"The Technology of the Circle" is a performance process that uses the circle as a structure for diverse dance improvisation practices. From Breaking, Afro-Cuban, Contemporary Ballet, House, West African, these forms will merge with contemporary dance and theatre improvisational techniques and emerge as a fluid tool for the crafting of layered, powerful, individual and embodied civic discourse. Featuring Chicago all-stars—Onye Ozuzu, Paige Cunningham-Caldarella, Edson Cabrera, BraveMonk, and Kelsa Robinson—in locations around the city.
Friday, October 9 from 7 - 9pm, at Dance Connection, 3117 N Clybourn Ave
This “informance” highlights the House dance community, hosted by Kelsa Robinson, one of Chicago’s own freestyle dancers and member of Venus Fly, a crew of highly accomplished street dancers from across the U.S.
Sunday, October 11 from 10am - 1pm, at Links Hall, 3111 N Western Ave
Hosted by Links Hall, a center for contemporary dance and contact improvisation.
Tuesday, October 13 from 10:30am - Noon, at The Dance Center at Columbia College, 1306 S Michigan Ave
This “informance” highlights the practices of contemporary modern and ballet hosted by Paige Caldarella, a former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member.
Friday, October 23 from 7 - 9pm, at Firehouse Community Arts Center, 2111 S Hamlin Ave
This “informance” highlights the Breakin dance community, hosted by BraveMonk, currently a member of Chicago’s legendary and internationally recognized breaking crew, Phaze II – Crosstown Crew (Est. 1982).
Friday, November 6 from 6:30 - 8:30pm, Red Clay Dance at Fuller Park, 331 W 45th St
This “informance” features the company’s Afro-Contemporary dance aesthetics hosted by Red Clay Dance.