On Saturday, March 5th, Dance Union presents Words/Text & Movement. The evening exhibits what types of relationships between movements and words/text exist.
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 in an exploration of the role of language in shaping perspective. The full length piece will debut at Links Hall in April as part of the Link Up residency.
What can I say by ology dance/Melissa Mallinson
The piece was created by choreographer Melissa Mallinson in collaboration with a local poet. Developed through an exchange of text and videos of choreography over the course of several months, this work explores identity, self-consciousness, struggle and support.
Every Handshake, Every Kiss, Every Birth, Every Word (excerpt) by Szewai Lee
The piece is a dance theater project that is inspired by Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams, a collage of fictional stories about worlds with differing experiences and interpretations of time. The work depicts facing the inevitable changes in life and recalls how we deal with loss, accept the unexpected and capture drifting moments in time.
The Power of Cheese by David Lakein
Over the last decade, the phrase “the power of cheese” has frequently popped up in his improvised performances. There seems to be an ardent drawn-to-each-other attraction; the words appear to have some as-of-yet unknown importance in his life. The piece is the inaugural installment of Les Études Profondes, his new solo performance series.
A discussion moderated by Lisa Gonzales will follow.
Lighting design by Francesca Bourgault.
8 pm (door opens at 7:45 pm)
Fasseas White Box Theater @ The Drucker Center,
Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls
1535 N. Dayton St. Chicago, IL 60642
(2 min. walk from CTA Red Line North/Clybourn Sta.)
Tickets available at the door: $12 General, $10 Students/Seniors
*Parking is available. Ask Menomonee front desk in case it’s full. Other location will be assigned.
Dance Union is supported in part by Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls. www.menomoneeclub.org
Photo (from the top): Molly Jaegar by Molly Jaeger, ology dance by Kristie Kahns, Szewai Lee by Amanda McAlister, David Lakein by Geoffray Bourdais