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Tight Squeeze: A night of original work by Adina Stuhlman and Mike Steele

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3111 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

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On August 29th, as part of Links Hall's 40th Anniversary season, artists Adina Stuhlman and Mike Steele share an evening of new works in Studio A...

In Don't Drop The Soap, Adina Stuhlman explores the movement possibilities that occur within the limitations of the confined space of a shower. Are those 3 walls in fact limitations? The work explores themes of personal discovery, limitation versus freedom, all starting from the very simple idea of dancing in the shower.

Mike Steele and his collaborators (Jesse Hoisington and Kelsey Shipley) present Capillaries -- a series of dreams about the body - about the limits of anatomy, the mystery of impulse, and the strangeness of thought. Utilizing movement, soundscape, and spoken word - create a surreal world to explore these themes.

Artist Bios: Adina Stuhlman is happy to be presenting her first professional work both as dance and as choreographer. Though based in ballet, Adina's work seeks to explore beyond ballet and discover new ways to express through dance. Adina graduated from Ball State University (2017) with a BS in Dance and a minor in History. She recently returned from a semester in Israel where she studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Adina's most recently choreographed "The Daughters of Shiloh," her Senior thesis project and performed in an experimental ballet created by the dancers at Ball State. Adina currently teaches at Glenwood Dance Studio. Special thanks to Kelli Miles and Glenwood Dance Studio. Mike Steele is a director, writer, and performer who specializes in devising original, physical theatre. His pieces combine elements of experimental theatre, dance, music and spoken word to conjure new, dreamlike realities. As an artist, Mike seeks to present an alternative world, one constructed from the refuse of our shared experience, but distorted, rearranged, and amplified. Mike is the former Artistic Director of The Island Theatre, with whom he created and produced several theatrical events including The Glass Inward (at Defibrillator Gallery), The War To End War (at The Chicago Fringe), and Tourist Trap (at Links Hall). Mike has also worked as an actor, mover, and solo artist with Trap Door Theatre, Oracle Theatre, The Den, Strawdog, and Sideshow Theatre to name a few. He has also collaborated internationally with Teatr Witkacy in Zakopane, Poland. Occasionally Mike can be heard blowing melodies through various twisted hunks of brass as a member of The Garvey Train.

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