The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Bessie Award-winning choreographer Tere O’Connor’s company, Tere O'Connor Dance. Performances are November 3–5, 2016 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
O’Connor brings a duet, Undersweet, created on and with company dancers Michael Ingle and Silas Riener, former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In this dance, O’Connor proposes that formalism might result from repressed sexual desire. This choreographic meditation considers how this paradox finds its expression in dance, or perhaps generates it. The company also performs Transcendental Daughter in its second performance series following its world premiere in New York. The new trio bears the imprint of upheaval in our world and a sense of the loss of human traits such as compassion and reason, set to a score created by longtime collaborator James Baker.
Photo: Michael Ingle rests on Silas Reiner's shoulder in Tere O’Connor’s Undersweet. Photo by: Paula Court