Project Tool in residence at Chicago Cultural Center

January 13-February 9, 2018

Within Project Tool, dancers explore, through the process of using hand held tools and legacy processes, the relationship between mind, body and tool. Through the research of building a wood, sprung dance floor, the dancers collaborate with tools as if they are partners in a dance with the body. The practical making of the space through sawing, hammering, sanding, and nailing has unearthed an improvisational landscape in which tasks, tools, and body inform and form the dance.

Chicago Cultural Center | Garland Gallery | 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Thursday, JAN 25 @ 5:30pm Exhibition Opening Reception, Conversation with Artist, and Sample Performance.
Friday, FEB 2 @ 7pm Evening Public Performance
Saturday, FEB 3 @ 7pm Evening Public Performance
Sunday, FEB 4– Wednesday, FEB 7 – Exhibition Open to Public

Lagos danceGATHERING

February 12-25, 2018

danceGATHERING 2018 will be co-curated by Qudus Onikeku, dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the QDance Center Lagos, Nigeria and Onye Ozuzu, who is the Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, Columbia College Chicago. This second edition of danceGATHERING is being framed as a space for anti-disciplinary practice on the African continent, where we gather creative thinkers, to share the same space and time with contemporary artistes, who are radically shifting the boundaries of knowledge in the field of creative arts (Dancers, Choreographers, Musicians, Actors, Poets, Sound engineers, DJs, Visual Artistes, Video artistes, Theatre Practitioners, Composers, Performance artists, Writers and everything in between.) All of these different disciplines, coming together to work on ideas that doesn’t necessarily fit into one discipline.