Ragdale Ring Performance #3 Composing the Moment: Danced Improvisation

Ragdale kicks off the fifth annual Ragdale Ring Performance Series on Thursdays at 7pm – June 15, July 13 and August 10, finishing with an engaging pageant for all the family on Saturday, September 16 at 4pm.

These one-of-a-kind programs feature storytelling, music, dance and theater and are curated by Ragdale resident artists in cooperation with their creative colleagues. All events take place in the Ragdale Ring, the open-air performance venue, whose “Living Picture” design by T+E+A+M was recently chosen in an international competition for outstanding, young architects. Guests are encouraged to bring their family, a lawn chair, or picnic for these arts-filled outdoor performances.
Thursday, August 10, 7pm Composing the Moment: Danced Improvisation
Curated by Ginger Farley, Chicago DanceMakers Forum
Improvising dance artists who represent several distinct dance disciplines and lineages take the stage. From post-modern dance to urban street forms, each has their own unique style, drawing deeply on their embodied reservoirs of personal, cultural and danced histories to compose spontaneously in the now.

All events take place at Ragdale, located at 1230 N. Green Bay Road in Lake Forest. Off-site parking is available at city lots in downtown Lake Forest, a 15 minute walk to Ragdale.

Admission is $20/person; $15 Students and seniors, 12 and under free. Tickets are available through the website at ragdale.org and also at the door. For questions, call 847/234-1063 or email: info@ragdale.org
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Ragdale is a nonprofit artists’ retreat located on architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s historic estate in Lake Forest. Ragdale hosts over 150 writers and artists each year making it the one of the largest interdisciplinary artist communities in the country. www.ragdale.org