PROJECTS | PERFORMANCES
mode of being
an evening length production examining the shared elements of human nature.
Through movement, dancers explore the external behaviors, rituals, and patterns we engage in on a daily basis, as well as the internal ability we have to experience life through a range of emotions. These shared acts of humanity are widely varied, but can overlap and intersect – connecting us in ways that can be easily seen, and other times only felt. mode of being featured a live, original score, created in direct conversation with the choreography and exhibition.
Premiered at KANEKO as the fourth performance within the MOVEMENT Series | March 29 + 30, 2019
Waiting for Reality
an evening length, immersive dance + film experience seeking to explore the question - how do the perceptions of others construct our individual realities?
Waiting for Reality features a collaborative short film by Nik Fackler, a live performance by tbd. dance collective, interactive lighting, and original music by Graham Patrick Ulicny.
Premiered at KANEKO as the third performance within the MOVEMENT Series | September 21 + 22, 2018
an evening length, original dance performance exploring the presence and absence of light and the power it has to illuminate and absorb perceptions of feelings and reality. When experiencing light, the mind is often drawn to the visible, however there is an entire spectrum that we cannot see. Combining movement with the interactive visual art within the light exhibition, the dancers created an immersive experience that invited audience members to examine the purpose, balance, and existence of both light and darkness and the effect both have on more than just our sight.
Premiered at KANEKO as the second performance within the MOVEMENT Series | March 2 + 3, 2018
language for the living
a performance choreographed by Kat Fackler in conversation with the work of Chicago-based artist Caroline Kent during the opening reception for Disappearance of the Word, Appearance of the World at The Union for Contemporary Art.
language for the living explored the possibilities for communication within movement. Using their bodies as the medium, performers created a visual language through gesture, shape, pattern, and form in an attempt to transmit information and ideas beyond words.
an evening length, original dance performance exploring concepts of motion and form in relation to the human body as an individual, and as part of a greater entity. Combining visual art, sculpture, various tactile materials, lighting elements from the KINETIC exhibition, and a live sound score, the artists examine the nature of human connection and our kinetic relationship to one another within space.
Premiered at KANEKO as the first performance within the MOVEMENT Series, October 2017
As a part of KANEKO’S “Passion & Obsession: From the Collection” exhibition, tbd. dance collective created an original performance exploring the idea of movement as an intangible collection, able to be viewed, but only truly stored in the mind. Through lighting and sound, tbd. transformed the performance space into the mind of the artist consuming and recalling movement in an attempt to build an intangible collection.
Commissioned by KANEKO, April 2017
Meaning in Movement
As part of KANEKO’S Storytelling Series, tbd. dance collective explored the ways in which movement can convey meaning. Using structured improvisation, site-specific choreography, and emotional representation through movement, the performance deconstructed the creative process of storytelling through dance. The movement was scored with original music performed by Graham Ulicny.
The evening premiered a new short film written and directed by Nik Fackler entitled "One Day, One Month, One Year.”
Commissioned by KANEKO, July 2016