About

Photo Credit: LEVIAH, Ronni Shendar

Photo Credit: LEVIAH, Ronni Shendar

Please join us March 23-25th 2018 for a lovely weekend of short and feature dance film screenings, master classes, panels, live performances, Q&As, dance classes, and networking events! We look forward to sharing our appreciation for artworks regarding social justice issues and creating a platform for interdisciplinary artists to meet, share and collaborate.

MISSION...

In/Motion aims to celebrate dance performance within digital media platforms by encouraging artists to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and by fostering innovation in the presentation of movement-based artworks.

VISION...

  1. To establish Chicago’s premier dance film festival, making our city an international destination for dance/digital media performances.
  2. To support both emerging and established dance/digital media artists who are pushing boundaries in multiple performance domains.
  3. To educate a dance/digital media audience.
  4. To highlight dance/digital media work with a social justice message.
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Amy Wilkinson, Artistic Director... Ms. Amy M. Wilkinson holds an MEd in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago where she is currently a full-time Advanced Lecturer and where she was awarded the 2016 Langerbeck Faculty Mentorship award. Ms. Wilkinson was also nominated by the student body as one of eight finalists for Faculty Member of the Year for her commitment to instruction, student development, and innovative programming. She is also the Executive Director of IN/Motion: Chicago's Dance Film Festival, and Artistic Director of the After School Matters Dance Ensemble, a summer apprenticeship program that provides arts training for Chicago Public High School students.  Ms. Wilkinson began her professional performance career with the Open Door Theater in Boulder, Colorado after graduating from the University of Iowa where she double majored in Dance and Communications. She has performed with numerous Chicago companies including Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Same Planet Different World, and Thodos Dance Chicago, for whom she also served as the educational outreach coordinator and wrote, directed, and produced a physics-based touring performance, The Science of Motion - The Art of Dance. Ms. Wilkinson has choreographed many musicals including The Music Man, Oliver!, and Guys and Dolls, and has set original works on contemporary companies CDI/Concert Dance Inc., Thodos Dance, Inaside Dance Company, Impetus Dance Theater, and Instruments of Movement among others. She has choreographed Hansel and Gretel, Dido and Aeneas, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Iolanthe for DePaul Opera Theater and her work has been performed at local, national, and international venues including the Ravinia Music Festival’s Rising Stars Concert Series, Dance Chicago, The New Prague Dance Festival, Nanjing China Normal University, The Istanbul Festival of Music and Dance and most recently, a collaboration with the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ms. Wilkinson is currently an artistic associate with CDI/Concert Dance Inc., where she has collaborated on several commissions including Lincoln Letters, and Salon de Mexico; and she played a featured role in the Emmy nominated performance of Billy Sunday, Ruth Page’s classic ballet re-envisioned by Venetia Stifler.  

Amy Wilkinson, Artistic Director...

Ms. Amy M. Wilkinson holds an MEd in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago where she is currently a full-time Advanced Lecturer and where she was awarded the 2016 Langerbeck Faculty Mentorship award. Ms. Wilkinson was also nominated by the student body as one of eight finalists for Faculty Member of the Year for her commitment to instruction, student development, and innovative programming. She is also the Executive Director of IN/Motion: Chicago's Dance Film Festival, and Artistic Director of the After School Matters Dance Ensemble, a summer apprenticeship program that provides arts training for Chicago Public High School students. 

Ms. Wilkinson began her professional performance career with the Open Door Theater in Boulder, Colorado after graduating from the University of Iowa where she double majored in Dance and Communications. She has performed with numerous Chicago companies including Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Same Planet Different World, and Thodos Dance Chicago, for whom she also served as the educational outreach coordinator and wrote, directed, and produced a physics-based touring performance, The Science of Motion - The Art of Dance. Ms. Wilkinson has choreographed many musicals including The Music Man, Oliver!, and Guys and Dolls, and has set original works on contemporary companies CDI/Concert Dance Inc., Thodos Dance, Inaside Dance Company, Impetus Dance Theater, and Instruments of Movement among others. She has choreographed Hansel and Gretel, Dido and Aeneas, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Iolanthe for DePaul Opera Theater and her work has been performed at local, national, and international venues including the Ravinia Music Festival’s Rising Stars Concert Series, Dance Chicago, The New Prague Dance Festival, Nanjing China Normal University, The Istanbul Festival of Music and Dance and most recently, a collaboration with the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Ms. Wilkinson is currently an artistic associate with CDI/Concert Dance Inc., where she has collaborated on several commissions including Lincoln Letters, and Salon de Mexico; and she played a featured role in the Emmy nominated performance of Billy Sunday, Ruth Page’s classic ballet re-envisioned by Venetia Stifler.

 

Sarah Prinz, Festival Director, Curator & Marketing Director... Creative director, choreographer, photographer Sarah C Prinz focuses her work in the convergence of contemporary dance and narrative storytelling. Her foundational philosophy of art-making is inspired by social construct surrounding gender fluidity, feminism and mental health. Sarah currently dances for szalt dance company, led by Stephanie Zaletel, tackling subjects of the feminine experience, body memory, and dream logic through highly collaborative, site-sensitive, and socially fluent dance performance and practice. She is also the Curator and Festival Director for Chicago’s International Dance Film Festival In/Motion, creating a platform for interdisciplinary collaborations as a driver for social change, dance as a means of movement therapy for adaptive populations, and grass-root connections as encouragement for the importance of sustainable artistry.  Sarah has worked under Celia Rowlson-Hall as Director’s Assistant and Choreographer’s Assistant in continuation of her dance film research after graduating. She received a B.A. in Film and Digital Media Production and a Dance Minor from Loyola University of Chicago in 2015 studying the convergence of the two mediums and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, Provost Fellowship, Outstanding Dance Minor, Best Media Production, Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research, and School of Communication Scholarship.

Sarah Prinz, Festival Director, Curator & Marketing Director...

Creative director, choreographer, photographer Sarah C Prinz focuses her work in the convergence of contemporary dance and narrative storytelling. Her foundational philosophy of art-making is inspired by social construct surrounding gender fluidity, feminism and mental health.

Sarah currently dances for szalt dance company, led by Stephanie Zaletel, tackling subjects of the feminine experience, body memory, and dream logic through highly collaborative, site-sensitive, and socially fluent dance performance and practice.

She is also the Curator and Festival Director for Chicago’s International Dance Film Festival In/Motion, creating a platform for interdisciplinary collaborations as a driver for social change, dance as a means of movement therapy for adaptive populations, and grass-root connections as encouragement for the importance of sustainable artistry. 

Sarah has worked under Celia Rowlson-Hall as Director’s Assistant and Choreographer’s Assistant in continuation of her dance film research after graduating. She received a B.A. in Film and Digital Media Production and a Dance Minor from Loyola University of Chicago in 2015 studying the convergence of the two mediums and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, Provost Fellowship, Outstanding Dance Minor, Best Media Production, Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research, and School of Communication Scholarship.

 
Sarah Cullen-Fuller, Festival Director... Sarah Cullen Fuller is an educator, dancer, and choreographer who is dedicated to the transformative power of dance. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Ms. Fuller began her career in dance performance working with the Joffrey and Boston Ballets, and has spent the past fifteen years with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as a main company performer, repetiteur, educator, and Founder of The Parkinson’s Project. An award-winning performer and educator, her choreographic work has been commissioned for numerous Universities and professional companies, as well as for pre-professional and aspiring young dancers. Fuller specializes in Adaptive Dance practices and has presented her research on Adaptive Dance populations to Rush University Medical Center’s Parkinson’s Symposium, The American College Dance Association, The Northwestern Medical Center’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, The National Dance Education Organization, and was most recently the co-chair of the Midwest Convening on Physically Integrated Dance.  Fuller was a Co-Producer and choreographer in the inaugural Dance Senior Showcase, as well as a part of the Executive Team responsible for In/Motion: Chicago’s Dance Film Festival, a three-day Festival committed to social justice through interdisciplinary artworks and collaborative partnerships.  Ms. Fuller is currently a full-time Dance Department faculty member at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches extensively in ballet, modern, and contemporary techniques to a diverse and talented group of dancers who continue to inspire her every day. Fuller is the proud recipient of Loyola University Chicago’s Student Diversity Transformative Education Award which recognizes a faculty member who provides students with the opportunities to explore issues regarding diversity, identity development, multicultural education, social justice, and leadership initiatives.  

Sarah Cullen-Fuller, Festival Director...

Sarah Cullen Fuller is an educator, dancer, and choreographer who is dedicated to the transformative power of dance. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Ms. Fuller began her career in dance performance working with the Joffrey and Boston Ballets, and has spent the past fifteen years with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as a main company performer, repetiteur, educator, and Founder of The Parkinson’s Project.

An award-winning performer and educator, her choreographic work has been commissioned for numerous Universities and professional companies, as well as for pre-professional and aspiring young dancers. Fuller specializes in Adaptive Dance practices and has presented her research on Adaptive Dance populations to Rush University Medical Center’s Parkinson’s Symposium, The American College Dance Association, The Northwestern Medical Center’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, The National Dance Education Organization, and was most recently the co-chair of the Midwest Convening on Physically Integrated Dance.  Fuller was a Co-Producer and choreographer in the inaugural Dance Senior Showcase, as well as a part of the Executive Team responsible for In/Motion: Chicago’s Dance Film Festival, a three-day Festival committed to social justice through interdisciplinary artworks and collaborative partnerships. 

Ms. Fuller is currently a full-time Dance Department faculty member at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches extensively in ballet, modern, and contemporary techniques to a diverse and talented group of dancers who continue to inspire her every day. Fuller is the proud recipient of Loyola University Chicago’s Student Diversity Transformative Education Award which recognizes a faculty member who provides students with the opportunities to explore issues regarding diversity, identity development, multicultural education, social justice, and leadership initiatives.

 

 
Aaron Greer, Festival Director... Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Aaron Greer received his film training and Masters in Fine Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he began his career as an independent filmmaker and media artist. As a filmmaker Greer has developed a diverse professional portfolio. Among some of the highlights are his award-winning, narrative feature film, Gettin’ Grown, which has screened at film festivals around the world and is distributed by Warner Brothers Home Video; his co-authored, award-winning screenplay Fruit of the Tree, which was selected for the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival’s All-Access program in 2007; and the award-winning feature Service to Man, currently playing the film festival circuit and slated for wide-release in the Fall of 2017. Greer has a particular interest in collaborating with performing artists. He has created a number of film projects with and about actors or dancers, including A Night in the Theatre, Ballet Noir: the Tango, Frequency, Yo Soy Actor/I’m an Actor, and Flying Away, a dance documentary broadcast on public TV across the United States. In addition to his production work, the Chicago-based filmmaker directs the Film and Digital Media Program at Loyola University, where he is an Associate Professor, teaching courses in editing, screenwriting, directing, and film studies.

Aaron Greer, Festival Director...

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Aaron Greer received his film training and Masters in Fine Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he began his career as an independent filmmaker and media artist.

As a filmmaker Greer has developed a diverse professional portfolio. Among some of the highlights are his award-winning, narrative feature film, Gettin’ Grown, which has screened at film festivals around the world and is distributed by Warner Brothers Home Video; his co-authored, award-winning screenplay Fruit of the Tree, which was selected for the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival’s All-Access program in 2007; and the award-winning feature Service to Man, currently playing the film festival circuit and slated for wide-release in the Fall of 2017.

Greer has a particular interest in collaborating with performing artists. He has created a number of film projects with and about actors or dancers, including A Night in the Theatre, Ballet Noir: the Tango, Frequency, Yo Soy Actor/I’m an Actor, and Flying Away, a dance documentary broadcast on public TV across the United States.

In addition to his production work, the Chicago-based filmmaker directs the Film and Digital Media Program at Loyola University, where he is an Associate Professor, teaching courses in editing, screenwriting, directing, and film studies.