( Fri., Oct. 28, 2011 )
Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Founded by choreographer Gideon Obarzanek in 1995, the acclaimed Australian dance company Chunky Move creates beautiful, ambitious work with new media. Connected, Obarzanek's final piece for the ensemble, is the crowning achievement to date of a breathtakingly innovative career. Connected is a collaboration with the pioneering artist Reuben Margolin, whose "kinetic sculptures" mimic waveforms through elegant systems of humble objects. Beginning with hundreds of small parts — wood, plastic, paper, and steel — dancers build a suspended Margolin creation, weaving themselves into the undulating mass with increasingly complex movements. A visual marvel of choreographed theater, Connected treads a razor's edge between dance and sculpture. Related event: Artists-in-Residence October 23 through 28.
$34, $26, Duke students $5.