entomo

EA&AE in entomo

defibrillator and SPAIN arts and culture

presents

ENTOMO

where humans and insects come together

featuring EA&AE from SPAIN

along with local artists VICTOR ALEXANDER of HEDWIG DANCES

and RACHEL BUNTING and THE HUMANS

SUNDAY MATINEE on MAY 6 @ 2PM – $10

the title piece, ENTOMO, is a duet by SPANISH choreographers ELÍAS AGUIRRE AND ÁLVARO ESTEBAN bringing ENTOMO to CHICAGO on their way to the KENNEDY CENTEREA&AE have won 1st prize at the BURGOS-NEW YORK contest (SPAIN 2010) 1st prize at the IBERO AMERICAN DANCE CONTEST. ALICIA ALONSO (2010 CUBA) for the “maturity with which it was conceived […] by an original and daring duo that arouses many existential and philosophical implications in the audience.”  ENTOMO is also a recipient of AUDIENCE PRIZE and SUPERIOR DANCE conservatory prize at MADRID contest (2009) and 3rd prize at the CAPTURADANZA dance-video contest (MADRID 2010)

ENTOMO photo by DAVID VEGA OBJETIVO PRODUCIR

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN IN CHICAGO
Consulate General of Spain in Chicago

 hide my red-eyed beauty by the HUMANS.

hide my red-eyed beauty by the HUMANS

HUMANS photo by DANIEL GUIDARA

THE HUMANS, directed by RACHEL BUNTING, have embraced the dark, surreal, absurd and humorous. Edged white-hot, Rachel acknowledges the original, unshakeable spark that underlies each artist’s work. THE HUMANS are charged, dynamic, intensely subtle, and electrically spastic. HIDE, MY RED-EYED BEAUTY is a new piece by the company.

 Photo: William Frederking

 LINES OF SIGHS photo by WILLIAM FREDERKING

HEDWIG DANCES company member VICTOR ALEXANDER presents an excerpt from LINE OF SIGHS. ALEXANDER’S set and co–costume designer is visual artist DEBORAH VALOMA, with whom he plans to work during this year as a CHICAGO DANCEMAKERS FORUM LAB ARTIST. dance critic ZACHARY WHITTENBURG in TIME OUT CHICAGO wrote about LINE OF SIGHS, “one of the most promising new works seen during this or last season (this video of a related project developed last year gives a sense of the piece) It recalls ALWIN’S NIKOLAIS’S 1953TENSILE INVOLVEMENT, CAFÉ by PINA BAUSCH (with white lines in for black chairs), TRISHA BROWN’S STICKS and SUSAN MARSHALL’S sensibility with regard to stage objects. the men’s manipulations of the cables and of each other physically suggest a huge range of possible relationships and emotions among them. it’s not often that my immediate reaction to a dance is hot damn, do I want to see that again!”

HEDWIG DANCES presents: LINE OF SIGHS

choreographer  | VICTOR ALEXANDER

dancers   |   VICTOR ALEXANDER, EDSON CABRERA, MICHEL RODRIGUEZ

costumes   |   VICTOR ALEXANDER AND DEBORAH VALOMA

music   |   ARIANNA BRAME AND PETRA VALOMA

set and décor   |   DEBORAH VALOMA

LINE OF SIGHS is supported, in part, by an INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARD from the ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL