ERIN KILMURRAY
curriculum vitae | elkilmurray@gmail.com | www.erinkilmurray.com

 

EDUCATION

Columbia College Chicago | Bachelor of Arts  in Dance |  2008

 

AWARDS | ACCOLADES

2017 | Make - A - Wave Award recipient | 3arts Foundation

2017 | Young Leader's Fund recipient | Chicago Community Trust 

2017 | Best Film Narrative -  DIVE BABY DIVE| Jacksonville Dance Theater Festival |

2015 | Best Film  - BEDROOMS | Flatlands Dance Film Festival  

2015 |Best Film - BEDROOMS |  In/Motion Dance Film Festival

2014 | “4 Artists Heating Up This Fall” | Chicago Magazine                     

2014 | “Best Choreographer” | Chicago Reader     

 

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS

Present - 2009 | The Inconvenience | Resident Choreographer + Artistic Council Member

Present - 2010 | The Fly Honey Show | Artistic Director, Choreographer, Founder

Present - 2009 | Kate Corby & Dancers | Collaborating Performer +  Rehearsal Director    

2012 -2010 | Same Planet Different World Dance Theater | Company Member

2011-2009 | The Open Space Project | Founder + Collaborative Artistic Director

 

RESIDENCIES

2017 | Sponsored Artist | High Concept Labs | Chicago IL

2015 | Creative Support Residency |  Links Hall | Chicago, IL                    

2015 | Chicago Performance Lab | University of Chicago | Chicago, IL

2014 | Art Expo Feature at Mana Contemporary |High Concept Labs | Chicago, IL         

2014 | Camp Salondawega | Camp Wandewega | Elkhorn, WI

 

selected CHOREOGRAPHY + DIRECTION

* denotes artist performance included

2017-2009 | The Fly Honey Show* | The Inconvenience | The Den Theater | Chicago IL

2017 | SEARCH PARTY | Elevate Chicago Dance | Links Hall | Chicago IL

2017 | SEARCH PARTY- in progress showing | HOMEroom studio | Chicago IL  

2015 | THE SALTS* | co-dir.  Molly Brennan | The Inconvenience  | Collaboraction | Chicago  IL

2013 | Aftertaste: Experiments in  Food + Dance | The Inconvenience  | No Sandbox Studios | Chicago IL

2011 | Standing Room Only | The Inconvenience | The Viaduct Theater | Chicago IL

 

selected CHOREOGRAPHY in CONTEMPORARY DANCE

* denotes artist performance included

2017 | search party duet draft 1 | Dance in the Parks | varies Chicagoland Park District Buildings | Chicago IL

2017 | Dive, Baby, Dive | Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival | Ruth Page Center for the Arts | Chicago IL

2016 | Dive, Baby, Dive | Mediums Series No. 4 | Constellation | Chicago IL  

2015 | Woman/Ithaca | in collaboration with musicians, OHMME | premiered at Constellation | Chicago IL

2015 | Woman/Ithaca | in collaboration with musicians, OHMME |The Hideout Inn | Chicago  IL

2014 | Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed* | program cur. Jyl Fehremkamp | Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 

2014 | Priscilla in the Deep End* | Salondawega | Camp Wandewega | Elkhorn WI

2013 | Dive, Baby, Dive | THAW | The Dank Haus           

2011 | Fast Forward to the Good Times* | The Inconvenience | Collaboraction | Chicago IL

2010 | Bass Kick | The Inconvenience | The Viaduct Theater | Chicago IL

 

selected CHOREOGRAPHY in THEATER

* denotes artist performance included

2017 | Brave Like Them | dir. Ali Hoefangl + Kieran Kredell | About Face Theater | Chicago IL

2017 | QUEST | dir Leslie Danzig  | The Actors Gym | Evanston IL

2016 | West Side Story* | dir. Jim Corti | +assistant choreographer  | The Paramount Theater | Aurora IL

2015 | HMS Pinafore| dir. Sean Graney | The Hypocrites | The Den Theater | Chicago

2015 | Albert Cashier : Workshop | dir. Bonnie Metzker | About Face Theater | Chicago IL

2014 | Hit The Wall | dir. Eric Hoff | The Inconvenience | Greenhouse Theater | Chicago IL

2013 | She Think She Grown | dir. Shannon Matesky | The Wild Project | New York NY

2013 | She Think She Grown | dir. Shannon Matesky | Oakland School for the Arts | CA

2012 | Spring Awakening | dir. Geoff Button |  Northwestern University     | Evanston IL

2012 | Hit The Wall | dir. Eric Hoff | The Inconvenience | The Steppenwolf Theater Garage  | Chicago IL

 

TEACHING + WORKSHOPS

2017- 2018 | Contemporary Forms : dancing series | Links Hall | Chicago, IL

2017 | BALTER workshop | The Actor's Gym |Evanston IL

2016 | company class ; modern dance technique | Thodos Dance Chicago  | Chicago, IL

2016 | The Girl Show ; 10-week workshop in ensemble devising lab | University of Chicago; Theater and Performance Studies    

2016 | Panel Discussion; moderated by Peter Carpenter | The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago     

2016 - 2015 | Artist Mentorship Program | Queer, Ill & Okay | JRV Majesty Productions

2016 | Casting + Rehearsal Direction for Loudest Quiet | Kate Corby & Dancers | Chicago, IL

2015 | Peep Show ; Instant Choreography Series | presented by Striding Lion | Links Hall | Chicago IL

2015 | BALTER workshop;  1-2-3-GO Series | University of Chicago; Theater and Performance Studies        

2015 | Do You Wanna Dance? Community Dance Workshop | The Empty Bottle Presents

2013-2012 | Guest Lecturer;  moderated by Kate Corby | University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

CHOREOGRAPHY | FREELANCE

* denotes artist performance included

2016 | The Fly Honeys* | Clandestina Productions | Thalia Hall

2015 | 2NDLINE | 606 Bloomingdale Trail Opening Celebration | Opera-matic | Chicago IL

2015 | The Itch #2 | The Empty Bottle | Logan Square Auditorium

2015 | featured choreography on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…. | WBEZ Chicago

2015| Sweet Innocent Girls |Schlitz Brewing +The Inconvenience | Logan Square Auditorium

2014 | 2NDLINE | No Small Plans Productions | Lagunita’s Tap Room    

2013 | Do You Wanna Dance? Yeah!  | The Empty Bottle Presents | Logan Square Auditorium

2011-Present | The Fly Honeys; selected performances | The Metro;  Chicago Reader; The Aviary

 

CHOREOGRAPHY | FILM

* denotes artist performance included

2017 | The Furies; Gemma & Dani | dir. by Jessica King | produced by King is a Fink Production

2015 | Dive, Baby, Dive |dir. Jessica Marks + Eve Rydberg | in collaboration with The Goodnight Ladies 

2015 | BEDROOMS | dir. Alex Thompson | in collaboration with Josh Anderson + Quinn Tsan

2014 | Gloria | dir. James Tate + Stephanie Acosta for The Salts

2015 | Pasties + G String | dir. Nic Jones for The Fly Honey Show | The Inconvenience

 

CURATION

Present - 2010| The Fly Honey Show | The Inconvenience | various locations

2016 | jello: MAY performance series | Links Hall 

2015 | Mediums No. 1- 4 | co.curation with Quinn Tsan + Emily Esperanza | Constellation

2015 | Salonathon : Collaboration | co.curation with Jane Beachy | Beauty Bar

2013 | THAW | Links Hall | curation with The Open Space Project | Dank Haus

2011-2009 | The Open Space Project | co.curated with Anna Normann, Suzy Grant | The Den Theater

 

DANCE SCREENINGS

2017 | BEDROOMS | Jacksonville Dance Theater Festival | Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

2017 | The Furies premiere screening  | King is a Fink Productions | The Chicago Cultural Center 

2016 | BEDROOMS | Chicago Local Film Festival : Movies-in-the-Park | various locations

2016 | BEDROOMS | Poland International Film Festival | Warsaw, Poland

2016 | BEDROOMS | Jacksonville Dance Theater Festival | Jacksonville FL

2015 | BEDROOMS | Flatlands Dance Film Festival | Champaign-Urbana IL    

2015 | BEDROOMS | In/Motion Dance Film Festival | Chicago IL

2015 | Gloria | University of Chicago ; Chicago Performance Lab | Chicago IL

2015 | BEDROOMS | Quinn Tsan presents | Constellation | Chicago IL

 

IN PERFORMANCE (selected appearances)

2014-15 | Digging | Kate Corby & Dancers | University of Wisconsin-Madison WI; Links Hall

2013 | ASH/leigh | chor. Jessie Young | The Den Theater; Links Hall | Chicago IL

2013 | Passing | Kate Corby & Dancers | chor. Kate Corby | The Chicago Cultural Center; Links Hall     

2012| In Whole or In Part | Kate Corby & Dancers | University of Wisconsin-Madison WI    

2012| After Many Years | Same Planet Different World |chor. Colleen Halloran | Victory Gardens Theater

2011 | Effigy | Thodos Dance Chicago | chor. Rebecca Lemme | Ruth Page Center for the Arts

2011 | The Art of Ice Cream | Thodos Dance Chicago | chor. Jacqueline Stewart | Ruth Page Center for the Arts

2011 | Drifting for Nomads | Same Planet Different World | chor. Joanna Read |The Joyce Soho | New York NY + University of Iowa | Iowa City , IA                      

2011 | Go | Kate Corby & Dancers  | chor. Kate Corby | A.W.A.R.D.S SHOW! At The Dance Center of  Columbia College Chicago  | Chicago IL                         

2011 | Feeling Into | Kate Corby & Dancers | chor. Kate Corby| DUMBO Dance Festival | Brooklyn NY                    

2011 | Catch | Kate Corby & Dancers | chor. Kate Corby | Dance Theater Workshop |NYC

2011 | Lionize | Same Planet Different World |chor. Paige Cunningham    | Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival | Ruth Page Center for the Arts