The Pitch Project and Brenner Brewery are pleased to host Timeness of Things | Objects, Frames, and Ritual; An interdisciplinary collaboration by choreographers Maria Gillespie, Nguyen Nguyen, and Erik Speth
When: Thursday April 13 and Saturday April 15, 8:30pm
(Please note: There is no Friday performance)
Tickets: $15 general, $8 Students With Current ID, Cash Only Please
Timeness of Things | Objects, Frames, and Ritual is an interdisciplinary collaboration by choreographers Maria Gillespie, Nguyen Nguyen, and Erik Speth. Timeness of Things combines movement and media to explore memory and personal histories in our embodied experience. This work presents a beautiful paradox of the always-moving yet always-vanishing gesture, unfolding memory into movement, and movement back into memory. Timeness of Things explores personal narratives and re-imagines them through the ritual of movement. Platforms simultaneous create a zoomed in sense space for performance that emphasize the dancer’s vulnerability as well as empower the isolated body with virtuosity and heightened presence. The digital media becomes an active participant, at once a part of the body’s archival process. Video and sound triggers re-frame how we construct meaning. The camera capture and playback integrate space and body to highlight, disrupt, or shift the possibilities of movements creating a close relationship between the embodied gesture and the technologic gesture.
This work is the first in a series of experiments that are a part of a two year research process. UWM PSOA dance students, Emily Bartsch, Kayla Flentje, Chanteé Kelly, and Music student Olivia Valenza have been collaborating with Gillespie for several months to explore the concepts at work in this evening of movement and media installation. Additional film and media and editing is by PSOA film student, Nicole Langenfeld. Gillespie collaborated with Chicago-based artist Mike Rea to design and construct the platforms where most of the dance takes place. Gillespie, Speth, and Nguyen will present the full-length version of this experiment in June 22-25 at The Battery Factory’s Tessellate Festival at UWM Kenilworth studio five-o-eight.