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BodyStories prepares rose walk green ice for its first ever Chicago premiere May 3+4 with Winifred Haun+Dancers at Hamlin Park Theater!
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BodyStories’ newest work, rose walk green ice that recently premiered in NYC December 2017 at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church plus Fault Line a favorite from our repertory, will be presented on May 3 + 4 in Chicago with Winifred Haun and Dancers at Hamlin Park Theater! We are very fortunate to have been invited by them and are very excited to be sharing these two works for the very first time in Chicago! However, we need your help to get there. Your contribution will go directly towards the artists’ compensation, final elements of dance production, and travel expenses for our team.

About rose walk green ice:  

rose walk green ice is an intriguing performance which culminates work begun with HOME and Agawam that explores self-awareness within communal bonds. Audiences are offered multiple perspectives, from a variety of angles. 

Here is some feedback on how rose walk green ice made the audience feel:

https://bit.ly/2E5suAQ

“BodyStories is known for taking audiences on emotional journeys and rose walk green ice took this to the next level, with a narrative that was part feeling and part story, not unlike the mental voyage of a great jazz piece. The musical accompaniment of guitar, piano and digitally-mastered, ethereal sounds added to the space-age/stone-age quality, and when I say stone-age, I am referring to the evermore dynamics of what it means to be human, to be a self with others in the world. rose walk green ice is a vision of who we are and where we are going, and the importance of reflection and dissection in our modern culture.” -Sarah Coursey, BlogPress

...And a word about Fault Line.
Fault Line starts modestly, but the passionate and skillful partnering between the four women steadily draws the audience in, until, by the end, they are completely absorbed by the fluctuating relationships and emotions on stage.” -Amanda Grimm, The Skinny Magazine

Read here for additional press

We can’t wait to share this with you in Chicago!

This opportunity is extremely crucial for us since this is the first time we will tour as a company to Chicago. As an independent artist, Teresa Fellion has had the privilege of teaching and creating work in 2009, 2010, and 2016 in Chicago, working with fabulous artists from Luna Negra Dance Theater and TSMP. This is the first time she will be visiting with her company, a huge milestone for BodyStories and a big achievement for us. The entire team is honored to be given this performance opportunity with Winifred Haun and Dancers. Winifred Haun & Dancers company creates and produces the dance works of Ms Haun and other Midwest artists. The Company presents dances with a strong technical base that reflect the complexity of the human condition, with the intent of informing the viewers' perception of him/herself and the world.

Performances May 3 + 4 at 7:30 pm at Hamlin Park Theater 

Get your tickets here!

More information about the performance in our Facebook event! 

We are working with an incredibly talented group of artists for rose walk green ice. This work would not be the same without the invaluable contributions from all of these people. 

Teresa Fellion, Artistic Director and Choreographer; Charly Wenzel, Rehearsal Director, Creative Collaborator and Projection Design; Orin Kurtz, Executive Director

Dance Artists: Ashley Zimmerman, Kimberly Murry, Elizabeth Shew, and Jessica Stroh

Music: Composed and performed by BodyStories Musical Director, John Yannelli, and Glenn Alexander

Production Team: Lighting Design, Timothy Cryan; Costume Design, Nina Katan; Videography, Jacob Hiss

Set Design by Nina Alexander, Robert Gould, and Teresa Fellion

Why Donate

BodyStories is a small non-profit dance company, and we rely on earned income through performance and educational programming, grants, and individual donors like you for subsistence. BodyStories is always tremendously grateful for the support of our individual donors! We want to create and share our art with you, but there are financial hurdles along the way. Your support goes directly to artist fees, production costs, and travel expenses! Your donation will strongly impact the dance world. Every donation is valuable and precious to us, and every donor will be rewarded.

Goals

Our aim is to earn a total sum of $4,018 to meet these remaining expenses necessary for a successful tour to Chicago. This tour is made possible because of YOU! With your support we will be able to make this a continued process of performances.

What are the Rewards?

Many dance companies rely on public support to keep going and to share their creations, and we thank you for helping to keep dance alive. More practically, we would also like to say thank you with a small gift, outlined to the right of this page!

Risks and challenges

Through touring extensively and producing work annually in New York, we have faced unforeseen obstacles with every production. There is always something.....a last minute costume adjustment, an electrical malfunction, weather extremes, tending to a health concern so the BodyStories family can stay safe onstage. With each unexpected turn, we trust our instincts, problem solve, and grow wiser, knowing that the show must go on, and that we have the strength to guide it.

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