Peep Show: The Instant Choreography Series
Collaboratively produced by Striding Lion Performance Group and Links Hall + Constellation
Created by Annie Arnault
Curated by Amanda Lower
Peep Show gives audiences a behind the scenes peek into the unique dance making processes of innovative Chicago choreographers as they develop world premiere dance works live, in the moment, based on suggestions from audience members.
Each performance features two choreographers working simultaneously against the clock (45 min) in two different studios, to realize completely new pieces that incorporate suggestions from the audience, original music from an experimental composer (chosen by Constellation) and their choreography. The audience is invited to grab drinks and mingle between sittings in on each studio.
(pictured: The Humans – March 3, 2014)
Erin has been the dance programmer and collaborating artist with The Inconvenience since 2010. She has worked on Company (Griffin Theatre); Chicagoland, The Fly Honey Show, The Little Things, Standing Room Only (The Inconvenience); Spring Awakening (Northwestern University); and various independent projects around Chicago, including co-producing The Open Space Project. In addition, Erin has performed with Same Planet Different World Dance Theater, Kate Corby & Dancers, The Moving Architects, Becca Lemme, Jacqueline Stewart/Jaxon Movement Arts, and Thodos Dance Chicago/New Dances.
Tim Daisy is a Chicago based percussionist, composer and educator working in the fields of improvised and composed music. Born and raised in northeastern Illinois, he moved to Chicago in 1997 and has since performed, recorded, and toured with many acclaimed musicians and ensembles from both the USA and abroad. Working in a number of different environments, he has composed for solo percussion, chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, theater, and film. Tim has performed drums as well as showcased his original compositions at many festivals throughout North America and Europe including:
The Newport Jazz Festival, The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Umbrella Music Festival in Chicago, The Wels Music Unlimited Festival in Wels Austria, The North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands and the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal, Krakow jazz Fall in Krakow Poland, and the Monterrey Jazz Festival.
drums and percussion
Monica Thomas/Montom Arts
MONICA THOMAS is a performer, choreographer, and filmmaker. Through her choreographic project Montom arts she focuses on creating collaborative dance films. Her film work has shown at festivals nationally and internationally. She is a former High Concept Laboratories sponsored artist and was chosen for Mordine & Company’s choreographic mentorship. Recently, she filmed 11 short dance films for Striding Lion Performance Group’s American Me, and her two most recent works will premiere in January 2015. Monica has performed with Striding Lion, Mordine & Company, Winfred Haun and Dancers, The House Theater, The Whiskey Rebellion, and Redmoon Theater. She graduated from Northwestern University.