Vienna Willems

Preview: Midwest Nexus Kicks Off with Synapse’s ‘Swath’

By on June 2, 2013

I’ve known Rachel Damon for about 10 years, and I feel like I know her work pretty well. A Damon dance is grounded, dark, and shrouded in abstraction. She blurs the lines between genders, genres, and disciplines in her work and creates through improvisation and visceral experiences.  Her costumes are grey, and red, and blue. Swath is […]

Review: There is no “I” in The Dance Team

By on November 4, 2012

CHICAGO—I’ve never heard a pre-show announcement that ended with:“OK, so does anyone have any questions?” But I think that’s just how Chris Knowlton (Artistic Director of The Dance Team) rolls. Every aspect of The Past is Prologue, showing this weekend at Links Hall, is indicative of the collaborative spirit embraced by The Dance Team.  The five […]