Dancers, using handheld tools and legacy processes, explore the relationship between mind, body and tool. While sawing, hammering, sanding and nailing, the dancers collaborate with tools as if they are partners in a dance with the body while building a wood, spring dance floor upon which they dance. Artistic direction by Onye Ozuzu.
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Project Tool is a 2016 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist recipient as well as a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Links Hall in partnership with Dancing Grounds and NPN. Project Tool was supported by a Rebuild Foundation residency at Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative. This project is also partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Finally, this project was made possible through a grant from 3Arts that was partially supported by 67 donors to 3AP (3Arts Projects), including: Dawoud Bey, Dionne Champion, Margi Cole, Osubi Craig, Kristina Fluty, Darrell Jones, Stephanie Kobes, Lisa Lee, Jewel Malone, Mazi Mutafa, Pranita Nayar, Eliza Nichols, Chiedu Ozuzu, Justin Richards, Donatto Surratt, Kubilay Uner, Zachary Whittenburg, Fo Wilson, and The Instigation Festival.