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Jeff Hancock

Jeff designs and constructs movement and costumes, examines their overlap, and potential for mutual influence. Since 1990, throughout his years dancing for River North, Hubbard Street, Same Planet Different World and many others, his dance and design life collided, supported and informed each other. The study of humans, movement, and curiosity about the semiotics of clothing has fueled a long history of aesthetic exploration ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, minimalism to excess. Recent design projects: Chicago Dance Crashes Bricklayers of Oz, Khecari The Retreat, Wini Haun – trashed, Page Cunningham – On the Verge, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project- Jimmie Blues, Walkabout Theater, the cure, Curmudgeon Productions-Fantasmagorie, Lucky Plush- Super Strip, Parsons Dance Co.-Train.

Recent choreography: Rid of Them, a collaboration with Molly Shanahan/MadShak, ellipsis- NU Danceworks, Love With/Out Trembling with Molly Shanahan/MadShak, NU Danceworks 17- smear, NU Louis Theatre- The Great Gatsby, Impolite Society at The Kennedy Center .He is currently and MFA candidate at Hollins University 2018.