Sybil Shearer: Maverick of the Past, Muse of The Present is an intimate look at the art of creation and the discovery of a past muse and a present process performed in Ruggles Hall at the Newberry Library. Nov. 11, 2015 6:00-7:30 pm
Kristina Isabelle Dance will present reconstructions of Shearer’s work including her 1969 Judgement Seeks It’s Own Level and her signature solo O’Lost. Isabelle will also share an in-process excerpt from her current dance research project And The Spirit Movement.
Artistic Director: Kristina Isabelle
Performers: Daniel Chenoweth, Liz Conway, Sarah Gonsiorowski, Kyle Hadenfeldt, Kristina Isabelle, Kellyn Jackson, Anna Long, Angela Luem, Nick Schrier, Andy Slavin, April Torneby, Diana Winfree
Reconstruction Advisor: Toby Nicholson
Music: Chopin, Iron Butterfly, and 100 Kaba Bagpipes
Video: Octane Rich Media and Helen Balfour Morrison
*Post-Performance panel discussion led by Jenai Cutcher West of the Chicago Dance History Project, with Carol Doty, Toby Nicholson from the Morrison-Shearer Foundation, Bonnie Brooks of The Dance Center and Kristina Isabelle.
Photo credit: Helen Balfour Morrison circa 1969; © The Morrison-Shearer Foundation