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Beyond the Box is a dance series that revolves around perceptions of time, space, and gender using the traditional aesthetics of Kabuki Theater and Japanese classical dance (nihon buyo). This project addresses ideas of power, the presentation of women, and the perception of self. The newest iteration, Beyond the Box III, will integrate contemporary instrumentation with traditional Japanese music, stage the work in an intimate setting that breaks the ‘fourth wall,’ and incorporate live puppetry drawing upon Japanese and contemporary styles.
This performance will feature traditional costumes, props, puppet materials, musicians, dancers, graphic designers, rehearsal space, scenery, videographers,… and YOU. We invite you to join us by making a contribution to our cause that will make Beyond the Box possible. Your support will enable us to transform this living traditional art form and make it applicable to the 21st century.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dance performances, installations, workshops and discussions
Elevate Chicago Dance 2018
Chicago Cultural Center78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Shubukai’s Fujima Yoshinojo will perform her piece
“Reflections of Yu” at 3:30p.m.
in Claudia Cassidy Theater
– located on 2nd floor of Chicago Cultural Center
With Reduction Ensemble members
Tatsu Aoki, Jaime Kempkers, and Kioto Aoki
Free and open to the public
Elevate Chicago Dance 2018 is a day of performances plus installations, workshops and discussions by 45 Chicago dancemakers. The broadly defined theme of the day explores intersections between Dance, Space, Race, and Place. The Elevate Chicago Dance 2018 artists, through a diverse range of dance and interdisciplinary works, make connections with current ideas about the dynamics between race, social spaces, and personal and body histories. For artists as well as for public audiences, the cultural, political and architectural history of the Chicago Cultural Center building is a powerful setting for these relevant considerations. Dance performances will activate all the floors and multiple public areas of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center, including the Claudia Cassidy Theater, GAR Hall, the Dance Studio, and Preston Bradley Hall.
Elevate Chicago Dance 2018 is presented in partnership with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) with additional support from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and many generous individuals.
The event is produced in connection with the Crystal Anniversary Brunch – Celebrating 15 Years of Chicago Dancemakers Forum.
Concluding event of the Bridge Dance Festival
SHareOUT! is the MCA’s new mini-festival of works that have been developed in a year of research supported by Chicago Dancemakers Forum. Cofounded by the MCA, Links Hall, and the Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago Dancemakers Forum is celebrating 15 years of supporting audacious and imaginative dancemakers.
For her Lab project Asobi: Playing within Time, Yoshinojo trifles with the perception of time as an act of dancing. Searching for and testing the line connecting judgement to gender perception, Yoshinojo’s momentary, organic reaction reflects or responds using the traditional and creative musicians of the Reduction Ensemble, directed by Tatsu Aoki. Her choreography, which stems from traditional pedagogy, lulls viewers into believing what at first appears to be a traditional Japanese dance but is in fact a transgression, filled with subtle expressions of humor and protest.