The Coincidentals present Sweater Weather: An Evening of Original Dance Works
Sweater Weather is a movement based performance event that exposes the Chicago community to a number of emerging movement artists.Engaging numerous local performers, Sweater Weather is both a commentary on the challenges of young, self-producing artists, and a confrontation with these perceived barriers. The performance is comprised of four complementary original works that explore a variety of concepts, weaving together images of nostalgia and homesickness, memory's impact on the present, and the politics of living as a self producing artist.
Jamie Corliss grew up in Asheville, NC, where she trained with and was a member of the pre-professional company of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre. Jamie graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May with a BA in Dance and Cultural Studies. She has danced and choreographed in Mexico, in a tiny black box theatre in NC, on the Dance Center stage, and on various streets, sidewalks, and parks. In Chicago, Jamie has danced with Momentum Sensorium and performed in dance festivals Produce and D49.
Lydia Feuerhelm is a multi-disciplinary artist who graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors Degree in Dance. Her latest choreographic work, recollected, premiered at the Dance Center in May 2014 and included sound and video projection designed by Feuerhelm. recollected was also accepted into Dance for $9.99, a Chicago dance festival for under-produced movement artists in July 2014. Prior to recollected, Feuerhelm's work version 4 premiered at the Dance Center in Fall 2013 and was most recently presented at the American College Dance Festival in Milwaukee, WI. version 4 was impacted by its inclusion in PRODUCE Season 3, a multi-disciplinary performance experiment, in August 2013, Chicago, IL. Feuerhelm's most recent performance credits include Repertory Performance Workshop where she worked with Margi Cole, Colleen Halloran, and Jackie Lopez. She's also performed in Emily Stein's Secret Experiments in Ballet 2.0 and Alexa Rittichier's Bone Stacking, which was presented last June at Performance Studies International in Stanford, CA. Feuerhelm has taken part and directed many improvisational performances for such events as Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Chicago Art Institute's After Dark Event, the Columbia College Board of Trustees meeting, and Collaboraction Theater's Salon Night. Besides performing, Feuerhelm has also directed various outdoor improvisational scores throughout Wicker Park and Logan Square, Chicago.
Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Natalia Alarcón is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago where she obtained a BA in Dance Performance. She began her training in ballet and modern in Orlando, FL under the direction of Eliza Harwood-Watson and danced with several companies including Voci Dance. At Columbia, Natalia has had the privilege of performing in Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's Continuous Replay on the Dance Center's main stage, in addition to many works choreographed by herself, other students and guest artists Parijat Desai, Jonathan Meyer and Amaniyea Payne. Natalia's commitment to education and community engagement is a fundamental aspect of her development as an artist and choreographer.
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Studio Theater (View)
3035 N. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618