In this premiere concert of the new-formed partnership between Michael Estanich and Lucy Riner, a triad of portraits explore the psychology of relationships on several fronts—with the self, with the creative imagination and with others. The first piece, a solo inspired by the final moments of Joan of Arc, presents the charged sensuality of an isolated woman. In a duet entitled “Abbot & Viv,” Estanich and Riner probe the claustrophobia, tunnel vision and euphoria that come bundled with passionate love, danced out in the confines of an intimate living room. The final piece, a trio with San Francisco dancer Robin Anderson entitled “The Mysterious Disappearance of the Second Youngest Sister,” delves into the mind of an artist (a Victorian-era female author to be precise) to unearth how the solitary act of fabricating fictional characters springs from a desire to connect with the living. (Sharon Hoyer)
At Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, January 15-January 17, 8pm. $15, $10 students. Advance tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/92157.