Synapse Arts Creates Opportunities for Choreographers

Synapse Arts, founded in 2004, strives to provide artists with the resources to create art without worrying about cost or location. Particularly, Synapse values the collaborative process Located in Loyola Park, Synapse Arts is not far from Loyola’s campus, and, like Loyola’s dance program, has a social justice mission: “Synapse Arts creates, performs, and educates

A Look Into Loyola’s Undergraduate Research Symposium Performance

photography by Emma Petersen Loyola’s dance program heavily focuses on the concept of dance as research. Research in dance is a practice-based process. In an article by Brad Haseman, “A Manifesto for Performative Research,” this research is described as a qualitative process. The traditional process of gathering findings follows a quantitative process that involves high

Artist-in-Residence explores the musicality of movement with Loyola Dance

By Jordan Kunkel Loyola’s Dance program continues the celebration of its 10th anniversary this semester with a multifaceted artistic partnership and an interdisciplinary dance concert that highlight the innovation of the program’s faculty, students, and collaborators. 2017 Artist-in-Residence, Matthew Rose, from the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York City, culminates a semester of teaching

Arts Activism in Action: Phoebe Coakley

This is the second installment in the “Arts Activism in Action” feature, a series of interviews showcasing individual company members’ commitments to social justice issues as dance artists. In the wake of Loyola’s Climate Change Conference, we spoke with senior choreographer and speaker Phoebe Coakley about her passion for environmental justice. 1. What are your identities? How

A Weekend In Motion

Loyola’s Dance program hosted Chicago’s dance film festival, In/Motion, March 17-19. The festival was devised and curated by Loyola faculty and Alumni, and it brought a weekend of dance, multimedia productions, and discussions all based around themes of social justice to Chicago. The featured guest artist, Celia Rowlson-Hall, screened her full-length dance film “MA” and

And we’re back!

After a semester hiatus, the Dance majors are back to blogging about all of the amazing opportunities we have as artists at Loyola. Keep reading to learn about the busy Fall semester we had, and click here to read our most recent post on gender and dance. 1.) The Midwest Convening on Physically Integrated Dance