Grasp Grip

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Grasp Grip

May 19 & 20, 8:00pm | May 21, 3:00pm

Experimental Station | 6100 S Blackstone Ave

Tickets by Donation | Suggested Donation $25, $20 industry

Local dancemakers The Space Movement Project (“TSMP”) and recently launched The Rooted Space Company partner to present an evening of new works. TSMP presents their improvisational work-in-practice “Refraction” and The Rooted Space premieres their evening-length contemporary work “Let the Record Show”


The Space Movement Project’s “Refraction” is an ongoing improvisational score cultivated over six years in practice. Performers continually submit to the roles of witness and mover; allowing a landscape of textural shifts to manipulate both their impulses and experience. The work features an original sound design developed in collaboration with Chicago-based musician Patrick Stonehouse. Featuring Chicago-based artists Kimberly Baker, Elise Butterfield, Stefany Cotton, Sofía Gabriel, Anne Kasdorf and Leah Raffanti.

Choreographed by The Rooted Space Company co-director, Stefany Cotton, “Let the Record Show” is an immersive, multi-sensory full-length work. Within its inaugural process, the emerging company has unearthed familiarity in the unexpected and shared experiences that translate to a journey of hilarity, poignancy, and discovery. Featuring Chicago-based artists Stephanie Anderson, Mia Barnett, Tina Diaz, Ella Dorman, Ashley Johnson, and Stephen Patterson.

Running Time
90 minutes
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Experimental Station

6100 South Blackstone Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 241-6044