more info at TheJIM.org
The JIM (Joy in Moving) is a bold, bi-annnual summer dance project including 3 weeks of daily, in-depth movement experiences--classes, workshops, creative and performance practices, the inFormal Performance Series,and gatherings-- in contemporary dance, somatics, improvisation, and more. All led by noted faculty/artists from Chicago and beyond.
2018, year two: Jun 25 - Jul 13, 2018
2018 Faculty/performers: T. "Ayo" Alston, Julia Rae Antonick, Michelle Boule, Katie Ernst, Kristina Fluty, Lisa Gonzales, Marguerite Hemmings, Katherine Kaufman, Ben Law, Joan Lin, Jessica Marasa, Chrissy Martin, Jonathan Meyer, Melinda Jean Myers, Onye Ozuzu, Ryan Packard, Daniel Woods, Michael Zerang
The JIM full memberships include a tickets to all In Formal performances (each Friday); week memberships include a ticket for the performance that week. General public also welcome--$10 admission, cash only at the door each night.
The InFormal Performance Series is a set of 3 relaxed, intimate shows on consecutive Fridays featuring 10-12 JIM artists in performance at the Hamlin Park Theater, "a rare opportunity to witness some of the best contemporary dancers in the field practice their craft" (Windy City Times).
In Formal Showing, Friday June 29, 7:30 pm: featuring Ayo Alston, Ben Law and Joan Lin, Katharine Kaufman
In Formal Showing, Friday July 6, 7:30 pm: featuring Julia Rae Antonick, Michelle Boule, Lisa Gonzales, Onye Ozuzu
in Formal Showing, Friday July 13, 7:30 pm: featuring Marguerite Hemmings, Kristina Isabelle, Jessica Marasa
and Katie Ernst, Jonathan Meyer
2017, year one: Jun 26 - Jul 14, 2017
Programs: JIM Class, Playlab, Dance Box, With Joy in Mind (workshops offsite), Weekend Workouts (with noted guest artists), Sitting Meditation, Somatic Hour, Yoga, BMC, Feldenkrais, The Underscore, dance club, Step Touch, Voice from the Body Workshop, Gift Circle, Song Circle and Potluck, in Formal Performance Series.
2017 Faculty included: Michelle Boule, Rachel Bunting, Victoria Bradford, Erin Cowan, Mary Dougherty, Chelsea Dvorchek, Kristina Fluty, Lisa Gonzales, Darrel Jones, Erin Kilmurray, Ben Law, Alie MacManus, Jessica Marasa, Chrissy Martin, Melinda Myers, Andrea Olson, Onye Ozuzu, Caryl Prupusich, Timothy David Rey, Diana Quinones Rivera, Lyndsae Rinio, Bryan Saner, Katie Tuttle, Rob Welcher. Music: Hamid Drake, Ryan Packard, Michael Zerang.
The JIM is a collaboration with The Watering Can Dance, with CMC as proud hosting/producing partner.
The JIM 2017 was supported in part by the Carl and Pat Greer Donor Advised Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the U.S. Charitable Gift Trust.
Michelle Boule, guest artist JIM 2018
THE JIM Intensive (Joy in Moving)
"thank you all for creating such as lovely place to move, explore, and just BE . . it felt so good to allow myself to honor my joy in moving alongside so many cool, open and kind people"
- Emily Anderson, JIM 2017
next JIM - summer 2020.
the JIM is now on a bi-annual schedule (next JIM summer 2020); this allows more time for curation/programming and repairs/readying to/for the host space, the Hamlin Park Theater.
Look here for The JIM 2020 info coming early 2020!