Autumn Eckman: Modern Dance January 13, 2018 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Described by Chicago Sun-Times reviewer Hedy Weiss as a "Galvanic work with a truly distinctive language," "Yes…And!" was devised to illuminate the rhythmical intricacies of its score by Brazilian body percussion group, the Barbatuques. Designed to unfold much like casual conversations between various groupings of people, the work grounds itself in the classic tenet of improvisation theater known by the same title. "Yes…And!" explores the relationship of highly amplified percussive beats to corresponding stage patterning, gestural articulations, highly physicalized movement sequences and musical responses wherein its content — seen in overlapping motifs of movement-based "question" — is driven forward through affirmation and fast-paced response.