Beyond the Box: Quantum Monk II featuring Eric Leonardson

Beyond the Box: Quantum Monk II featuring Eric Leonardson

Sat, April 22, 2017

7:30 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$10-15

Beyond the Box
Beyond the Box
Beyond the Box: A series programmed by Links Hall Curatorial Resident Rika Lin

Beyond the Box is a Spring 2017 performance series at Links Hall. Curated by Yoshinojo Fujima (Rika Lin), this series articulates her alternative interpretation of traditional Japanese classical dance works. Confounding the boundaries of social expectations and expanding beyond the limitations set by gender roles in the form, Fujima's series highlights female dance makers who are reshaping traditional roles to which female performers are restricted in Japanese classical dance. The works and artists presented in Beyond the Box, push us to address the social landscape of our time and reconsider the global positioning of women and how they are portrayed. The resulting presentations offer a restructured context for these female performers who are expanding their own portrayals in environments enhanced by experimental musicians.

Co-produced by Anna Trier, Brett Swinney, and Brian Lee.
Rika Lin
Rika Lin
Rika Lin is a Chicago-area native and has been a Japanese classical dance practitioner for over twenty five years. In 2006, as a member of the Fujima Ryu of Chicago dance troupe, she received her natori (stage name), Fujima Yoshinojo. In February 2016, she passed her grandmaster exam in Japan and has attained the level of shihan (teaching license). She also continues to develop her artistry working with Asian Improv aRts Midwest and Toyoaki Shamisen, and has choreographed and performed in collaborations with Tsukasa Taiko, Bellisima Productions, Yoko Noge's Japanesque, and Tatsu Aoki's "Miyumi Project" concerts, as well as the annual "Taiko Legacy" and "Reduction" performances at the MCA.
Eric Leonardson
Eric Leonardson
Eric Leonardson, a Chicago-based audio artist, serves as the Executive Director of the World Listening Project, founder and co-chair of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). As a performer, composer, and sound designer, Leonardson created sound with the Chicago based physical theater company Plasticene (1995-2012). Leonardson performs internationally with the Springboard, a self-built instrument made in 1994 and often presents on acoustic ecology to new audiences.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/