The Process: In Process Showing and Live Taping

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Event Description

Season 2 will follow the creative process of one artist. We will bring our listeners into the studio of Kierah {KIKI} King, as they work on their newest project ‘ABORT.’

Tonight, Kiki will be showing an excerpt of 'ABORT’ followed by a live taping of The Process Podcast with host Alyssa Gregory.



6:00: Reception / Catering from Garifuna Flava

6:45: Doors Open (general seating)

7:00: In Process Showing of ABORT

7:25: The Process Live Taping & Audience Q&A

8:00: Stay and hang for a bit!


After the work in process showing, you are welcome to participate in a casual/relaxed/informal conversation with Alyssa Gregory and Kiki King about the development of this work. Excerpts from this exchange will be folded into our forthcoming second season of The Process podcast. Thank you for being the community we love to amplify!

*This event is created with the support of Soham Dance Space Producing Partnership and Arts & Public Life Performance Residency Grant*



"ABORT s a multifunctional choreographic work stemming from club culture and the uprise of Black Women in rock as well as the intimacy interpretation around being seen. I am diving into influences of Women in Rock & Club Culture, Physicality’s of sex, lust, torture, ass shaking, and Choice.

By creating a dystopia of dysfunction and tackling what it means to be labeled and how that can look and have an effect on our bodies. The work is about finding solutions and peace within your own bodily voice, to give freedom to shaking and quaking, to finding Liberation in a call for attention to be seen and heard while also exploring how you can find silence, solitude, and rest within those moments." -Kiki King

Kierah {KIKI} King (They/She) received their BFA in Dance with a minor in Black World Studies from Columbia College Chicago with the class of 2020. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Kiki was homeschooled in their family’s café where they learned the power of service, education and creativity as central to life. KIKI’s work in Chicago comes from their passion and commitment for social justice, activism, and community building which present itself through forms of media, performance, choreographic work, demonstrations, workshops and sessions held throughout the city to bring in necessary social intervention & dialogue.

Kiki’s past year in Chicago has included performances and film showings within the greater area; FILM: RAISIN 6018 | North Gallery, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. Industry of the Ordinary Gallery. PERFORMANCE: The South Loop Spark as part of the Dance Center Presenting Series Spark Plug Initiative by Bebe Miller & Darrell Jones, FORCE! By Anne Martine at Depaul Museum, The Fly Honey’s at Thalia Hall & The Function by Erin Kilmurry at The MCA Chicago and Mana Contemporary as part of Chicago Dancer Makers Forum; Elevate Festival.

Running Time
3 hours
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Green Line Performing Arts Center

329 E Garfield Blvd
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9724