Follow the Reader | Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Merle Reskin Garage Theatre | Theater & Performance, Dance | Chicago Reader

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When: Thu., April 17 2014

In Follow the Reader, Chicago Dance Crash director and dancer Daniel Gibson will call the shots according to rules loosely based on the KTF (Keeper of the Floor) dance competitions that have made the crew popular. But Gibson won't be choreographing the spots. Instead, they'll be composed live by the dancers, who for 50 minutes will improvise and freestyle to tracks lifted from the B Side of this very paper. Audience members should be able to follow along, since dancers will signal when to turn a page and help make the stories recognizable by latching on to as many details as possible. The troupe may feel driven to do ironic takes on features like Savage Love, I Saw You, and the Straight Dope. But I say, go for it! Take it a step further and parody reviews, whether they be of books or beer, movies or restaurants. Heck, even this preview is fair game! I offer it up to this stupendous exploit. —Jena Cutie

Price: $5


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