Existencia Esencia - Ayako Kato Performance

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Performing Arts

Oct 201211 Oct 201219

Hamlin Park
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Existencia Esencia
Thursdays and Fridays, Oct 11 & 12, Oct 18 & 19, 2012
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. map
CTA: Damen #50 Bus to Barry Ave.; or Belmont #77 to Damen Ave.

7:15 pm Installation begins, 7:30 pm Performance starts

Chicago-based Japanese dancer/choreographer Ayako Kato creates sonic and kinetic environments which explore interrelation between chance and necessity. Her experimental works aim at sculpting and weaving energy through human existence.  Incidents II, a trio inspired by the ripple effect and the trajectories of figure eight, through year-long reconstructing process by merging with installation. Octet is a collaboration between a free jazz large ensemble and dance. The musicians create layers of harmonic density that wax and wane while dancers explore repetition and stasis to create a multi-layered construction. Dear BACH – Goldberg Variations is a 51 min solo dance work that exhibits a journey of resistance, negation and affirmation of imperfect being among imperfect contemporary conditions.

Choreography / Movement Direction: Ayako Kato

Incidents II: Dance: Precious Jennings, Maggie Koller, Ayako Kato; Music Composition: Jason Roebke, Brian Labycz

Octet: Music lead by Jason Roebke, double bass; Josh Berman, cornet; Jason Stein, bass clarinet; Keefe Jackson, tenor saxophone; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone; Matt Schneider, guitar; Mike Reed, drums (more artists TBA)

Octet Dance: The Space / Movement Project (11th & 12th); JulieAnn Graham (18th & 19th), Liz Joynt Sandberg (18th), Maggie Koller (18th), Carleen Healy (19th), and Precious Jennings (19th )

Dear BACH - Goldberg Variations: Dance: Ayako Kato, Music credit: J.S. Bach

*The piece will be performed on Thu, Oct 11th and Fri, Oct 19th with the 1981 recording by Glen Gould on piano and on Fri, Oct 12th and Thu, Oct 18th  with the 1965 recording by Gustav Leonhardt on harpsichord.

Lighting: Chris Wooten.

Advance Tickets available at FanFueled.com: General $15, Students/Seniors $10, Tickets for Two $25 (limit 10 pairs)
Tickets at the Door: General $20, Students/Seniors $15, Tickets for Two $30 (limit 10 pairs) 

Contact: furyuayajp@gmail.com, 312-330-4171

Dear BACH by Yuriko Ohkubo



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