Grant Recipient Details

Location

Chicago, IL

Artist
Lucky Plush Productions, Chicago, IL
Project Title
Rink Life
Fiscal Year Awarded
2019
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount
$60,000

In Rink Life, Lucky Plush brings its highly integrated approach to dance-theater into a communal space that nods to the visual aesthetics and social dynamics of 1970’s roller rink culture, where relationships and storylines are as transient as the world that contains them. Rink Life’s staging and choreography are built from the rink’s spatial rules and social codes, and its script-turned-libretto—created from passing conversations, distant whispers, pop-song earworms, and found scripts—is entirely spoken and sung live. As the ensemble sings full-throatedly to score their experiences, they demonstrate through effort, risk, beauty, and failure that they—and we—are utterly dependent on one another.

PROJECTED TOURING AVAILABILITY

Beginning in August 2019

TOUR COORDINATOR

Julia Rhoads | julia@luckyplush.com
Producing Artistic Director
Lucky Plush Productions
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