Dance Films Kino Presents: Nadia Oussenko (12-2 pm) Chicago-based dance filmmaker Nadia Oussenko presents and discusses her works of dance on film, giving visitors a chance to talk to talk to a local dance filmmaker about her process in a casual and intimate setting. A $5 donation is suggested.
Chicago-based artist Nadia Oussenko has been combining choreography and filmmaking into screen dances since 2004. Her pieces invite the viewer to share a physical experience with dancers onscreen through camera movement and unique locations (bus stops, bridges, beaches) that complement the choreography in surprising ways. The program will include: Nothing to See/Hear, a duet that explores the intricate workings of an unraveling relationship; Revised and Revisited, choreographed by Chicago artist Erica Mott, where she traces the memory of her ancestry; and Keep it Real, a tongue-in-cheek duet where dancers find space behind an abandoned building to bust a move. Also on the bill are On Falling. . . (2009), a series of vignettes about surrender, Connect 4 (2006), where four dancers work within four spaces of a warehouse to connect a single movement phrase, and Up There (2006), a tense solo piece set in a bar about breaking social decorum.
Utopias and Dystopias Film Program (2-4 pm)
Dance Films Kino Closing Celebration (4-5 pm)