Trade Winds/Aires de Cambio (Air of Change)

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Hedwig Dances with DanzAbierta

co-presented by The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Links Hall

Trade Winds/Aires de Cambio (Air of Change)

October 9, 10 & 11, 2014 | 8:00PM   

DanzAbierta is a “feisty, radical, and multi-talented company from Cuba” performing dance theater cunningly melded with contemporary dance.” —The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland)
"Hedwig Dances is a vector pointed at bracing physicality matched by confident theater." — Flavorpill
Celebrating its 30th season under the direction of Jan Bartoszek, the Chicago-based Hedwig Dances expands its multi-year collaboration with DanzAbierta, considered Cuba’s preeminent contemporary dance company, under the artistic direction of Guido Gali. Two interlocking but separately choreographed pieces—Trade Winds by Bartoszek and Aires de Cambio (Air of Change) by DanzAbierta’s resident choreographer Susana Pous—explore the relationship of cyclical time in two different cultures: north and south, temperate and tropical. Video projections of landscapes reflecting seasonal changes created by cinematographer Daniel Kullman of Bitter Jester Creative, filmmaker Nadia Oussenko, as well as videos by DanzAbierta contextualize the dance.


Post-Performance Conversation
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | immediately following the performance
Pre-Performance Talk with Jan Bartoszek and Susana Pous
moderated by Roell Schmidt, Director, Links Hall
Friday, October 10, 2014 | 7:00PM
Post-Performance Reception
Saturday, October 11, 2014 | immediately following the performance
$80 (includes $30 ticket to performance, plus drinks and appetizers)


Hedwig Dances is funded in part by The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, a donor advised fund of the Chicago Community Foundation; The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency); Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events;  The Dolores Kohl Education Fund from the Morris & Dolores Kohl Kaplan Fund; and, many generous individuals.  Hedwig Dances is supported by New Stages for Dance II, administered by Dance/USA in partnership with Audience Architects. Leadership Support for the New Stages for Dance II Initiative is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Hedwig Dances gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the Copperbridge Foundation and Art Encounter.

Trade Winds/Aires de Cambio has been made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund.  Trade Winds is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Links Hall in partnership with DanzAbierta, COCA, Kate Corby & Dancers and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).   

Hedwig Dances’ and DanzAbierta’s performances at The Dance Center are funded, in part, by the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program, the MacArthur Fund Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.



Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Traditional/Indigenous Dance