Co-Presented with Lumberyard.
In Period, Chris Schlichting’s prolific, obsessive movement generation dispenses with preciousness and patterns to hammer out a Rosetta Stone to leave behind for the next, better world. Small tectonic collisions create a dense choreographic landscape in the spareness of the Chocolate Factory, and the dancers fasten themselves to intricate, churning movement in their slide toward extinction. Period is about letting go but not before exhausting every ounce of love one has left for dance.
Choreography: Chris Schlichting. Performances: Tristan Koepke, Laura Selle Virtucio, and Maggie Zepp. Lighting Design: Heidi Eckwall.
Chris Schlichting‘s residency at Lumberyard is supported by the the McKnight Choreographer Fellowship program, administered by The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts and funded by the McKnight Foundation. Chris Schlichting is the recipient of a 2015 McKnight Choreographers Fellowship. The development of Period was made possible, in part, by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University.
“Review: ‘Period’ Favors Dance Subtlety Over Substance” – Brian Seibert, New York Times