Alumni Guest Artist Series


Exchange: Somatic Memory and Sensory Input

Alumni Guest: Colleen Oster
Wednesdays 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, and 10/16 from 9:30am-11am in Studio 1.
A 4-phase embodied practice focused on directing attention towards environmental sensory input. All are welcome!

Chicago Aerial Dance Workshop

Alumni Guest: Amy Jones '04
Friday, October 4th from 4-7pm and Saturday, October 5th from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm in Studio 2.
Amy graduated Luther in 2004 with degrees in Theatre/Dance and Management. She has performed concert dance, commercial dance, and experimental and interdisciplinary art in NYC, Minneapolis and on tour. Amy was an advertising and event sales manager for a family of dance magazines and is currently a fitness instructor and teacher trainer in aerial fitness, bungee fitness, pilates and circuit training.
Amy is looking forward to combining her loves of dance and aerial fitness for the "Razzle Dazzle" piece for Chicago. She is inspired by the work of Bob Fosse and the flow of aerial lyra movement. She is looking forward to exchanging insights with Luther artists for this piece.
Please wear long, tight pants--leggings and even double up the leggings. There will be more people to learn the techniques so dancers can take breaks and watch and learn as well as learn and do.

Careers in the Arts Panel

Various Luther Alumni Guests
Friday, October 4th from 4-5:30pm in the CFA Atrium.

Orchesis Hip Hop Workshop

Alumni Guest: Brennan Harvey Wylder
Friday, October 4th from 6-8pm in Studio 1.

Brennan is a choreographer, Hip Hop dancer, and freelance performer. She performed with AXXENT during season five of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, and has had work featured in many music videos and web series. She has continued to perform around the world, and now travels choreographing and adjudicating for Jr. High and High School show choirs around the country. She works as a dance instructor with Fairview Elementary's Arts Academy and is the choreographer of the Fairview Show Choirs!

Brennan's workshop is open to all dancers, though she will be working particularly with Orchesis Dance Company.

Material for the Spine

Material for the Spine

Alumni Guest: Steve Paxton
Wednesday, October 16 from 11am-2pm and 3pm-5pm in Studio 1.
Viewing and movement lab about how the spine functions and moves. Open to all individuals.