Laws of Motion | Loyola University, Stella Maris Chapel | Dance | Chicago Reader

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When: June 7-8 2014

Dance has an implicit physics dancers grok mostly through kinetic ingenuity; the irresistible joy of dance hails from bodies pushing physical principles to their extreme. "Laws of Motion"—part of this year's Pivot Arts Festival, themed "Art Meets Science"—takes a more cerebral approach. The Seldoms' Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead focuses on the blindness and hypocrisy that surrounds the global warming crisis. Low movements in short spurts, dancers stomping and pumping vigorously side to side, caricature our unwillingness to adopt habits that are more ecologically sound. A dancer in a NASA tee shrewdly represents technological advancement in its marketable everyday forms, and after all six performers change into white costumes, they're chilling as lab scientists or annunciating angels, arms and pointing forefingers shooting in front of their torsos to prophesy the future in a gesture that means "Look out!" Continue reading > >

Price: $15

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