DANCE UNION: In the Name of Lunge -- hosted and curated by Jyldo


On Sunday, March 3, DANCE UNION presents In the Name of Lunge. Hosted and Curated by Chicago sensation Jyldo, this evening will be a cavalcade of dance from many different approaches and forms.

Featuring performances by: Gruff & Tumble / Joe Varisco / Kasey Foster / Blake Russell / Mattrick Swayze / The Racketeers

GRUFF & TUMBLE will perform an all-new Acro duet. Jim Priz and C. Byrne have been Acro partners for almost 2 years. C. performed around the world as a drag king for over 7 years before she became involved in circus. Jim just enjoys throwing people around, which he also does as a member of Asylum stunts, a Chicago-based film and television stunt team.

JOE VARISCO’s storytelling will address his transition of being diagnosed with HIV in Chicago's queer community. It will be funny. Joe is a documentarian and producer utilizing creative collaborations as a means of building community relationships and deconstructing boundaries. He has spent the last several years in Chicago integrating with queer innovators as the founder of JRV MAJESTY Productions, Creative Director of Chicago IRL, Artistic Assistant to the Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP) and host and curator of monthly performance event LEX·IC·A part of the Salonathon series.

KASEY FOSTER is a mover about town. Her DANCE UNION piece is titled "Dear Rubber Sled, What do we do when there's no snow?" Check her out in one of these bands: Old Timey, This Must Be the Band, Grood, Dangerous Strangers. Check her out in this upcoming show: The Elephant and the Whale at Chicago Children's Theater. Check out the talk show she helps produce: The Monthly Visit with Kevin O'Donnell. Check out her choreography at Redmoon's Lunatique, or at Edgewood Middle School's production of Fiddler on the Roof.

THE RACKETEERS are an all female bike collective experimenting with dance and BMX bikes.

BLAKE RUSSELL will perform On The Origin of Painting is a contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth. Omnes umbra hominis lineis circumducta. This collaboration includes Jessie Winslow (mixed-media visuals), Blake Russell (performance score), and URiEL (sound score) The work premiered at the Salonathon series, and it continues to grow as opportunities arise.

MATTHEW HOLLIS is an excellent jumper known for delighting audiences with his charm.

Sunday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Admission at the door is $12 for general, $10 for students and seniors and $20 for Tickets for Two (through & 7 pairs only).

Tickets are available at the door or:

Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls is located near the intersection of North Avenue, Clybourn and Halsted. CTA: Red Line North/Clybourn Station (2 min. walk), Halsted#8 Bus to Blackhawk St, or North Ave#72 Bus to Halsted St.
Free Parking right in front of the venue is available.

This project is supported in part by the Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls.
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