Set Free: BraveSoul Movement + Lindsey Barlag Thornton

Set Free: BraveSoul Movement + Lindsey Barlag Thornton

Sun, August 27, 2017

7:00 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

Links Hall At Constellation

Chicago, IL

10-12

PlayGround

Choreographed and Performed by Brave Soul Movement

PlayGround digs into the art of play as the basis for discovering, challenging and breaking boundaries of the physical, mental and spiritual world.   Rooted in participatory action, this work seeks to provoke dialogue, stimulate the senses, and foster energetic states of delight.

 

We Are A LightHouse

Devised by Lindsey Barlag Thornton, Corey Smith & Udita Upadhyaya and Performed by Amanda Dunne Acevedo, Alexis Atwill, Audrey Polinski, Ethan Parcell, Izah Ransohoff, Jasmine Jordan, Jon Penick & Jordan Harris.

We Are A LightHouse builds upon Lindsey’s interests in the metaphysical and existential through an examination of our daily lives that we live out alone, together—and sometimes both, simultaneously—here on earth and beyond.  

 

BraveSoulMovement
BraveSoulMovement
BraveSoul was born organically in 2016 as the newest iteration of a 15-year synergy between two of Chicago’s influential street dance artists: Daniel “BRAVEMONK” Haywood and Kelsa “K-Soul” Robinson. BraveSoul, which focuses on concert and site-specific dance performances, education and social/community-building practices, is rooted in the movement languages and cultures of Hip-Hop and House, as well as martial arts, a wide-range of improv traditions and other Afro-diasporic movement languages. BRAVEMONK and K-Soul share a connection with Spirit as a central driving force in their relationship to movement. As BraveSoul, they seek to engage the mind, heart and senses through embodied dialogue and collaborative artmaking processes.
Lindsey Barlag Thornton
Lindsey Barlag Thornton
Lindsey Barlag Thornton’s theatre, performance and installation based work has been seen at/with 2nd Floor Rear, Archer Ballroom, Chicago Home Theatre Project, The Copernicus Center, Defibrillator Gallery, The Gift Theatre, The Haggerty Museum in Milwaukee, HI typ/O, Links Hall, Hyde Park Art Center, IN>TIME 16 Performance Festival, Mana Contemporary, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Sullivan Galleries, Tritriangle Gallery, Tympanic Theatre, and Whitebox Studio Gallery, as well as in abandoned storefronts and on the streets of Chicago. With artistic partner Amanda Dunne Acevedo, Lindsey collaborates under the name Genesis. Together they curate the bi-annual HybridSalon, an evening of new performance made in collaboration by artists working across artistic disciplines. Lindsey is a MFA graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where for the last two years she has produced The New Blood Performance Festival at Links Hall. She has taught theatre and performance for Fringe Benefits at universities in the UK and Australia, for the Playwright Discovery Program at The Kennedy Center in D.C., and in Chicago for American Theatre Company, Auditorium Theatre, Gift Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Writers’ Theatre. Lindsey currently teaches Movement at ChiArts, Chicago’s only public high school for the arts, and is a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Venue Information:
Links Hall At Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/