Arch of Repose
Premiere: November 11, 2008
Music Box Theater
3733 N. Southport
Jan Bartoszek is the founder, artistic director, and choreographer of Hedwig Dances. For her CDF project, Bartoszek created Arch of Repose, a poetic, image-rich dance film. Collaborating with composer Carol Genetti, Hedwig dancers, and the film team of Bitter Jester Creative, the film unfolded in a series of episodes that revealed alliances and fissures among the six itinerant characters. The dream-like, timeless setting created an alternate reality that contrasted a labyrinthine interior space with a lush landscape. The film previewed at the 3rd Annual Dance for the Camera festival at the Chicago Cultural Center on October 14 along with a live performance and discussion with the creative team.
The premiere was a shared screening with Nadia Oussenko's film, On Falling...