Spanish choreographer and former member of Netherlands Dans Theatre Iván Pérez will set his piece “Flesh” on eight dancers from River North Dance Chicago for their 25th Anniversary season, which takes place on October 10th and 11th at the Harris Theater. This will be his first time his work will be set and performed in the United States. Pérez graciously allowed me to interview him before he sets out on this important voyage.
How might the arts contribute to our perceptions of our evolving landscapes as we transition towards renewable energy sources? This is the question which Jessica Fogel, choreographer, Artistic Director, and Professor, has made central to Into The Wind, a dance and music performance that will be presented at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) in Muskegon, Michigan on August 22nd and 23rd.
In June I traveled to Atlanta to partake in GloATL’s Process. GloATL is a contemporary dance platform that makes collaborative, multimedia works of movement. The experience reshaped my ideas about art making and as well as how I want to live my own life: awake.
Celia Rowlson-Hall is a New York based filmmaker, choreographer, and Bessie Award winning performer. I was first drawn to Rowlson-Hall because of her short film Three of a Feather, a piece she wrote and directed. Three of a Feather stars and features choreography from Monica Bill Barnes, a contemporary dance company to which Rowlson-Hall once belonged. Because I am interested in multidisciplinary arts as well as artists who push boundaries, I found Rowlson-Hall’s work immediately appealing. She was gracious enough to take time from her busy schedule to allow me to interview her for MQR.