The young wife and husband team of Brenna Pierson-Tucker and Christopher Tucker bring their three-year-old company and their conceptual choreography to the new Links Hall. Four short pieces by the couple touch on topics as divergent as the lives of vaudevillian peep-show performers and string theory. “Chiaroscuro” takes inspiration from works by Chicago-based artist Lauren Wilk, but ultimately seeks to use light and dark as a metaphor for internal duality. “After the Nickel Runs Out” draws a parallel between primitive motion picture kinetoscopes and the objectification of performers, and “Em-Em-Dubs” toys around with the underlying ideas behind quantum mechanics and jazz. The intent of “Translate to 2” is more a pure exploration of movement, with the introduction of physical constraints and how those constraints resonate after they’re removed. You’ll see plenty of fresh faces on the stage; Tucker and Pierson-Tucker work with a rotating cast of collaborators and Shift/ed features eight emerging artists, several of whom are new to Chicago. (Sharon Hoyer)
At Links Hall, 3111 North Western. Friday-Sunday, February 7-9 at 7pm. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For tickets, visit linkshall.org.