Presented in conjunction with Saudade… Freedom of Speech and Movement: a dance workshop at Hull-House Museum:
Freedom of Speech and Movement Acts Movement Workshop with Taisha Pagget of the David Roussève/REALITY dance company
Thursday, March 12, 12-1:30 p.m.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted Ave.
This workshop is free and open to the public- dancers and non-dancers alike.
The dance studio is a social space, where the problems of movement and choreography bring up problems of authority, hierarchy, participation and decision-making. This movement workshop will take up these questions, offering tools and exercises that develop creative freedom in our bodies, as both dancers and citizens acting within larger collective structures.
Jane Adams Hull-House Museum Art & Democracy Series
For more information or to RSVP: 312.413.5353 (Jane Adams Hull-House Museum)
from the Columbia College website:
March 12, 13 & 14 at 8:00 p.m., The Dance Center of Columbia College presents “shattering dance/theater”(The New York Times). Named after a Portugese expression, Saudade is an ode to the idea of “bittersweet,” the single moment when the greatest joy and agony are experienced together. Set to Portugese Fado music and grounded in folklore, historical fact and personal experience, Saudade is a mosaic of character monologues, mixing world dance with stories of disenfranchised southern African Americans in a deeply personal statement about modern times. With equal parts wild humor and grit, Saudade is performed by Roussève and a distinguished cast of six dancers [known as REALITY], including practitioners of South Asian, Indonesian, West African and postmodern dance forms.
While “Saudade” means “bittersweet longing for what has gone”, “Chega de Saudade” (alternately), is roughly translated to mean “No More Blues”. “Chega de Saudade” is also a Brasilian popular song performed by João Gilberto (below).
Vai minha tristeza
E diz a ela
Que sem ela não pode ser
Diz-lhe numa prece
Que ela regresse
Porque eu não posso mais sofrer
“Go on, my sadness
And tell her
That without her it cannot be
Tell her in a prayer
To come back to me
Because I cannot suffer anymore”