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:
- Audience Architects
- See Chicago Dance
- Chicago Artist Resource
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.
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.
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
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.
Performed by: Dash, Maren, Sam, Yuchi
Music by: REM – Nightswimming
This piece is about nostalgia, regrets and water imagery.
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.