Kahilu Theatre is proud to present a unique approach to the realm of dance-theatre with Chicago-based dance company Lucky Plush Productions’ newest original work RINK LIFE LIVE on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7pm HST.
Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago-based dance theater company led by founder and artistic director Julia Rhoads. The company creates original work recognized for its signature blend of layered choreography, casual dialogue, surprising humor, socially relevant storytelling, and for provoking and supporting a palpable live-ness shared by performers and audiences in real time.
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 LIFEʻS 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-throated to score their experiences, they demonstrate through effort, risk, beauty, and failure that they—and we—are utterly dependent on one another.
Lucky Plush Productions’ Rink Life is sponsored by Kate Bell & Tom Blackburn.
Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.