The Dance Center Columbia College Chicago : 45th Anniversary
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Dance Center Columbia College Chicago : 45th Anniversary

SHOWING |

Dance Presenting Series
45th Anniversary Party

ticket information here

Reminisce, Reconnect, and Celebrate!

Hosted by the witty and energetic Mr. Mattrick Swayze and featuring stories, videos, and performances, this party will celebrate our 45 years of excellence in contemporary dance. Featured performers include Mordine & Company Dance Theatre, Ayodele Drum and Dance, Erin Kilmurray, and many more.

Become a Friend of the Dance Center to score an invitation to the VIP reception following the performance.

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SHORT SHAKESPEARE : Macbeth
Feb
16
to Mar 2

SHORT SHAKESPEARE : Macbeth

CREATING |

Chicago Shakespeare Theater produces one of the most powerful plays in Shakespeare’s canon comes alive in this 75-minute abridged production. Adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, it will be performed for more than 30,000 students during weekday Team Shakespeare matinees, with public performances on Saturdays, making Shakespeare accessible for audiences of all ages.

www.chicagoshakes.com/ssmacbeth

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Chicago Dances | The Cambrians
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Chicago Dances | The Cambrians

PERFORMING |

Four incredible world-premieres make their way to the stage at Chicago Dances January 18-20, 2019. Hosted at The Preston Bradley Center, this year’s lineup raises the bar once again for contemporary concert work. 

Our stellar cast for 2019 represent a breadth of Chicago's best dance talent. Choreographer Alice Klock creates a trio with dancers Kara Brody, Erin Kilmurray, and Ben Wardell, while Michel Rodriguez Cintra develops his own trio with Christian Denice, Noelle Kayser, and Prince Lyons.  The Cambrians dancers then remix two additional new works from these trios. You’ll have to see for yourself.

For tickets visit: The Cambrian’s website

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The Cambrian's WINTER INTENSIVE
Jan
7
to Jan 11

The Cambrian's WINTER INTENSIVE

TEACHING |

The Cambrians hosts its Winter Intensive January 7-11, 2019 at The Preston Bradley Center. Classes run Monday-Friday 9:30-3 (lunch break at 12:30) and include ballet, modern, floor work, improvisation, and repertoire.  Our amazing lineup of Chicago artists boasts Kara Brody, Erin Kilmurray, Jamy Meek, and Benjamin Wardell, who are all excited to work with young, passionate dancers.

At $250 for the whole week, you won't want to miss this intensive.

The intensive will be held in Mason Hall at The Preston Bradley Center in Uptown. Mason Hall is a beautiful ballroom, and we'll set up that we set our lighting and sprung floor in the space. The address is:

941 West Lawrence Ave

Chicago, IL 60640

Two blocks from Lawrence Redline Station

| for more info visit : THE CAMBRIAN’s winter intensive

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CO-MISSION RESIDENCY | Links Hall
Dec
8
to Dec 9

CO-MISSION RESIDENCY | Links Hall

CREATING | SHOWING

Kilmurray has been invited to take part of Links Hall's Fall 2018 CoMission Residency, where she will continue the development of SEARCH PARTY, under the mentorship of Leslie Danzig. 

WORK-IN-PROGRESS showing: Wednesday 10/24, 7:30pm @ LINKS HALL

PERFORMANCES : Saturday 12/8 + Sunday 12/9 , 7pm @ LINKS HALL

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CONTEMPORARY FORMS : winter dance classes
Dec
7
to Jan 4

CONTEMPORARY FORMS : winter dance classes

TEACHING |

>>>> WINTER SOLSTICE contemporary dancing classes 

3 FRIDAY MORNINGS in dECEMBER + jANURARY
with Erin Kilmurray 
10:30AM - 12PM
$10 cash or Venmo
12/14 + 12/21 + 1/4 

CONTEMPORARY FORMS | dancing class series 
for EXPERIENCED and/or ADVENTUROUS movers 


<<< >>> :: GET YOUR ASS TO CLASS + come to dance, play, sweat, try, fail, locomote, test your endurance, find your leg, fall off of your leg, slide around and fuck it up however you like. 

The style + structure of these classes stem from Modern / Contemporary forms - specifically highlighting effort, athleticism, musicality and sensation while checking in and checking out of your foundational techniques. The room is designed to be a low-pressure environment to practice and play for any and all experienced dancers. 

The studio will always be open @ 15 minutes before class begins for you to stretch a leg, roll around, finish your coffee and talk to a friend.

<<<>>>> presented by Erin Kilmurray / Projects + Links Hall

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CDF's GREENHOUSE GRANT : Elevate Chicago Dance
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

CDF's GREENHOUSE GRANT : Elevate Chicago Dance

CREATING | SHOWING

Kilmurray is one of 4 Emerging Chicago Dancemakers to be awarded a 2018 Greenhouse Grant to continue the development of SEARCH PARTY under mentorship from Ginger Krebs.

This granting residency will culminate in a public showing as a part of Elevate Chicago Dance at the Chicago Cultural Center on October 21st.  https://www.chicagodancemakers.org/erin-kilmurray

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POP UP CLASS + call for performers
Sep
10
10:30 PM22:30

POP UP CLASS + call for performers


TEACHING |

a Pop-Up-Class to workshop some new material AND see this movement on new bodies - perhaps to invite 1-2 additional dancers to join my cast in the next phase of my dance project, SEARCH PARTY.

MONDAY 9/10 10:30am - 12pm 

Links Hall / 3111 Western Avenue 

EVENT DETAILS HERE : https://www.facebook.com/events/290055011812373/

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CONTEMPORARY FORMS | SUMMER series
Jun
1
to Jun 29

CONTEMPORARY FORMS | SUMMER series

TEACHING | 

a CONTEMPORARY FORMS dance class series for EXPERIENCED DANCERS.

FRIDAY mornings in JUNE
from 10:30AM - 12PM
@ LINKS HALL | STUDIO A | 3111 N. WESTERN AVENUE
$8 per class | cash or venmo

<<< >>> this Contemporary Forms CLASS SERIES is hosted by LINKS HALL + will occur weekly for one month each SEASON in 2017 -2018, taught by Kilmurray and a guest teacher.  

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CONTEMPORARY FORMS | SPRING series
Apr
5
to Apr 26

CONTEMPORARY FORMS | SPRING series

TEACHING | 

a CONTEMPORARY FORMS dance class series for EXPERIENCED DANCERS.

THURSDAY mornings in APRIL
from 10:30AM - 12PM + guest teacher Kristina Isabelle (4.26)
@ LINKS HALL | STUDIO A | 3111 N. WESTERN AVENUE
$8 per class | cash or venmo

<<< >>> this Contemporary Forms CLASS SERIES is hosted by LINKS HALL + will occur weekly for one month each SEASON in 2017 -2018, taught by Kilmurray and a guest teacher.  

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CONTEMPORARY FORMS | DEEP WINTER  series
Feb
1
to Feb 22

CONTEMPORARY FORMS | DEEP WINTER series

a CONTEMPORARY FORMS dance class series for EXPERIENCED DANCERS. 

THURSDAY mornings in FEBRUARY
from 10:30AM - 12PM
@ LINKS HALL | STUDIO A | 3111 N. WESTERN AVENUE
$8 per class | cash or venmo

<<< >>> this Contemporary Forms CLASS SERIES is hosted by LINKS HALL + will occur weekly for one month each SEASON in 2017 -2018, taught by Kilmurray and a guest teacher.  

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SALONATHON: Family
Jan
22
8:30 PM20:30

SALONATHON: Family

PERFORMING | 

Salonathon's curatorial team is comprised of BINDU POROORI, JOE VARISCO, WILL VON VOGT and JANE BEACHY. Our Operations Manager is the fabulous CORRIE BESSE. Salonathon is a home for underground, emerging, and genre-defying art! For more information, visit 

Hosted by JANE BEACHY

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Quinn Tsan, McKenzie Chinn & Erin Kilmurray at Constellation
Jan
18
9:00 PM21:00

Quinn Tsan, McKenzie Chinn & Erin Kilmurray at Constellation

PERFORMING | 

Quinn Tsan, McKenzie Chinn, Erin Kilmurray at Constellation

Tsan, Chinn and Kilmurray  perform selections of their own work and pay tribute to their Artistic influences from Lucille Clifton to Leonard Cohen to Serena Williams.

The evening will be a lot like a human being: complicated, layered, and allowed and often to be more than one thing at one time.

for more info: https://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1624870-quinn-tsan-mckenzie-chinn-chicago/

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DANCE LAB(s) : Guest Teacher | New Orleans
Jan
6
10:30 PM22:30

DANCE LAB(s) : Guest Teacher | New Orleans

TEACHING | 

SATURDAY JANUARY 6 @ 10:30am - 12pm @ ART KLUB

 1941 ARTS STREET ; NEW ORLEANS , LOUISIANA

This weekly class + practice series is hosted + taught by NOLA dance artist, Shannon Stewart | Screaming Traps. I’ll be stepping in to guest teach  technique class for the first of the New Year!  FOR MORE INFO : https://www.facebook.com/events/304243966732711/

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CHICAGO DANCES ; guest soloist
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

CHICAGO DANCES ; guest soloist

PERFORMING | 

Presented by The Cambrians + Pursuit Productions, CHICAGO DANCES is a full weekend (Dec 14 - 17) of dance works with a site-specific twist on a mixed repertoire contemporary dance evening; featuring choreography by Shannon Alvis, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Ahmad Simmons. 

For one-night-only,  Kilmurray will be performing a brand new solo-in-progress, GIANT , within this program. GIANT is being created in tandem with latest developing ensemble work, Search Party.

FOR MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/129002884409049/

 

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CONTEMPORARY FORMS | pre-WINTER series
Dec
7
to Dec 21

CONTEMPORARY FORMS | pre-WINTER series

TEACHING | 

a CONTEMPORARY FORMS dance class series for EXPERIENCED DANCERS. 

THURSDAY mornings in DECEMBER
from 10:30AM - 12PM
@ LINKS HALL | STUDIO A | 3111 N. WESTERN AVENUE
$8 per class | cash or venmo

taught by Erin Kilmurray (12.7 + 12.14 ) + guest teacher Kaitlin Webster (12.21) + no class on 12/28.

<<< >>> :: GET YOUR ASS TO CLASS + come to dance, play, sweat, try, fail, locomote, test your endurance, find your leg, fall off of your leg, slide around and fuck it up however you like. 

 

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Elevate Chicago Dance : Friday Oct 20
Oct
20
10:00 PM22:00

Elevate Chicago Dance : Friday Oct 20

CREATING  | PERFORMING 

Kilmurray will be showing an excerpt of her latest developing work, Search Party, as a part of Elevate Chicago Dance. 

Elevate lands at Links Hall for a night beginning with spacious dreams from The Humans and body transformation with Kris Lenzo. Erin Kilmurray shifts the room from performance to dance party, and the insane speed and rhythmic complexity of The ERA Footwork Crew is dance from another dimension.

Elevate Chicago Dance is a citywide festival with public performances and studio showings at nine creative spaces around the city, featuring close to forty Chicago choreographers and dance companies.

To learn more, visit ChicagoDancemakers.org/Elevate. 

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1571011-elevate-chicago-dance-chicago/

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HCL OPEN HOUSE
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

HCL OPEN HOUSE

CREATING | 

A tradition that reaches back to the beginning of the organization, HCL’s biannual Open House gives an opportunity for artists and audiences to come together and celebrate new artwork in an environment of experimentation and discovery. Each Open House includes exciting works by present and past Sponsored Artists, highlighting the diversity and impact that the program has made upon the Chicago arts landscape. Hundreds of participants enjoy new and interactive experiences amidst food and drink in an atmosphere of transformative celebration.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Jessica Aszodi
Chicago Balinese Gamelan
Earsight Duo & Danny Clay
Hot Kitchen
Anthony Janas
Erin Kilmurray
A.J. McClenon
Nadia Oussenko
Andy Slater and Ambrosia Bartosekulva
Kevin Sparrow
Zafa Collective

https://www.facebook.com/events/133293157282884/
Presented in collaboration with Hairpin Arts Center
https://www.facebook.com/HairpinArtsCenter
http://hairpinartscenter.org/
www.highconceptlabs.org

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CONTEMPORARY FORMS | FALL class series
Oct
6
to Oct 27

CONTEMPORARY FORMS | FALL class series

TEACHING | 

 a CONTEMPORARY FORMS dance class series for EXPERIENCED DANCERS in the FALL with ERIN KILMURRAY.

FRIDAY mornings in OCTOBER
from 10:30AM - 12PM
@ LINKS HALL | STUDIO A | 3111 N. WESTERN AVENUE
$8 per class | cash or venmo

<<< >>> :: GET YOUR ASS TO CLASS this FALL

<<< >>> this Contemporary Forms CLASS SERIES is hosted by LINKS HALL + will occur weekly for one month each SEASON in 2017 -2018, taught by Kilmurray and a guest teacher.  

 

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The Fly Honey Show VIII
Aug
10
to Sep 2

The Fly Honey Show VIII

CREATING | PERFORMING

The Fly Honey Show returns for it's 8th season!

The Den Theater | August 10 - September 2 | Thursday - Saturdays | 10:30PM

Directed + Choreographed by Kilmurray, The Fly Honey Show promises an intimate yet explosive celebration of body + sex positivity through a feminist perspective with a carefully curated, rotating set of genre-defying, collaborative and radical performance acts.

Reimagining the classic cabaret, The Fly Honey Show features Chicago’s premiere artists, a live band, and The Fly Honey + Hive: a fierce group of dancers, musicians, actors, designers and performance artists who foster a safe space for advancing gender equality and promoting self-love.

<<<>>>

for more info / tickets visit : www.theflyhoneyshow.com

 

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Dance In The Parks | guest choreographer
Jul
17
to Aug 3

Dance In The Parks | guest choreographer

CREATING |

Kilmurray is thrilled to join the roster of Chicago choreographers selected to set work on the 2017 Dance in the Parks season, led by Artistic Director Katie McCann. 

This work will be presented in a repertory series and performed in various Chicago parks from July 15 - August 3rd. 

For more information, please visit : http://danceintheparks.org

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the JIM | teaching artist
Jun
27
to Jul 11

the JIM | teaching artist

the JIM (developed + directed by Jessie Marasa) is a low cost membership program offering daily classes in dance, somatics and improvisation. It stands for The Joy in Moving and is designed by dancers redefining their current cultural means for going to the gym. 

Kilmurray is among an accomplished roster of Chicago teaching artists who will bring their own take of the JIM mission to the studio. Her class description + details are below:

dance club | This class is for experienced movers to activate dancing as a mindful individual practice and a catalyst for creating community. We will play, sweat, try, fail, locomote, and get physical together as we explore the nature of our movement and it's relationship to music and joy.

Tuesday June 27 8PM - 9:30PM + Tuesday July 11 8PM - 9 :30PM | Hamlin Park Fieldhouse

for more information, please visit : https://thejim.org

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