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1 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie rsga-ph-02453 [date unknown] Photograph of the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. --[Source: Event calendar -- May/July 1995]
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2 Contact sheet: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie rsga-ph-02449 June 2, 1995 Contact sheet with photos from the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. Photo credit: Elaine Wyder...
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Contact sheet with photos from the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. Photo credit: Elaine Wyder-Harshman --[Source: Event calendar -- May/July 1995]
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3 Contact sheet: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie rsga-ph-02448 June 3, 1995 Contact sheet with photos from the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. Photo credit: Jeff Colin --...
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Contact sheet with photos from the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. Photo credit: Jeff Colin --[Source: Event calendar -- May/July 1995]
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4 Contact sheet: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie rsga-ph-02450 June 2, 1995 Contact sheet with photos from the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. Photo credit: Elaine Wyder...
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Contact sheet with photos from the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. Photo credit: Elaine Wyder-Harshman --[Source: Event calendar -- May/July 1995]
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5 Contact sheet: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie rsga-ph-02451 June 3, 1995 Contact sheet with photos from the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. Photo credit: Jeff Colin --...
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Contact sheet with photos from the High Risk Group's performance "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," June 2-3, 1995. Photo credit: Jeff Colin --[Source: Event calendar -- May/July 1995]
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6 The High Risk Group Residency, May 29-June 3, 1995 rsga_pst_00337 May 23-June 1, 1995 RSGA Ephemera: Drawer 3, 1994-1997
7 Dancing Near the Edge, May 19-June 3, 1995 rsga_eph_00226 May 19-June 3, 1995 RSGA Ephemera: Drawer 3, 1994-1997
8 The High Risk Group rsga-ph-01867 c.1995 Photograph a performance of The High Risk Group. The group performed at Randolph Street Gallery in 1991 and 1994. "The High Risk Group...
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Photograph a performance of The High Risk Group. The group performed at Randolph Street Gallery in 1991 and 1994. "The High Risk Group performance ensemble from San Francisco brings their movement vocabulary packed with controversial social and political themes surrounding AIDs to Chicago for two exclusive performances. The ensemble of gay and straight men including Richard Board, Rick Darnell and Clyde Smith describe their work as "crafting a response to a difficult and at times inhuman urban circumstance." Included in the program: Brides Of Frankenstein, homeboys, and Essential Risks." --[Source: Event calendar -- May/June 1991]
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9 Dancing Near the Edge, May 19-June 3, 1995 rsga_pst_00390 May 19-June 3, 1995
10 High Risk Group RSGA 180 June 2, 1995 Documentation of the June 3, 1995 performance of "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," as part of the Time Arts series "Dancing Near the Edge."
High R...
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Documentation of the June 3, 1995 performance of "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie," as part of the Time Arts series "Dancing Near the Edge."
High Risk Group's "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" references a number of contemporary issues: sexuality, AIDS, masculinity, relationships, and gender; and utilizes a number of dance forms - ballet, pedestrian, and a well known Trisha Brown piece. Choreographer Rick Darnell has enlisted the help of composer Gil Fray to create a sonic world of barking dogs, liturgical chants, and personal stories for this simultaneously aggressive and caring work. Performed in and around RSG, and playing off RSG's architecture and environment, Sleeping Dogs is staged close to the audience. Through this approach we gain a view of the real-life problems of today's overly scrutinized and ironicized "slacker/gen-X/20-nothing" generation.
This performance was a part of the Time Arts series "Dancing Near the Edge," held May 19-June 3, 1995, which explored "movement that is alive with content and dares to take a stand (or a fall). Far from the abstraction of modern dance and the formality of ballet, these choreographers embrace a post-modern technique, injecting text, objects, and ideas into their physical art works." –[Source: Event Calendar -- May/July 1995]
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