Thursday, June 15, 2017

Two Upcoming Poetry, Dance, Surgery Events



 I’ve had the pleasure to be the Spring 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago’s most esoteric and macabre museum (also located in a fantastic historic mansion). As part of this, I’m excited to announce two upcoming events that may be of interest.

The first, after many months of dreaming and plotting, my hope of having my surgical-themed book, Operating Theater, adapted for the dance stage has finally come together. Cuban choreographer Edson Cabrera, formerly of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and now of Concert Dance Chicago, will be presenting a work-in-progress performance accompanied by the sounds of experimental musician Joseph Clayton Mills, of Haptic and more. Dancing with Edson will be Rodolfo Sanchez Sarracino, also of Concert Dance, and Jamie Corliss, of The Coincidentals.

Movement & Music Collaboration
When: Friday, June 23rd @ 7:00 PM
Where: Links Hall, 3111 N. Western, Chicago
Tickets: $5, available in advance on Ticketfly: http://linkshall.ticketfly.com/search/?q=willing
What: We are one-half of a two performance evening, also including the thought-provoking work of Anjal Chande from Soham Dance Space.
Extras: I’ll be baking snacks, tasty, tasty snacks!

Second, if you can’t make the live performance and/or would like more poetry with your dance, please join me for the culmination of my artist residency on the first Friday in August. In addition to a screening of the June dance performance, I’ll be reading poetic work produced during my residency, with a focus on early women in medicine in Chicago. The dance video and my artist books will be on display at the Museum throughout the month of August, so if you haven’t had a chance to experience its bizarre and somewhat Victorian exhibits, now is the time.

Reading & Dance Video Screening
When: Tuesday, August 1st @ 5:30 PM
Where: International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N Lakeshore Drive, Chicago
Tickets: Free and open to all: https://imss.org/public-events/

I hope to see you at one or both of these!