Chris Yon is showing SOME THINGS I NEED TO SHOW YOU AND NEVER WISH TO SPEAK OF AGAIN
An evening of sort-of-story-dances and sound collages featuring: An Introduction to ECHO PARK Dream Ballet Essay: Les Sylphides without Margot Fonteyn vs. The Pips without Gladys Knight; A Paragraph and a Half from a Survey on STEP-TOUCH; Response to an Uptown Heist; Powderhorn Basement Research for Copenhagen and Santa Ana; and Ballad of Angry Dad.
dance and sound by Chris Yon
Parts of this evening’s performance are in conversation, in form and spirit, with a piece I have made for The Wooden Floor entitled, ZIG ZAGS OF TREACHERY, which premieres at the Irvine Barclay Theater May 31-June 2.
These young dancers are amazing. Go check them out!
“The phrases, repeated and inverted, gradually take on a hypnotic quality, as if a lifetime of physical language were being distilled into a dozen or so moments.”
– Gia Kourlas, New York Times
“It’s the rare example of choreography capturing the essence of time’s passage without specific lighting or visual tricks. The result is like a flip book, with flickering images that still register in the mind’s eye.”
– Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune
Chris Yon, choreographer and performer, b. 1980, Los Angeles, CA. Based in Brooklyn through most of the ‘00’s, he currently lives and works in Minneapolis. As a performer, he has worked with and for Ann Carlson, Yoshiko Chuma, Justin Jones, Karinne Keithley, David Neumann, Basil Twist and Kristin Van Loon. Yon’s choreographies have been presented nationally and internationally at Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, La Mama, Symphony Space, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Gershwin Hotel, CBGB’s, The Knitting Factory, Walker Art Center, The Southern Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl, Philadelphia Dance Project, Velocity Dance Center, Highways Performance Space, Project Art Centre (Dublin), Tangente (Montreal), and CiteDanse (Grenoble). His work has been commissioned by Irish Modern Dance Theatre (Dublin), d9 dance collective (Seattle), Statens Teaterskolen (Copenhagen), and The Wooden Floor (Santa Ana). He has had residencies and space grants from The Yard, SILO and BAX. Co-founder of Ur, your neighborhood dance palace in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2003-2005. Recipient: 2005 BESSIE Award for Performance, 2009 SAGE Award for Choreography, 2011 McKnight Fellowship for Choreography. BFA, NYU.
Image by Brandon Stengel