Commissura is a work that takes place in a world of manually operated elevators, moving audience banks, lowering speakers, lifting people and floating pianos where the audience orient themselves to confrontations of duet-ness and its inherent tension between union and individualism. Dense with partnering work and a deep sense of two, this piece is an embracing of what it means to be a Duet Artist. This work was supported by a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Grant and a residency at The Ragdale Foundation.

“I’ve never seen a dance with so many moving parts… a world unto itself, complete yet infinite despite its purposeful isolation from the everyday.”
See Chicago Dance
“The passionate, intimate, ingeniously staged Commissura set this ghostly place on fire.”
Chicago Reader Best of 2011


Choreographer: Julia Rae Antonick
Performers: Julia Rae Antonick, Ben Law, Jonathan Meyer and Jessie Marasa
Composers/Musicians: Dan Mohr and Joe St. Charles
Costume Designer: Katrin Schnabl
Lighting Designer: Francesca Bourgault
Presented in 2011 at
The Fine Arts Building – Chicago, IL