MARCH 8-10, 2012, 8:00 P.M.
at the Dance Center at Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan.
Receiver is a shared program of premieres by three emerging Chicago voices, exhibiting the varying depths to which theatricality appears in dance. In Kiss Kiss Missiles, dancemakers’ collective The Space/Movement Project uses social dance tradition to assemble surging directional changes, fleeting partnerships and mismatched patterning. Choreographer Rachel Damon of Synapse Arts uses improvisation to challenge her collaborators in real time and invites the viewer to experience morphing body states as they unfold in Without Pause. The music of percussionist Frank Rosaly, performed live, heightens the impact of Damon’s intrepid work. Choreographer and performance-maker Erica Mott uses humor and surprise to explore polar opposites. Incorporating dance, object manipulation, and sculptural costuming, Mott’s Five Gaits, Four Walls, Fourteen Knots is a sweeping landscape of maverick abandon, aggressive territoriality, and lonely constriction.