Timelines (2016)

The Luna Troop created Timelines as the group’s 2016 Company Showcase.

Timelines, a mostly modern dance concert, explores how we relate to one another and get from point A to point B in a not so linear fashion. From a man drove mad by instability to a mother coming to terms with who her children are, Timelines works to find a commonality and understanding in a collective experience.

Performed in 2016 on November 6, 13, and 20 at Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago, IL.

Timelines also featured the talents of The Rogers Park High School Sophomore Dancers*!

The Luna Troop extends Special Thanks to the following for their assistance with Timelines:

  • Ana
  • Jennifer
  • Audience Architects
  • See Chicago Dance
  • Chicago Artist Resource

* (now known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz High School Sophomore Dancers)

Two Steps Back

Performed by: Clara, Isaac, Josh, Maren, Mia, Sam, Sarah, Yuchi

Music by: Philip Glass – String Quartet No. 4 “Buczak”: III

This piece is about losing ground, or struggling to catch up. Mostly modern and ballet.

Acceptance

Performed by: Dash, Mia, Sarah

Music by: Josefine Cronholm – Close To You

Poetry by: Shane Koyczan – Circle

This piece is about depression and trying to accept an identity.

Climbing

Performed by: Clara, Mia, Rachel, Sam, Sarah

Music by: Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)

This piece is based on having four dancers at a low level and one at a high level. The theme of working as a group to overcome obstacles developed through the structure.

Out of Joint

Performed by: Maren

Choreography by: Maren

Music by: Mumford and Sons – Awake My Soul

Phantoms

Performed by: Clara, Isaac, Josh, Mia, Rachel, Sam

Music by: Ahn Trio – Song On The Land (DJ Spooky Remix)

This piece is about a person’s home/stability slowly being torn down around him. In his attempt to salvage his life, he slowly goes crazy.

I Was Here

Featuring: The Rogers Park High School Sophomore Dancers

Music by: Beyoncé – I Was Here

Things We Don’t Say

Performed by: Clara, Isaac, Sam

Music by: Ellie Goulding – Dead In The Water

This piece has two concurrent stories. A love story (duet) and a broken heart (solo).

If I Should Have a Daughter

Performed by: Mia, Rachel

Poetry by: Sarah Kay

This piece is a mother and daughter narrative/relationship.

Nostalgia

Performed by: Dash, Maren, Sam, Yuchi

Music by: REM – Nightswimming

This piece is about nostalgia, regrets and water imagery.

Happy Face

Performed by: The Luna Troop

Music by: Mikky Ekko – Smile

This piece is about navigating your way through situations when you don’t know who you can trust.