DECEMBER 2004 PERFORMANCE SERIES
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Rachel Thorne Germond Ponder
December 3-5, 2004
Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 7pm
$15, $12 low income/students
Rachel Thorne Germond (NYC/Chicago) boldly grapples with the nature of movement as metaphor, creating a world on-stage that is not dissimilar to everyday life through the use of “pedestrian” and gestural movement, while also addressing aspects of fantasy, imagination and memory. A highlight from this program is the duet Rejoinder, which sings a sweet tune of separation, sex, and innocent love as the dancers soar to the accompaniment of the sound of zippers, sawing wood, and music by John Zorn and Bellini.
“Sometimes indulging in arresting non-sequiturs, her work has a madness about it that is probably just right for our times” – Dierdre Kelly, The Globe and Mail
Beth McNeill/Nathan Andary CROSSOVERS
December 10-12, 2004
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 7pm
$12; $10 students
Chicago choreographer Beth McNeill teams up with New England choreographer Nathan Andary in CROSSOVERS, a series of interdisciplinary dance works exploring the implications of the crossover. McNeill and Andary juxtapose their different aesthetic styles, ranging from movement commentaries on identity and the political landscape to the mysticism of Butoh. Guest choreographer Elizabeth Albright also presents Vacation, a three part journey in search of Elvis.
“Time is on [McNeill’s] side and time is a potent ally… Material which is eloquent in its brevity” – The Courier Journal “[the] most amazing male dancer in Rhode Island” – Deb Meunier, director of Fusionworks, on Nathan Andar
Nicholas Lowe and Ex.wing.erc A Manifest Imposture or Guignol as ’Pataphysics
December 10 and 11, 2004
Friday and Saturday, at 11pm
December 17 and 18, 2004
Friday and Saturday at 8 and 11pm
December 19, 2004
Sunday at 7pm
$12; $10 students/seniors
Ex.wing.erc is an open association of artists, presently concentrating on avant-garde texts of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Puppetry, masks, basal comedy and folk-style drama collide in this new collaboration between UK artist Nicholas Lowe and Chicago’s European Repertory Company. Lowe is known in Europe for his visual artwork, performance, and puppetry; his adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s Black Minutes of Memorial Sand is here set as a play within a play. The rich persona of Jarry introduces a ‘Puppet Show’ where Pa Ubu installs himself in the household of the kindly and unsuspecting Mr Achras, setting off a symbolist drama with inevitably murderous results. This play is not suitable for children.
Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang Fourteenth Annual Winter Solstice Percussion Concerts
December 18-20, 2004
Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 6am
$15 – Advance tickets available at BOOKWORKS,
3444 N. Clark St (773) 871-5318
Drake and Zerang are veterans of Chicago’s world music, new music, and jazz scenes, and have performed together nationally and internationally for the past 16 years. The Annual Solstice Concerts have grown in popularity over the years, and utilize a wide array of percussion instruments from North Africa, the Middle East, and East India, as well as western orchestral instruments, concentrating on long rhythmic cycles and structured improvisations.