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Goat Island Archive: THIS IS NOT A DRILL

  • Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL, 60602 United States (map)

Goat Island Influence 
Jefferson Pinder

The reputation of Goat Island in the performance community is legendary. Over the last eight years I’ve read about their work in relation to physical theatre and performing failure. When I was tasked with exploring the work, “How Dear to me The Hour Daylight Dies”, I found tremendous influence in the choreography of the piece and how the group worked together as a unit. Through specific routine, the troupe pounded the gymnasium floor in chaotic unison and grasped the meaning of each individual moment. In heroic demeanor, the group seemingly unravels the truths of being. This is what inspires me about their work. In real time, and through the body they are methodically tackling, in soft-precision, the potential of four bodies working together to modestly demystify the complex rhythms of life. 

Later Event: June 13