Levels and Lines | Mundelein Center, Loyola University | Dance | Chicago Reader
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When: June 13-14 2014
Price: $15
In this modern ballet, performed as part of the Pivot Arts fest program "Gravity," Kristina Isabelle retools the proportions of her dancers by literally sending them out on a limb, putting them onto stilts. A kind of next-generation pointe shoe, stilts perform a similar function, boosting dancers to different levels in space and elongating the lines of their legs. Ingeniously, Isabelle sometimes deploys the stilts asymmetrically. When dancers wearing one stilt ply it like a lever to swing their bare foot to sublime heights, the alien angles they produce abstract their legs into pure lines that show crisply against the Joan Mitchell-inspired scrim. Continue reading >>

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