Peep Show: Ayako Kato + Enid Smith + Alex Temple

Peep Show: Ayako Kato + Enid Smith + Alex Temple

Mon, November 3, 2014

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$5.00

Peep Show: The Instant Choreography Series
Peep Show: The Instant Choreography Series
Collaboratively produced by Striding Lion Performance Group and Links Hall + Constellation

Created by Annie Arnault

Curated by Amanda Lower

Peep Show gives audiences a behind the scenes peek into the unique dance making processes of innovative Chicago choreographers as they develop world premiere dance works live, in the moment, based on suggestions from audience members.

Each performance features two choreographers working simultaneously against the clock (45 min) in two different studios, to realize completely new pieces that incorporate suggestions from the audience, original music from an experimental composer (chosen by Constellation) and their choreography. The audience is invited to grab drinks and mingle between sittings in on each studio.

(pictured: The Humans - March 3, 2014)
Alex Temple
A sound can evoke a time, a place, or a way of looking at the world. Alex Temple (b. 1983) writes music that distorts and combines iconic sounds to create new meanings, often in service of surreal, cryptic or fantastical stories. In addition to performing her own works for voice and electronics, she has collaborated with performers and ensembles such as Mellissa Hughes, Timothy Andres, the American Composers Orchestra, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and Spektral Quartet. She’s currently working on a DMA at Northwestern University and writing a podcast-opera about TV production company logos and the end of the world.
Ayako Kato
Ayako Kato
Ayako Kato is an award-winning Japanese native and Chicago-based dancer, choreographer, improviser, teacher, and curator. Influenced by a Japanese view of nature and the philosophy of Tao, Ayako's dance movement encourages to perceive the intangible, the beauty of being as it is, which affirms and nurtures the ephemeral nature and dignity of life. In 2016, she received a 3Arts Award in Dance. She performed her works recently at venues/festivals such as 3Klang Tage, Switzerland; DOEK, Amsterdam, Holland; the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; SpinOff Festival, Chicago Cultural Center. In Summer 2016, Ayako participated in the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) of its National Dance Project (NDP) funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts with the Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF), and also performed blue fish -reveal- in Tabito Arts Meeting Festival in Fukushima, Japan. Her recent group work The Incidents was selected for the Best of Dance 2014 in Chicago Tribune. Since 2010, Ayako has been an artist in residence at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater under Chicago Moving Company’s Dance Shelter Program.
www.artunionhumanscape.net

Reflecting upon her collaboration history with music in the past 20 years, Ayako will actualize a part (30 pages) of a 4000-page score stück 1998 written by Swiss Wandelweiser composer Manfred Werder through movement along with dancers, musicians, and a singer. Since the score is allowed to be performed only once, each day, Ayako will present different contents, seeking out what true independence and equality mean as a Japanese female artist. To bring audience mentally and emotionally bring into the rhythm of the work, each performance begins with an opening ceremony. Visit www.artunionhumanscape.net for more details.
Enid Smith
Enid Smith
Enid Smith earned her BFA from the NC School of the Arts in 1999. She danced in NYC with the Merce Cunningham Repertory Ensemble, Ivy Baldwin Dance, Anita Cheng Dance, and MAC cosmetics among others. In Chicago her choreography has been presented at The PianoForte Studios, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, A John Cage Festival, The Drucker Center, Links Hall, Evanston SPACE, The A.W.A.R.D Show! Chicago, the Evanston Dance Showcase, and the Dance Chicago Festival. An avid collaborator, she has created work with painter Andrew Rauhauser, composers Jonathan Hey and Christopher Preissing, and frequently teams with the artists of Articular Facet. Enid currently teaches ballet and modern at Dance Center Evanston where she has created original dances for both the Evanston Dance Ensemble and EDE2. Enid is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America, a mother of two, and the artistic director of enidsmithdance.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/