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Instructor Biography

Choreographer Molly Shanahan (Chicago, Philadelphia) makes solo and ensemble dances through long-term creative processes, primarily via the collaborations of Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, her Chicago-based organization. She is recognized as a "singular voice in Chicago dance," (TimeOut Chicago) who has been "distilling the essence of performance—the relationship between audience and artist—for years, exposing the honest beauty of the body in its natural state: fluid, organic motion" (New City Chicago). In 2019 Molly completed her PhD in Dance from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), and will develop her forthcoming project Ex/Body in residence at the Bogliasco Foundation (Genoa, Italy) in November/December 2019.


Six Class Series
with Molly Shanahan


Thursdays & Fridays

June 27-28, July 11-12, & July 25-26

6:30-8:00 PM


$15 or $75 for series

Pay on site with cash or Paypal

Contemporary dance. Advanced and intermediate advanced phrase work master classes based in Shanahan's long-term research into releasing superficial muscles toward greater flow, ease, and gestural detail. 

For more information contact: 

Molly at molshanahan@gmail.com



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