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PROA: Delfos Danza Contemporánea + Ensemble Dal Niente


  • Steppenwolf 1700 1650 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Saturday, December 2, 8:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 4:00pm

Join us for the world premiere of Chicago-based composer Tomás Gueglio’s Proa (“Prow”) for four dancers and harp, in which harpist and dancers use sound, clothing, and bodies to explore themes of migration, immigration, alienation, and identity. This production marks the second iteration of Dal Niente’s STAGED series, for which the ensemble welcomes the Mazatlán-based Delfos Danza Contemporánea to Chicago. Harpist Ben Melsky, composer Tomás Gueglio, and Delfos dancers developed the sounds, choreography, and structure for this piece during a week-long residency in Mazatlan, Mexico in June of 2017. Each concert will include additional collaborations between Delfos and Dal Niente, including Mario Lavista’s Cuaderno di viaje (“Travelogue”), with choreography by Delfos’ Xitlali Piña Poujol.

Harpist Ben Melsky, composer Tomás Gueglio, and Delfos Dancers workshopping Proa in Mazatlan 

Harpist Ben Melsky, composer Tomás Gueglio, and Delfos Dancers workshopping Proa in Mazatlan 

Dal Niente's 2017-2018 STAGED series features four interdisciplinary productions that explore the intersections of sound, movement, dance and theater. Learn More

Dal Niente's 2017-2018 STAGED series features four interdisciplinary productions that explore the intersections of sound, movement, dance and theater. Learn More

Earlier Event: November 18
DN Presents: Alejandro Acierto
Later Event: December 4
Dal Niente @ DePauw University