Category Archives: DANCE

HEIDI DUCKLER DANCE — ILLUMINATING THE CHANDELIER

While following a similar narrative as the longer live dance piece, ILLUMINATING THE CHANDELIER focuses specifically on the interior monologue of a woman in isolation who experiences dissociated, dreamlike feelings and has trouble connecting to the world around her. Through layers of imagery and acts of repetition, the work explores the contrasting ideas of impermanence and the irrevocable, especially in the context of what we as a society are all going through in this moment. — Heidi Duckler

This week, Heidi Duckler Dance will livestream the premiere of ILLUMINATING THE CHANDELIER, “precursor to and shortened version” of the company’s live performance The Chandelier—based on the novel by Clarice Lispector—originally slated to premiere at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in spring 2020.

The livestream performance is free, with a $15 suggested donation to benefit the company. Following the premiere, the performance will be available on demand.

See link below for livestream info.

HEIDI DUCKLER DANCE—ILLUMINATING THE CHANDELIER

Thursday, April 30.

5 pm on the West Coast; 8 pm East Coast.

Heidi Duckler Dance. Images courtesy and © the company.

DAMIEN MANIVEL — ISADORA’S CHILDREN

A triptych of contemporary stories set among a group of people alternately researching, rehearsing, performing, or witnessing MotherIsadora Duncan’s tribute to her dead daughter and son, drowned in the Seine—ISADORA’S CHILDREN won a Golden Leopard for Damien Manivel, its director, at Locarno last year.

The film’s cast includes Elsa Wolliaston, Agathe Bonitzer, Manon Carpentier, and Marika Rizzi.

A selection of the canceled Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2020 festival, ISADORA’S CHILDREN is screening free on Festival Scope.

See link below for details.

ISADORA’S CHILDREN

Free sign-in through April 16.

Damien Manival, Isadora’s Children (2019), from top: Elsa Wolliaston; Marika Rizzi (left) and Manon Carpentier; French poster, Jeonju Cinema Project; Agathe Bonitzer; Carpentier and Rizzi. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker, the dancers and actors, the photographers, and Jeonju Cinema Project.

OKWUI OKPOKWASILI AND PETER BORN — SITTING ON A MAN’S HEAD

SITTING ON A MAN’S HEAD—the durational, audience-participatory work by Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born—will be performed at Danspace Project throughout March, 2020, as part of the PLATFORM 2020—Utterances from the Chorus program.

A rotating cast of performers includes Martita Abril, Jennifer Brogle, mayfield brooks, Leslie CuyjetAndré DaughtryEisa Davis, Brittany Engel-Adams, Lily GoldNaja GordonMelanie Greene, Audrey HailesRemi Harris, Jasmine Hearn, Justin Hicks, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Chaesong Kim, Tendayi Kuumba, Breyanna MaplesPriscilla MarreroAnais MavielMaya OrchinKay Ottinger, jess pretty, Greg PurnellHans Rasch, Katrina Reid, Jean Carla RodeaLily Bo Shapiro, Samita SinhaEleanor Smith, Tatyana Tenenbaum, David Thomson, Pyeng Threadgill, Asiya WadudCharmaine Warren, AJ WilmoreAnna Witenberg, Nehemoyia Young, Okpokwasili, and Born.

OKWUI OKPOKWASILI and PETER BORN—SITTING ON A MAN’S HEAD

Friday, March 6, 13, and 20, from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Danspace Project

St. Mark’s Church

131 East 10th Street, New York City.

Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born, Sitting On a Man’s Head, in performance, Berlin Biennale, 2018 (Okpokwasili top right and below center in black dress). Images courtesy and © the artists and participants.

SILKE OTTO-KNAPP IN CONVERSATION

In conjunction with the exhibition SILKE OTTO-KNAPP—IN THE WAITING ROOM—curated by Solveig Øvstebø—the Renaissance Society and the Logan Center for the Arts present MOVING IMAGES, a series of dance films by Yvonne Rainer, Babette Mangolte and Trisha Brown, and Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham.

Post-screening, Otto-Knapp will discuss the films.

MOVING IMAGES screening with SILKE OTTO-KNAPP IN CONVERSATION

Friday, March 6, at 7 pm.

Logan Center for the Arts

915 East 60th Street, Chicago.

SILKE OTTO-KNAPP—IN THE WAITING ROOM

Through March 29.

Renaissance Society

University of Chicago, Cobb Hall, 4th Floor

5811 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago.

Top and below: Charles Atlas and Merce Cunningham, Channels / Inserts, 1982, stills, courtesy and © the artists and their estates, the dancers, and Electronic Arts Intermix. All other images: Silke Otto Knapp, In the Waiting Room, Renaissance Society, January 11, 2020–March 29, 2020, installation views, courtesy and © the artist, the photographer, and the Renaissance Society.

TABAIMO AND MAKI MORISHITA AT REDCAT

It’s the same for all my works: it’s not so much about controlling the viewer’s point of view as it is about setting up a space which will encourage viewers to be proactive in how they look at the work. — Tabaimo

FRUITS BORNE OUT OF RUST—a multimedia performance collaboration by the artist Tabaimo and dancer-choreographer Maki Morishita— using drawings, video installations, and live music to “probe the themes that lurk beneath daily existence”—begins its premiere engagement in the United States this week at Redcat.*

TABAIMO and MAKI MORISHITA—FRUITS BORNE OUT OF RUST*

Thursday through Saturday, February 20, 21, and 22.

Sunday, February 23, at 3 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Tabaimo and Maki Morishita, Fruits borne out of rust in performance. Top photograph by Bozzo. Images courtesy and © the artists and performers.