Sunday, May 5, DANCE UNION: Sound and Body
How does the body internalize sounds? Curator Ayako Kato with Guest Curators Lauren Warnecke and Russell Weiss, bring together performers for an evening of dance and sound. DANCE UNION aims to provide time and space for both audience and performers to renew their perspectives on contemporary dance and hopes to connect a path to post-contemporary dance. On Sunday, May 5, DANCE UNION presents...
Sunday, 3/3, In the Name of Lunge
On Sunday, March 3, DANCE UNION presents In the Name of Lunge. Hosted and Curated by Chicago sensation Jyldo, this evening will be a cavalcade of dance from many different approaches and forms. GRUFF & TUMBLE will perform an all-new Acro duet. Jim Priz and C. Byrne have been Acro partners for almost 2 years. C. performed around the world as a drag king for over 7 years before she became...
SUNDAY, 11/4, Dance of Decay: Compositions of...
On Sunday, November 4th, DANCE UNION presents Dance of Decay: Compositions of Decomposition curated by award winning performance artist & creative practitioner Baraka de Soleil. 3 artists, Onye Ozuzu, Baraka de Soleil with Carolyn Alvarado Castillo, and Anthony Romero, craft physical response works to the theme of decay. Inside these evolving compositions, these contemporary artists experiment...
Saturday, 7/7 Salon Solarium - dancing to lighting
Thank you for the artists and members of audience! Read SeeChicagoDance Review Read Chicago Reader Critic’s Choice On Saturday, July 7, Dance Union presents Salon Solarium - dancing to lighting. In celebration of today’s traditional East Asian Star festival, watch as choreographers “meet” lighting in the milky way of murky creation. Francesca Bourgalt’s lighting...
Saturday, 5/12 Dance-in-a-Box
On Saturday May 12, 8PM, The Dance Union presents a wild and ingenious experiment - Dance-in-a-Box! Months ago, 4 brave and talented Chicago dancemakers were each presented with a box of carefully assembled source-material by May curator Liz Joynt Sandberg to use in the creation of a new work, or to transform an existing work. Join us for an evening of investigation and discovery as we get the...
Saturday, March 3, 2012: Simply Showing
On Saturday, March 3, Dance Union presents Simply Showing. The evening will feature dance by four divergent choreographers/groups: Amy Lynne Barr, Marie Casimir, Double DJ, and Liz Joynt Sandberg. The only criterion for the artists is to bring a dance of their choice to share (new, reprised, experimental, in-progress, etc…). The evening concludes with a discussion. DANCE UNION creator and...
Sat, 12/3 Dance & Theme/Non-Theme II
Read Review by Sid Smith on SeeChicagoDance Featuring almost two opposite characteristic results through Jonathan Meyer and Jyl Fehrenkamp, the evening focuses on exhibiting sincere and intelligent approaches to construct dance works and how the dance artists, as a creator and performer, establish the manners to fulfill the goal of their choreography. Lighting design by Francesca...
ALive Installation Project at Defibilliator from...
Please click HERE for details about the project and Defillibiator. a WALL runs down the middle of DEFIBRILLATOR. Paired and paralleled side-by-side with a wall between them, two artists present a three-hour performance installation in order to explore the boundaries between dance and performance art. > October 14 & 15 @ 7PM (Week 1) dancer: MICHELLE KRANICKE <> performance artist:...
Sat, 11/5 Dance & Costume
Viewing works in different creative stages, artists and audience will have opportunity to wonder about the function and effect of the costume and how it interplay with the dance/movements themselves to begin with and/or finalize the piece. Post-show dialogue will follow. Lighting by Davin Carroll 8 pm (door opens at 7:45 pm) Fasseas White Box Theater @ The Drucker Center, Menomonee Club for Boys...
Sat, 10/8 Dance & Video
By paralleling “video in dance” and “dance in video,” the evening will focus on how both forms can expand their artistic potential of one another. In the post-show dialogue, the members of the audience will be able to hear the inner story of video artist Petra Bachmaier, Luftwerk working with Hedwig Dances and Carl Wiedemann working with BONEdanse about the collaboration process and decision...
Sat, 9/10 Why Improvise & Why not?
The evening will feature two music & dance improvisation duos: Jennifer Monson, dance & Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello, as advocators and highly-respected practitioners of improvisation over decades and Frank Rosaly, drums & Ayako Kato, dance, as the followers of the genre for the past decade. Through performance and post-show dialogue, the event releases questions to reaffirm unlimited...
Sat, 7/9 Simply Showing
On Saturday, July 9th, Dance Union presents Simply Showing. The evening will feature freshly emerging choreographers and introduce their new approaches to dance works. Featured Artists: Quiet Groove by Karla Beltchenko Quiet Groove is inspired by the silent barrier and protective shield winter brings to the soul. The women and music of Motown inspired the movement aesthetic of the work. ...
Sat, 6/4 Dance & Theme/Non-Theme
On Saturday, June 4th, Dance Union presents Dance & Theme/Non-Theme. The evening will offer viewers to ponder how having theme/non-theme interrelated with the creative processes and how each dance work out-come looks different. And we question: what theme means to dance. Featured Works: Lunch (a work-in-progress) by Winifred Haun Lunch uses images and movements of people standing in...
Sat, 3/5 Words/Text & Movement
On Saturday, March 5th, Dance Union presents Words/Text & Movement. The evening exhibits what types of relationships between movements and words/text exist. Featured Works: See What You Believe (excerpt) by Molly Jaeger See What You Believe is the feedback loop between imagination, text & movement: the presence of the body in motion inspires voice and spoken text cuts through movement...
Sat, 2/5 On Movement
On Saturday, February 5th, Dance Union presents On Movement. The evening exhibits different philosophies on what and how different types of movement are experimented, generated and determined by choreographers. Featured Works The Fat Lady Sings: An Opera in Three Acts by Lauren Warnecke Three women voyage on journeys of self-discovery that inadvertently intersect and mirror one another in an...
Sat, 1/8 Politics & Dance
Chicago Tribune Review by Sid Smith SeeChicagoDance Review by Laura Molzahn Chicago Reader Critic’s Choice by Laura Molzahn On Saturday, January 8th, Dance Union presents Politics & Dance as its forth event. The evening focuses on how choreographers address political issues through the art of movement and explore the potential to deal with them. Featured Works IAR 93 Vultur by Antibody...
Sat, 12/4 Simply Showing
Chicago Reader Critic’s Choice by Laura Molzahn SeeChicagoDance Review by Laura Molzahn On Saturday, December 4th, Dance Union presents Simply Showing as its third event. The evening features a range of performers from freshly emerging to award winning choreographers exhibiting what they are currently working on in the same field of “dance”. Featured Works OosImaginary by Lisa Frank ...
Sat, 11/6 Noise & Movement
Read Review by Zac Whittenburg of Time Out Chicago Selected for Five Things to do Saturday on Time Out Chicago Dance Union presents Noise & Movement as its second event. In the evening, the show exhibits the different physical interpretation of noise in the spectrum of contemporary social and mental condition by different performers. The event questions about establishing a genre. ...
Sat, 10/9 Improvisation & Score/Scenario
Selected for Five Things to do Saturday on Time Out Chicago There are many ways of incorporating a “score” or a “scenario” into a dance work. Sometimes called structured improvisation, dancers use their connection to sound, space, and structure in varying ways and to differing degrees to create a unique dance work on the spot. In this performance, three dancers and four...