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Light Hand
The Gunder House at Berger Park
Chicago, IL
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Light Hand
Synapse Arts presents
"Light Hand"
A dance performance that travels through the historic Gunder House
at Berger Park Cultural Center - 6219 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

Performances May 18 - 26, 2018

FREE PREVIEWS - reservations required
Friday May 18 - 7pm and 8:15pm
Saturday May 19 - 7pm and 8:15pm
Thursday May 24 - 7pm only
Friday May 25 - 7pm and 8:15pm
Saturday May 26 - 7pm and 8:15pm

reservations required - tickets are very limited

PLEASE NOTE that the audience will travel through the home, including going up and down stairs. Seating is available throughout, and audiences will be asked to stand for no longer than 10 minutes at a time.
Each performance will last 45 minutes. Audiences of all ages are invited to take part in the Light Hand journey.

In Light Hand performers appear and disappear, leading you on an adventure through knitted scenery and vignettes of dance. Each performer wears an individual speaker, creating shifting layers of music that beckon you from room to room. See contemporary dance and large-scale textiles up close as you explore, discovering dancers with handheld lights who reveal hidden layers and moments of magic.

Light Hand reframes the history of women's domestic arts as fully-embodied expressions of creativity and selfhood. Using a technique called "arm knitting" that engages the whole body in movement, the performers create, dance with, and dismantle large-scale textiles.

Follow the seven performers of Synapse Arts as they weave through the Gunder House at Berger Park, which is rarely open to the public. Witness the transformational impact of women building and changing an historic home together, illuminating freedom in the familiar. Light Hand is an opportunity for all ages to see that dance can happen anywhere, and invites you to reimagine the possibilities of home, craft, and womens work.

Director/Designer: Rachel Damon
Composer: Ryan Ingebritsen
Costume Creator: Nadine Lollino
Performers: Katie Matteson Campana, Cat Miller, Amanda Ramirez, Megan Rhyme, Dylan Roth, Gretchen Soechting, Laura Tennal


The Gunder House at Berger Park (View)
6219 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Synapse Arts
On BPT Since: Jan 14, 2009
Rachel Damon

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