The Instigation Orchestra and Djasporas

Event Type
Event Description
Improviser, Steve Marquette (guitar) and dancer/writer Marie Casimir bring together an impressive group of musicians and performers in a new collaboration of the The Instigation Orchestra and Djasporas. Inspired by the ongoing and circular relationship of music and movement between New Orleans and Chicago, these two ensembles will meet for the first time for an evening of completely improvised performance.


Mars Williams ­ saxophones (Chicago)
Ben LaMar Gay ­ cornet, voice (Chicago)
Anton Hatwich ­ bass (Chicago)
Steve Maquette ­ guitar (Chicago)
Jeff Albert ­ trombone (New Orleans)
Helen Gillet ­ cello (New Orleans)
James Singleton ­ bass (New Orleans)
Paul Thibodeaux ­ drums (New Orleans
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Dancers /Performers:
Marie Casimir
Jarrell Hamilton (New Orleans)
Felicia Holman
Meida McNeal 
Maritza Mercado- Narcisse 
Cristal Sabbagh
Kantara Souffrant

Co-produced by Marie Casimir, Steve Marquette and Brett Swinney
Co-Presented by Constellation and Links Hall

Online tickets: $10
Tickets at door: $15


Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Links Hall

3111 N. Western Ave. at Constellation
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 281-0824