JENNIFER MONSON’S LIVE DANCING ARCHIVE
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 * 8:00PM
$15 General; $5 Students
The Dance Center @ 1306 S Michigan Ave, Theater
“What does it mean when an artist gives everything to pursue an idea to the bitter end? Of course it’s rare, but in this case it’s also a work delivered with supreme elegance.” — The New York Times
Jennifer Monson’s, Live Dancing Archive, explores the dancing body in conjunction with the moving image of video and other media as an archive of place, experience and systems. This project draws on Monson’s history of choreographic research exploring the relationship of place to self and the ideological constructions of environment and embodied identities. The solo returns to ideas developed in her work in the ’90s, when her involvement in queer activism was affecting her choreography, and connects to strategies developed in her recent work investigating phenomena such as animal migrations, geological formations and watersheds. Performer Jeff Kolar also composed the music. Monson will participate in a post-performance discussion. A related video installation, created by Robin Vachal, will be on display at The Dance Center throughout the Improvisation Festival.