ABACUS is a TED-talk on steroids, featuring two Steadicam operators, who are also dancers, streaming video in real-time. This is a short edit of Steadicam highlights from the performance.
Two men hunt each other as a kinetic light sculpture hovers and cuts through the air, signaling keystrokes from a hacked ’50s typewriter. Featuring archival wire-tap transcriptions, the missives of communist spies, and MRI brain scans, The Institute of Memory (TIMe) conjures a portrait of director Lars Jan’s enigmatic father — a Cold War operative whose story exhibits how the future of privacy looks dangerously like the darkest era of its past. Jan packs TIMe with a brilliant set of collaborators that include Pablo N. Molina, Nathan Ruyle, Chris Kuhl, Sonny Valicenti, composer and vocalist Mariana Sadovska, and Obie-winner Andrew Schneider, among others.
Romeo & Juliet
The professional actors bringing "Romeo and Juliet" to Sangamon Auditorium on Friday say the key to performing Shakespeare is hewing closely to the text.