CHICAGO MAGAZINE FOUR ARTIST HEATING UP
Chicago Reader / Best Choreographer
Stance on Dance Interview
Chicago Choreographer Spotlight
SEARCH PARTY in the PRESS:|
Pivot Arts Festival Presents Erin Kilmurray in SEARCH PARTY review: Shattering Expectations (Picture This Post; JUNE 2019)
Pivot Arts Festival celebrates multi-disciplinary expression with summer festival (Chicago Tribune, May 2019)
Pivot Arts Festival announces line up for Summer 2019 (Chicago Tribune; May 2019)
Call Off the Search Party : These Femmes are Found (Performance Response Journal; DECEMBER 2018
THE FLY HONEY SHOW in the PRESS | :
“The dancing was amazing and pulled me in: a communal celebration of all bodies, sharing intimate space together. I was swept into the visual power of formation —struck by how the coordinated movement of a diverse corps served as a visual metaphor for feminist coalition-building.”
“Brainchild of director and choreographer Erin Kilmurray, the Fly Honey Show, in its eighth edition, blows back the hair of the entirety of Chicago.”
"The Fly Honey Show attempts to channel the catharsis that occurs when marginalized people are finally given the spotlight".
"The Fly Honey Show does pays homage to traditional burlesque and cabaret, but the production's focus on minority voices and its inclusion of a variety of body types is nontraditional".
“The Fly Honey Show” is not just an exercise in genre but a genuine effort to bring viewers (millennial and otherwise) into The Inconvenience’s glittering underground hive for a reprieve from conventionality’s tyrannies.
"If you want an escape from your nine-to-five world (or worse, your four part-time gigs stitched together so you can live a nine-to-five kinda life); if you want to feel like you’re a part of a progressive dialogue speaking out on current, difficult issues (#blacklivesmatter, #survivorprivilege, #everydaysexism); if you want to stay up really late… "
“Accompanied by a live rock band, a rotating, diverse cast of performers celebrate bodies and self-love in a punk-styled, socially progressive variety show”
THE SALTS in the PRESS|:
"..the take is refreshingly modern, with frenetic choreography broken up by humorous interjections and politically charged vignettes. The routines themselves celebrate the spirit of punk: loose yet taut, zealous yet highly accessible".
“The Salts” is music, dance, theater, performance art and social experiment all wrapped up in a chaotic and joyous hour of movement.
Physical, earnest, diverse and inspired, “The Salts” is the kind of performance you’re lucky to see once a year.
"The whole thing was electrifying, and crazy, and yet refreshingly simple".
[Kilmuray] ".... has a keen ability to appeal to the masses"
STANDING ROOM ONLY in the PRESS|:
“But this inconvenience and my angry stomach didn’t dampen the appeal of “Standing Room Only,” produced by local interdisciplinary art group [the Inconvenience]. The lean, 40-minute show developed by dancer-choreographer Erin Kilmurray and composer-musician John Cicora is the kind of shared experience that actually does add substance to one’s life.
"..... is the kind of shared experience that actually does add substance to one’s life"
"Kilmurray’s duet, called Bass Kick and made with its performers, Katie Graves and Nebi Berhane, begins in the room’s center and, as it progresses, demands an increasing amount of space. It’s a sharper dance in which short stillnesses punctuate the flow like cymbal hits." .