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Technique Together // Queer Ballet

Technique Together, which has been generously sponsored by OuterSpace Studios, Links Hall, and High Concept Labs, periodically offers dance classes that seek to center process over product and community over correctness. Queer Ballet has been an ongoing effort to cultivate ballet training in Chicago that holds space for non-normativity and for the belief that everything that's already happening is okay. Rotating instructors of these series have included Liz Luse, Paige Calderella, Ayako Kato, Emily Stein, Hope Goldman, Jane Jerardi, Ysaÿe McKeever, Joanna Furnans, Isabelle Collazo, Micheline Wu, Kristina Fluty, and Precious Jennings.

Precious Jennings teaching Queer Ballet at OuterSpace, Chicago, summer 2016 (photo credit: Nora Sharp)

Precious Jennings teaching Queer Ballet at OuterSpace, Chicago, summer 2016 (photo credit: Nora Sharp)

 

Chicago Working Artists' Emergency Fund

Currently in development, the CWAEF will offer a pool of community- and donor-sourced funds available on honor-system lottery basis to artists who are unexpectedly unable to cover their basic living needs. Please contact nora.sharp@gmail.com with ideas for making this functional, interest in helping develop it, or general questions.