Sunday, May 29th
Studebaker Theater, Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Avenue
Free and open to the public
The evening includes dance and performance artists The Humans, Elise Cowin, Mitsu Salmon, Guy Eytan and Josh Hoglund, and filmmaker Milad Mozari.
Echo is presented by In/habit, a monthly performance/art series that takes place in different spaces.
The places themselves catalyze the theme and work for each event. In the spirit of this roving art series, this month's performances will engage in dialogues with the space itself: the newly renovated and reopened Studebaker Theater.
This is the third In/habit. The first two Press Repeat and Sex Habits delved into our habits.
Echo plunges into the space, utilizing and working against its beautiful yet traditionally hierarchical backdrop.
The performances draw from personal and archival histories, themes of labor and echo(es).
This event is curated by Mitsu Salmon and Milad Mozari.
The event is part of the weekend programming surrounding the film, Standing Nymph and Man (Mozari), which explores the different layers of the unique Studebaker Theater and Fine Arts Building.
Website of the film and event
Standing Nymph and Man Premiere - Friday 5/27 6pm
Sound event connected with film - Saturday 5/28 6pm
In/habit performance/dance event- Sunday 5/29 6pm
Pre-show cocktail bar in lobby
Rachel Bunting (The Humans) along with 10 dancers is presenting the work Words from the Bellies of Stars: A Series of Dad Dreams grows out of several images of her father: his smoke creating mid-air paisleys in the sun streaming through gold drapes; his playing of “Taps” at a funeral on a silver trumpet as a young boy; and his inability to shoot and kill a deer because of its eyes. These stories will translate into something new, exploring sustenance, faith, and infinity.
Elise Cowin will perform Up to the Elbows which looks at the historical patents for inventions that attempted to bestow the body with extraordinary capabilities like flight, and Cervantes’ Don Quixote, which muses on how the fictional and the fantastic collide with and shape everyday reality.
Guy Eytan is performing an interactive piece in which he administers questionnaire to the audience.
Joshua Hoglund will create a piece in response to the space.
Milad Mozari will present the film Standing Nymph and Man titled after an unfinished painting installed on it’s tenth floor hallways, the project scans the current state of the building in the form of 3D footage and video to create an imaginary arc through the building’s reverberant halls. It connects the reflective surfaces and the rehearsal of music to the overall of structure of the building and narrated by employees of the building.
Mitsu Salmon will perform a version of Tsuchi which is based on her great grandfather, Tomohiro. He immigrated from Okinawa to Hawaii where he worked as a pineapple farmer and then later became his dream of a waiter. Through his story the piece also connects to Salmon’s experience of being a waiter and travels. The work integrates Butoh, voice and storytelling.