Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Saluti, Grace Palmer: Secrets of Virtuous Cycle Management, Samantha Allen and Devika Wickremesinghe, Echo Chamber, Lizzie Leopold

Mon, October 23, 2017

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

Links Hall

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.
Saluti, Grace Palmer: Secrets of Virtuous Cycle Management
Performed by: Samantha Allen & Devika Wickremisinghe

You too can assess where assets stand (or don\'t)! As we say in the biz, it\'s one fifth fakes and two tenths makes. Early bird discounts and old crow buffet buffering whichever way she pleases. In these uncertain times the time is now and then and then again. Light the candle. Put the lock upon the door. See you next Tuesday!
Samantha Allen and Devika Wickremesinghe
Samantha Allen and Devika Wickremesinghe
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.
Echo Chamber
Choreographed by: Lizzie Leopold

Performed by: Amanda Dye, Michelle Giordanelli, Laura Vinci de Vanegas

A work-in-progress, a trio, danced simply and circularly. This work choreographs the rote, safety of the center - moving in solidarity but acting in isolated reverberation.
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.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/