Dance Shelter 2019

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"showcases a slew of burgeoning talent . . . every bit as audaucious, complex, unusual as audiences have come to expect"  (Pena,


Dance Shelter 2019 features bold, new and re-imagined contemporary dance works by the Chicago Moving Company, its artists-in-residence--award-winning/noted experimental choreographers Rachel Bunting/The Humans and Ayako Kato, and guest artist Jessie Young, Brooklyn/NY.  Featuring:  the latest installation of CMC's "Echo Project"--"a cool idea . . . (featuring) clean-lined choreography reminiscient of iconic post-modernists" (Furnans,  In this, the third Echo, formidable performers Precious Jennings and Jasmine Mendoza embody the work's purity, spareness, and beauty; "Northern Shadow", a spanking-new duet by Kato with dancer Corinne Imberski--that slips between what can be seen and the imagined (with music by Alvin Lucier, Jurg Frey); the latest work by Bunting, who is "great at creating wild visual landscapes (and)  . . . developing rich imagery through serious dancing" (Warnecke, Chicago Tribune); and a new solo by guest, dance-rancouteur Jessie Young--full of sound, and (not so much) fury, signifying something.  In Young's "smoke not fog" she considers her body as a place for multiple realities and mythologies, points of entry, and machinations.


photos:  Jessica Forgel, Daniel Guidara, Jessie Young.

Running Time
2 hours


Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater

Hamlin Park Theater, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse 3035 N. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 880-5402