NOOK:  At Our Edges, Lustre & Gatherings

The Charnel House, Chicago
3421 W. Fullerton Avenue
June 21-23

“NOOK” marks the culmination of 18 months of creative studio and performative research.  Cerniglia’s, At Our Edges, in its third phase of development, explores an adaptable physical state and our connection to the natural world and its processes of life and death.  Cerniglia’s research acknowledges existence and the absence of – centering around a community of movers that work to preserve the value that each body brings to the space.  Movement vocabulary borrows from tasks of preparation and physical ritual- corporeal manifestations explore internal darkness, thorough freedom/release, and a pursuit of refuge, comfort, and solace.

Back to Basics:  A Fully Embodied Self with Andrea Cerniglia

a quickie workshop to unlock your Authentic Mover; become more embodied, efficient, and present in your body; experience the framework of Laban Movement Analysis and apply it to how you love to move

May 18, Saturday |  1-4 pm

Hamlin Park Theater
3035 North Hoyne Ave, Chicago
Pre Register NOW: $40, $50 at the door

Pro Modern with Andrea at Hamlin Park

Mondays 10:00-11:30am at Hamlin Park Theater

Warm your winter bodies in this class for adv/pro movers–
Mondays 10-11:30 am. March 18 – May 6, no class April 15.
$10 drop in (pay cash/check at class), $50 class series: buy class series online at (or cash/check at class).

Led by Artistic Director Andrea Cerniglia
Andrea’s class is a hybrid of Bartenieff Fundamentals and Cunningham inspired material. Class sessions build from the ground up to activate and reinvigorate the Fundamental Patterns of Total Body Connectivity (breath, core-distal, head-tail, body-half and cross-lateral). After developing a relationship with these patterns, focus is placed on technical, improvisational, and performative elements–providing a diverse experience while still placing an emphasis on activating each part of the body and the necessary movement elements that prepare us for vigorous movement. Once the class has built a critical mass of momentum, we move into athletic, detail-oriented phrase work designed to challenge the mover to occupy space, while exploring elements of time, weight, flow, and shape. We will experience a series of phrases that requires athletic prowess, endurance, and allows for creative experimentation in attack, phrasing and transition. Often phrase work will return from week to week to build a consistent flow of sequences that we may draw from in our practice.