FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Hosts
Inaugural Visual Arts Presentation
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Displays Creative Dance and Film
CHICAGO, October 19, 2015 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) will host IN/MOTION, a film and dance festival that combines the arts in an innovative visual arts series, Friday, October 23, through Sunday, October 25, at the University’s Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park.
The three-day event will include:
- Juried short films screening accompanied by a Q and A session with filmmakers
- Screening of Capturing Grace and live dance response with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Parkinson’s Project
- Performance by Loyola Dance Theatre to celebrate the screening of Trash Dance
Capturing Grace, a film depicting a dancer with Parkinson’s disease, offers a look at how the power of modern dance can help to heal. The screening is presented in collaboration with the Hubbard Dance Street Chicago. Trash Dance aims to demonstrate how garbage collectors can consider themselves dancers through their daily routines. Choreographer Allison Orr worked with 24 garbage truck drivers to create this innovative look at the dance world.
IN/MOTION is presented in partnership with the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Parkinson’s Project, ADA25, and the University’s Institute for Environmental Sustainability. All events are free and open to the public.
“We are pleased to be working on key social justice issues with such notable partners,” says Amy Wilkinson, director of IN/MOTION. “We hope that Loyola becomes an international destination for dance filmmakers and multi-discipline artists working in collaboration.”
A reception will be held prior to the showing of Trash Dance on Sunday, October 25. Admission to the events and reception is free; however, seating is limited, and patrons are encouraged to secure tickets in advance of the events.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 70 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 11,000 undergraduates call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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