The thoughtful team of Jonathan Meyer and Julia Rae Antonick present the finished product of a project presented in progress twice prior, “The Clinking, Clanking Lowesleaf.” Previous iterations acknowledged the features of the respective venues, and this presentation promises to exploit the “verticality” of the Storefront Theater. The piece started from a place of discomfort for the artists (a place of familiarity for most everyone else): traditional narrative. Fairytale narrative at that, loaded with prototypical gender stereotypes, symbols and tropes that Meyer and Antonick dug through and abstracted via an energy-fueled, conversational movement style derived from fluency (and fluidity) in capoeira and butoh as well as modern and vernacular dance. Swing and tango principles can be spied—anything that keeps the duo moving in harmony and tension as they generate an atmosphere at times ominous, at times playful.“Pales,” a new work for four dancers by Meyer is also on the program, scored by his longtime collaborator Christopher Preissing, who uses a live chamber quartet and multiple speakers to sketch his soundscape. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Storefront Theater, 78 East Washington, (312)742-8497. July 20-22 and 26-29, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm. $25.