Friday, March 2, 2012

Art In Other Forms: Dance (Part 1 of 2)

Over the past four weeks, we have been introduced to the thriving Pilsen art community and have talked to artists working with every medium imaginable. 

Whether working with a paintbrush, a camera or simply their own body, these artists have shown us that art is not easily definable to one way, shape or form. 

We've also learned over the course of the last few weeks that the art community in Pilsen is highly connected and supportive of one another's work. 

Local Clinard Dance Theatre is no exception. 

In 2010, Clinard Dance launched a community outreach program that brought together many Pilsen artists in the communities' parks and integrated the flamenco style of the theatre into the parks' landscapes. 

From the Pilsen tradition, Clinard invited a muralist to draw their performance at Harrison Park and danced as matadors for the community to see. 

Clinard Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company with flamenco roots. They offer dance classes for flamenco firsts to those more advanced. The Winter Session is on now through April 7th.

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Amanda B.

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