I’m joined by Kevin O'Donnell, who worked with me during the past two years on creating sound for the piece, and movement coach/longtime collaborator Kristina Fluty."

Tech / Design Credits:: Lighting Design: Joshua Paul Weckesser

All photos by William Frederking Photography

Blackbird's Ventriloquy
In Blackbird’s Ventriloquy Molly Shanahan reopens the archive of her 2007 solo project My Name is a Blackbird, the 2007 project that changed her approach to body, dance, and performance. The archive that informs Blackbird’s Ventriloquy is both literal and figurative, based palpably in Shanahan’s body, and in dozens of hours of archival video footage, recorded conversations/interviews, and personal journals. Shanahan states, "Blackbird's Ventriloquy is a new project with a long and complicated memory. I’m joined by Kevin O'Donnell, who worked with me during the past two years on creating sound for the piece, and movement coach/longtime collaborator Kristina Fluty."

Tech / Design Credits:: Lighting Design: Joshua Paul Weckesser

All photos by William Frederking Photography
Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak
Molly Shanahan is the Artistic Director of Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, the Chicago-based company she founded in 1994 to support her research in choreography, performance, and collaboration. Through her career, Molly has developed a distinctively fluid vocabulary with a singular purpose: to find and express the most unbridled of inner impulses. Molly is the recipient of two National Performance Network Creation Fund Awards, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, and an Illinois Arts Council fellowship for choreography, among others. Her critically-acclaimed evening-length solo My Name is a Blackbird was listed as one of the "top ten dance moments of the decade" by TimeOut Chicago.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/