Neighborhood Dances at dfbrl8r

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Saturday, October 24
Dfbrl8r Performance Gallery
1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Join High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist Victoria Bradford for the culmination of her micro-residency at Dfbrl8r Performance Art Gallery. Participants of the workshop on October18th will make a week of daily dances which will then be mined to create Saturday evening’s performance. Watch this compelling project transform from a solo to a community practice.

This program is presented as part of Chicago Artist's Month, an Affiliate Program Partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Neighborhood Dances is an ongoing series of daily movement expressions based in residential neighborhoods where the artist, Victoria Bradford, finds herself — from Lake Charles, LA (her childhood home) to Chicago, IL (her recent home). Recorded on an iPhone and distributed through social media, these suburban or urban interventions are brief gestures exploring the residential landscape as a frame or stage for idiosyncratic improvised movement. In performance, the artist will create live actions in conversation with projected videos of various Neighborhood Dances. Her residency at Defibrillator Gallery includes a workshop for which participants will make their own Neighborhood Dances, activating architecture and environments in Noble Square and other areas of Chicago.

High Concept Labs is a Chicago-born not-for-profit arts service organization and cultural platform dedicated to supporting working artists and engaging the Chicago community with arts and culture. Partnering with artists at every step of the creative process, HCL offers high-quality custom support services through its Sponsored Artist and Institutional Incubation Programs. HCL also curates and hosts Cultural Conversations, hosts artist showcases, presents special community events, and facilitates educational arts partnerships. With a vibrant cycle of programs, and process-support, High Concept Labs grows community alongside culture and fosters new audiences for the arts.

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


DEFIBRILLATOR performance art gallery

1463 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 485-6284