A world premiere by Robyn Mineko Williams and Artists, Echo Mine was inspired by and created alongside Chicago dance icon Claire Bataille, one of four founding members of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and longtime director of the Lou Conte Dance Studio. Performed by current and former Hubbard Street artists mentored by Bataille, Echo Mine explores the nature of artistic legacy and lineage, as well as the inimitable qualities Bataille brought to her work as a dancer and choreographer. With an original score by acclaimed band Califone, Echo Mine features scenic and projection design by CandyStations (Deborah Johnson), lighting design by Eric Southern, and costume design by Hogan McLaughlin.
Echo Mine is made possible with commissioning support from and presented in partnership with the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and supported in part by a 2018 Princess Grace Foundation–USA Special Projects grant and a 2018 DCASE Individual Artist grant. Original music for Echo Mine is commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.
Modern / Contemporary