J e l l o: I don't think you're ready for this

J e l l o: I don't think you're ready for this

The Je l l o Performance Series, Katie Williams, Susan Powers, Taimy Ramos, Olivia Gonzalez, The Real Sistas, Krista Zozulia and Timothy Tsang, Kristan Saloky, Brandon Moorhead, Lia Kohl

Wed, February 7, 2018

7:30 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL


J e l l o is a performance series managed by director, Tuli Bera and associate director, Carla Gruby. Tonight, the J e l l o Performance Series celebrates their 1st anniversary with a great big night of DANCE! Come and see these wonderful featured artists and celebrate J e l l o's 1st anniversary of bringing Chicago artists closer together. Performers include Olivia Gonzalez (with Taimy Ramos), Kristan Saloky, KT Williams, Susan Powers, Krista Zozulia, Tim Tsang, Vernique and Xiquala Dyson.

Every J e l l o artist is given documentation of their work. A place to try new things, new ideas, works-in-process, polished things, whatever! Want to show at the next J e l l o?.. Just make sure to attend and sign up for the next one!

The Je l l o Performance Series
The Je l l o Performance Series
J e l l o creates a space for performance artists to experiment, create, risk, and try. Making a dance takes a lot of time, space, and money. As a J e l l o artist, you have access to a performance space, production/lighting resources and a very supportive audience. This is an opportunity for YOU, whether you are an emerging choreographer new to the city or an established artist, to try something old, something new, or anything in between. Previous j e l l o artists have shown works from the past, works in progress, as well as excerpts larger works. J e l l o also provides artists with FREE video and photograph documentation! Please contact us if you would like to be a j e l l o performing artist! *Curating opportunities available upon request.
Katie Williams
Katie (KT) Williams is a dance artist, teacher, and collaborator throughout the Chicago area. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received the Donald Carducci Memorial Scholarship Award for overall excellence in dance performance. She currently performs with Simantikos Dance Chicago and collaborates with fellow J E L L O artist Susan Powers. She has also had the opportunity to present choreography through Pilsen Art Walks, J E L L O Dance Series, Emergence Choreography Showcase and RAW Artists Showcase.
Susan Powers
Susan Powers
Susan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Growing up she began dancing under the direction of Bea Rashid at the Dance Center Evanston and has furthered her training in various programs including Interlochen Arts Academy, North Carolina School of the Arts, Mark Morris Dance Group and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Upon graduation, Susan began dancing with Elements Contemporary Ballet, enidsmithdance, and has choreographed for DanceChance through DanceWorks Chicago. She is currently collaborating with fellow J E L L O artist KT Williams.
Taimy Ramos
Taimy Ramos Velázquez grew up in Pinar del Río, Cuba. She graduated from the National School of Dance in La Habana and became a company member of the Habana - based DanzAbierta from 2008 to 2016. She has been on several international tours at major international dance festivals around Europe and America, such as Holland Dance festival, Sziget Festival, Panamania in the Panamerican Games in Toronto 2015, among others. She is currently performing and teaching around Chicago. Taimy moved to Chicago in 2016 and has since been dancing with Hedwig Dances and Concert Dance Inc.
Olivia Gonzalez
Olivia Gonzalez is originally from Cuba. She graduated from the National School of Art in La Havana and then began working at Retazos Dance Theater for four years. She has been a part of many international festivals, one of them being Transits - Havana, an international festival involving participants from Sweden and Cuba, Canada, Uruguay and United States of America. She is now dancing with Concert Dance Inc.
The Real Sistas
Vernique Dyson, 20, and Xiquala Dyson, 22, are two self taught hip-hop dancers from Kenosha, Wisconsin who go by the name of The Real Sistas. These two sisters have been very passionate about dancing since they were kids. As former students of Columbia College Chicago, they made their breakthrough performing at an annual showcase called "I Love 90s2k." Since then they have been creating and choreographing their own dance videos as well as networking with other creatives around the city of Chicago.
Krista Zozulia and Timothy Tsang
Krista Zozulia and Timothy Tsang met during the summer of 2017 as participants at the Cambrians 6-week intensive under the direction of Ben Wardell. Since then, Krista and Timothy have remained friends and collaborators simultaneously, in the effort to build new work with emphasis on the dynamics of relationships in response to the the aesthetics of contemporary living.

Krista Zozulia is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S in Kinesiology and a certificate in Journalism (2015), studying abroad in Israel at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance through Hebrew University international program, DanceJerusalem. Krista is a former work-study and scholarship participant at Visceral Dance Center and currently a graduate student at DePaul University’s College of Education, working towards a Master of the Arts in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education.

Timothy Tsang is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago (2017), earning a B.A. in Dance, and minor is Arts Administration. While in college, Tim performed original works by Paige Cunningham, Bob Eisen, Stephanie Paul, and repertory of Merce Cunningham. Currently Timothy works with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre as Wilfredo Rivera’s assistant. He recently joined South Chicago Dance Theatre and will be performing in their upcoming concert in May.

Timothy and Krista are in the process of duet work at VOLTA performing arts in Logan Square, researching movement that engages and negotiates the foundation for a company later in the future.
Kristan Saloky
Kristan Saloky is a performance-based media artist. She received her MFA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England in 2012. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA. Working across live performance, video, and installation, her work focuses on gender identity, sexuality, and embodiment in a world that is increasingly virtual and post-human.
Brandon Moorhead
Brandon Moorhead is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. He is co-artistic director of The Inconvenience. Favorite projects include The Fly Honey Show, The Human Voice: A Guided Tour, The News w/ Dav Yendler, The Disgruntled Projectionist, and many more.
Lia Kohl
Lia Kohl creates and performs embodied music and multimedia performance that incorporates sound, video, movement, theatre, and sculptural objects. Trained as a cellist, she is continually finding ways to include and privilege the body in sonic performances, whether in improvised, rock, or classical music. As a video artist, she explores absurd situations, dreamscapes, and the intuitive relationships between objects, people, and imaginations. As a performance maker she synthesizes her sonic and visual interests, while capturing the illusory and visceral quality of bodies on a stage.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618