Current CDF 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.
CDF Salon with Sara Shelton Mann & Erica Mott
Tuesday, April 19th, 6pm-8pm
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
Light snacks and beverages will be served!
Space is limited! Please RSVP to email@example.com .
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Sara Shelton Mann was the director of Contraband from 1979-1996 in the US and Canada. She collaborated and toured with Guillermo Gomez-Pena from 1996-1999. She has received four Isadora Duncan Awards and was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2000. She creates work through commissions, funding, and love. She has created 8 new works for a variety of international artists since 2006. She was recipient of Gerbode Choreographers in Collaboration Award in 2009. Her latest work "tribes/dominion" created with collaborator David Szlasa, premiered at YBCA, SFCA in 2010. Sara's recent work has been supported by Djerassi Artist in Residence Programs, ODC commissions, NEA, SFAC, SFF, Zellerbach and Gerbode and commissions.
Erica Mott is a performer, director, and deviser whose work is particularly inspired by observation of her immediate environment. Through mask, clown, butoh-inspired movement and site-specific performance, she attempts to capture and heighten the magic, mystery and tragedy in everyday activities and interactions. She endeavors to find universality in these actions and her performance that may be communicated across social, economic, and cultural boundaries. Erica's most recent site-specific performances were featured at North Carolina's Penland School of Craft, Chicago's PopUp Art Loop, SPOKE Chicago, Toronto's Beaver Hall, Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Random House Classics, the City of Chicago's Lurie Gardens Celebration in Millennium Park, and the Chicago Cultural Center.