As part of Links Hall's 40th anniversary season, Esoteric Dance Project (EDP) opens its eighth season with Correlated Mediums. The evening features three premieres; two crafted by Co-Artistic Directors Brenna Pierson-Tucker and Christopher Tucker and the third by this season’s recipient of EDP’s Choreography Mentoring Program, Francesca Baron. All three delve into the choreographers interpretation of the relationship between music and movement, specifically the interdependent aspects between the two mediums. Thoughts explored throughout this performance series include the formulaic patterns inherent in contemporary music, influences of separate scores and its effect on choreography and, through a collaboration with vocal artist Emilie Jane Dubois, how music can assist in sculpting a narrative. *Esoteric Dance Project formed in 2010 and debuted as a company at Links Hall.
Esoteric Dance Project (EDP) is dedicated to the development of the artist, as both performer and choreographer, by providing technique-based education in a nurturing and personal environment while offering a platform for exploration of new creativity that cultivates a profound relationship between choreographer, emerging artist, and the audience. EDP embraces the art form’s historical past and believes that with a genuine foundation and “esoteric” knowledge of the classical and codified techniques, every dancer is a more artistically expanded and efficient performer. It is the goal of Esoteric Dance Project to demystify the skilled craft of modern dance and lead audiences to engage, observe and appreciate both the mastery and the freedom that is this art form. EDP is proud to be a part of Links Hall's 40th Anniversary season.
Funded By: Illinois Arts Council Agency
Tech / Design Credits: Images - Matthew Gregory Hollis & Katie Graves
Special Thanks: Links Hall, Emilie Stanley, Richard Pierson, Matthew Gregory Hollis, Illinois Arts Council