Hedwig Dances Spring Concert features two exciting premieres: META | MOR | PHOS - A Triadic Fiction (U.S. premiere), a co-production between Hedwig Dances and the Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau. Choreographed by founder/artistic director Jan Bartoszek, META | MOR | PHOS is a sequel to Oskar Schlemmer’s 1922 work, "Triadic Ballet," an icon of dance and performance art. SYZYGY, a new work by guest artist Mike Tyus will also be presented.
Dates & Times: Fri April 14 - 7:30PM , Sat April 15 - 7:30PM , Fri April 21 - 7:30PM , Sat April 22 - 3:30PM , Sat April 22 - 7:30PM
Location: The Ruth Page Center for the Arts - 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Hedwig Dances, is assembling an exceptional 38th spring season featuring two premieres. The company will showcase META | MOR | PHOS – A Triadic Fiction (U.S. premiere), a co-production between Hedwig Dances and the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Choreographed by founder/artistic director Jan Bartoszek, META | MOR | PHOS is a sequel to Oskar Schlemmer’s 1922 work, “Triadic Ballet,” an icon of dance and performance art. While Schlemmer’s ballet oriented itself towards a man-machine symbiosis, META | MOR | PHOS redirects itself to an existential connection to the natural world through the metamorphosis of insects. Structured in three parts (larva, pupa, imago) with a prologue and epilogue, “META | MOR | PHOS” reimagines Schlemmer’s classic work for the 21st century.
The production includes authentic reproductions of Oskar Schlemmer’s “Triadic Ballet” costumes as well as newly designed costumes by Torsten Blume and Jacky Kelsey fabricated by the Chicago Puppet Studio. Patricia Taxxon composed the score, with additional music and sound design by Richard Woodbury. It received critical acclaim at the work’s historic September world premiere at the Bauhausfest 2022 in the state-of-the-art Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany before sold-out audiences. Excerpts from the work were performed for the ELEVATE Chicago festival at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago in October.
Hedwig’s spring concert will also debut SYZYGY, a new work by guest choreographer Mike Tyus, an award-winning dancer, choreographer, and creative director from Los Angeles California. SYZYGY is an examination of the alignment of opposing forces, three celestial bodies found in orbit, the pairing of chromosomes in the process of meiosis, the human psyche in a balancing act between the shadow, the persona, and the self. A conjunction that reminds us that all things are connected, bound to a universal dance that moves for a millennia and day.
SPECIAL EVENTS DURING THE RUN OF SHOW
- APRIL 14 -Post show reception with the artists will follow the opening night show. Tickets for opening night performance + post show wine reception with the dance artists available for $90 per person. Reception also includes experiential Photo Studio opportunity to have your photos taken with authentic reproductions of Oskar Schlemmer costumes.
- APRIL 15 - Post show conversation in the theatre with Susan Manning, dance historian, choreographer Jan Bartoszek, dramaturg Torsten Blume of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, costume designer Jacky Kelsey, and the dancers
- Photo Studio opportunities with authentic Schlemmer costumes reproductions will be available for an additional charge of $25 per person at 6:45 pm prior to the April 15 and 22 evening performances and at 2:45 pm prior to the April 22 matinee performance.