1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL
April 26, 2021 - May 2, 2021
Professionals, a video work, projects dancers into the role health care workers, underlining overlapped skills, and questioning how those skills are approached in each field. Filmed on January 7, 2019 in the performance space at the A-Mill Artists Lofts in Minneapolis with the help of collaborators Alan Yu Wah Tse, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Emily Michaels King, Julia Gavin Bither, Linden Baierl, with music by Hildegard von Bingen, and filmed by Tamara Ober.
Anna Marie Shogren is a dance artist connected to caregiving, social dance, and touch, researching this work most recently as an Art and Health Resident at the Weisman Art Museum, working in collaboration with the University of MN School of Nursing. She's presented much dance and experiential installation in while living in Minneapolis and NY, and has performed internationally with numerous choreographers.
She has recently begun a Masters program in Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College and holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. In 2010 she received a fellowship for a residency in Skagastrond, Iceland at the Nes Artist Residency. She was part of the Brooklyn based art collective, Non Solo from 2010-2013. She is invested in care work and health justice; working in senior care (PCA, CNA, therapy-based movement), as a caregiver to individuals with dementia, autism, and developmental delays, and a mother. She has also enjoyed writing on performance and art for MNartists.org, Conversations across the field of Dance Studies, Critical Correspondence, NY Arts Magazine.
Professionals will be projected each afternoon and evening, visible directly from the street at 1224 W Loyola Ave while the space itself remains closed to the public. This work is being shared as part of Movement Studies – a new series of screenings, performance, research, workshops, and reading groups created by artists in Chicagoland and across the Great Lakes region investigating social and environmental transitions.