The scrawl of marginalia
Centralize the marginal
The body inherently political
Women’s bodies a political battleground
A body is not a battleground
A body is a person
Marginalia is two female bodies, intimate, impetuous. A scribbled commentary on the official text of subjectification and objectification, sexualization and desexualization, demonization and domestication.
Two women lift, work, sweat, and touch. Claiming the nuanced complexity of female rapport. Things that happen every day. Tiny revolts, unseen, unrecorded. Or a revolt upheld and enlarged by each witness.
Marginalia is committed to somatic equality. Valuing the impulses of cells and fluids as highly as the nervous system. Putting the human creature on equal footing with the socialized person. An experiential metaphor. If we would have equity between all elements of society can we start with equally valuing all aspects of the body?
Marginalia: Excerpts from Work in Progress
Who: Khecari presents Marginalia
Choreographed by Julia Rae Antonick & Jonathan Meyer
Performed by Amanda Maraist & Kara Brody
Music by Joe St.Charles with Beltran DelCampo
Costumes by Jeff Hancock
When: Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Links Hall
3111 North Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
Tickets: $10 – $100
Khecari supports the artistic inquiry of choreographers Julia Rae Antonick and Jonathan Meyer and presents the work they create in collaboration with artists in dance, music, design, and other media, to offer live performed art that challenges, engages, and focuses. Art is vital. We engage art as a fluid, undefined, questioning and questing force in society. The body is vital. Live performance connects us to our lived, physically grounded reality.
Khecari presents unusual, intimate experiences that attend to the audience, challenge theatrical conventions and disrupt social norms. We hold a radical care philosophy that places the audience at the core of our work. We prioritize equal compensation to all collaborators, in part to address the endemic underpay of dancers, and to advocate for the essential role of art within society, of dance within the arts, and of all artists working within the dance ecosystem.
Press Release Via: Khecari