Of Time & Tide

dances inspired by place, time-sense, and self

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Theater

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

  • Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:30pm

Of Time and Tide is a concert inspired by questions of place, time sense and self. The two-weekend event features Jan Bartoszek's Four Strong Winds on both weekends with Madison, Wisconsin-based Kate Corby's Harbor on the first weekend and Victor Alexander's Parting Shadows on the second weekend.

Four Strong Winds probes the experience of cyclical time in the north. The sextet is informed by Bartoszek's research of ways in which expression and body language in cold Northern locations have developed as a result of geography, weather, and other forces.

Harbor, a duet performed by married couple Ben Law and Chih-Hsien Lin, is an exchange of ideas, a reorganization of shared space, a seeking of balance between power and submission, intimacy and conflict, waiting and action. The work began as an investigation of east and west, conceptually, in relation to identity, and in bodily and creative practices, and transformed into a conflation of a private, domestic space and a broader conversation about cultural exchange.

Parting Shadows by Victor Alexander is a quartet about perception and illusion. It is inspired by Plato's cave allegory describing enchained, deluded people for whom shadows are the only reality. Originally performed by Hubbard Street 2, Parting Shadows is being remounted on Hedwig Dances.

CELEBRATE APRIL DANCE MONTH WITH THE RUTH PAGE ARTISTS IN-RESIDENCE: In honor of Chicago Dance Month in April, dance company members of the Ruth Page Center’s Artist In-Residence program will present performances on consecutive weekends. Celebrate dance and community by coming out to see and support our neighbors: DanceWorks Chicago, Sunday, April 23 (www.danceworkschicago.org; CDI/Concert Dance Inc, Sunday, April 30 (www.ruthpage.org/cdi).

Tickets: $15-$25

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/of-time-and-tide-tickets-31226354868