Elevate Chicago Dance: Performances at Links Hall

Elevate Chicago Dance: Performances at Links Hall

Rachel Bunting / The Humans, The ERA, Erin Kilmurray, Kris Lenzo

Fri, October 20, 2017

10:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Elevate lands at Links Hall for a night beginning with spacious dreams from The Humans and body transformation with Kris Lenzo. Erin Kilmurray shifts the room from performance to dance party, and the insane speed and rhythmic complexity of The ERA Footwork Crew is dance from another dimension.

Elevate Chicago Dance is a citywide festival with public performances and studio showings at nine creative spaces around the city, featuring close to forty Chicago choreographers and dance companies. To learn more, visit ChicagoDancemakers.org/Elevate. 

Elevate Chicago Dance
Elevate Chicago Dance is a citywide festival with public performances and studio showings at nine creative spaces around the city, featuring close to forty Chicago choreographers and dance companies. To learn more, visit ChicagoDancemakers.org/Elevate. Elevate also convenes a group of about forty local, regional and national colleagues in the dance field – professionals who support dance through presenting, residencies, and related work. The focused three-day program provides them with a special opportunity to experience a wide range of Chicago-based dance, have direct exchanges with the artists, and discuss ways to leverage their individual and collective resources to contribute to a healthy dance field. Some of the Elevate studio showings are specifically for this invited group of colleagues.

Elevate Chicago Dance marks the culmination of a multi-year Regional Dance Development Initiative produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). It is made possible with funding from Reva and David Logan Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Chicago Park District/Night Out in the Parks, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, PERT Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through NEFA’s National Dance Project. Learn more about Chicago's Regional Dance Development Initiative.
Rachel Bunting / The Humans
Rachel Bunting / The Humans transforms stories and family memories, building enchanted worlds infused with intuitive images, strange animals and kinetic objects, where the fantastic is supported by the real. Her company’s performance of SUNS is from the larger work A Series of Dad Dreams.
The ERA
The ERA
The ERA is a Chicago-based footwork crew celebrated for their hyperspeed dancing and frenetic beats who both do footwork battles and stage performances. The ERA members have performed widely including at London\'s Barbican, Pitchfork Chicago, Lollapalooza, and South by Southwest; and have collaborated with various artists and collectives such as Teklife, Towkio, Chance The Rapper, Savemoney and Mic Terror of Treated Crew.
Erin Kilmurray
Erin Kilmurray
Erin Kilmurray explores the separate turf of dance studios and nightclubs in her projects with The Inconvenience and The Fly Honey Show. In Search Party, she raises the stakes by combining them, taking us on a gradual slide from the intensity of an intimate performance to the joy of an immersive dance party.
Kris Lenzo
Kris Lenzo dances with MOMENTA Performing Arts Company, performing two distinct solo works this evening. He made the transition to dance after more than two decades as a wheelchair athlete and a national champion in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair track.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/