The Still Inspired dance company features Chicago visual artists, serving as the inspiration for new collaborative dance pieces created by choreographers, dancers & technicians. The production features four new dance pieces by four Chicago choreographers in collaboration with an annual presenting visual artist. In this format, the visual artist presents four of their works to the audience. Still Inspired presents visual artwork using high-resolution projections of each piece. Embracing transparency, the curated performance offers audience members a glimpse into the creative process "“ a jumping-off point from which viewers are challenged to form their own interpretations. The experience ultimately reveals our shared humanity while celebrating our differences. Exposing our process and inspiration through artist talks offers a unique experience, expanding the viewer's knowledge on how art serves as a vehicle of inspiration. Our production is an educational experience for our audience & cast. With a target audience of patrons from all back rounds ranging in age from 20-70, our hope is that our collaborative process forces us all to ask more questions & explore the inspiration of other human beings outside of ourselves. We've worked with a variety of diverse artists in past & present seasons, ensuring equal opportunity to our artistic community while expanding our knowledge of each-others differing experiences through our artistic process.
Work Sample from Still Inspired's 9th season, WONDER.
Work Sample from Still Inspired's 9th season, WONDER
Date of performances: March 3 & 4, 2023
Where: Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture- Studio A
Total Run-Time: 1-Hour, including curated presentation.
In Order of Appearance:
Choreography: Brian Hare
Performers: Ava Foerster, Kate Laughlin, Lauren Reed, Abigail Stachnik
Visual Art: "Kaleidoscope of Hidden Worlds"
The work sample represents our most recent collaboration with Chicago visual artist, Renee Robbins. Our production presents four choreographers annually to produce four new works, inspired by visual artists doing work in Chicago. The work sample represents the most current cast and recent choreography readily available for presentation.
Still Inspired has completed 9 annual seasons in performance venues throughout Chicago. To date, Still Inspired has collaborated with 12 visual artists and 12 choreographers, totaling 35 new premiered dance works among a range of dance casts since 2014. From 2013-2018, Still Inspired was independently produced by Artistic Director Laura Thurston. In the year 2018, Still Inspired became an LLC. In the fall of 2022, Still Inspired received its Determination Letter from the IRS and now operates as a 501c3 Organization.
Still Inspired is a Chicago-based dance company that engages audience members through live performance. Highly collaborative at its core, the company features visual artists and their work which serve as inspiration for choreographers to create their own work. Each performance offers audience members a glimpse into the creative process through a Q&A with the choreographers and visual artist, serving as a jumping-off point from which viewers are free to form their own interpretations.
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