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HOT SHOP is a ADV/PRO workshop series designed to aid individuals in reconnecting to their artistic voice and the joy of movement, through the exploration of Hot Crowd’s diverse repertoire and improvisation. 


This 3-hour workshop iteration is inspired by our Season 7’s research of innate human traits. Artists will join us on the continuing journey of discovery into the true essence of connection and the raw human experience. 


Dancers can look forward to company class, improvisational exploration, and company repertoire. Both HOT SHOPs  will include two different company classes by company members and two different S.7 repertoire personally instructed by the Directors and Assistant Director. 


HOT SHOP 1: repertoire will explore group ensemble work and innovative partnering by Assistant Rehearsal Director, Lindsey Scouten. Participants are invited to deep dive into the research process that led to this work’s creation and get a first look before it makes its world premiere come May. 

HOT SHOP 2: repertoire will explore the newest and final piece to our S.7 rep by Co-Director Brittany Latta McMahon.

Inspired by Bell Hooks book “All About Love,” and her past and present relationships with family and friends, “Cathexis" delves into the intricate layers of human emotions, particularly focusing on the investment of feelings in the different types of love in our lives. Inspired by the concept of cathexis, where emotional energy is assigned to an object or individual, this piece aims to unravel the depths of both positive and sometimes toxic affection, attachment, and vulnerability that innately comes along with loving someone. 


TWO opportunities take a look into our new repertoire and share your artistic voice! Dancers can select to participate in the full workshop experience ($25 for the day) or just partake in the company class ($15). Looking to join us for the full HOTSHOP experience? Purchase the package ($45) and save $5!

May 5th, 2pm-5pm & June 22nd, 12pm-3pm


Rooted Space

1803 w Byron St, suite 201 Chicago, IL

MAY 5 // 2PM-5PM

1:45pm-2pm   Arrival

2pm-3:15pm   Company Class

3:15pm-5pm   Répertoire exploration

JUNE 22 // 12PM-3PM

11:45am-12pm  Arrival

12pm-1:15pm    Company Class

1:15pm-3pm      Répertoire exploration


Get both workshops & save $5

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