Of Whales, Time, and Your Last Attempt to Reach Me
“There is no one (no one) who moves quite like Molly Shanahan, and that alone is worth the cost of admission.”
Choreographer Molly Shanahan returns to the Dance Center for the world premiere of her new work, Of Whales, Time, and Your Last Attempt to Reach Me. This ensemble piece grapples with emotional ambivalence in a world of perception-altering technology and digitally-dependent relationships. Through Shanahan’s intricately crafted movement, the Mad Shak ensemble investigates and expresses the tension between the rigid materiality of the self, as reflected by the devices and media surrounding our lives, and the body’s invisible fluidity in response to those same influences. This work is set at the intersection of conflict, where constantly shifting input confirms identity in one moment and then throws it off-kilter the next.
Saturday, March 31 at 7:30pm
Dance Center, Theater
1306 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605