J e l l o

J e l l o

Sun, February 19, 2017

7:30 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL


j e l l o is a dance series!

Every artist gets paid, and is given documentation of their work. A place to try new things, new ideas, works-in-process, polished things, whatever!

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Brittany Harlin
Nic Kay
Christopher Knowlton
Sojourner Zenobiabia


Jessica Cornish
Jessica Cornish
Jessica Cornish is a dance artist based in Chicago Illinois. Focusing on improvisation, Cornish works to find new ways that dance can exist outside of the traditional theatre and works with a wide range of collaborators. Since being in Chicago Cornish has been a LinkUp Artist, Guest Artist in residence at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, Place Resident Artist in Lake Cahrles, LA, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, The recipient of a Morrison Shearer Fellowship for a residency at Ragdale and was one of 12 dance artists in the Chicago area to participate in the New England Foundation for the Art’s Regional Dance Development Initiative. To learn more, visit her website at JessicaCornish.com
Lil Blk: NIC Kay
lil BLK is an experimental solo performance. Influenced by New York City gay/queer ballroom culture, live punk shows, butoh and praise dance, lil BLK is a story about a fairy boi, child of god, little black girl, performer, and activist. Wrestling with the desire to be seen in a society hell bent on controlling and crushing the black feminine body + spirit, lil BLK aims to subvert these constraints and offers an unfettered representation of this experience. Through the exploration of theatrical form, NIC Kay highlights these desires and the traps of being a black performer searching for freedom on the stage and in a beat.
Sojourner Zenobia
Sojourner Zenobia
Sojourner Zenobia collaborates with the unseen to create spaces for those of us in bodies to meet our deepest truths. Nature, Ancestors, Goddesses and Transformation are her muses.
Sojourner graduated from Naropa University in 2006 with a BFA in multidisciplinary performance. In 2008 they founded Soul Journey Projects, a multi-disciplinary performance ensemble. Sojourner attended the School at Steppenwolf in 2009, and Pantheater in Paris 2012, where she studied choreographic theater, and Roy Hart experimental vocal technique. Sojourner weaves together these trainings to present raw and magnetizing solo and ensemble works.
During their Co-MISSION Residency Sojourner will construct a participatory ritual performance exploring femininities through ancestral lineage, identity and feminine principles titled "Femme-Body". This work celebrates and centers the magic of queer femme identities of color while holding space for the audience to embody feminine principles as an alternative medicine to oppressive hyper-masculinity
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618