Sunday, March 15, 2009

EDE Dance Series 2009 Spring/Summer starts Sunday, April 19!

EDE is launching a six concert Dance Series for 2009 on Sunday, April 19 at 6 pm. Additional concerts will take place May 17, July 12, September 6, October 4, and November 1. All concerts are at 6 pm.

Sunday, April 19, 2009 6 pm.
What's modern/contemporary/experimental dance?

Dance artists are often asked, " So what kind of dance do you do?" The question may be followed by moments of silence, as it is sometimes difficult to explain this complex issue in a few words. This program of EDE intends to open the discussion on the distinctions, if any, between Modern, Contemporary, and Experimental dance styles.

Erased Dance by Zephyr Dance
The first part of a longer series, Erased Dance focuses on whether it is possible to erase movement, and if so, deciphering the traces left behind once that movement no longer exists.

Feed the Guest by Julie Mayo/Dim Sum Dance
Feed the Guest explores the nature of displacement and dislocation. Combining movement with text and sound fragments, Mayo presents her works as a response to the questions: what constitutes the unfamiliar or the unknown? In what ways can the unfamiliar or unknown be engaged within the choreographic process? In what ways can displacement or subversion take place in a dance that is emerging?

Dance with Noisemaker and Music Box by Asimina Chremos/Silveerspace
Chremos presents a solo dance and sound improvisation.

Symphony in E-flat Major by Leopold Group
This piece was commissioned by the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra to visually accompany a live performance of the music. The movement was generated as a reaction to the music and also by using the visual inspiration of hieroglyphics. The dance was meant to capture the lively, quirky nature of the music with its "cast of characters."

A post-show talk will follow performance
Moderated by Zachary Whittenburg

Addmission: $12 Suggested Donation, $10 Suggested for Students/Seniors
(Tickets are available at the door)

Epiphany Episcopal Chicago
201 S. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL (SE corner of Ashland and Adams) map

Photo (top): Julie Mayo/Dim Sum Dance by Nadia Oussenko
Photo (bottom): Leopold Group by Dan Merlo

This project is supported by Epiphany Episcopal Chicago