JULY 2003

JULY 2003

JULY 2003 PERFORMACE SERIES

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LINKS HALL studio theater seats 65.

The Innocents on Tour: Boston-based dance artists Nicole Bindler and Alli Ross
Performance
July 4, 2003; Friday at 8:00 p.m.
FREE
Workshop
July 5, 2003; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$20

The Innocents’ work is process-oriented, collaborative, improvisational and committed. Their dance research incorporates elements of Yoga, Feldenkrais, and the work of Deborah Hay. “…solid technical facility, a postmodern sensibility, a fondness for minimalist music and a strong sense of the theatrical…hypnotic” — The Boston Globe (Additional Performance at the Spareroom 2416 W. North Ave., on July 6th at 8pm, Donation)

Soloist Sarah Brumgart: Undercurrent

July 5, 2003; Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
$10

Soloist Sarah Brumgart performs “Undercurrent,” a structured improvisational dance. A yoga practitioner and acappella dancer since 1974, she has traveled the world as a champion gymnast and post-modern dancer. The Washington Post described her work as “… both virtuosic and heroic, an almost encyclopedic marathon of movement possibilities” and Yoga Journal as “…a meditation in motion, with constant attention to every detailed movement. The result is powerful to watch.” The New York Times states “… she moves as if the dance were flowing through her.” Born and raised in Chicago, Brumgart has lived in New York City and is currently based in Austin, TX.

Suspicious Productions/Michael Serwich: THE SLIDE

July 11, 12, and 13, 2003
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Pay as you wish

In its latest production THE SLIDE, Chicago’s Suspicious Productions explores the dark persuasions of the imagination through a series of short, darkly humorous live performance scenes juxtaposed with slide projections. A straight shot into the nether regions of the human psyche. Live accompaniment by the Suspicious Musicians. Climb up, let go, and enjoy the ride!

Choreographer Sarah Haas: Still Breathing

July 18 and 19, 2003
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
$12 General, $10 Students and Seniors

A night of nonstop choreography and performance curated by Chicago independent choreographer Sarah Haas. Featuring Cutman Dance Crash, known for their combination of athletic theater and conflict driven dance; the earthy, tranquil movement of Sabrina Cavins; and Haas’ solo “Wednesday Afternoon, Red Line to Nowhere.” “Still Breathing” is Supported by a CAAP grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Illinois Arts Council.

Jyothsna Sainath: Bharatanatyam

Indian Classical Dance Performance
July 20, 2003; Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
$10 (Both $25)
Workshop
Saturday July 19, 2003, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
$20 (Both $25)

Bharatanatyam combines ‘Bh’ava (emotional expression), ‘Ra’ga (Melody) and ‘Ta’la (Rhythm) to create a fulfilling artistic experience to both the performer and the connoisseur. Sainath has been a student of renowned Gurus, Ms.Padmini Ramachandran, Ms. Radha Sridhar and Ms. Narmada, and Guru Ms. Sundari Santhanam, a senior student of the legendary Guru Dr. Padma Subramaniam. She combines various influences to evolve a distinct style of her own, critically acclaimed not only for the clarity and perfection of her movements, but also for spontaneity of emotional expression. www.narthaki.com

Suzanne Dado & Adriana Durant: THE RIDDLE

July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays 7:00 at p.m.
$12 General, $10 Students and Seniors

The Sphinx asked: “What walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs in the afternoon, and 3 legs in the evening?” Up and coming Chicago choreographers Suzanne Dado and Adriana Durant have answered the riddle choreographically. Dado’s dances portray time slowing down, speeding up, stopping altogether, pushing and pulling, and sometimes leaving us in suspended animation. Durant illustrates time spent in development; reconsidering choices made, overcoming obstacles, and being together.