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“Nana Shineflug’s zest never wavers… Choreographer, teacher, performer, and den mother to countless dancers and dance enthusiasts. She keeps on moving, still a pioneer.”

– Chicago Tribune

Today I was remember the time I saw the performance for the 40th year anniversary of the Chicago Moving Company.

A little History

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The Chicago Moving Company was founded in 1972 by master artist Nana Shineflug.

Nana has performed and taught all over the world, she is the author of the book Conscious Bodies, she has received four Choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is a Fulbright recipient, and she is part of the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Arts department at Columbia College Chicago.

Why I Care

I had the privilege of studying with her at Columbia while taking the class Movement Theory and Practice. It was great. Nana helped me relearn how to move through space consciously.  Nana encouraged us to experiment and explore ways of moving that we had never done in the past. That was terrifying to me, but at the end of most classes, I usually felt more alive, excited, and inspired to create than I had all day.