Architectonic Dynamism: A Preview of Dropshift Dance’s “The Remains” at Defibrillator

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By Michael Workman Humanoid, geometric forms shift against walls, foreshortening the perspective of long, narrow halls. People squeeze between them as they move from one room to the next, temporarily...
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Narrow basements and collisions with dancers in ‘The Remains’ at Defibrillator

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By Lauren Warnecke Chicago Tribune August 17, 2017 Wednesday’s heavy summer rain left the Chicago sidewalks steaming as guests filed into the new Defibrillator Gallery space in Noble Square, just...

dropshift dance looks to the feminine for ‘FloatBrilliance’

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By Lauren on June 14, 2016 FloatBrilliance, premiering this weekend at Links Hall, is the third installment of what Artistic Director Andrea Cerniglia calls the Imposter Series, a multi-year project...

‘FloatBrilliance’ a thing of beauty but not a joy forever

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By Laura Molzahn You almost feel you've stumbled into a bridal situation, with yards of tulle draped here and there, flowers littering the perimeter of the space, many glittery surfaces,...

Sensory Immersion – A Preview of FloatBrilliance

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RECOMMENDED Third in the critically lauded Imposter series from Andrea Cerniglia and her group dropshift dance, “FloatBrilliance” bows at Links Hall this weekend. Much effort goes into producing the immersive...

dropshift dance’s dream team (review)

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June 1, 2015 – Art Intercepts In her fifth season as an Artistic Director, Andrea Cerniglia continues to “go big or go home.” As a 21st Century Diaghilev of sorts, Cerniglia has...

Dancers and audience are free to roam in ingenious offering

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Imagine you’re wandering around an art gallery—and all the art is moving too: changing places around the room, shifting composition within works. At times you feel you’re the one hanging...

dropshift dance aims to immerse and interact, and wins (review)

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Upon first glance, one might consider Andrea Cerniglia’s four woman troupe dropshift dance (intentionally uncapitalized) to be a spin off of Zephyr Dance. Cerniglia is a long time dancer/collaborator with Zephyr, and...