Lather. Rinse. Repeat | Fall. Climb. Release., Aaliyah Christina, Keyierra Collins, Trinity Bobo, Keisha Bennett, Marceia Scruggs, Amber Johnson, Catalyst Movmnt

Lather. Rinse. Repeat | Fall. Climb. Release.

Aaliyah Christina

Keyierra Collins

Trinity Bobo

Keisha Bennett

Marceia Scruggs

Amber Johnson

Catalyst Movmnt

Fri, January 5, 2018

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

In Lather. Rinse. Repeat | Fall. Climb. Release., three black women navigate and theorize their journeys with catharsis. Each explore their coping mechanisms through trauma & therapy, self-discovery & validation, and history & nostalgia. Their movement vocabularies evolve in the realm of the African diaspora, rooted in the bodies of their West African ancestors and the blood of their American families.

Aaliyah Christina
Aaliyah Christina
Aaliyah Christina (performer & curator; pictured center) lives as a freelance moving artist, curator and serial reader in Chicago, IL. She moved to Chicago from Waldorf, MD with strong roots in Ruston, LA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a minor in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago. She’s worked with folks like Onye Ozuzu, Darling Shear, Dr. Rennie Harris, Darrell Jones, and Jeff Hancock. Her own personal work revolves around racism, misogynoir, mental illness, and self-awareness of the unapologetic black & brown femme. She’s performed at the Stony Island Arts Bank, Links Hall, and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts to name a few.
Keyierra Collins
Keyierra Collins
Keyierra Collins is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor's in Dance. Her dance training includes (Graham and Cunningham), ballet, West African, contemporary, jazz, and improvisation. In her last semester, she created a piece called Double Dutch Training Ground which made into the National College Dance Festival in Washington D.C 2016. She has been blessed to perform at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Links Hall, and so much more. Now her plan is to further her training/education in African American studies, West African dance, modern dance, (etc.) to continue to perform, travel the world, and create work regarding political/social issues from the perspective of black women.
Trinity Bobo
Trinity Bobo
Trinity Dawn Bobo (performer/choreographer) is a New York based performer, dance maker, and visual artist. She recieved her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from Columbia College Chicago in Spring 2016. She’s worked with Christina Noel and The Creature, This Is Not A Theater Company, Anna Martine Whitehead, Peter Carpenter and Derrell Jones. As a creator, Trinity values the practice of improvisation and is interested in the sensually-potent nature of vulnerability in energy. As a queer person, Trinity is also interested in queering all of the spaces, and elevating the voices of under represented people.
Keisha Bennett
Keisha Bennett
Keisha Bennett (performer/choreographer)- Originally from Georgia, Keisha Bennett graduated with a BFA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago where she currently works as a Teaching Artist and Office Assistant for Community Engagement Projects. She dances with BraveSoul Movement and the Project Tool in collaboration with Onye Ozuzu. She has performed in shows like Chicago Jazz Festival at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, The Seldom’s Power Goes at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, American College Dance Association at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Marceia Scruggs
Marceia Scruggs (performer) is a graduate of both Columbia College Chicago’s Dance and Women/Gender studies departments Marceia has had the opportunity to study under the great instruction of Kevin Iega Jeff, Gary Abbott, Dardi McGinley-Gallivan, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and Darrell Jones, among many others. As an artist and movement researcher, she currently works alongside Ground Rhythm Dance Project and teaches throughout the Chicagoland area including organizations such as All About Dance and The Little Gym of Chicago. Marceia looks forward to continuous growth, teaching, and community building. She remains struck by thought-provoking, truth telling art, especially those of the black women’s existence.
Amber Johnson
Amber Johnson (performer) is a Philadelphia native that relocated to Chicago to pursue a B.A in dance from Columbia College Chicago. She currently identifies as a West African dancer along with the incorporating elements of House, Afro Beat, Dance Hall and Modern. At the moment, she is a Principle Dancer with Ayodele Drum & Dance under the artistic direction of T. Ayo Alston and Imania Detry. Previously Johnson performed in the works by Onye Ozuzu, Pamela McNeil, Dr. Rennie Harris, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, Keyierra Collins, and Aaliyah Christina. Ambe’r wishes to continue developing her career as a West African artist along with the aforementioned techniques.
Catalyst Movmnt
Catalyst Movmnt curates shows and spaces for movers and performers to present their work. We aim to present artists who desire to establish their voice on this bold and raw Earth. Based in Chicago, our communities crowd with burgeoning bodies that not only dream to be heard, but scream to show out. It\'s our stage; only we can make it lit.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/