Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2022-08-31
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

The Queer Landscape, Chicago Danztheatre presents performance on LGBTQ+ identity
2020-01-14

This article shared 2730 times since Tue Jan 14, 2020
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO ( January 6th, 2020 ) - Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is pleased to announce the third installment of its 2019-20 Art & Activism Performance Series, THE QUEER LANDSCAPE, an evening of live performance, art, and poetry centered around the intricacies, awareness, and oppression of LGBTQ+ identity. Topics of featured performance works examine displacement of the trans community, violence and hate crimes, the evolution of coming out and coming into one's self acceptance, and gender fluidity. THE QUEER LANDSCAPE will play March 20-21, 2020 at Chicago Danztheatre's permanent home, Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium, 1650 W. Foster Ave. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at danztheatre.org .

The performance showcase features performance contributions from Michael Workman, Liam "L" Fleming, and Lucid Banter Project as well as poetry by Emily Bieniek and Timothy Rey, and visual art contributions from artists to be announced. Performance pieces include a piece by Liam "L" Fleming, "Drawn and Quartered," by Michael Workman, and "How Did You Not Know" by Lucid Banter Project, led by Paula Ward. A special reception and conversation with the artists will take place on Saturday March 21st at 6:30 p.m.

DETAILS:

Featuring an art gallery, poetry by Emily Bieniek and Timothy Rey, and original movement performance pieces by Michael Workman, Liam "L" Fleming, and Lucid Banter Project.

Location: Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium, 1650 W. Foster Ave., Chicago

Dates:

Regular run: Friday, March 20 - Saturday March 21, 2020

Artist Conversation: Saturday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.

House/ Art Installation Open: 7:00 p.m.

Performance: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: General Advance: $19. General Door: $25. Student & Senior Advance ( with ID ): $10. Student & Senior Door ( with ID ): $15. Free to high-school and younger. Tickets are currently available at danztheatre.org .

About the Artists:

Michael Workman ( Performer, "Drawn and Quartered" ) is an artist, writer and reporter, choreographer, dance, performance art and sociocultural critic. In addition to his work at the Chicago Tribune, Guardian US, Newcity magazine, Workman is also Director of Bridge, a Chicago-based 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) publishing and programming organization. His choreographic writing has been included in Propositional Attitudes, published by Golden Spike Press, and his Perfect Worlds: Artistic Forms & Social Imaginaries by StepSister Press was released in October 2018 with a day-long program of performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art and SITE/less Chicago.

Liam "L" Fleming ( Performer ) is a non-binary choreographer and dancer based in Chicago. Through research, volunteerism, and movement study, their work explores the present displacement of transgender youth in America. Their work analyzes the systemic barriers transgender youth face while seeking housing and intends to connect transgender youth in need with local organizations. Liam strives to advocate for their community by capturing transgender narratives through research-based movement projects. In addition to setting work, Liam currently trains through Lou Conte Dance Studio's work-study program.

Paula Ward ( Lucid Banter Project Artistic Director, "How Did You Not Know" ) is a dancer, choreographer and producer from Madison, Wisconsin. She was a youth company member of the Madison Ballet, danced in Hope College's modern and jazz companies while earning her BA in Dance and Chemistry, and spent a decade with the Joel Hall Dancers in Chicago, Illinois. She directed the Joel Hall Dancers Youth Company and Le Ballet Petit School of Dance before forming her contemporary dance company, the Lucid Banter Project, which is currently in its fourth year. Lucid Banter presents in many non-traditional spaces and stages, as well as on film.

Emily Bieniek ( Poet, "the whore of babylon," "eve's daughter," "i have a scab on my knee" ) earned her undergraduate degree in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her chapbook wanting was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Paper Nautilus Debut Chapbook Series and her poem "I have a scab on my knee" was included in Plain China: Best Undergrad Writing in 2018. Her work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Ransack Press, The Lab Review, and The Garland Court Review. Emily works at the Poetry Foundation as a media assistant.

Timothy Rey ( Poet ) is a Chicago-based poet, playwright, performer and educator. He attended Indiana University Bloomington, on The Most Outstanding Author scholarship, from IU's Department of English where he studied poetry under Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa. He is a 2015 Semi-Finalist for the Guild Literary Complex's Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award, and one of the winners of Project Exploration ( The Poetry Center of Chicago 2004 ). He is the cofounder of the LBGT Solo Performance Showcase, Solo Homo ( 2002-2011 ). Timothy has taught poetry and performance for Columbia College School of Fine & Performing Arts Community Engagement Program, the Poetry Foundation Summer Teacher's Institute and is currently a Poet In-Residence for The Chicago Poetry Center. He is the Chicagoland Regional Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud! ( Poetry Foundation/ National Endowment For The Arts ) Timothy's writing has appeared in magazines and journals including: '60 Inches From Center,' and 'After Hours: The Chicago Journal of Writing & Art,' and will be featured in the upcoming short film, by Matthew Riutta, Little Voices. Timothy has performed at Steppenwolf Theater ( Lookout Series ), New York City's International Fringe Festival as well as The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts.

About Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble:

Dedicated to "performance with a purpose", Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble challenges, engages and inspires audiences both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative, multidisciplinary storytelling in the genre of Tanztheatre, "which unites all art media to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind." As an ensemble, CDE collaboratively creates thought-provoking arts performances and educational outreach programs incorporating elements of theatre, music, movement, visual arts, and literary text.

—From a press release


This article shared 2730 times since Tue Jan 14, 2020
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Baton Show Lounge unveils new male burlesque 2022-11-23
- On the evening of Nov. 17, Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway, presented Burlesque Royale, a new male review featuring local and national talent. Produced by noted photographer Ramsey Prince, the sold-out show featured vocalists Danika ...


Gay News

DANCE Deeply Rooted performing Nov. 5 at Auditorium Theatre 2022-10-11
- The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., will present Deeply Rooted Dance Theater—a Chicago-based African-American contemporary dance company—in a one-night-only performance Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. as ...


Gay News

AT&T celebrates National Coming Out Day (early) with performances, panel 2022-10-10
- AT&T—in partnership with Center on Halsted and with the participation of do312.com—held "Turn Up the Love," a pre-celebration for National Coming Out Day that took place Oct. 8 at its flagship store at 600 N. Michigan ...


Gay News

DANCE Joffrey celebrates return of 'The Nutcracker' on Dec. 3-27 2022-10-06
- This holiday season, The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the return of Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of The Nutcracker. Set in Chicago's World Fair in 1893, The Nutcracker will be presented at the Lyric Opera House, 20 ...


Gay News

DANCE Cerqua Rivera kickoff/benefit on Oct. 22 2022-09-30
- Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) will hold its season kickoff/benefit on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., at 7:30 p.m. CRDT's Dance Ensemble and Jazz ...


Gay News

Howard Brown Health partners with Chicago Dancers United 2022-09-27
-- From a press release - Howard Brown Health and Chicago Dancers United (CDU) have announced a partnership to improve healthcare outcomes for local dance community members. Through the partnership, Howard Brown will be the go-to ...


Gay News

Joffrey Ballet welcomes nine new dancers 2022-09-27
- The Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director and President/CEO Greg Cameron announced the addition of nine dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2022-23 season. They are Coco Alvarez-Mena (Miami, Florida), ...


Gay News

TV 'Dancing with the Stars' has first drag contestant 2022-09-08
- The show Dancing with the Stars is recording a couple of firsts in its 31st season—including its first-ever drag queen competitor. Actor and Performer D.J. "Shangela" Pierce—the first contestant to compete on three separate seasons of ...


Gay News

DANCE Rogers Park group Synapse Arts to hold Sept. 17 fundraiser 2022-09-06
- On Saturday, Sept. 17, there will be another “Crosswalk Dance” from the Rogers Park company Synapse Arts as well as another Jarvis Square Artisan Market and the celebration of National Dance Day. ...


Gay News

Chicago Dancers United raises $300K at 'Dance for Life' 2022-09-06
- Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, welcomed more than 1,700 people to the 31st annual Dance for Life on Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre, followed by ...


Gay News

DANCE Ensemble Espanol at Auditorium Theatre on Oct. 1 2022-09-05
- The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., will kick off the 2022-23 season of its Chicago Dance series with Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, for one performance only, on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 ...


Gay News

POLITICS Queer businesswoman running for alderperson in 48th Ward 2022-08-19
- Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth—a queer native Chicagoan and 23-year resident of Andersonville who also describes herself as a "mother of three, tango dancer, small business owner and community organizer"—announced her candidacy for ...


Gay News

Joffrey Academy offers historic contemporary dance track 2022-08-17
- Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, announced the launch of the Joffrey Academy Contemporary Ballet Trainee Program—the first full-time contemporary ballet training program ...


Gay News

Dance for Life 2022 taking place Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre 2022-08-09
-- From a press release - Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, presents seven companies and a world premiere finale for its 31st annual fundraiser, Dance for Life 2022. The event takes place ...


Gay News

Billy Masters 2022-08-08
- "I wasn't trying to have his career because he sings, he dances. I'm barely a single threat. I'm just an actor."—Tuc Watkins, explaining how he emulated the career trajectory of Kevin Kline— to the best of ...


 




Copyright © 2022 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor


 

Sponsor


Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam     
Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.