The nature of ensemble-created work is that it seems to just appear. It’s easy to forget that something as simple as a warm-up has a history, and that it was invented with a particular use or function in mind. Chicago has long been and remains a crucible for ensemble-made performance, especially with a strong sense of social justice, because the process rejects a predetermined hierarchy. Ensemble-created work models democracy — an aspiration to order and beauty that is rarely either.
This Performing Arts Department Colloquium will be delivered by Chloe Johnston, a performer, writer, director, and teacher in Chicago and an Associate Professor of Theater at Lake Forest College.
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