Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Samantha Allen and Devika Wickremisinghe, Lizzie Leopold, Margaret Morrison

Mon, October 23, 2017

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

Links Hall At Constellation

Chicago, IL

$5- $8

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.
Samantha Allen and Devika Wickremisinghe
Samantha Allen is a dancer and maker now living in Chicago. She's had the pleasure of working with talented artists in NYC and Chicago including Colleen Thomas, Yanira Castro, Katie Workum, Julie Mayo, Shannon Gillen & Elizabeth Motley, Jessie Young, Buck Wanner, Erin Kilmurray and others. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago and Puebla, Mexico. Most recently she assisted choreographer Colleen Thomas for an improvisation and composition workshop in Poznan, Poland. Through the Institut IDGAF she makes live work and films with collaborator Devika Wickremesinghe. She is an editor by day and also partners with filmmaker Christopher Cascarano on film and design projects.

Devika Wickremesinghe is a dance and performance artist based in Los Angeles. In NYC she performed with K.J. Holmes, Vanessa Justice, Buck Wanner, ana Isabel keilson, and Mariangela Lopez's ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT. In LA she is a member of Alexx Shilling's MODERN DANCERS OF AMERICA and Taisha Paggett's WXPT. She has had the pleasure of working with Dorothy Dubrule, Laurel Jenkins, Sarah Leddy, and was part of Maria Hassabi's PLASTIC at the Hammer Museum. She currently dances for Milka Djordjevich and cultivates solo practice and collaborative pieces sponsored by the Institut IDGAF.
Lizzie Leopold
Lizzie Leopold
Lizzie Leopold is an artist-scholar, holding a PhD from Northwestern University and serving as Artistic Director/choreographer for Chicago-based modern dance company the Leopold Group. Her scholarly research includes a focus on intersections of concert dance and cultural/financial value. Her written work has been published by Oxford University Press, University Press of Florida and more. Her choreographic work has been awarded by the New York International Fringe Festival, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Workspace for Choreographers Artist Retreat, and more. Leopold also holds degrees from the University of Michigan (dance) and New York University (performance studies). She is also Adela’s mom.
Margaret Morrison
Margaret Morris is a vocalist, performance deviser, poet, and yogini. She is a former Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist ('06) and Linkup Residency artist ('05) whose most recent performance collaborations have been with literary band Heroes Are Gang Leaders alongside award winning poets Thomas Sayers Ellis and Randall Horton, and creative musicians Heru Shabakara, James Brandon Lewis, and Devin Brahja Waldman, and Warren Crudup.
Venue Information:
Links Hall At Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/