Lisa Dershin Spring LinkUp Showcase Marc Frost - Molly Jaeger (Apr 1-3)
Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8:00 PM (CDT)
Tickets May be available at the door!!
Featuring Lisa Dershin LinkUp Artists Marc Frost and Molly Jaeger
Post Show Reception Friday Night: Provided by Whole Foods Lakeview
Post Show Discussion Saturday Night
Links Hall’s Lisa Dershin LinkUP program supports independent artists and collaborations in the research of ideas and development of new innovative work in their movement based practices.
Marc Frost's Superman 2050 utilizes elements of physical theater, dance and mime. Imagine a story of epic proportions performed on a 21 square foot platform with seven actors using only their bodies to create props, scenery, soundtrack and characters. Now, imagine a comic book story set in a not-so-distant future where Superman himself battles his arch nemesis, Lex Luthor. Only this time, they are fighting in and between Midwestern cities, all of which are now connected by High Speed Trains. Will Superman save the Midwest’s beloved rail network from the evil plans of Lex Luthor? Or will the mad genius stop at nothing to destroy the Man of Steel? More importantly, will one of the actors fall of this tiny platform? Come and find out!
Molly Jaeger’s SEE WHAT YOU BELIEVE explores the collaboration between movement and thought as performers traverse the landscape of their imagination and map connections between physical and conceptual realms. Text and voice are integrated through the moving body to at once expand and complicate the role of language in shaping identity and perspective. The rich, distinctive terrain offered in this piece is built from the idiosyncratic, personal sensation of movement, the voice and ideas of presence brought by each of the 5 ensemble members.
Lisa Dershin danced at Links Hall and MoMing before her death in 1988. Her family started the Lisa Dershin Creative Dance Foundation in her memory and have generously decided to use the fund to underwrite the LinkUP artist stipends. The LinkUP program began under the artistic leadership of Asimina Chremos in 2002.
Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts.