Open Studio with Sarah Best (10 am – 1 pm)
Utopias and Dystopias Film Program with Synapse Arts (1-4 pm)
Film Screening & Live Dance Performance
Dance Films Kino presents films from its Utopias and Dystopias program, interspersed with live dance performance, Synapse Arts’ Diamonds and Mines.
Diamonds and Mines
From the larger work Factor Ricochet, a dance-theater work dealing in
polarities, comes the improvography of Rachel Damon and Adriana Durant.
Converging personas bounce off one another as bodies diverge and enmesh.
Different every time its performed, this live amplification of dancing
humans can only be experienced first-hand.
Synapse Arts is a performance group that focuses on developing new works
and new artists through a laboratory process involving improvisation,
feedback, and multi-media collaboration. Founded in 2004 by a dancer, a
theater-maker, and a photographer, interdisciplinary projects by our
member artists have traveled internationally and from clouds to stages and
sidewalks. Acclaimed projects include Stridulate, named one of New City’s
“Top Ten Performances of 2009” and presented at the Roy Hart International
Arts Centre, The First Sound, an installation commissioned by Redmoon
Theater, and Factor Ricochet, a 2010 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist
project. Gallery performance projects include Slit (Around the Coyote),
Chrysalis (The Chicago Cultural Center) and hush (Weisman Foundation).
Synapse is home to the works of Artistic Director Rachel Damon, and the
annual program “Synapse Arts-New Works” which fosters artist development
through the presentation of emerging artists.