OuterSpace Curated Events
TSMP Company Classes
Open Ballet for Modern Dancers with Emily Stein, 6:30-8pm Thursdays, $10 suggested donation, ongoing
TSMP/OuterSpace presents BodyStories/Teresa Fellion Dance
Donation-Based Workshop Series: Monday-Friday 2-5pm
Performances: Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13 at 4pm
Location: OuterSpace, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd Floor
Tuesday Technique! Kelly Anderson Dance Theatre
October 4th-December 20th
$10 suggested donation
This contemporary modern class is inspired by the aesthetic of release technique and integrates the basic principals of classical modern. Anderson introduces movement sequences that culminate into a larger phrase explored at class end. Though primarily based in phrase work, this class also explores improvisation and choreographic tools that will encourage a dance artist’s development of creation.
Research Project, Sundays at 7pm, quarterly
Research Project (RP) is a low-tech works-in-progress performance series which brings together artists immersed in their creative processes to show work, give and receive feedback, start conversations, and chew the fat. Research Project provides a forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and artist-to-peer support. Artists who have shown work at RP in the past include Isabelle Collazo/Matthew McMunn, Hope Goldman, Sarah Gottlieb, Joshua Kent, Alana Parekh, Mary Wu, and Sara Zalek. Hosted by The Space Movement Project and OuterSpace, RP was started by Greer Dworman and is currently curated by Nora Sharp.
Offered by OuterSpace Renters & Friends
Butoh Body with Sara Zalek
A weekly movement lab to expand awareness both physically and energetically. Explore your imagination through movement in a supportive environment, create personal internal landscapes to move with mindfulness and presence. You will be encouraged to take risks, listen, move with your subtler senses, and to create a personal body language.
[Butoh is a practice which seeks to embrace the shadow self. It offers us a chance to discover our relationship to nature, the cosmos, other sentient beings, and our shamanistic selves. Welcome them to your future.]
Sara Zalek has practiced and studied Butoh for over 10 years, incorporating Tai Chi, yoga, Noguchi gymnastics, ritual dance, and visual arts into her teaching. More about Sara: www.saratonin.com.
Saturdays 6pm, bimonthly
New Room is a (bi)monthly performance event for artists working in conceptual/experimental movement and Butoh. The series is intended to support works in progress, creative risks, and experimentation. We aim to create a supportive environment where performers are able to not only explore new work, but also work on their performative presence. New Room asks the audience to provide written feedback for the performers and encourages community building with conversations and wine at the end.
New Room falls on the first (or second) Saturday of the ‘ON’ months: January, March, May, July, September, November. On ‘OFF’ months there are opportunities for special events and site specific explorations. Work will flow, transformation will solidify, new territory will form. More information: www.butohchicago.com/new-room/
Red Rover Series
Red Rover Series is curated by local writers Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Founded in 2005, each Red Rover event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. One of Chicago’s premier literary series, the over eighty events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.