Visiting Company CHICAGO DANCE CRASH presents:
TRON: END OF LINE
Aug 9 – 24, 2014
Choreography by Chicago Dance Crash Artistic Director Jessica Deahr
Written by Mark Hackman
Video Animation by Zach Moore
Featuring Kaitlin Webster
Zacek McVay Theater
Recommended for all ages
Most recently making headlines with last summer’s time-traveling production of “The Cotton Mouth Club,” CHICAGO DANCE CRASH has been described as “a compelling mixture of ballet, breakdancing, hip hop, and dangerous acrobatics into seamless alignment.” Crash puts its pop/art formula of dance and storytelling into hyperdrive with a summer production like never before. Based on stories written in 1976 by Steven Lisberger when he became fascinated with the videogame ‘Pong’, the Tron films, comic books, and animated features paint a reality in which video game “programs” are free-thinking, living entities that sustain a faith-based relationship with the human beings that control them… the “users.” CDC takes this concept to the year 2155 A.D. with an original narrative where the lines of technology and spirituality are even further blurred as Kait, a single mother at her first day of work, is caught in a three-sided journey of revenge, destiny, and faith in the unseen.
Too deep for a dance show? In true Crash form, “End of Line” is wrapped in a family-friendly, easy-to-swallow package full of neon bodysuits, laser disc battles, and a peppy hip hop/electronica soundtrack. With a production style that can only be described as “state-of-the-art,” the 300+ seat Biograph Theater serves as a perfect canvas for our technical team to execute eye-popping action sequences, heartfelt character exposition, and a seamless combination of live action performers and projected video animation.
Lauren Forster – Stage Manager
Michael Goebel – Lighting Designer
Joshua Weckesser – Production Manager
Emily Nelson – Costume Designer
*Denotes Chicago Dance Crash Company Member