The Joffrey Ballet announced that a dynamic video installation featuring members of the company will animate the acclaimed 150 Media Stream public art exhibition at 150 N. Riverside Plaza as the inaugural output of Action Lines.
Action Lines is a new production company formed by a pair of Joffrey Ballet company artists, Xavier Nunez and Dylan Gutierrez, and writer/film producer Eric Grant. Established in 2020 at the height of the pandemic, Action Lines was created as a company by and for independent performing artists. Its goals are to bring new perspectives to dance films, and to provide opportunities to strengthen the bonds between the performing arts and digital media.
Its inaugural work, "Interim Avoidance," is a seven-minute piece featuring six members of The Joffrey Ballet: Edson Barbosa, Olivia Duryea, Dylan Gutierrez, Dara Holmes, Hyuma Kiyosawa and Jeraldine Mendoza.
It will be on view at 150 N. Riverside Plaza from through April 30. The hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8-9:30 a.m. and 4:30-8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. All attendees are required to wear face coverings.