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


Showings:

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 ….)