Season 3, Episode 3

Elastic Arts

March 6th, 2020

7:30 pm

Facebook Event

curator

J e l l o

artists

Nicole Feddock

KT Williams

The Modern Marvels Dance Company

Natalie Nespoli Moreira / ( dancer and choreographer), and Wilson Paul Hicken( dancer,vocalist,pianist)

The Movement Kitchen

Mirrorglass Ensemble

Sam Clapp, Santiago Quintana

STäD (Suzy Grant, Tina Peterzell, Angela Gronroos, Donnell Williams)

Nicole Feddock is a Chicago based water ballerina, urban mermaid and modern dancer. She graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Film and Dance in 2003. After college Nicole moved to NYC to work in the film and commercial industry. In 2010 she took her love of dance and performance to the water, co-founding NYC’s much lauded non-competitive synchro swim performance group, ”The Brooklyn Peaches”. In the Fall of 2018 Nicole moved to back to Chicago and launched beginner synchro swim classes at the Edgewater Athletic Club and SoHo House Chicago. Her journey truly came full circle this past fall when she returned to Joel Hall Dance Center. Nicole is currently taking Horton, Ballet and Jazz classes.

Aquatic Dreamin’

by

Nicole Feddock

featuring

Dancers:
Angela Marina Risi
Dana Shabica
Cheryl Magiera
Samantha Patrick
Laura DeAngelis
Alisa Rosenthal
Amelia Buzzell
Davi Music – Music

with music

Giselle Valse from the ballet, California Dreamin’ on Guitar by Davi Music, and Synth/Drone by Davi Music.

https://www.instagram.com/davi_music_/
https://www.instagram.com/thebrooklynpeaches/

KT Williams is a Chicago-based dance artist and collaborator, and she currently dances with Peckish Rhodes Performing Arts Society. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received the Donald Carducci Memorial Scholarship Award for overall excellence in dance performance. KT loves modern dance and is moved by the female experience, vulnerability and subconscious thought processes.

running solo

by

KT Williams

featuring

KT Williams

with music

Etta James

Kate O’Hanlon Bruns is a Chicago-based modern dancer and choreographer. Her work has been presented in Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Washington D.C. She currently performs as a Company Member with Lucid Banter Project and is the Artistic Director of The Modern Marvels Dance Company. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and Minor in Dance from Baldwin-Wallace College.

“I”

by

The Modern Marvels Dance Company

featuring

Kate O’Hanlon Bruns
Jessica Kick

with music

“We Did Not Make the Instrument, the Instrument Made Us” by Kaki King

“I” is an excerpt from INFJ, a work-in-progress based on the results of Kate’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, one of the world’s most popular personality tools. The MBTI identifies an individual’s preferred way of doing things in four areas:
Introversion vs Extroversion (I)
Intuition vs Sensing (N)
Feeling vs Thinking (F)
Judging vs Perceiving (J)
INFJ premieres in its entirety at IndyFringe 2020. Visit tapmanpro.com for more details!

Natalie is a native of East Lansing, MI and found her love of ballet at a very young age and moved away to receive Vaganova training from Natalya Getman and Andrei Bossov. BBT also gave her a special opportunity to travel and perform in St.Petersburg, Russia for Dance Open. Her institutional studies proceeded with Gelsey Kirkland at Gelsey Kirkland Academy in NYC when she was accepted to study in the first year of the schools opening.
Her professional ballet career began with Columbia Classical Ballet of Columbia, SC, where she danced 2 seasons.
Her professional transition as an artist in the modern and contemporary world began when working with Sarasota Contemporary Dance, where she danced for three seasons. There she was given her first opportunity to present her own choreography on the main stage and has exploring ever since, the stories that are most important to her. She tries to keep an open mind with her work, and believes in the support of artist’s outside her discipline to bring texture to the message she wants to convey.
She is new to Chicago and is currently free lancing, and creating her own work. She is also dedicated teacher and keeps her love of Ballet through sharing her passion and knowledge with her students, presently at Glennwood Dance studio and University of Chicago.

Nicht Vergessen

by

Natalie Nespoli Moreira
( dancer and choreographer), and Wilson Paul Hicken( dancer,vocalist,pianist)

featuring

Natalie Nespoli Moreira
Wilson Hicken

with music

Live accompaniment and vocals by Wilson Paul Hicken (all acapella and live music will be played on the piano in the space)
“Ruhe Meine Seele” Richard Strauss Opus 27. No.1
“Toccatina” Kabalevsky

” In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams..that is where you and I shall meet.”
Alice Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

Emily Navarra is an independent dancer/dancemaker based in Chicago, Illinois. She is a B.A. Dance Studies graduate from the University of South Florida and holds a Certificate of Completion in Authentic Movement Training from the European Society of Authentic Movement in Munich, Germany. For the past decade, she has worked under various choreographers such as Iñaki Azpillaga and Wim Vandekeybus (Ultima Vez) and Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre) as well as presented her work in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, North Africa and the United Kingdom. She is the founder of The Melting Pot, an Art, Dance and Music Festival held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam which has served as a platform for the arts, encourages engagement in cultural exchange and has brought greater access to the Arts for the general public of HCMC since 2011. She formed Standpoint Theories in 2012, a collaborative project which began as an experimental multimedia performance. From 2013-2015, it transformed into its next installation – “Legends of Vietnam” which retold six Vietnamese legends through dance, visual art, text and live music featuring singer/songwriter Le Cat Trong Ly. Emily was featured and recognized in the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015 for Standpoint Theories. In 2015, she founded and created her alias, The Movement Kitchen – which offers creative experiences and movement based workshops for the general public in a welcoming environment by spreading knowledge about movement as a therapy, bringing cultures together and encouraging self-expression. Emily was also a TED Talks key note speaker in 2016 speaking on the topic of The Importance of Collaboration in the Arts. She is the recipient of two Civil Society grants from the United States Consulate of Ho Chi Minh City. Emily resided overseas for the past decade in North Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia – and moved back to Chicago in May of 2018. She is the co-founder of Holding Common Ground: Pathways to Cultural Exchange in Vietnam – a dance seminar that brings together dance artists and scholars from the USA and Vietnam to participate in panel discussions, lectures, workshops and dance performances that celebrate diversity, inclusivity and our common vision of dance as a universal language.

cut the FAT

by

The Movement Kitchen

featuring

Emily Navarra a.k.a. The Movement Kitchen

with music

Track 1: No Ceiling
Track 2: Courtside
Composer: Tulpa

Website: www.themovementkitchen.com

Mirrorglass is a dance and performance ensemble founded by Michael Workman with Tate Glover and Virginia VanLieshout.
Michael Workman is an artist, writer and reporter, choreographer, dance, performance art and sociocultural critic. In addition to his work at the Chicago Tribune, Guardian US, Newcity magazine, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, and as the Movement Matters columnist at Art Intercepts, Workman is also Director of Bridge, a Chicago-based 501 (c) (3) publishing and programming organization.

Falling Apart

by

Mirrorglass Ensemble

featuring

Michael Workman
Tate Glover
Virginia Vanlieshout
& Audience

with music

Dysrhythmia

Original Audio Composition by Michael Workman
Found audio, edited to a tone of failing chromatic 100bpm rhythm
michael-workman.com

Sam Clapp is a musician, sound designer, and arts organizer interested in feelings, technology, and time.
Collaborator Santiago Quintana is a dancer who enjoys wiggling his spine and cross-pollinating artistic disciplines.

Sestina

by

Sam Clapp, Santiago Quintana

featuring

Sam Clapp
Santiago Quintana

with music

Original live score for guitar and electronics.

https://www.samclapp.net/
https://santiagoqg.com/

STäD
Our collected attention to improvisation, dance and other modes, has crystallized to this moment. Grant has studied various forms of improvisation, intertwining the personal and the ephemeral in exploration of connection and sense-making. Gronroos was first introduced to martial arts then other movement forms such as contact improvisation. She values the intersection of multiple perspectives to add layers and deepen meaning in her work, overflowing with diversity, complexity and potentiality. Peterzell believes that there is no singular way to experience or express the inexplicable; it must be experienced and expressed through the spontaneous movement of improvisation, guided by the intelligence that our bodies contain. Williams has long been interested in curiosity, human interaction, and the world of movement by bodies above, around, and within him—scale, perspective. Infinitesimally powerful as we are, can the colossus be moved?
Collectively, we are interested in the lines, boundaries, and spaces between forms that reflect our very personal experiences in life—often identifying across many boundaries and hyphenates; yet always existing in the places between.
STäD performed at the Never Before Never Again Festival in Brooklyn, New York (January 2020) and is honored to be part of the Chicago Moving Company’s STAIR program.

Little Histories

by

STäD (Suzy Grant, Tina Peterzell, Angela Gronroos, Donnell Williams)