Curated by John Toenjes, February Dance 2017 will include works by Charli Brissey, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, John Toenjes, Renée Wadleigh, and guest artist Chad Hall. These artists will create exciting new approaches to the choreographic experience by exploring Krannert Center spaces and the possibilities they offer for expanded notions of live performance, deeply involving the audience in the experience of live dance. Dancers and the audience will move through active and passive environments activated through both natural and computer means, designed for action and reaction, on a continuum from tightly controlled to artificially rebellious.
Honoring the University of Illinois sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017, Krannert Center and the School of Music collaboratively explore the enormous diversity of today’s vital contemporary music scene—a revival of the spirit of the University of Illinois Festival of Contemporary Arts, which was a major cultural force in the mid-20th century. Sonic Illinois, a month-long celebration of new music, will celebrate innovative creators who challenge convention, forge new pathways, and expand the creative process.
This performance may contain adult content