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dropshift and Jill Moshman present, THRIVE, an evening of in-process experimental dance highlighting the sensory and whimsical

By dropshift dance

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Starts on Wednesday, March 29 · 7pm CDT


Links Hall 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60618

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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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dropshift dance, celebrating its 13th Anniversary Season in 2023 and praised for creating work which is “weird beautiful, playful and alluring” (Art Intercepts, Chicago) and “an ingenious offering” (Laura Molzahn, The Chicago Tribune) shows, bloom, (in-process) offering audiences a responsive movement improvisation with a score that explores a body: alone, as an extension of vibrant, whimsical fabrics, and finally in relation to and collaboration with others. Dancers investigate themes of visibility and question their capacity to advocate strength and physical fulfillment/curiosities as a performer who gives permission to be seen and to be unseen while engaging in the act of care for one another and the dance.

Also on the program, 2 excerpts from dropshift alumna and independent New York based artist, Jill Moshman. unexplained phenomena finds the four performers working as one multi-functioning machine with emphatic moments of individuality and Every Single Thing is in-process and ongoing, discovering intimacy in opposition of physicality.

THRIVE is a one-night event at Links Hall, 3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago

March 29, 2023 Wednesday at 7:00pm CT

MORE on bloom: dropshift’s in-process bloom, marks 18-months of creative research and is Phase 2 of a project that looks to collect sensory recapitulations of our past and explores the act of care-taking a dance. Each dancer has sourced stories, items, and sensed memories of their unique cultural space only to jettison the narrative for an image-driven experience that relies on a strong connection to interior self and to their fellow performers. Each mover works with a vibrant & whimsical fabric that drapes, collides, and has an organic quality- one that is inevitable and spontaneously beautiful. Moments experienced with the fabrics are spontaneous and wild, unpredictable. At times, movers use the fabrics in tandem to catapult a body and stop at moments to create organic sculptures that consume one body at a time.

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