Phase 1: The Key Game

October 28, 2013

THE KEY GAME PROJECT began with The Key Game (2008), in which Smiarowski provides a concentrated glimpse at a family’s suffering through a single dancer. With acts of repetition, the game of survival takes on the psychological function of rehearsing impending death.

Premiere: Links Hall, Chicago. Choreographing Coalitions: Dancing the Other in the Self. Co-presented by Links Hall and the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago (2008). Additional performances: Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica (2008); TanzTangente, Berlin Germany (2008); Loyola Marymount University, Murphy Recital Hall (2009) and Laband Art Gallery (2009).


The Key Game (2008), composed by Douglas C. Wadle. Sound-score for The Key Game, a dance/theater work choreographed by Kristen Smiarowski (2008).

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