Joanna Rosenthal Read
Rosenthal’s work explores psychic and kinetic impulses in the context of disorientation, using weather condition of invisibility — the inability to discern any horizon or shadow, known as a “whiteout” — as a metaphor for the ungrounded socio-cultural situation in which we live. Whiteout addresses the capacity of the human body under duress. This dance features video projections from Petra Bachmaier of LUFTWERK.
"Paired with a white floor, exquisite use of video, white costumes, and lighting almost entirely devoid of color, then abstract concepts of cultural and creative bankruptcy also embody the title in a literal sense to create an intriguing world. Whiteout is packed with moments that are simply stunning to watch, and the attention to detail from each of its collaborators (including costumes by Vin Reed, video by LUFTWERK, set by Gordon Granger, and lighting by Julie Ballard) are not to be missed."
- See Chicago Dance, Lauren Warnecke
Performance Locations: The Dance Center of Columbia College
Support provided by: Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (Chicago), Illinois Arts Council