Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community
Date: March 15, 2014, 8pm
Venue: Paragraph Gallery / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105
Participating artists include: Chadi El-Khoury, Eric Honour
Participating performers include: Kacico Dance, Lindsay Allan, David Cross, Rachael Hulse, Daley Kappenman, Jordan Ryan
Time and Memory: Bringing Light to Life experiments with using video display in a non-traditional format to create a reactive performance space. Video projections are treated as a light source to reveal the dancer, rather than as images separate from the performance. While some video content is pre-rendered, other projections rely on sensors analyzing components of the human body and detecting movement. Information from the moving body is sourced via infrared sensors and applied to video generating software which then translates the data into movement specific projection onto the performance space and dancer. The relationship between the dancer and projections is active, live. The performance space is transformed into a reactive performance environment.
ABOUT ARTIST: Chadi El-Khoury
Originally from Beirut Lebanon, Chadi El-Khoury spent his formative years in Dallas, Texas. He began studying ballet his senior year at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Chadi graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Theology and Sociology, minoring in Applied Research Methods before pursuing a BFA at University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance. He then spent the summer of 2010 and 2011 at Kansas City Ballet Summer Intensive, and attended American Dance Festival in 2012 on scholarship. Currently, Chadi is a Performing Artist through Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency.
For more about Chadi El-Khoury, go to: http://www.chadodanse.com/
ABOUT Artist: Eric Honour
Devoted to exploring and furthering the intersections of music and technology, Eric Honour’s work as a composer and saxophonist has been featured in numerous international conferences and festivals. A member of the Athens Saxophone Quartet as well as an acclaimed soloist, he performs regularly in Europe and the United States. Honour’s music has been described as “fast, frenetic, and fiendishly difficult” and performed around the world by such notable artists as Quintet Attacca, Krista Martynes, Winston Choi, the Thelema Trio, and Quartetto Musicattuale. His work as a composer has been recognized in many competitions and recorded on the Capstone, Ravello, electro acústica and Innova labels. Professor of music and director of the Center for Music Technology at the University of Central Missouri, his work as an audio engineer and producer appears on the Innova, Centaur, Ravello, Irritable Hedgehog, Orpheus Classical Music, Everview, North Star Appli, and E.M.E. Action labels, as well as on numerous independent releases.
For more about Eric Honour, go to: http://www.erichonour.com/
ABOUT Kacico Dance:
Kacico Dance, Kansas City Contemporary Dance, is a professional nonprofit contemporary dance company from Kansas City, Missouri under the co-artistic direction of Allison McKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison, and Maggie O. Nicholls. These three artists are dedicated to preserving and developing the artistic excellence of the company and presenting high quality arts experiences accesible to Kansas City and the Midwest region. The company creates new work through the innovative collaborations of the co-artistic directors and is dedicated to the continued experimentation of movement involving local artists and musicians. Kacico presents public concerts and programs locally and regionally in a variety of presentational forms for audience enjoyment, enrichment and cultural education. Kacico has presented work at the Folly Theatre, Gem Theatre, H&R Block City Stage Theatre, The Carlsen Center, and numerous non-traditional dance spaces in the Kansas City Metro Area over the past 9 years. For more about Kacico, go to: www.kacicodance.org
ABOUT THE CHARLOTTE STREET STUDIO RESIDENCY ¶ SERIES:
The Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program Series is a series of exhibitions, performances, projects, and public programs organized by and/or highlighting the work of Charlotte Street’s Studio Residents.
The intent of the series is to amplify the impact of the residency program by providing resident artists with opportunities to produce and publicly present ambitious new work and projects at highly visible public venues. Through the series, artists gain valuable hands-on experience with curating, marketing, installing and coordinating all aspects of producing exhibitions, performances and events, while also pushing their work in new ways, undertaking new collaborations, and gaining increased exposure.
ABOUT THE CHARLOTTE STREET STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM:
Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program, located in downtown Kansas City, MO, advances the organization’s mission of challenging, nurturing and empowering artists of exceptional vision by providing free studio space, rehearsal space, and related support that enables exceptional artists of all disciplines to advance their art practices and artistic careers. Over the past ten years, Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency Program has supported the development of hundreds of artists.
Visual artists, writers, and performing artists (composers/musicians, choreographers/dancers, theatre artists) are eligible for these year-long studio residencies, with terms beginning each September.
ABOUT CHARLOTTE STREET:
For more than 16 years, Charlotte Street has challenged, nurtured, and empowered thousands of artists, distributed over $900,000 in awards and grants to artists and their projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. Charlotte Street – with its community of artists – strives to be a primary catalyst in making Kansas City a vibrant, creative metropolis, alive with collaboration, passion, ideas, and surprise. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit http://www.charlottestreet.org