Defibrillator proudly presents
THU 19 OCT | 10PM | $5
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. Elevate stretches into the night at Defibrillator, with Khecari, Antibody Corporation, Darling Shear, Zephyr Dance occupying the gallery, basement and back spaces with vital new works stretching the limits of the mind-body continuum.
Elevate also convenes a group of about forty local, regional and national colleagues in the dance field – professionals who support dance through presenting, residencies, and related work. The focused three-day program provides them with a special opportunity to experience a wide range of Chicago-based dance, have direct exchanges with the artists, and discuss ways to leverage their individual and collective resources to contribute to a healthy dance field. Some of the Elevate studio showings are specifically for this invited group of colleagues.
For complete information, visit ChicagoDancemakers.org/Elevate.
Elevate Chicago Dance is the culmination of a multi-year Regional Dance Development Initiative produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Defibrillator is made possible with support from the Martha Strutters Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation; DFBRL8R Board of Directors; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Performance; and generous contributions from those who attend exhibitions.
Adam Rose and April Lynn photo by Zachary Whittenburg
Khecari TEEM photo by Christian DeKnock
Darling Shear photo Courtesy of the Artist
Zephyr Valise 13 photo by Jamie Padgett