DATE: “Friday, August 19, 2011 – 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Polish Triangle”
PERFORMANCE: “Paper Shoes”

BuntingTheHumans_OoS-week4-290x289Rachel Bunting is a 2001 graduate of Columbia College, Chicago.  Here she received a B.A. with a major in dance, but more importantly discovered her instinct for combining image with motion. Since then, Rachel has formed a company named “The Humans.” The Humans are housed by the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, in which Rachel has been an Artist-In-Residence since 2004.  With gratitude for all involved, she is a proud recipient of four, consecutive Illinois Arts Council Awards.

In 2007, she was chosen as an Artist-In-Residence at the Canal Chapter Gallery in NYC where she spent five weeks creating a movement-based installation titled, “Let’s kill our sadness.” In 2008 Rachel was awarded a three-week residency at The Atlantic Center for the Arts under the mentorship of Susan Marshall.  In 2008, she and fellow dancer Precious Jennings performed their duet, “who I am (who I am not)” at Judson Church in NYC as part of the Movement Research works-in-progress showings.  This duet was also a part of “The A.W.A.R.D. Show!” which is produced by The Joyce Theater in NYC and The Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago as well as a self-produced, shared evening at Links Hall, Chicago. This year Rachel was chosen as a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist, and she is currently working on an evening length work titled “Paper Shoes.” She teaches Body Movement for Actors at Columbia College, Chicago, where she has been an adjunct faculty member since 2004, www.thehumans.me.

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