Friday, April 22
Boulder Circus Center, 4747 26th St
Please join us for a special class and jam with visiting artist Sarah Gottlieb (Chicago, IL).
Friday, April 22, 2016
Boulder Circus Center (4747 26th St)
6:00-7:00pm all-levels class
About Sarah: “I make dances that draw from sensation, feminism, improvisation, and the body’s role in metaphysical inquiry. My training reflects a complex relationship with tradition, my need to question institutions, and to pursue a unique pathway. I began my dance training in Chicago, beginning with Joel Hall Dance Center, FreeStreet Theater, Khalidah’s North African Dance Experience, and Horace Brown’s Jamaican Dance Troup. I pursued post-modern and improvisational dance training at Sarah Lawrence College, then opted to backpack internationally for three years before returning to Chicago. I finished my degree under the mentorship of the late and masterful Nana Shineflug, graduating from The School For New Learning, at DePaul University with a self-entitled degree in “Conscious Studies of The Body and Movement.” I worked closely with Ms. Shineflug for many years, as her student, mentee, and teaching assistant at Columbia College. Shineflug’s The Conscious Body, which highlights the energy (chi) of the body as the foundation to movement awareness and dance training, is the bedrock of my practice. In 2014 my interest in somatics and movement systems led me to certify as a Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA), by Integrated Movement Studies. A lover of Contact Improvisation (CI), I regularly facilitate jams, teach at universities, and have had the honor to serve as the Artistic Director of GLACIER in 2014 and 2015, as well as teach at the West Coast Contact Improv Jam in 2014. In Chicago, I am an active performer and community generator. As the Artistic Director of BodyCompass Dance Project, I experiment with dance-making methods, yielding captivating, politically motivated performance. In 2015, I was awarded the Creative Time Sponsorship Residency at Links Hall, which enabled me to make Yolk, a full-length work exploring the creative power of the womb, which is currently touring throughout the U.S. and abroad. My latest work Row and Quarry, was mentored by Angie Hauser and performed as part of a shared concert with Hauser and Chicago dance-maker Julieanne Graham. Tones of Belonging, a series of improvised site-specific dances that explore the topic of rape, trauma, and community, was supported by 3Arts in 2015.”