Salty Lark Dance is a Chicago-based company established in 2012, performing original dance works by Artistic Director Madeleine Reber. Our work examines the substance of human experience through deeply embodied movement practice, and ongoing investigations of the relationship between composition, sensed experience, movement, visual image, and meaning making.

 “I make dances to channel felt experience into tangible form. Choreography serves as a medium through which to explore ideas in a process that moves between aesthetic, somatic, intellectual, intuitive, and emotional exploration. I value the sensitive investigation of this process, the back and forth between acting upon and observing the emerging dance. Dance making for me is a bit like dreaming, as movement and image fold into or sit next to one another in a kind of collage of possible meanings. Though not in literal, narrative form, I aim to convey a human story.”

-Artistic Director, Madeleine Reber