• Presented By: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Location: Edlis Neeson Theater
  • Address: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Dates: 2/7/2019, 2/8/2019, 2/9/2019, 2/10/2019
  • In STATE, a small society manifests itself through ritual dances, music, and costumes. Ingri Fiksdal’s provocative collaboration with Danish director Jonas Corell Petersen introduces the critical role that ritual performs in the creation—and flourishing—of the state, as well as its continuing relevance today.

    The atmospherically dense design of STATE is co-created by noise/extreme metal artist Lasse Marhaug and Danish avant-fashion designer Henrik Vibskov. Marhaug’s score fluctuates between acoustic sound and sound from instruments that he built specifically for STATE—all of which is then processed through various electronic devices. Vibskov’s costumes consist of five large structures that double as scenography and transform the dancers’ bodies and abilities to move. As sumptuous sculpture, they recall his work exhibited at MoMA, Palais de Tokyo, and ICA London, as well as his extremely anticipated annual show for Paris Men’s Fashion Week.

    Fiksdal’s interest in a new choreography stems from the less conscious image realm and the dream world of popular imagination. One of today’s most original and perceptive choreographers, her work is both inspired by a wide range of dance origins and interdependent with the experience of design, sound, and architecture. She believes above all that people need community, a sense of accessibility, visual stimulation, and some connection to nature—particularly in terms of natural light and open space. Her dance, design, and musical experiments enmesh patterns and colors for people to experience sensual satisfaction in the built environment.

    Costume design by Henrik Vibskov and team Vibs SS17.

    This production is designed to be experienced along with DIORAMA, a free performance at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park February 11-13. Learn More

    Theatre Week Performances

    Thursday, February 7 - 7:30PM
    Friday, February 8 - 7:30PM
    Saturday, February 9 - 7:30PM
    Sunday, February 10 - 2:00PM

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  • Location: Edlis Neeson Theater
  • Address: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 2/7/2019, 2/8/2019, 2/9/2019, 2/10/2019
  • Edlis Neeson Theater