Current Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Erica Mott and choreographer Sara Shelton Mann will address the intersections and divergences in their unique approaches to and employment of objects in performance. Erica will discuss her use of puppetry and creative re-use angle, pulling from the traditions of bunraku puppetry and physical/visual theatre, flocking, and object manipulation. Sara will pull from her extensive research into and practice of energy dynamics, the multiple chi disciplines she works in, as well as healing modalities. The two artists will discuss their different and complimentary terminology/understandings of energy and presence in body based work, and the energetic body, intention and presence in performance.
Light snacks and beverages will be served.