DO YOU WANNA DANCE YEAH OR LONELY BOY (2013)
THE ITCH #2 (2014)
This series of dances were commissioned by The Empty Bottle Presents + Jane Beachy for performance party FALL BALL, and took place at The Logan Square Auditorium in 2013 + 2014.
Both works were created through free, public workshops held on the dance floors of the Empty Bottle + Beauty Bar Chicago and with a community ensemble of 30+ professional, practicing, retired, and novice performers who took over the dance floor, bandstand and balcony of a vintage ballroom.
They are a bizarre-prom-disco-ball-soul-train-dance-marathon community performance piece inspired by party culture. These piece are an excersize in celebrating the ever-awkward and joyfully contagious experience of gracelessly, public social dancing.
Choreography: Erin Kilmurray
Associate choreography: Josh Anderson + Lori Crosthwait
Sound design: Justin Ignatius Mitchell
Commissioned by Empty Bottle Presents + Jane Beachy
Photo credit: Matthew Gregory Hollis
upcoming : The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago; 45th Anniversary Celebration; March 2019
The Logan Square Auditorium; Chicago 2014 (The Itch #2)
The Logan Square Auditorium ; Chicago 2013 ( Do You Want To….Premiere)
THAW @ The Dank Haus; Links Hall 2014 (Do You Want To ….)