The Clinking

Presented in three iterations, this project began with investigating images and tropes from fairy tale narratives to reconfigure them toward a non-narrative form. Evoking fraught symbolism and the tensions of forced intimacy, the work uses distance and proximity, extremes of tempo, tonal shifts, and dramatic changes of perspective to present the audience with a sense of mystery and discovery. The work was developed with the support of a Djerassi Artists Residency and presented by the City of Chicago.

“Fascinating, magical, and eerie... raises the hair on the back of your neck.”
See Chicago Dance
“A steadily built atmosphere almost palpable in its richness.”
Time Out Chicago

Iteration 3:
The Clinking, Clanking, Lowesleaf

Choreographers: Julia Rae Antonick and Jonathan Meyer
Performers: Julia Rae Antonick and Jonathan Meyer
Composer/Musician: Joe St.Charles
Lighting: Jacob Snodgrass
Costume: Katrin Schnabl
Set design & construction: Jonathan Meyer
Presented from 2011 – 2012 at
DCASE Storefront Theater as The Clinking, Clanking Lowesleaf – Chicago, IL
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse as The Clinking – Chicago, IL
CDF’s Break Out at The Museum of Contemporary Art as Twice – Chicago, IL