Synapse Arts - New Works
New Works brings together fresh voices for an evening of creative performances in an intimate venue. See a compelling evening of original pieces by LOUD BODIES (Maria Blanco and Yariana Baralt Torres), Amanda Ramirez, Nora Sharp, and Synapse Director Rachel Damon.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Synapse Arts - New Works program supports independent dance-based artists, helping them to build their skills and develop their individual styles as they create original performance pieces. Each artist receives a dedicated mentor, rehearsal space, and a budget to help them through the creative process, which culminates in two professionally-produced concerts. The program reflects the founding principles of 14-year-old Synapse Arts, aiming to connect artists with one another to share resources and develop their unique voices.
WHEN AND WHERE
The culminating concerts of the New Works program will take place on:
April 18* and 19, 2019
at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater
3035 N Hoyne, Chicago, IL, 60618
*ASL interpretation will be offered at the Thursday, April 18th show. We regret that the Hamlin Park Theater space is not wheelchair accessible. Audiences must travel up 2 flights of stairs.
Space is limited; performances will sell out. Advance ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.
A portion of all ticket sales will go directly to the artists.
The box office will open at 7pm each night. A waitlist will be available at the door, in the event that a show sells out.
**Please note: this performance includes adult themes, and some performers will be partially clothed. There will NOT be nudity nor profanity.
Tickets are available at three levels:
Student/Senior/Low Income - $10 (performance only) *SOLD OUT*
General Admission - $20 (performance only) *SOLD OUT - waitlist available at the door*
Cheese, chocolate, and conversation - $30 in advance, $40 at the door (performance PLUS an intermission party with complimentary refreshments, and an opportunity to meet the artists!)
Upgraded tickets for the intermission party may be purchased at the door with an additional donation.
ABOUT THE WORKS
LOUD BODIES' piece explores ideas of sexuality and what it means to be a sexual being. Their research blends identity, sexuality, gender, and investigates how society chooses to perceive it. The work promotes authenticity and individual sexual expression.
Featuring Dee Alaba, Phoebe Coakley, Camila Rivero Pooley, Marceia Scruggs
Amanda Ramirez - "The Three Vacillations"
The Three Vacillations is a dance piece exploring the ideas and environments surrounding the concept of choice, decision, or lack thereof.
Featuring Kimberly Baker, Hayley Barker, Monica Carrow, Christina Chammas, Kaitlyn Dessoffy, Jordan Kunkel
Nora Sharp - "Family Portrait"
"Family Portrait" is a space for gender expansive people to be together and to amplify each other through generous witness, opening to difference as much as solidarity.
Featuring ALEXA GRÆ, Christina Chammas, Doreen Vanunu, Maliyah Londyn Arnold, Robin Lee
Rachel Damon - "Leverage"
A series of episodic dances in which four performers use handheld lamps to reveal moments of leverage. Cropping up throughout the concert, these short episodes include comedic moments, striking visuals, and unique uses of the theater space to shed light on the making of an artistic life while facing embodied challenges.
Featuring Amanda Ramirez, Dylan Roth, Gretchen Soechting, Laura Tennal
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Studio Theater (View)
3035 N. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|