Spectrum & Spaghetti

Spectrum & Spaghetti

Mon, August 22, 2016

7:00 pm

Links Hall At Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $25.00

Spectrum & Spaghetti
Spectrum & Spaghetti
“You didn't have to be a Buddhist to love the concluding performance of Jessica Marasa's improvised "Jewel Tones" series…getting seven distinctive improvisers to come to a conclusion was like herding cats, with no one to do the herding, but the end proved thrilling, satisfying.”
-Laura Molzhan, The Chicago Tribune – Dance Top Ten for 2015

Spectrum & Spaghetti celebrates the creation and continuation of work at The Watering Can. The evening begins with Jewel Tones: SPECTRUM, a performance exploring the Buddha’s final instruction – “Make of yourself a light.” It brings together seven distinct dancers and musicians to investigate this final teaching through an improvisational performance evoking the energetic tones, textures and attitudes of a selected shade. Relying upon the unifying happenings of color, SPECTRUM asks artists to risk exposing our unknown relationships to being colorful, connected and free. It is composed and comprised of Mike Reed in Red, Molly Shanahan in Orange, Jessica Marasa in Yellow, Lisa Gonzales in Green, Onye Ozuzu in Blue, James Falzone in Indigo and Jason Adasiewicz in Violet.

Following the performance there will be a spaghetti dinner (Marasa family recipe) served at Links Hall in Studio A which then concludes with a solo set by percussionist Hamid Drake.

Drinks are not included and can be purchased at Constellation.

Ticket sales will be invested in the ongoing work of The Watering Can and in the artists themselves by making it possible for us to compensate them for their craft. Ticket prices vary to make it affordable for as many as possible, please choose the rate most appropriate for you. For those wishing to support this work and who are unable to attend Spectrum & Spaghetti, there are non-ticketed options available and in lieu of sharing this night with you we will happily mail you a postcard of gratitude for your contribution.

Performance Schedule:
7:00 PM – SPECTRUM composed and performed by Mike Reed in Red, Molly Shanahan in Orange, Jessica Marasa in Yellow, Lisa Gonzales in Green, Onye Ozuzu in Blue, James Falzone in Indigo and Jason Adasiewicz in Violet.
8:00 PM – Marasa Family Traditional Spaghetti dinner served in Studio A (gluten free and vegetarian options available)
8:30 PM – Solo Percussion Set composed and performed by Hamid Drake
9:00 PM - Dessert

Special Thanks:

Heartfelt thanks to all the artists who have participated in Jewel Tones, with special thanks to Ayako Kato, Jason Roebke and Adriana Durant who composed the first iteration of SPECTRUM in October 2015. And deepest thanks to Mary Marasa, Jenny Marasa, Natalie Marasa, Bill Frederking, Mike Reed, Marie Casimir and Roell Schmidt for their support and generosity then and now.
Venue Information:
Links Hall At Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/