Mobilizing Through Improvisation

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mobilizing Through Improvisation:  A Global South and Southside Chicago Collaboration


Wednesday November 14, 2018
6 – 8:30PM
Gray Center Lab in Midway Studios
929 E. 60th St


Artist Workshop with Ilkhom and Bata theaters

Friday November 9

12:30 - 3:20PM


MASTER CLASS  / Fri Nov 9, 12:30 – 3:20p, Logan Center 501

A presentation by Artyom Kim (see bio below) on the method of collective resonance composing (MCRC), a unique system of organizing a creative process with the fundamental principle of making art within a collective of creators. MCRC is the result of long-term research by composer and director Kim, together with the ensemble for contemporary music Omnibus and Ilkhom Theatre. 

The presentation will be followed by a studio class led by Bata Theatre’s Veronika Nasalsayaka (see bio below).

Experience not required.  Spaces are limited.  Please contact Leslie Danzig (


TAPS WORKSHOP / Tuesday November 13, 4:30 – 6p, Logan Center 701

The artists-in-residnece along with Leslie Danzig, Assistant Professor of Practice in TAPS, and Leah Feldman, Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature, will lead a workshop around issues in adaptation and translation.



PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION / Wed Nov 14, 6-8:30p, Gray Center Lab in Midway Studios


Sidebar Series presents Mobilizing through Improvisation: A Global South & Southside Chicago Collaboration

This project stages an improvisational collaboration between local electronic musician Brother El from the south side of Chicago with actors and musicians from Ilkhom and Bata theaters of the post-Soviet south, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The collaborative work is centered on the concept of ‘translations’ and is structured around five vignettes from Central Asian poetry, bringing classic Central Asian instruments and synthesizers into a transnational dialogue about movement, connection, sonic mixing, fusion, synthesis and layering.