If Left Unchecked, Paige Caldarella, Keyierra Collins, Jessica Duffy, Jessica King

If Left Unchecked, Paige Caldarella, Keyierra Collins, Jessica Duffy, Jessica King

Paige Caldarella, Keyierra Collins, Jessica Duffy, Jessica King

Thu, January 25, 2018

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$5.00 - $10.00

Paige Caldarella and Jess King present If Left Unchecked, a new work that explores how cultural norms against female anger, created by sexism and amplified by race, affect female bodies. This isn’t about ‘women on the edge’ or ‘Giselle gone mad’. Instead, the work investigates the development of female identity within a culture that shuns displays of female aggression in favor of poise and politeness.

FEATURED ARTISTS: Keyierra Collins & Jessica Duffy.

If Left Unchecked
If Left Unchecked
Performed by: : Keyierra Collins & Jessica Duffy

Paige Caldarella and Jess King present If Left Unchecked, a new work that explores how cultural norms against female anger, created by sexism and amplified by race, affect female bodies. This isn’t about ‘women on the edge’ or ‘Giselle gone mad:’ instead, the work investigates the development of female identity within a culture that shuns displays of female aggression in favor of poise and politeness.

This project is supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
Paige Caldarella
Paige Caldarella
Paige Caldarella (MFA University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) received her B.F.A. from the Juilliard School and immediately went on to dance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 2000 to 2004. Caldarella is an emerging contemporary ballet choreographer whose work explores the relationship between contemporary ballet and the array of techniques with which it intersects. Her commitment to innovative ballet and contemporary dance pedagogy was acknowledged and rewarded with a 2015 Teaching Excellence award at Columbia College Chicago, where she is an Associate Professor.
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 it 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.
Jessica Duffy
Jessica Duffy
Jess Duffy has been working as a freelance dancer in and around Chicago since graduating from Elon University in 2012. Professional Credits include River North Professional Intensive, Thodos Dance Chicago, Chicago Dance Crash, King is a Fink Productions and independent works by Paige Caldarella, Damon Green, and Emily Stein.
Jessica King
Jessica King
Jessica King is a Chicago-based filmmaker and writer whose work includes: F*ck Yes, a modern sex ed series focused on improving communication (and sex) between consenting adults; Full Out, a queer dance series; and The Furies, a series of dance films that explores female rage. The second two can be found on Open TV, a platform for art and television by queer, trans and cis-women, and people of color. She teaches screenwriting and film studies in DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media. She also speaks on topics related to filmmaking, social media, and crowdfunding at film festivals and universities around the world. Her book Social Media Charm School explores the art of audience engagement.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/