Let's Get Technical

Links Hall

April 4th, 2018

7:30 pm

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curator

J e l l o

artists

Elijah Motley

Jasmin Williams

Nico Brown

Mariah Eastman

Agnieszka Parzygnat

Adriana Durant / Paul Giallorenzo

Elijah Motley, mostly known as Eli, has been living in Chicago since the Spring of 2017 after graduating from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. While in Norfolk, Eli studied with Li Chao Ping, Megan Thompson, and Marylin Marloff. He was also part of the hip-hop crew “Baila Fusion” in Virginia Beach. Outside of Virginia, he attended intensives with Kibbutz Contemporary Company in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Isreal and Ohad Naharin in New York City. He graduated with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance Performance and a B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering. After graduation, he joined Chicago Dance Crash as a company dancer and teaches around the area.

Grandfather Paradox

by

Elijah Motley

with music

Frederic Chopin (Fialkowska) Etudes Op. 10 No. 1 & 6

Jasmin Williams is a multi-lingual native Chicagoan who has had the pleasure of living, working and training with various companies, programs and celebrities in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. In 2014 Jasmin relocated back to Chicago and became a work-study at the Lou Conte Dance Studio under the direction of Claire Bataille and a performing apprentice with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater for a short season. She then traveled to Italy and throughout Europe in 2016 for a summer of dance and discovery, and upon return choreographed the music video Trust nobody by celebrities cashmere cat, Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez, as well as performing at TED Stanford. Jasmin is also a vocalist who in 2017 wrote and sang two songs for the musical “Out of the Blu”- a musical commissioned by the Lyric Opera through Chicago Voices. Now, Jasmin is a freelancing artist through song, dance and choreography, and modeling with many exciting works and features in dance films and live performances throughout the city of Chicago.

Open

by

Jasmin Williams

featuring

Talia Koylass

with music

Father by Overcoats

“Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in ALL of your glory.” -Jim Carrey

Nico Brown hails from southern Illinois and now resides in New York City. He makes dances, usually solos, that address his relationship to landscape, queerness, his love of ballet, and formal composition.

Brown’s dances have been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, New York Live Arts, La Mama Experimental Theater, Gibney Dance Center, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Recently, he presented a solo in collaboration with music artist Fischerspooner during a sold-out concert at Brooklyn Steel. Sometimes he perform for other choreographers, including Jon Kinzel, Jennifer Monson, Cat Galasso, Renée Wadleigh, and Wally Cardona + Jennifer Lacey.

Nico holds an MFA in Dance and a BFA in Theatre Stage Management, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Loving (working title)

by

Nico Brown

featuring

Nico Brown

nico-brown.com // @nicomarkbrown

Mariah Eastman graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2017 and has performed in student works by Morgahn Crawford, Elizabeth Galyean, Samantha Nelson, Rachel Rinehart, and Kara Robertson at VCU. She has also performed in faculty pieces by Martha Curtis and Courtney Harris. Mariah has attended Bates Dance Festival, Christopher K Morgan & Artists, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance as well as ArcDanz – Mexico for her summer education. At ArcDanz in Cholula, Mexico, she had the opportunity perform in a newly choreographed work by Angel Arambula and a “Minievent” with choreography by Merce Cunningham and staged by Andrea Weber, formerly of the Merce Cunningham Company. Mariah’s choreography has been performed in VCU’s Salon performances in 2013(Untitled) and 2015 (The Interview) as well as in VCU’s Student Concert: PathFinders in 2015 (Deconstruction). Her choreographic work The Interview was also presented in VCU’s Take Back the Night. She’s also had choreography in VCU’s emerge. (Typeface) and in PathFinders 2017 (Stop, Drop, Hi!). Mariah recently performed in Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble’s production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer this past February.

Live from Chicago!

by

Mariah Eastman

featuring

Mariah Eastman
Carly Broutman

with music

Time by Pedro Santiago with editing done by Mariah Eastman.

My name for short is Aga, I am 20 years old and I am Polish American. I am first generation, I am bilingual and a lot of my life revolves around my Polish heritage. A few of my passions are traveling, reading, dance and animals. I come from a large family who is very passionate about their background and Polish highlander culture, which is where I got my passion and knowledge of my culture. A few of my passions are traveling, reading, dance and animals.

Dance is Culture

by

Aga Parzygnat

with music

Zostań by Kortez

Adriana Durant is a dance artist and educator. She has a MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University, a BFA in Performance from Emerson College in Boston, and a k-12 certificate in dance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has worked as a Teaching Artist with Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, Striding Lion Performance Group, Chicago Dance Institute, and the Old Town School of Folk Music, professor at Ohio University and Columbia College, and guest artist at numerous universities, dance companies, and high schools throughout the U.S. She is also a member of Like You Mean It, an improvisation trio focusing on group composition in performance. Adriana currently teaches at The Latin School of Chicago.

Originally from Long Island, NY, Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, producer, and sound designer using piano, synthesizer, keyboards, and electronics in a diverse range of contexts with a wide array of Chicago and international musicians in improvised, avant-jazz, experimental, and electro/acoustic music, performing regularly locally and throughout North America and Europe. His work can be found on the Chicago-based Delmark Records and Austin-based Astral Spirits labels, as well as various other imprints including Leo Records (UK), Not Two Records (Poland), and 482 Music (NY). Paul is also a presenter, organizer, and co-founder of the music venue/art gallery Elastic Arts, producing hundreds of creative music concerts and art events in Chicago since 2001.

Adriana Durant / Paul Giallorenzo

by

Adriana Durant / Paul Giallorenzo

featuring

Adriana Durant – movement
Paul Giallorenzo – synthesizer

with music

part of the performance