MARGINALIA is two female bodies enmeshed in intimate impetuosity, demarginalizing themselves in theatrical space.
“Seemingly instinctive, it's alive with the drama of inwardness...Restless, inventive…Khecari, one of Chicago’s most innovative dance groups.”
“Thoughtful, beautifully crafted… a radical experiment in theater”
- The Chicago Tribune
“Just lovely movement” - WBEZ
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?
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
Choreography - Julia Antonick & Jonathan Meyer
Dance Performance - Amanda Maraist & Kara Brody
Music Composition - Joe St.Charles
Violin - Beltran DelCampo
Costume Design - Jeff Hancock
Lighting Design - Jonathan Meyer
Stage Management and Documentation - Luke Virgilio
Operations Management - Cristina Tadeo
Marketing - Amanda Maraist
Understudy - Chih-Hsien (Joan) Lin
Photo of Kara Brody and Amanda Maraist by Chien-An Yuan