dropshift dance and Chicago based filmmaker Nadia Oussenko collaborate in a one night event at Comfort Station! Join us for a participatory guided movement experience that will stabilize and ground your body, followed by a preview screening of dance film, Lustre. This work explores an adaptable, physical state and our connection to the natural world and its processes of life and death.
dropshift dance is a provocative, inquisitive and authoritative investigator of movement. Conceived through a collaborative incubation laboratory of movement, sound, and visual installation, the work engages audience with dialogue, choice and experimental practice. Led by artistic director, Andrea Cerniglia, the group develops work through a rigorous process of studio investigation to create performances that energize the space and create an alternate world for the performer and viewer. To learn more, visit dropshiftdance.com.
Nadia Oussenko is a Chicago-based choreographer, filmmaker, photographer, and educator. She has been combining her training in choreography and interest in film since 2004. Oussenko has had her works featured nationally and internationally, and she has collaborated with a number of Chicago artists. She holds an MFA in Dance at the University of Illinois. To learn more, visit
**weather permitting, this event will happen on the lawn