2020 Awards Celebration and Benefit

Event Type
Online Event
Event Description

Meet the 2020 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artists:

Bril Barrett

Irene Hsiao

Erin Kilmurray

Christopher Knowlton

Sterling Lofton aka "Steelo"

Christopher "Mad Dog" Thomas

Join us as we shine the light on them and the extraordinary dance that grows in Chicago.

  • Pre-Party Dinner with Artists + Celebration Ticket: $150 (includes a special at-home meal, reception with the 2020 Lab Artists 7:00-7:30, performances, and awards presentation 7:30-8:30) - BONUS: The first 50 people to purchase a Pre-Party Dinner with Artists + Celebration ticket will receive a hand-made paper sculpture (designed and hand cut by Jami Darwin Chiang) that will be featured during the event!
  • Celebration-Only Ticket: Pay-What-You-Can (includes performances and awards presentation 7:30-8:30)

This virtual event will feature​

  • Performance by Jenn Freeman aka Po'Chop (2018 Lab Artist) filmed on site at the Rebuild Foundation's Listening House.
  • Performance by Joanna Furnans (2018 Lab Artist) & Christine Wallers, filmed on site at the grey space and other lands that do not belong to them.
  • Performance by Jumaane Taylor (2017 Lab Artist) with Marlene Rosenberg, filmed on site at Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library.

Videos by Brandon Calhoun and Scrappers Film Group. Production Coordination by Jonathan Alsberry. Design by Faust. Animated graphics by Jenn Freeman. 

To request accessibility accommodations for this event, please e-mail shawn@chicagodancemakers.org by July 23, 2020. Services can include ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, and Closed Captioning. 

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