Past Shows & Events

Dance Performances by Katharine Hawthorne, Chris Schlicting and Kristin Van Loon.

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Saturday, August 13, 7-10 pm

At SooVAC in the galleries Saturday, August 13, 7-10 pm. Performances at 7:30PM and 9:00PM.

Soundlines. Choreography by Katharine Hawthorne. Composition by Christopher Jette.
SoundLines is a performance installation that maps movement to sound. A greyscale version of a live video matrix is read in two changing horizontal positions. These lines become waveforms forming the basis for the scored sound improvisation. The dancer’s movements change the waveform, shaping pitch and timbre. Just as a guitar string is plucked by a pick and the wooden body shapes and amplifies the sound, the dancer's movement actuates sound, resonating in physical space. SoundLines explores the human body interacting with digital space and reveals the implied forces that, like gravity or resistance, constrain movement. SoundLines was recently selected for the International Computer Music Conference and developed during a residency at High Concept Laboratories in Chicago.

Katharine Hawthorne is a San Francisco based choreographer and performance artist. Hawthorne's creative work draws from her background as a trained physics research scientist and fuses technology - sensors, radio, moving light, and film – with performance. Her work has been presented in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, New York and Beijing, China. Katharine holds a B.S. in Physics and Dance, with honors, from Stanford University. http://www.khawthorne.net

Christopher Jette is a composer, educator, and presenter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently completing a PhD in composition at the University of California Santa Barbara. http://www.cj.lovelyweather.com

Untitled. Choreography by Chris Schlichting.
Chris Schlichting is a Minnesota-based choreographer and performer. His work has been presented by venues throughout Minnesota, including the Walker Art Center, the Southern Theater, and the Bryant Lake Bowl. Chris's work, Public hair, premiered in New York City this past February at Danspace Project as part of the Body Madness platform, curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor, and his work Trimming Hairy Pockets as part of Food for Thought curated by Tere O'Connor in 2009. Public hair will premier in Minneapolis in October of 2011 at Studio 206. His work has been presented at Velocity Center for Dance in Seattle, at ODC in San Francisco, and he has been a regular contributor to CATCH! performance series in Brooklyn, New York and at Fusebox in Austin, Texas. He has also enjoyed collaborations with Hijack, Justin Jones, and Morgan Thorson, including her piece "Faker", which included performances in Beckett, MA, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and Daejeon, South Korea, and "Heaven", a collaboration with the band low that included performances in Houston, Middletown(CN), Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle. By day Chris advises Architecture and Landscape Design Planning undergraduates at the University of Minnesota. He is curating Choreographers' Evening at the Walker Art Center this November 2011.

Finishing Early by Kristin Van Loon & The Interns CHOREOGRAPHY BY: Kristin Van Loon DANCED BY: Chris Schlichting, Heather Spear, Kristin Van Loon, Chris Yon SOUNDSCORE BY: Kristin Van Loon (source: Chicago)

In spring 2010, Kristin Van Loon trained intensively with avant-garde dance icon Steve Paxton. Upon her return, she created this 10 minute choreography for the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater stage. It is a container for her favorites in Paxton's teachings: the helix, the puzzle, the edge between real and imaginary, closeted ballet-love. Pointing: both for survival of the species and with one's butt bones. Into this Van Loon added a slavish playing out of a Thomas Hirshhorn sculpture, 70's pop-song magic by Chicago, two potted palms and two red curtains. The work leans heavily on the creativity and concentration and charm of its superstar cast.

Kristin Van Loon is a dancer/choreographer based in Minneapolis since 1993. She grew up a competitive figure skater in Chicago suburbs and earned a degree in Geology before zeroing in on dance. Van Loon collaborates with Arwen Wilder as HIJACK and as a duo they have performed in New York City (PS122, DTW, La Mama, Dixon Place, Here ArtCenter, Movement Research Festival) and in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Colorado, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Ottawa, Russia, Japan, Central America and at Fuse Box Festival in Austin Texas and Bates Dance Festival in Maine. Their work has been supported by McKnight, Jerome, and Bush Foundations. They teach a weekly Contact Improvisation class at Zenon Dance School and have been Guest Faculty at University of Minnesota and Colorado College. Van Loon dances in the work of Morgan Thorson, Chris Schlichting, and Laurie Van Wieren this season and as a performer has won a McKnight Dancer Fellowship and a Sage Award. Van Loon is also the Managing Artistic Director of the Byrant Lake Bowl.
 

Photography by Jaime Carrera

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