Thursday, October 8, 2009

Intel Vs. Lucky Plush Productions...

A little know fact about Intel is that he took ballet for about 8 years as a small boy. Oct 24th he returns to his dance roots and takes on Lucky Plush Productions.

Punk Yankees

October 22*, 23, 29*, 30, 31, 8 PM ($24-28)
* with post-performance discussion

SPECIAL EVENT: Get Lucky! Post-Performance Benefit Bash
Saturday, October 24, 7 PM ($75 including performance admission)

Dance Center of Columbia College
1306 S. Michigan Avenue

For tickets call (312) 369-8330 or click here

This special event includes hors d'oeuvres and cocktails including Lucky Plush's signature drink, the Plucky Lush. There will also be a roulette wheel, music spun by DJ Intel, and a silent auction featuring original mash-up clothing by designer Jeff Hancock and much more!

For our 10th anniversary concert, Lucky Plush Productions will address the phenomenon of sampling and appropriation by creating an evening-length work that is primarily composed of samples and re-appropriations. The show is part of a long-term project examining complicated questions of authenticity and ownership of dance in the digital age. The proliferation of highly networked systems of exchange for moving images (such as You Tube and related sites), obscure the relationship between intellectual property and dance making. Lucky Plush is interested in provoking the paradoxes inherent in this topic: how “theft” in the dance field is both embedded in a long history of appropriation and a completely new phenomenon taking place on the internet, and how “stealing” choreography can be both irresponsible and transformative. Don’t miss the premier of this provocative new work that is fundamentally imbued by new technologies and approaches to dance.
Be sure to visit our ongoing virtual stage for the topic,

Punk Yankees is supported in part by the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Additional funding to Lucky Plush Productions is provided by the Alphawood Foundation, Arts Work Fund, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Grover Hermann Foundation, Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Peter G. & Elizabeth Torosian Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
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