ELEVATE CHICAGO DANCE - ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Elevate 2018 Artists
Randolph Square and 1st Floor Hallways
Five teammates vie for attention and primacy. As they move, herdlike, back and forth through the hallways, we monitor their drills on a remote video screen.
Escapes & Reversals
Claudia Cassidy Theater
Moving images of how a person rebels, obeys, and/or copes with restriction on physical and psychological levels.
About Hey Guys
Elise Cowin, Maddie Kodat, Naoki Nakatani, Zach Nicol, Harlan Rosen
Choreographer: Ginger Krebs
About the Piece
Hello. And welcome to another video. Today’s video is really fun. People have been asking for it.
Today’s video is Elise, Maddie, Naoki, Zach and Harlan performing a selfie “social dance” at the Cultural Center. Thanks you guys so much for watching. I hope you guys enjoyed. I love you guys so much, and thank you for all the support. I love you guys so much. I love you. I love you.
About Escapes & Reversals
Tower of Meaning, Arthur Russell
Tenderly, Rosemary Clooney, performed by Sawgovia
Carnival of the Animals (The Swan), Camille Saint Saens, performed by Ingrooves Symphony Orchestra
Backdrifts (sample), Radiohead
Love Letters, Ketty Lester, performed by Vladan Zivancevic
How to Butcher a Chicken, Mountain Man Journals
Videography and Editing: Aaron Granat
Assistant Videography: Ji Yang
About the Piece
ESCAPES & REVERSALS IMAGINES A ROAST: HONEY-GLAZED, SEDUCTIVELY GARNISHED AND INCAPABLE OF QUICK GET-AWAY - “MAKING DO”, FIGHTING FOR ITS LIFE AND TRANSFORMING THE SEVERE LIMITATIONS OF ITS CIRCUMSTANCE INTO TESTAMENTS OF POWER AND GRACE.
About the Artist
Ginger Krebs is based in Chicago, where she makes performance and sculpture. She was a CDF Lab Artist in 2014, and was awarded a MAP Fund grant (administered by Creative Capital) in 2015. The performance supported by those awards, Buffer Overrun, earned a four-star review and was chosen for the “Best Dance of 2016” by the Chicago Tribune.
In 2017 Krebs presented Minor Local Slumpage, a solo exhibition of sculpture, along with an artist’s book and sculpture “tasting,” at the Chicago Artists Coalition.
Krebs is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Performance and Contemporary Practices at The
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she’s taught since 2004 and created thirteen original courses. She’s been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Djerassi, Jentel, Ragdale and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
This year Krebs was awarded an Individual Artist Program grant by the City of Chicago and a residency at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) at Florida State University. In June she presented a new ensemble project for The Pivot Arts Festival (Chicago), and in July she performed at the Seattle International Butoh Festival. She’s currently a Sponsored Artist at High Concept Labs (Chicago).