Master Class with Pol Pi:

Searching for one's dance in someone else's dance

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10/26 | 10 AM - 1 PM
The Dance Center - Columbia College Chicago
1306 S Michigan Ave, Studio 300, 3rd Floor Chicago
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Pol Pi will share with the students his practices that accompanied his work related to the idea of "searching for one's dance in someone else's dance", i.e. the activation of a physical imaginary different from one's own habits activated by others; an attempt to be shaped by otherness, whether it is people sharing space with us or for example by dances coming to us from the past. It will also be to question together of the limits all this.

About the Artist

Pol Pi is a brazilian trans dance artist based in France. He is interested in a broader understanding of the choreographic field, working around questions on memory and temporality, language, and notions of archive and translation in dance. He graduated in Music from the University of Campinas (Brazil) and has a master degree in choreography from the program exerce of the CCN of Montpellier. Before meeting contemporary dance, he worked in theater, music and opera. In 2017, he founded the company NO DRAMA in France and created since the soli ECCE (H)OMO (2017), ALEXANDRE (2018), Me Too, Galatea (2018) and Là (2019). Pol has also worked and performed for Clarissa Sacchelli, Eszter Salamon, Latifa Laabissi/Nadia Lauro, Aude Lachaise, Anna Anderegg and Anne Collod, and he is a founding member of Trans’On’Danse, a series of mouvement based workshops by and for transgender, non-binary, intersex and questioning people.

The Dance Center - Columbia College Chicago

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is the city’s leading presenter of contemporary dance—bringing international, national, and local artists to Chicago audiences.

The mission of the Dance Center’s Dance Presenting Series is to contribute to a total learning center for audiences, artists, students, and faculty by:

  • Presenting leading regional, national, international contemporary dance companies to Chicago and campus audiences in an environment conducive to innovation, inclusion, appreciation, and learning;

  • Building partnerships to strengthen Chicago’s diverse communities with dance-related initiatives;

  • Infusing the Dance department’s curriculum with world class guest artists in numerous performance residencies and extended teaching engagements; and

  • Practicing a sustained commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programming, community partnerships, and audience engagement programs.

Through our integration with Columbia College Chicago’s Dance Department, our presenting season brings unparalleled experiences to students pursuing BA and BFA degrees in dance through performances, classes, residency programs, conversation, and internship opportunities.