SEPTEMBER 2004 PERFORMANCE SERIES
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LINKS HALL studio theater seats 65.
September 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12, 2004
Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm
A highlight of the 2004 PAC/edge Performance Festival, Petitmal (now in a slightly modified form) opens the Sep/Oct season at Links Hall. One of most innovative performance groups working in Chicago, Cupola Bobber (Stephen Fiehn and Tyler B. Myers) fuse image and text to create layered, subtly ironic metaphors to describe existence. Intimacy and confusion are important, and exhaustion is deployed to dramatize minutia. Cupola Bobber: “If we could just dance, perhaps everything would be okay. And while we are dancing we could think about nature, we could think about how nature is outwardly AND inwardly infinite, and about how a two dimensional image of the landscape is like our relationship to nature (flat and in forced perspective); there certainly is more there than meets the eye … It’s important to us for our performances to slow down time and thought: make a moment a monument.”
“…as playful as it is demanding… Fiehn and Myers show enormous maturity in trusting the simplicity of their vision” – Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader, on Cupola Bobber’s Subterfuge
Erin Carlisle Norton High Ceilings
September 24, 25, 26, 2004
Friday and Saturday 8pm
$12, $10 students/seniors
Real life and real people: High Ceilings connects memories and situations to the rooms and hallways in which they occur. As a portable wall continually modifies the space, storylines and relationships develop in the changing rooms, with each dancer carrying a personal thru-line defined by movement and text. Choreographed by Erin Carlisle Norton, with performers Carleen Healy, Dana Horstein, and Stacy Thomas, High Ceilings is a work that encompasses the everyday: relationships, ideals, dreams, and humor. With text by Rachel Shapiro, music by Jimmy Morehead, and lighting design by Megan Slayter.
Synapse Arts Collective hush
September 30, October 1, 2, 2004
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8pm
$5 or pay what you can
hush is an exploration of silence – there will be no music, dialogue, or sound other than the incidental. In this state of quiet, the audience (who should also remain silent) will be free to move around a collage of improvised movement, choreographed dance, theatrical performance, photography, projections, sculpture, writing, and stage design, all responding to the subject of silence. This project strives to create a silent space to explore the effects and implications of quiet. How will a group experience and react to their surroundings in silence, how might this shift one’s focus onto other senses? Synapse’s founders (Rachel Damon, Bethany Betzler, and Kristin Helfrich) will work with many other contributors to quietly activate the Links Hall space. Food and drink will be served.
hush is partly funded by The Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship Foundation