Over the past year, Jonathan Meyer has been—through meditation, studies in psychology and mescaline use, and observations of psychosis patients—chipping away at the armor of consciousness that dictates the way we move. Collaborator Christopher Preissing took a similarly deconstructionist approach to the accompaniment, which is harvested from found sounds, dissected, rearranged and layered with live flute and voice. The culmination of the project opens this weekend at the Co-Prosperity Sphere and is, by virtue of the rigors of the investigation alone, not to be missed. In preview clips, Meyer appears moved by a primordial force, at times shedding the chains of ego and anatomy in rapid hyper-fluidity, bouncing off the floor like an amoeba on a trampoline, then returning to reflective, mercurial moments of humanity. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St. September 10-13 and 16-19. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances at 7pm, Friday-Saturday performances at 8pm. $15. For tickets, visit seechicagodance.com.