Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Hunters Moon Performance Happening - Kristina Isabelle's "Art in Nature" Series

Presented by Kristina Isabelle, Oct 12th will be the third annual Hunters Moon Dance Happening, a curated evening of dance and music on the Tryon Farms grounds and features a diverse group of artists including
Erin Kilmurray Dance,
Jenn Freeman, Precious Jennings and Amelia Charter, movement artists
and musicians Julian Otis, voice
Angel Bat Dawid, clarinet/keyboards/voice
and Wilson Tanner Smith, cello/movement

Followed by a Bonfire Dance Party.

These artists were selected to be participate in the first residency program at Tryon Farm and will be on-site collaboratively creating the work and sharing their process with the community from Oct. 7-12.
*Performance will end with time to celebrate and interact with the performers and guests at a community bonfire.
*Event is outside and some will require walking - please wear appropriate footwear. Flashlights recommended.
*Suggested donations: $20 adults / $10 kids and Drawing you Outside $10 adults / $5 kids

See the lineup for the rest of the series on Facebook

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The Tryon Farm Institute connects people with nature through responsible land use, diverse educational experiences and research opportunities. TFI is an Indiana chartered non-profit land trust and education membership organization with a mission to connect human and natural communities by promoting habitat diversity and sustainable land husbandry. www.tfinstitute.org

Kristina Isabelle Dance produces multi-media evening length works, many featuring my signature long-legged stilt dances as well as site specific environmental dance-scapes. KIDCO tours nationally and internationally Resident of Tryon Farm, Isabelle is also the director and curator of the Art in Nature series. www.kristinaisabelledance.com/

Michigan City Moves is a performance collective dedicated to promoting and sharing experimental music, dance and film. The collective includes Melli Hoppe, Elise Kermani and Kristina Isabelle.

For more information please contact:
Kristina Isabelle Art in Nature - Director 614-638-6186 or kristinaisabelledance@gmail.com
www.kristinaisabelledance.com/art-in-nature-tryon-farm-institute

Funding Support provided by: Tryon Farm Institute, Kristina Isabelle Dance, Michigan City Moves, South Shore Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts,
mediaThefoundation, and the Michigan City Commission for Women


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Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Live Music & Yoga: Summertime Repose

Join Anna Schabold, yoga guide, and Wilson Tanner Smith, cello, for an hour-long yoga class rooted in slowing down amidst summer’s great burst of energy across nature and life. All levels of experience welcome!

Saturday, 13 July 2019
5-6:30 pm
Yoga Tree Chicago

$25 in advance // $30 at the door
Members: $21

Purchase tickets here

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Summer is a time bursting with energy - sunflowers and grasses grow to dizzying heights in short spurts of time. Plans for vacation, work projects, and social gatherings are on parade, and the to-do list can seem to be never-ending. It’s as though the world is on fast-forward and urging you to, "Hurry! Keep up!" If we look a little closer though, there’s another side of summer.

The peak of summer beckons you to let go of productivity, take a break and be idle. Imagine a hot, sunny afternoon, buzzing with cicada song, hypnotic, calm, and still - perfect for a tall icy lemonade and a nap. Join Anna and Wilson in celebrating summertime with a live music and yoga event to help you connect to living easy. Our practice, accompanied by a live cello soundscape, will evoke a deep lust for life. Come on a sensual journey that will help you to enjoy being in your body. Slow down, unwind, and soak up an hour of reprieve from all that summertime action.

We will enjoy a 60 minute movement practice, followed by a half hour reception with light refreshments.

Anna Schabold is a seasoned yoga teacher, structural integration therapist, and enthusiastic somanaut who loves to guide people towards a deeper relationship with their body and mind through focused feeling and breathing.

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Ayako Kato's "To The Shore: ETHOS I" - Pivot Arts Festival 2019 Day 2

June 1 at 11 a.m.
June 2 at 1 p.m.
Beginning at Colvin House/Creative Co-Working, 5940 N. Sheridan Road, culminating at Thorndale Beach

Runtime: 60 minutes
Tickets $15

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Created by Ayako Kato
Featuring movement by Moonbones Evolutionary/Margaret Morris, Aquarius Ester, Lesley Keller, Danielle Ross, Jasmine Mendoza, Tuli Bera, and Amanda Maraist.
Sound by Jason Roebke and Wilson Tanner Smith.

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Part one of a three-part project, ETHOS reflects upon how contemporary humans have evolved both spiritually and physically from ancient times. This meditative performance combines dance, movement and music to illuminate the connection between everyday human gesture and wisdom from the past. Newcity Stage says of her work, “Kato is able to evoke whole landscapes in a single exhalation.” Kato is originally from Yokohama, Japan and is influenced by a Japanese view of nature and the philosophy of Tao. To the Shore: Ethos Episode I is supported by Pivot Arts and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Event Individual Artists Program Grant.

Movement collaboration and performance by Margaret Morris, Aquarius Ester, Tuli Bera, Lesley Keller, Jasmine Mendoza, Amanda Maraist, Danielle Ross and Ayako Kato; Soundscape by Wilson Tanner Smith and Jason Roebke; Conceived and Directed by Ayako Kato.

There is limited street parking at Colvin House/Creative Co-Working. It is easily accessible by public transportation via the Thorndale Red Line and 136, 147, and 151 buses.

See more at Pivot Arts’ website

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Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Ayako Kato's "To The Shore: ETHOS I" - Pivot Arts Festival 2019

June 1 at 11 a.m.
June 2 at 1 p.m.
Beginning at Colvin House/Creative Co-Working, 5940 N. Sheridan Road, culminating at Thorndale Beach

Runtime: 60 minutes
Tickets $15

CLICK FOR TICKETS

Created by Ayako Kato
Featuring movement by Moonbones Evolutionary/Margaret Morris, Aquarius Ester, Lesley Keller, Danielle Ross, Jasmine Mendoza, Tuli Bera, and Amanda Maraist.
Sound by Jason Roebke and Wilson Tanner Smith.

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Part one of a three-part project, ETHOS reflects upon how contemporary humans have evolved both spiritually and physically from ancient times. This meditative performance combines dance, movement and music to illuminate the connection between everyday human gesture and wisdom from the past. Newcity Stage says of her work, “Kato is able to evoke whole landscapes in a single exhalation.” Kato is originally from Yokohama, Japan and is influenced by a Japanese view of nature and the philosophy of Tao. To the Shore: Ethos Episode I is supported by Pivot Arts and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Event Individual Artists Program Grant.

Movement collaboration and performance by Margaret Morris, Aquarius Ester, Tuli Bera, Lesley Keller, Jasmine Mendoza, Amanda Maraist, Danielle Ross and Ayako Kato; Soundscape by Wilson Tanner Smith and Jason Roebke; Conceived and Directed by Ayako Kato.

There is limited street parking at Colvin House/Creative Co-Working. It is easily accessible by public transportation via the Thorndale Red Line and 136, 147, and 151 buses.

See more at Pivot Arts’ website

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Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

J e l l o: Synergy - Precious Jennings' "Giù la Testa" with Julian Otis

This edition of J e l l o pairs dancemakers with musicians in an evening of improvised performance
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Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 pm
Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208
$10 at the door (cash only), BYOB

Lineup:
>>Lisa Gonzales & Jennifer Kayle, dance, and Jason Palamara, music
>>Jumaane Taylor, tap dance & Jason Roebke, music
>>Precious Jennings, dance, Wilson Tanner Smith & Julian Otis, music
>>Julia Mayer & Ayako Kato, dance & Jim Becker, music


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Mar
28
10:00 PM22:00

Garden Alchemy

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Garden Alchemy (3 responses to Erik Satie)

$5-$15 sliding scale
10 pm

Piano works by Ryan Packard
Performed by Jonathan Hannau

Ryan Packard solo
Excerpts from "garden variety" for highly amplified percussion and sine tones

Alchemy Ensemble
Wilson Tanner Smith: cello
Hedra Rowan: laptop
Jonathan Hannau: toy piano & electronics
Sam Clapp: guitar & tape
Emily Beisel: bass clarinet

Presented in conjunction with Facility Theatre’s production of The Ruse of Medusa by Satie, running weekends through April 7 at the Chopin.


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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

With Sebastian Strinning (reeds, Switzerland) at Space Oddities Bookstore

Saxophonist/clarinetist Sebastian Strinning, in Chicago as part of the Luzern-Chicago sister cities exchange program, and I present a few sets of improvised music at Space Oddities Bookstore in Humboldt Park. A salon-style evening with an opener, snacks, wine, all your favorite things.

7pm at Space Oddities, 1007 N California Ave

Facebook event page coming soon!

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Mar
2
to Apr 7

in "The Ruse of Medusa" by Erik Satie

  • Chopin Theatre (basement space) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am playing cello and acting a monkey in the ramshackle band for Facility Theatre’s presentation of Erik Satie’s absurd short play (with dance/music interludes), “Le Piège de Méduse” (The Ruse of Medusa)”. Music improvised on and extracted from Erik Satie’s original piano score.
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The Ruse of Medusa, by Erik Satie
Directed by dado
Musical Direction by Sam Clapp

March 2 - April 7, 2019
Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30pm
and Sundays at 4pm

Link for tickets ($25)

Featuring: David Cerda, Brian Shaw, Jenni Hadley, Taylor Galloway, Laurie Roberts, Jordan Tragash, Nick Cuellar, Wilson Tanner Smith, Zach Hebert, and Sam Clapp

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Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Wilson Tanner Smith's BIVOUAC // S H I V E // Duo Warmenbol-Strinning

A night of experimental music at Orotund Music in Logan Square, featuring sets by laptop/electronics duo S H I V E, sax+drums Duo Warmenbol-Strinning, and Wilson Tanner Smith on solo amplified cello

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Wilson Tanner Smith presents a solo set as BIVOUAC

S H I V E is Austin Gladney and Kevin Hsu, an experimental music duo called S H I V E. We are of Korean and Taiwanese backgrounds working and living here in Chicago.

Duo Warmenbol-Strinning is Swiss saxophonist Sebastian Strinning & Belgian drummer Jakob Warmenbol.

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Jan
23
8:30 PM20:30

Splice Series @ the Beat Kitchen

Improvised music by Peter Maunu, Carol Genetti, Norman Long, Brandon Quarles, and Wilson Tanner Smith.

https://www.facebook.com/events/311708946123545/
Admission is free, with voluntary donation to the performers collected

The Splice Series is a biweekly series of improvised and new music at the Beat Kitchen, curated and hosted by Peter Maunu, Julian Kirshner and Carol Genetti.

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Live Music & Yoga: A Sacred Pause

Live Music & Yoga: A Sacred Pause
with Anna Schabold and Wilson Tanner Smith
Friday, Dec. 14th
6:30-7:45 pm
Yoga Tree Chicago

$30 early bird if you register by Dec. 8th
$35 Regular price
Links to come!

I will be accompanying a gently heated yoga class at Yoga Tree Chicago. Class directed by Anna Schabold.

Join us for an evening of meditative movement to an eloquent soundscape that will take you on a journey into the heart of winter. Come, take a sacred pause: sync up to the pulse of the earth, flow to the rhythm of your breathing, and give yourself permission to profoundly let go of busyness as you are carried along by the music. Slow down so you may dream of what is to come on the other side of winter, when the days eventually grow longer and the light returns. For now, be held and rest in the fertile, nourishing dark and stillness—and breathe yourself full again.

Anna Schabold is a seasoned yoga teacher, structural integration therapist, and enthusiastic somanaut who loves to guide people towards a deeper relationship with their body and mind through focused feeling and breathing.

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Dec
6
to Dec 7

Finding Nature

  • Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

December 6 and 7 at 7:30pm
$8 advance (https://findingnature.brownpapertickets.com/)
$10 door

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Presenting a new piece, You just you and not someone else with Julian Otis, voice

In such a place through time and people in awe and the same in another from very long ago till now invariable all of a sudden

Also featuring new works by Corinne Imberski, Danielle Gilmore, and Mark Kater

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Finding Nature features dance, music, and storytelling as means to express our relationship with the nature that surrounds us, as well as the recognition of our human nature.

This concert is produced through a three-month workshop with Ayako Kato at Hamlin Park. It is part of U N T E T H E R E D, a 2-week performance/installation project on the eve of winter that includes 2 separate shows/weekends and multiple distinctive movement artists at the Hamlin Park Theater (all linked under the Chicago Moving Company umbrella).

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Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

House show / Chicago

Solo set at a house show in Chicago

Also featuring:
JOHN GOODE
RACHEL BUNTING 
MEGAN DIDDIE
PRECIOUS JENNINGS 
ELLA RAE
JESSIE YOUNG/ERIN KILMURRAY 
+ MORE! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/351949718899100

++ Bring warm food/beverages to share

++ Collecting donations of $$, ALL DONATIONS will be given to the Greater Chicago Food Depository

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Jam on Albany VI

https://www.facebook.com/events/261117381275377/

Jam on Albany is a monthly apartment show where people are free to share their visual art, music, theater, dance, writing, and anything under the sun.

The apartment is near Albany and Argyle in Albany Park, Chicago. Email me at wilsontannersmith@gmail.com

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Performing and sharing will be:
Alice Dayton
Anna White
Amanda Marshall
Craig Davis Pinson / Wilson Tanner Smith / ???
Julian Otis
and more TBA

BYOB; doors open at 7 and music starts at 8
Feel free to invite your friends--- all are welcome! :)

And if you'd like to share on this or a future jam, shoot us a message!

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Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Hunters Moon Dance Happening

https://www.facebook.com/events/511308639337618/

Kristina Isabelle Dance and the Tryon Farm Institute present 

The Hunters Moon Happening is a curated site specific walking performance on the conservation lands of the Tryon Farm Institute and ending with a community bonfire.  Please wear comfortable shoes, layers and bring a flashlight.

Featuring:

Movers:  Amelia Charter, Rachel Ferring, Kellyn Jackson, Precious Jennings, Kristina Isabelle, Jannah Schwarz, Francis Whitford and Walkabout Theater

Sculptures:  Christine Forni

Music: Julian Otis and Wilson Tanner Smith

Suggested donation at the door: $20 adults / $10 seniors and kids 

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Aug
31
to Sep 2

Kristina Isabelle's "Land Mass" at North Park

  • North Park Village Nature Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Performances at 1pm on Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2 at North Park Village Nature Center

Land Mass is a site-specific walking dance performance highlighting the land and environment with movement, sound and sculpture.  Land Mass is a meditative exploration of the land, body and our relationships and connection to nature. 

Kristina Isabelle and company have explored the concept of the elements: air, fire, water, earth in the body for over 4 years.  In 2016 they presented And The Spirit Moved Me, an evening length multi-media and multi-level dance work for the theater. They are taking the work outdoors to discover the next level of nature's influence on a moving body by incorporating the healing properties of a walk in the woods to alter perspectives and engage with nature and movement in new ways.

Movement Creators: Angela Luem, Aaliyah Christina, Liz Conway, Precious Jennings and Kristina Isabelle, Kellyn Jackson
Sound Creators: Debra Sawyer, Lia Kohl, Wilson Tanner Smith
Sculpture Creator: Christine Forni

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Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Jello: And We're Back

Performing a new semi-improvised solo piece on cello/harmonium/synthesizer at an installment of the Jello Performance series.

Featuring dance, music, and multimedia performances by
- Oksana Kuzma
- Carle Broutman
- Yas Dzaddy Ent
- Brandon Avery
- Wilson Tanner Smith
 

See more details on the Facebook Event page, and read about the series at jello.dance

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Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jam on Albany IV

Fourth installment of a mostly-monthly show apartment show curated by Joel Garcia and myself. 

Performances by: 
- Hedra Rowan
- Emily Beisel
- Joel "Golly Gee" Garcia
- Wilson Tanner Smith

This is held at Joel and my apartment and is open to anybody to attend---write me an email for more info! Performance inquiries welcome as well.

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Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

NIGHT 3 - Ayako Kato's Co-MISSION Fellowship premiere: stück 1998/anchor 2018

Links Hall Co-MISSION Fellowship + Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape 20th Anniversary kick-off project

I will be moving and playing cello in Ayako Kato's 4-part world-premiere realization of Manfed Werder's stück 1998.

See Facebook for more info! 

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the world premiere
stück 1998 / anchor 2018
- Infinity, Limit, What is Independence (of dance)? -


Actualization by Corinne Imberski, Wilson Tanner Smith,
Jeff Kimmel, Christina Martin, Ayako Kato
Composition by Mandred Werder
Choreographic Direction by Ayako Kato with movement invention with artists
Costume by Amanda Frank

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

NIGHT 3 - Ayako's Co-MISSION Fellowship premiere: stück 1998/anchor 2018

Links Hall Co-MISSION Fellowship + Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape 20th Anniversary kick-off project

I will be moving and playing cello in Ayako Kato's 4-part world-premiere realization of Manfed Werder's stück 1998.

See Facebook for more info! 

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the world premiere
stück 1998 / anchor 2018
- Infinity, Limit, What is Independence (of dance)? -


Actualization by Corinne Imberski, Wilson Tanner Smith,
Jeff Kimmel, Christina Martin, Ayako Kato
Composition by Mandred Werder
Choreographic Direction by Ayako Kato with movement invention with artists
Costume by Amanda Frank

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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

NIGHT 2 - Ayako Kato's Co-MISSION Fellowship premiere: stück 1998/anchor 2018

Links Hall Co-MISSION Fellowship + Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape 20th Anniversary kick-off project

I will be moving and playing cello in Ayako Kato's 4-part world-premiere realization of Manfed Werder's stück 1998.

See Facebook for more info! 

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the world premiere
stück 1998 / anchor 2018
- Infinity, Limit, What is Independence (of dance)? -


Actualization by Corinne Imberski, Wilson Tanner Smith,
Jeff Kimmel, Christina Martin, Ayako Kato
Composition by Mandred Werder
Choreographic Direction by Ayako Kato with movement invention with artists
Costume by Amanda Frank

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Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

NIGHT 1 - Ayako Kato's Co-MISSION Fellowship premiere: stück 1998/anchor 2018

Links Hall Co-MISSION Fellowship + Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape 20th Anniversary kick-off project

I will be moving and playing cello in Ayako Kato's 4-part world-premiere realization of Manfed Werder's stück 1998.

See Facebook for more info! 

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the world premiere
stück 1998 / anchor 2018
- Infinity, Limit, What is Independence (of dance)? -


Actualization by Corinne Imberski, Wilson Tanner Smith,
Jeff Kimmel, Christina Martin, Ayako Kato
Composition by Mandred Werder
Choreographic Direction by Ayako Kato with movement invention with artists
Costume by Amanda Frank

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Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

J e 1 1 o: Eleven

Dance/music collaboration with Maura Naughton;
Program also features Matt Piet + Asha Rowland, Wilson Tanner Smith + Maura Naughton, Carole McCurdy + Harlan Rosen, Ashley Kordik, Maxine Patronik, Skylar Males, Roque DeLeon

Tickets: $10 at the door
Drinks: BYOB!

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    Oct
    24
    8:00 PM20:00

    Radical Bodies // Research as Performance

    Featuring: 
    Precious Jennings, Lindsay Hopkins, K.J. Holmes, Jasmine Mendoza, Brian Hinckle, Timothy Jackson, Keefe Jackson, Wilson Tanner Smith, Thomas Dixon

    Research as Performance, asks how + why performers make compositional decisions? How do patterns emerge and become momentary choreography + scenes? How do we practice ideals of the “collective” body in the imaginative world of performance?

    We'll create various pairings and groupings of dancers and musicians to perform scores that allow opportunities for chance and synchronicity to emerge. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1479071268855544/

     

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