United Differences

United Differences

Carrie Patterson, Krissie Odegard Geye

Fri, August 18, 2017

7:30 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL


United Differences, debuted at Anita’s Way in Times Square NY, NY this summer, explores the upcoming generation's opportunities and challenges in the current political climate. The dancers connect with the values inherited from previous generations, identifying that prejudice comes from fear and lack of understanding, and that acceptance requires a certain amount of courage. These women use dance to find the humanity that connects us all to one another, to see past our individual differences to find our common threads as citizens of the world.

The goal of the Trifecta Dance Collective is to enrich the community experience in the Chicagoland area through the arts. It will do this by using the Trifecta: Engage, Empower, Expand.

Trifecta Dance Collective
The goal of the Trifecta Dance Collective is to enrich the community experience in the Chicagoland area through the arts. It will do this by using the Trifecta: Engage: Each performance will engage audience members to interact with one another and within their communities. Empower: We hope to open communication channels and empower community members to positively enhance their surroundings.
Expand: The ripple effect of the positive support will grow and engulf others. This will create a wave of positivity, compassion, and action toward the greater good of the community.
Carrie Patterson
Carrie Patterson, Co-Artistic Director/Choreographer and Dancer, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, began her training with the Atlanta Ballet, and continued training in the summers with Houston Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Luna Negra Dance Theater. In 2011, Carrie graduated cum laude from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Carrie spent the 2011-2012 season dancing as a trainee with the Louisville Ballet.. In the summer of 2012, Carrie moved to Chicago where she spent 2012-2013 season as a trainee with Thodos Dance Chicago. Carrie has also danced in Chicago with Rephrase Dance Collective and Project606 Dance. She choreographed works for the Louisville Ballet in their New Works show of 2012, Thodos Dance Chicago’s New Dances, and Nomi Dance Company’s Instrumental. She currently is also a dancer with Nomi Dance company and an instructor with Dance and Music Academy.
Krissie Odegard Geye
Krissie Odegard Geye has been on staff for Goliard Concerts in New York City, The Ethnic Dance Theatre in St. Paul, MN, as well as clinician at the ATDI “Spirit of Tap” Conference and a faculty member for the New York City Public School system. In July, 2017, she will be a conference presenter at the International Conference and Performance Festival at New Mexico State University. She has also served master class clinician at the Big River Dance Festival in West Virginia. Her choreography has been selected for the Exchange Choreography Festival, Jennifer Mueller's "Hatch" series in NYC, the Detroit Dance Festival, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Big River Dance Festival, and Dance Chicago. She was the runner up for National "Best Choreography" at Cathy Roe's Ultimate Dance National Finals in 2015 and 2016, and was selected as one of 3 National Choreography Competition winners sponsored by Ovation TV. She is the four time recipient of a space in the Dance Chicago's "Choreographer's Showcase" performance, featuring the top choreographers from the Chicagoland area. This will also be her fourth year as the Director of the National "Heart and Soul" Dance Company. She is currently the proud Owner and Artistic Director of the Dance and Music Academy in Chicago and the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of the Trifecta Dance Collective.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618