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.
Lunch (a work-in-progress) by Winifred Haun
Lunch uses images and movements of people standing in line at a lunch counter/cafeteria to explore (in an abstract way) how and why we all get our lunch. The work is for 7 dancers and features miniature furniture that the dancers manipulate and toss around.
This is A Damage Manual (an excerpt) by BONEdanse Excavation
BONEdanse performs This is a Damage Manual a trove of lessons culled from instruction manuals and old vinyl Self Help records. Dancers Janna Barta, Anita Fillmore, Atalee Judy & Mindy Meyers offer bits of wisdom, questionable advice, and anecdotes to create moving dichotomies. Dance Critic Laura Molzahn remarks “clever, entertaining dance theater has always been Judy’s métier, and here she lets fly her dark sense of humor. Judy uses audio selections from what sound like 50s-era self-improvement records to underscore the humor and heartbreak of human striving. The movement transforms them from super-serious to silly and bizarrely upbeat.”
Meandering at Dusk by Carleen Healy
After different improvised and choreographed projects for the past 8 years, Carleen Healy and Julieann Graham who have been occasionally working together will perform improvisation.
A discussion moderated by Julia Mayer follows.
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: $12 General, $10 Students/Seniors, $20 Tickets for Two
Available at the door or Brown Paper Tickets
*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): Winifred & Dancers by Cheryl Mann, BONEdanse by Carl Wiedemann, Carleen Healy by Nick Grutz