Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Rob Welcher, Emma Ladji & Maxime Chudeau

Mon, August 28, 2017

7:30 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$5-$8

Emma Ladji and Maxime Chudeau

Being weaned on extreme self affirmation while experiencing the violence of falling in love is presented as a live state of schizophrenia. An exploration in narcissism and the self esteem craze.

Rob Welcher | Volledig: Emptied of Shame, Full of Life

While HIV and AIDS no longer demand the headlines of the past, people are still contracting HIV every day. While being HIV positive has become a manageable condition rather than the certain death sentence it was at the height of the AIDS Crisis, people are still dying.

 Some members of this project are HIV-negative; some are HIV-positive; some have received an AIDS diagnosis. All project members have been altered by the AIDS Crisis; we refuse to let what has transpired be unspoken. We refuse to let the world look away from the tragedy that continues to unfold around us.

Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing
Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing
Links Hall is thrilled to announce that this fall we will be restructuring LinkUP, our primary commissioning program and incorporating our Artists Residencies into Links Hall's new programmatic vision Co-MISSIONS.
Under the umbrella of Co-MISSIONS Links Hall will offer Intensives, Residencies, and Fellowships expanding our commissioning support to 14-16 artistic projects annually. These programs will incorporate a more flexible range of resources, designed to meet the needs of artistic experimentation at different points in an artist's career, and different points in a project's development.
Rob Welcher
Rob Welcher
Rob Welcher is a Chicago-based contact improviser, performer, and teacher. He is part of the team that facilitates the weekly Chicago contact jam and pre-jam class; he also teaches classes in his in-home studio. Teaching roles outside Chicago include NDEO’s Men in Dance Conference (2017, UWV), Ontario Regional Jam (2017, Toronto), Contact Meets Contemporary Festival (2016, Germany), and Great Lakes Area Contact Improv Enthusiasts Retreat aka GLACIER (2015, Wisconsin). Recent performances include work with Kristina Fluty, Jason Torres-Hancock, Michael Schumacher, Katie Eberhardy, and Sarah Gottlieb. He seeks to unearth alternate channels to discovering and accessing the entirety of the self, especially by tuning deeply into the body and allowing into it to speak without the filter of the conscious mind. This approach underlies his creative process as well. He asks his collaborators to think and write, but then allow the wisdom of the body to bring forth the emotions and understanding for which the conscious mind struggles to find words. By embodying the understanding, access and release deeper than mere words are found. A question that he has been exploring lately in his dancing and teaching is the solo within the duet. How is the solo both separate and part of the duet? How do we explore our own dance while dancing with another? And what obligation or responsibility do we feel towards our partner and the duet as s/he is experiencing it?
Performers: Paul Hamilton, Joseph Hutto, Ted Sollinger, Rob Welcher

Volledig: Emptied of Shame, Full of Life While HIV and AIDS no longer demand the headlines of the past, people are still contracting HIV every day. While being HIV positive has become a manageable condition rather than the certain death sentence it was at the height of the AIDS Crisis, people are still dying. While there are many living openly with HIV, there is still stigma, shame, and fear associated with being positive. Some members of this project are HIV-negative; some are HIV-positive; some have received an AIDS diagnosis. All project members have been altered by the AIDS Crisis; all have seen friends suffer; all have seen friends die. We refuse to let what has transpired be unspoken and forgotten. We refuse to let the world sit comfortably and look away from the tragedy that we have endured and that continues to unfold around us.
Emma Ladji & Maxime Chudeau
Emma Ladji & Maxime Chudeau
Being weaned on extreme self affirmation while experiencing the violence of falling in love is presented as a live state of schizophrenia. An exploration in narcissism and the self esteem craze.
Emma Ladji is a performer working with text, choreography and improvisation. Maxime Chudeau is a multimedia artist working primarily with synthesizers, computers, found noises and sounds and his own original drawings and texts. This collaboration is an attempt to fuse two vastly different methods of work and a variety of mediums together to create a more immersive performance experience.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/