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Showroom, Danzabierta, photo by Susan Pous.

Hedwig Dances with DanzAbierta

Trade Winds and Aires de Cambio (Air of Change)

October 9, 10 & 11, 2014 | 8:00PM  

co-presented at The Dance Center with Links Hall

DanzAbierta is a “feisty, radical, and multi-talented company from Cuba” performing dance theater cunningly melded with contemporary dance.” —The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland)

"Hedwig Dances is a vector pointed at bracing physicality matched by confident theater." — Flavorpill

Celebrating its 30th season under the direction of Jan Bartoszek, the Chicago-based Hedwig Dances expands its multi-year collaboration with DanzAbierta, considered Cuba’s preeminent contemporary dance company, under the artistic direction of Guido Gali. Two interlocking but separately choreographed pieces—Trade Winds by Bartoszek and Aires de Cambio (Air of Change) by DanzAbierta’s resident choreographer Susana Pous—explore the relationship of cyclical time in two different cultures: north and south, temperate and tropical. Video projections of landscapes reflecting seasonal changes created by cinematographer Daniel Kullman of Bitter Jester Creative, filmmaker Nadia Oussenko, as well as videos by DanzAbierta contextualize the dance.


Post-Performance Conversation

Thursday, October 9, 2014 | immediately following the performance


Pre-Performance Talk with Jan Bartoszek and Susana Pous

moderated by Roell Schmidt, Director, Links Hall

Friday, October 10, 2014 | 7:00PM


Post-Performance Reception

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | immediately following the performance
$80 (includes $30 ticket to performance, plus drinks and appetizers)





Hedwig Dances’ and DanzAbierta’s performances at The Dance Center are funded, in part, by the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.