Chicago collective The Dance Team present a rotating evening of works at Links Hall examining the past, present and future.
THE PAST IS PROLOGUE is a three-evening show of new and revisited works by The Dance Team and friends on Daylights Savings weekend. These works explore the circumstances that have brought us to the world as we know it and what it might mean for the future.
From a Dust Bowl era farm in Chris Knowlton’s Hub and Spoke to the house down the street in Katie Graves’s Antiques; from the solitude of a woman biding time in Laura Chiaramonte’s In Passing to the relationships between individuals and cultures in Momar Ndiaye’s Me and My Space to Amanda Pesch's competition-driven Anything you can do; from the Red Scare / Vietnam War period of Movement Symposium’s (Samantha Spriggs and Alicia Wilson) Modest Dissent to Becky O’Connell’s and Vienna Willem’s folktale-inspired Driftwood; The Dance Team and friends seek to better understand where we are headed by first understanding where we have been.
Donations go towards the Links Hall performance fee, our tech and lighting designer, filming and promotional materials. Remaining funds are paid directly to the performers.
Join us Friday Nov. 2nd & Saturday 3rd at 8pm and Sunday Nov 4th at 7pm at Links Hall at 3435 N Sheffield Ave in Chicago. Tickets are $7 | $5 for students & seniors. As part of our attempts to look towards the future, an electronic show program compatible with most electronic devices will be available on The Dance Team's blog for download before and during the show. And keep in mind that November 4th is Daylights Savings!
Rotating show order:
- Friday: In Passing, Driftwood, Anything you can do, Me and My Space, Hub and Spoke
- Saturday: In Passing, Driftwood, Antiques, Modest Dissent, Hub and Spoke
- Sunday: Anything you can do, Me and My Space, Antiques, Modest Dissent, Hub and Spoke
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We hope that exposure from our show in combination with documentation of the work will provide our artists better future opportunities to continue creating work. As with many experimental dance shows in Chicago, we risk a sparsely attended show and thus small pay for our performers. However, every effort has been taken to advertise and promote our show using new social platforms as well as traditional methods.
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