ERIN KILMURRAY IS A CHOREOGRAPHER, PERFORMER + PRODUCER OF FIERCE ENERGY AND VIVID IMAGERY. Always curious to renegotiate lines between performer and spectator, her work facilitates constant collaboration with the witnessing audience and the space it is being presented in. She makes kinetic, athletic, effortful, intimate dances that ignite in a place where people with differing experiences with dance can recognize.
In performance, her work offers its observer permission to both examine the material and be entertained- layering together choreography, image, performance environment, sound and theatrical sensibilities. With an emphasis on collaboration, these dances embrace a broad array of artistic communities driven by a desire to reveal new potential through innovative interactions.
Kilmurray's choreography has been described as having ".... a keen ability to appeal to the masses". She has received acclaimed reviews being named “Best Choreographer 2014” (Chicago Reader) and one of “Four Artists Heating Up This Fall” (Chicago Magazine).
In addition to independent work, Kilmurray is the Founding Artistic Director + Choreographer of The Fly Honey Show, named a "... Chicago institution " by the Chicago Reader (2017) and is now headed into it's 9th season. She is a founding member of interdisciplinary production company, The Inconvenience.
Kilmurray's projects intentionally shift between immersive and proscenium spaces: she creates work that resonates in concert dance spaces, lo-fi performance galleries, music venues, parties, and film. Consequently, these dances have been presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Links Hall, The Cambrians, Northwestern University, The Chicago Reader, Chicago Dancemakers Forum's Elevate Chicago Dance, Salonathon, The Soho House, Metro Chicago, WBEZ Chicago, Empty Bottle Presents, Thalia Hall, Chicago Park District - Dance in the Parks, Chicago Artist Coalition and for varied theatrical productions.
The development of her work has been supported through Links Hall's Co-Mission Residency (Fall2018), High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist Program and The University of Chicago (Chicago Performance Lab).Kilmurray is grateful to be a recipient of the 2017 3arts "Make-A-Wave" award, the Chicago Community Trust's Young Leader's Fund, and is a Chicago Dancemaker's Forum 2018 Greenhouse Grant awardee.
Erin has been fortunate to appear in works of companies and artists such as Kate Corby & Dancers, Same Planet Different World, Jessie Young, Rebecca Lemme, Paige Cunningham-Caladrella + The Paramount Theater.
Erin Kilmurray operates primarily out of HOMEroom studio, a cozy, clean movement + practice space in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. For further inquires regarding rehearsal rentals + private showings, screenings and events, please contact Erin directly.
photo by Megan Lee Miller