SITE/less, Zephyr Dance’s new space, will premiere Artistic Director Michelle Kranicke’s evening-length work Shadows Across Our Eyes April 26–May 5. SITE/Less is located at 1250 W. Augusta Blvd., on the western border of Chicago’s North Branch Corridor between the West Town and Noble Square neighborhoods.
SITE/less aims to be an experimental gallery/performance space/work place/community gathering space that explores the intersection of architecture and choreography.
“SITE/less as a performance space offers a new geographical layout to chart, different from the traditional floor plan of a Chicago storefront,” said Kranicke. The dance not only will emphasize the topographical aspect of the space, but also will navigate additional architectural elements designed by David Sundry, Kranicke’s husband.
Kranicke’s new work Shadows Across Our Eyes, which she performs with Zephyr member Molly Fe Strom, is highly abstract, yet open to myriad images and ideas. While continuing her aesthetic investigations of the interaction between dance and architecture, Kranicke aims to create an atmosphere of tension as she and Strom move through the piece balancing their task of executing movement while encumbered and restrained, hands bound and wearing heels. Enhancing Kranicke’s choreography and Sundry's architecture are lighting by Richard Norwood and costumes and wearable sculpture by Amanda Lee Franck.
April 26–May 5
Thursdays–Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
1250 W. Augusta Blvd.