Ring Sour: Khecari & Blind Tiger Society (4pm/7pm at Links)

Ring Sour: Khecari & Blind Tiger Society (4pm/7pm at Links)

Fri, December 18, 2015

4:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$15 - $40

Durational Event 4 PM- 7 PM; Main Event 7 PM- 8:30 PM

Ring Sour: Khecari & Blind Tiger Society (4pm/7pm)
Ring Sour: Khecari & Blind Tiger Society (4pm/7pm)
Khecari’s Orders from the Horse arises from the practice of a low-brain awareness, like arising in the middle of the night and negotiating dark hallways with a grey, half-wakened cognizance. Performers ride dips, rises, and eddies; falling in, through, or past each other’s wake as they move. In the music and movement, cyclic rhythms are multiple and overlapping, coexisting like tonics and harmonics, presenting the phenomenon of Emergence, where dyssynchronous patterns find brief and repeated moments of conjunction. This second in-progress iteration at Links Hall builds on last year's performance offering the choice of a 200 minute durational experience or 30 minute taste that is developing towards a final event at The Graham Foundation’s Madlener House in summer of 2016.

Sensation and story take a tumble together through Blind Tiger Society repertory re-imagined. Drawing from the language of duets that have appeared in Cabrera’s choreography in the past 3 years, Dressage describes a tussle between simplicity and complexity, formality and rebellion vying for the win. Clarity and line set the precedent for fiercely technical contemporary dance while Contact Improvisation raises the bar for virtuosity and adventure. Blind Tiger Society’s signature aesthetic is visible in the rigor of the movement and in the tenacity of the composition.

Khecari is run by artistic directors Julia Antonick and Jonathan Meyer, who began working together in 2007. They use somatic investigation to generate choreography and craft audience journeys into worlds that offer a re-envisioned theater experience. Investigating the functions of perception as well as movement, Khecari embraces ambiguity, liminality, and transformation. Orders from the Horse represents a continuance of Meyer and Antonick’s duet-intensive collaboration, both equally choreographing, directing, and performing, with live improvised music by long time collaborator Joe St.Charles and lighting by Rachel Levy. Antonick and Meyer have each been CDF Lab Artists and artists in residence at the Djerassi, Ragdale, and Links Hall. Their collaboration was one recently nominated for the USArtist Fellowship and was one of six US dance projects shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist of Choice Award in 2015.

Blind Tiger Society (Oakland, CA) brings a hedonistic palette to the Bay Area, using a rebellious recipe of performance, party and pleasure. Artistically driven by Bianca Cabrera, Blind Tiger boasts a dance argot built from her insatiable desire for performance that is palpable, visceral, wild and relatable. Blind Tiger Society is discipline and virtuosity running the contemporary dance gamut from graceful to gruesome, from refined to homespun. Unadulterated physical vocabulary matched with unpredictable partnering creates an atmosphere of adventure and potency. Blind Tiger Society does not discriminate against or place a hierarchy on expression and bounces willingly and easily from substance to spectacle.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/