Myth & Continent | Hamlin Park | Dance | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Thursdays, Fridays. Continues through July 29 2011
Price: $12, cash only at the door
Ginger Krebs's new Myth & Continent is an hour-long piece bursting with ideas, some derived from little-known facts. For instance: when animals in captivity engage in repetitive behaviors like pacing, they produce lower levels of stress hormones but also become less sociable. This and other tidbits inform a piece for five (including ingenious mover Bryan Saner, formerly of Goat Island Performance Group) that explores restriction and freedom, the influence of new technologies, and the language of advertising, among other things. The dancers begin with isolated bobbing, like dippy birds, and end by making emotional connections so intimate you feel you should look away. In fact, looking is another of Krebs's subjects. The performance space is adorned with Styrofoam flats painted to resemble Chinese landscapes--and tagged by graffiti artists--that sometimes obscure, sometimes reveal the dancers. For all its ideas, Myth & Continent is spacious and resonant enough for you to have your own. --Laura Molzahn



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