It's Happening!

If it's experimental, unusual, and hilarious, It's Happening!

It's Happening!

Mon, March 27, 2017

8:30 pm

Links Hall At Constellation

Chicago, IL

$0.00 - $8.00

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It's Happening!
It's Happening!
It’s Happening! is an experimental variety show that combines standup comedy, the vibe of a Jazz music club, with variety acts ranging from dance, fringe theatre, and performance art. The host of the evening is Bill Bullock, alongside a house band led by Ben Lamar Gay and dance performances from Links Hall. It’s Happening! is a monthly performance series presented by Constellation and Links Hall that explores the intersections between experimental live performance.
Bill Bullock, Host
Bill Bullock, Host
Bill Bullock is a Comedian, performer, and show-producer. He has been performing all over Chicago and beyond for 5 years. He has been a co-producer on two successful shows in Logan Square, Chicago, including Congrats on Your Success, and Cole’s Chicago Cabaret. A performer in the comedy Sketch group, Actual Murderers, Bill was named the best comedian in Logan Square by Logan Squarist, 2015.
Jessica Marasa
Jessica Marasa
Jessica Marasa is a producer, improviser and dance performance artist based in Chicago. She is the founder of The Watering Can and her works have been seen at Links Hall, Hamlin Park, Stage 773 and Signal Ensemble Theater. The culminating performance of her recent series Jewel Tones: SPECTRUM was named one of the Chicago Tribune’s Dance Top Ten of 2015 by Laura Molzhan. She has collaborated with Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak since 2008 and had the pleasure of performing alongside Chicago’s creative talents including Ayako Kato, Onye Ozuzu, Kristina Isabelle and Khecari Dance Theater.
Darling Shear: Coeur Enchanté
Darling Shear: Coeur Enchanté
COEUR ENCHANTÉ re-stages famous songs and ballets from 1940/50's classic films. Tapping into this time capsule Shear's ensembles occupies an alternate reality where she takes on the spritely role of instigator, antagonist, and inspiration that drives the ensemble's varied characters to their crescendo.

While the dance work is being created for the stage the process of its creation and performance is being documented by collaborating film maker Diana Quinones Rivera. The Film follows Darling Squire a mixed media post-gender artist in her day to day as she balances life between being a classical dancer and her old Hollywood night life persona Darling Shear.

DARLING SHEAR
I am a Chicago Native but I have roots in Atlanta where I started my dance training. I attended North Springs Charter School of the performing arts where I got my training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and African. I began dancing professionally right out of high school and in that time from 2008 to 2011 I worked with many great choreographers. The highlights for me were working with Bubba Carr choreography/artistic director to Cher for 12yrs and counting, Rhonda Henriksen soloist with Hubbard Street and Twyla Tharp, Tracy Vogt former Philadanco dancer, Hinton Battle the Original Scarecrow from the broadway production of “The Wiz” and Lauri Stallings Hubbard street soloist and founder/artistic director of gloATL. I moved back to Chicago the summer of 2011 to start my company Suna Dance a collaborative artist group and had our first performance in November of 2011. I am a freelance dancer/choreographer in the city and have worked with The Fly Honeys of the The Inconvenience and various other dance troops and was also an apprentice with the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre.

Diana Quiñones Rivera has been exploring dance and music through her filmmaking since she moved to New York in 2005. Mentored by legendary filmmaker, the late Albert Maysles, Diana has filmed artists and their works inspired by Albert's continuous collaboration with artists of various disciplines all throughout his life. Her dance film, It’s a Feeling, Dancing with Jeff Selby was screened at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2014 and at the Cinedanse Film Festival in Quebec in 2015. Diana obtained a B.A. in Film and Literature at University of Puerto Rico and a Post Graduate certificate in Filmmaking at London Film School. A new resident of Chicago, Diana is currently in development of a feature length documentary about radical Bomba artists in today's Puerto Rico.
Nora Sharp
Nora Sharp
Born and based in Chicago, Nora Sharp creates performances made of dance, music, and anecdotes of everyday life. Nora has been an artist in residence at High Concept Labs as part of Vaudeo Motion; has presented solo & directed work at Links Hall, Hamlin Park Theatre, and Salonathon; and has performed in works by Ayako Kato, Jane Jerardi, Kirsten Leenaars, Joshua Kent, Emilio Rojas, The Space Movement Project, and The Inconvenience. Nora's work in artist services includes curating Research Project, a quarterly works-in-progress performance series; organizing dance classes that seek to fill the gaps in Chicago training opportunities; developing the Chicago Working Artists' Emergency Fund, a community-based pool of funding for artists' basic needs; and serving on artist selection panels, including the DCASE Individual Artists' Program (2016) and THAWALLS for Links Hall & ThreeWalls (2017). Nora holds a degree from Oberlin College, trains capoeira angola with FICA - Chicago, works a day job tutoring high school students, and volunteers as a GED tutor at the Center on Halsted.
Deanna Ortiz
Deanna Ortiz
Deanna Ortiz, single, white, female. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, her comedy is a sassy and lively take on everyday life. Take a walk in her sensible fashion heels and she talks about love, loss, pregnancy scares, and puppies. She has been featured in shows all over Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and is a producer of Hoo Ha Comedy and Two Hour Comedy Hour . You can follow her on twitter, facebook, tinder and in real life at any bar in Chicago. Buy her a drink, she'll kiss you on the lips.
CARLILE
CARLILE
Nu pop from Chicago. Lyrically inquisitive, sonically evocative.
Cleveland Anderson
Cleveland Anderson
Cleveland Anderson is a stand up comedian based in Chicago. Since beginning he's quickly made a name for himself in the city's comedy scene, regularly appearing at the Laugh Factory, Parlour Car and Comedians You Should Know.

In 2016 he appeared on The Onion & The AV Club's 3rd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival presented by truTV, Crom Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition of 2016, Beast Village Comedy Festival, The Witching Hour Arts Festival & The Cream City Comedy Festival.
Venue Information:
Links Hall At Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/