Braiding Rivers: Here & Now

Braiding Rivers: Here & Now

Fri, May 31, 2013

7:00 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Braiding Rivers: Here & Now
Braiding Rivers: Here & Now
Curated by Links Hall Artistic Associate, Emma Draves

The final weekend of this three weekend festival features Ananya Dance Theatre, Emma Draves DanceworksMilwaukee's and Krithika Rajagopalan.

3111 N Western Ave at Constellation

The New Home for Links Hall

BUY TICKETS $15 General Admission/ $12 Online/ $10 Students

Fri/Sun
Emma Draves (IL)
Krithika Rajagopalan (NY)
Ananya Dance Theatre (MN)


Sat
Danceworks Milwaukee (WI)
Krithika Rajagopalan (NY)
Ananya Dance Theatre (MN)



DanceworksMilwaukee perform The Violet Hour - a work commissioned from Festival curator Emma Draves and recently premiered in Milwaukee to highly positive reviews. The work is built from a hybrid vocabulary which defines space through an architectural use of the body, powerful use of momentum, and strongly grounded weight.

Ananya Dance Theatre previews a new work that will premier in Chicago this Fall 2013. Choreographer Dr. Ananya Chatterjea is both a scholar and artist whose work occupies the “intersection of artistic excellence and social justice”. A 2011-12 Guggenheim Choreographic Fellow, Chatterjea's work concludes a four-part investigation into the violent and empowering experiences of depressed populations. Chhaya, from the shadows: Chhaya explores intersecting stories of women's desire, emergences, and resistance.

Emma Draves contributes Chimera for Friday and Sunday's performances. The solo work, like its namesake, explores a multi-sourced body molded by both chosen and inherited experiences. The new work is a collaboration with musician Brent Roman (of Mucca Pazza fame!) who plays live for each performance.

Krithika Rajagopalan presents two solo works. First, Sita Kavya excerpts a story of the Ramayana taking theaudience through the thoughts, emotions, and convictions of heroine Sita, orany woman, as she is asked to prove her integrity to her husband Rama. Second, 108 is a meditation of movement exploring the architecture of Bharata Natyam through the words of Master Shen Yenand the 108 Divya Deshams (temples of Vishnu). The meditation is a work in progress created upon the music of Kojiro Umezaki playing the Japanese ZenInstrument called the Shakuhachi (bamboo flute).


Braiding Rivers is made possible by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and Puffin Foundation.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618