Netta Yerushalmy’s Paramodernities, Night #1

Event Type
Other Event
Event Description

Paramodernities offers an utterly unique hybrid of academic conference, dance performance, and town hall gathering. Join for one evening of these screened dance-experiments or all three.

The series weaves theory and performance into a brain-tickling journey. With equal parts reverence and violence, choreographer Netta Yerushalmy and a cast of 20 dancers and scholars, ranging in age from 21 to 69, perform responses to iconic works from artists ranging from Bob Fosse to Alvin Ailey. Paramodernities was named as one of the “20 Top Works of the Last 20 Years” by Dance Magazine.

Free, no reservations required.

Wear a mask and bring your own blanket!

Paramodernities #1: The Work of Dance in the Age of Sacred Lives
A response to Vaslav Nijinsky’s Le sacre du printemps (1913)

Paramodernities #2: Female Trauma, Interdiction, and Agency in “The House of Pelvic Truth”
A response to Martha Graham’s Night Journey (1947)

Running Time
75 minutes
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Austin Town Hall Park

5610 West Lake
Chicago, IL 60644