Jacquelyne Boe presents Chirality II

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Chirality II
Photo courtesy of Jacquelyne Boe

Lawndale Art Center will host the drive-in premiere of Chirality II, a new dance film by Jacquelyne Boe and David Janesko. Guests can watch the film and a live video installation while tuning in to the original score on their car radio. 

One of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the drastic reduction in the ability of artists to share their work. This has been especially true for live performances such as dance, there is just no way to continue the present dance as it has been and to keep the dancers and audience safe. At the start of the pandemic Boe and Janesko decided that rather than being limited by these restrictions they would work to build something new out of them. The result is a three-part multimedia work titled Chirality.

The new work began with a series of video calls in which Janesko would give Boe and a group of dancers a movement-prompt highlighting the spatial dichotomies unique to the bedrooms, backyards, and living rooms that had become each person's lockdown-studio. Imbalance, symmetry and grid geometry began emerging as unifying themes and became the guiding concepts of the work going forward. Boe took recordings of these sessions and identified patterns and gestures unique to each dancer. She used these as building blocks to choreograph a two-part mirrored phrase for each dancer. In response to these pieces Janesko created a series of video feedback loops using a webcam and a streaming video application. These elements were edited and layered to create the final film. 

Chirality is a term used to describe an object and its mirrored pair, such as the right and left hands. It's used here in reference to asymmetries within individuals and screen mediated communication. 

Chirality II is performed by Boe, Siri Cyan, Sinclair Davis, Rachael Hutto, and Lindsey McGill, with live video projections by Janesko and original music by Jeremy Nuncio.  

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Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

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Admission is free with registration.