DATE: “Friday, August 17, 2012 – 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Western and Milwaukee”
PERFORMANCE: “Collision #20”
SYNAPSE ARTS Collision #20 is a blind date between movers and musicians with Rachel Damon, Dan Mohr, Kristina Fluty, Timothy Daisy, Julie Ann Graham, Quinlan Kirchner, Marc Macaranas, Matthew McMunn, and Sammy Spriggs.
The highly acclaimed format of collision theory gets an immediacy upgrade – a site specific platform. In this once-in-a-lifetime meeting of improvisational virtuosos, artists who have never worked together before create a place where anything could happen.
Rachel Damon creates, designs, and manages live performance. She has performed and presented internationally, as the Artistic Director of Synapse Arts, with Director Erica Mott, and as a former company member of both The Anatomical Theatre and Breakbone Dance Co. Devoted to the practice of movement improvisation, Damon devises programs and performances with Lisa Gonzales and JulieAnn Graham and co-curates the ongoing improvisation series collision theory with her collaborator, Dan Mohr, creating “blind dates” between musicians and movers, live onstage. Damon and Mohr began their work together with Stridulate: hybrid forms in voice and movement, named one o New City’s “Top Ten Performances of the Year” and made possible by a 2008 Experimental Sound Studio Crosscut Grant. Their acclaimed performance piece went on to be presented at a symposium at The Roy Hart International Arts Centre, and the pair became Links Hall Artistic Associates in 2009.