Throb by Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects at The Abrons Arts Center, NYC

JODY OBERFELDER DANCE PROJECTS presents three new works March 1-3, 2012, at Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side. THROB is a conceptual and physically demanding work inspired by the biological workings of the heart. Informed by conversations with cardiologist Dr. Holly Andersen, Oberfelder cultivates the heart for metaphorical meanings, associations, and physiological information. During the performance, heart monitors help access the intimate physicality of the dancers by measuring the heart fluctuations produced by physical exertions and emotional confluence. A sound designer, Weston Minissali, plugs the dancers actual heart rates, at specific moments in the performance, into a synthesizer, which compliments an original soundtrack by composer Andy Akiho.

Also on the program is RE: DRESS, a solo performed by Jody Oberfelder, set to music by Clogs, and the premiere of SUNG HEROES, a quartet which places each dancer in a cinematic lens, working through his or her own—and others’—emotional narratives to connect to the superhero within. Music is by The Section Quartet. Collaborators for the evening include lighting designer Kathy Kaufmann, costumes by Katrin Schnabl and dancers Lonnie Poupard, ChristinaNoel Reaves, Jake Szczypek and Jessica Weiss.


"Dimensional Lines" at the Evanston Art Center featured in Time Out Chicago critics' pick

Time Out Chicago’s Jessica Herman writes on KATRIN SCHNABL:
“I want to address what I call memory trace, my made-up memory of the space,” says Schnabl, a fashion designer and School of the Art Institute of Chicago professor who often works as a costume designer. Reusing cotton and linen garments from her own line, she’s created a netlike structure linking the inside of the house to the outside. “[The garments are] going to be exposed to the elements. It’s deliberate in a sense that as the place is decaying, and my idea of how the memory is changing, the structure is invited to react and change.”

To read full fall feature click on:
Time Out Chicago “Dimensional Lines - Art & Dress”

Photo: Nicole Radja, TOC

Costumes for Jonathan Meyers "Whence" performed at Lacuna

a khecari work by Jonathan Meyer and Christopher Preissing

This unique sound-movement event is the culmination of the second series of collaborations between composer Christopher Preissing and choreographer Jonathan Meyer. Whence blends various texts with over 12 channels of processed field recordings, vocalists Carol Genetti, Louise Cloutier, Mimi Wallman, and Stacia Spencer, sound sculptures, and performance crowd. Featuring soloist Jonathan Meyer, and inhabiting a stunning 15,000 square foot warehouse space, this work is a journey through an aged wooden world, and the insecurities and passions that have sustained and hindered Meyer in his relationship to dance over the past 20 years.

choreography, dance, lighting design: jonathan meyer
music composition, vocal and sound direction: christopher preissing
vocal quartet: carol genetti, louise cloutier, mimi wallman, stacia spencer
performance crowd: genevieve lally knuth, tiffany sevilla, julia miller, linda solotaire, jessi t walsh, greg o’drobniak, sid yiddish, chad clark, maggie mascal, right eye rita, salome chasnoff, sid samberg, heather wilcox, elisa sutherland, cyndie carlson
clothing design: katrin schnabl

Fridays - Sundays, September 9-11 & 16-18, 8pm

Lacuna Artist Loft Studios
2150 S. Canalport, 2nd floor [Enter through southwest door]
Chicago, IL

Tickets $18 general or $12 low income
Two for one tickets on opening night, September 9.

*Please dress for a dusty environment.
**This show contains nudity and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Costume design for Julia Antonicks' "Commissura" at the Fine Art Building

Commissura is a premiere from Julia Rae Antonick, a Chicago-based independent dancer and choreographer known for her integration of such disparate forms as contact improvisation, modern dance, and Indonesian dance. Antonick brings filigree to physics and yields a profoundly physical, subtly nuanced choreography. Commissura represents the culmination of Antonick’s research project, Duologue, which explores what it means to be a duet artist. This project was funded in part by the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Grant and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Dance performed by Antonick, Ben Law, Jessie Marasa, Jonathan Meyer
Music composed and performed by Joe St. Charles and Dan Mohr
Styling and garment design by Katrin Schnabl
Lighting design by Francesca Bourgault
Production and stage management by Suzy Grant

Costume for Jonathan Meyes' "Y" at Overdier Hall

Y March 3rd - 5th, 2011
Thursday - Saturday, 8:00 PM
Overdier Hall: 1545 W. Morse
3rd Floor (wheelchair accessible)
Tickets $12 or $8 at the door or: brownpapertickets

Y is the first evening-length solo Jonathan Meyer has created and performed for Khecari. Retrospective in its source, Jonathan is grappling with his shifting relationship to dance through projecting fictionalized characters grounded in his past.

Photos by Jason Page

Composer Christopher Preissing has created original music, which will be performed live with a vocal ensemble. Katrin Schnabl, who created costumes for Tacit, will costume this piece.

Guest Designer at Body Implement @

Friday thru Sunday, November 19-21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
110 East 23rd Street @ Michigan Avenue

Kick-off the holiday shopping season with a curated designer showcase of accessories for the body featuring jewelry, scarves, bags, gloves, wraps and other great gifts. 
Guest designers include:

Alice Berry Studio
Art + Culture Editions
Gillion Carrara Chicago Metalsmith
Jack Cave
Nick Cave
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury
Anke Loh
Kristin Mariani
Anne Novotny
Katrin Schnabl
Tommy Walton