Peep Show featuring Same Planet Different World, Fred Firth, & The Humans
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)
Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist best known for the reinvention of the electric guitar that began with Guitar Solos in 1974. He learned his craft as both improviser and composer playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio. Much of his compositional output has been commissioned by choreographers and filmmakers, but his work has also been performed by Ensemble Modern, Hieronymus Firebrain, Arditti Quartet, Robert Wyatt, Bang on a Can All Stars, among quite a few others.
Same Planet Different World
Same Planet Different World, lead by Artistic Director Joanna Rosenthal, an accomplished choreographer, performer and educator, SPDW self-produces two concerts each year and participates in a variety of festivals throughout the Chicago area and nationally. SPDW performances offer unique aesthetics and perspectives and never cease to be dynamic and inspiring. Known for presenting the choreography of artists from across the country, seasoned veterans as well as up-and-coming innovators. SPDW events feature dance genres that range from classical to post-modern, satire to high-octane virtuosity.
Rachel Bunting s a 2001 graduate of Columbia College, Chicago (B.A. dance major), where she began creating work driven by a unique movement language and steeped in a peculiar and rich sense of visual space. Since then, Rachel has formed a company named THE HUMANS. THE HUMANS are housed by the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, where Rachel has been an Artist-In-Residence since 2004. She is proud recipient of four, consecutive Illinois Arts Council Awards, a 2011 Chicago Dance Makers Forum Award; has been Artist-In-Residence at the Canal Chapter Gallery in NYC and at The Atlantic Center for the Arts (under the mentorship of Susan Marshall). Her work has been performed at Judson Church, NYC; in Ulan Bator, Mongolia; the Award Show at the DCCC; and at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. She currently teaches Body Movement for Actors at Columbia College, Chicago, where she has been an adjunct faculty member since 2004.