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MANCC Welcomes Visiting Artist Chris Schlichting

22feb10:30 am11:30 amMANCC Welcomes Visiting Artist Chris Schlichting10:30 am - 11:30 am


February 22, 2017 10:30am - February 22, 2017 11:30am


Black Box Studio/Theatre

120 Montgomery Hall, 130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event Details

February 15 – March 2, 2017

chris schlichting

The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choregraphy hosts Visiting Artist, Chris Schlichting, for his first residency to work on his latest project, Trimming Macrame (working title), which is in the early stages of development. In this new work, Schlichting will build on his practice of creating intricate and evocative tapestries inspired by complex and layered cultural source material, and playfully merging notions of vernacular and classical forms. Most recently, his work has enlisted collaborators from disparate forms to explore how common language can emerge from generative processes that share time and space, and challenge conventional ideas of disciplinary boundaries. His research continues to focus on creating landscapes that consider the textures and charged histories that live inside sound, objects, movement, and architecture, to present juxtaposing ideas that challenge and support each other.

Trimming Macrame will be a meditation on gentle entry, from stillness to action, informed by a desire to provide a counterpoint to our current political context. Navigating his own white privilege, Schlichting is interested in a mindful creative process that finds ways to disrupt patterns of white supremacy and his own comfort and complacency to inform both his life and work. While his process usually begins by asserting movement language that develops from a kinesthetic impulse followed by reflection and rigorous review and repetition, this work will adhere to an increased responsibility to acknowledge the moment with a thoughtful response. With this work, he’ll weave cultural associations and vivid metaphors to create webs of dialogue between existing and serendipitous relationships.

During his residency, Schlichting will host a series of one-on-one conversations with scholars from disparate fields from the university and Tallahassee community, opening dialogue on ideas behind the work and inviting new perspectives to inspire, shape and challenge his creative process. Writer Holly Bass also joins Schlichting’s residency as part of MANCC’s writer’s initiative.

This residency, is in part, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Entrypoint – Informal Showing

School of Dance Forum
Black Box Studio
Montgomery Hall, FSU
Wednesday, February 22 at 10:30 am
This showing is open to the public, community members are encouraged to attend.
For reservations please email

The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), at the FSU School of Dance, is a choreographic research and development center whose mission is to raise the value of the creative process in dance.