Screendance Club: Toe to Toe

Event Type
Online Event
Event Description

Join See Chicago Dance virtually for the next installment of  Screendance Club on Wednesday, May 17th at 5:00 PM CST.

Screendance Club is a radically casual virtual watch party and discussion of short dance films. Unlike a typical talk-back, Screendance Club aims to set the atmosphere for an open conversation and exploration; with artists, filmmakers, and viewers on an equal footing. Screendance Club is a FREE event open to all ages. Interested in attending? Click HERE.

This installment of Screendance Club features Brandon K. Calhouns's dance film Toe to Toe. Toe to Toe is a short film that unfolds when an older brother reads his younger brother a bedtime story. The storybook centers a collective of Dancers and DJ’s that practices the traditional style of Footwork; a fast-paced music and dance that’s native to Chicago. Chicago Footwork is deeply rooted in black spiritual creativity.

As older brother Terrondy reads about how the super group of Dancers and DJ’s struggle with their special abilities against “The Dark Forces”, he finds his reality parallel to the story. With the story book seemingly coming to life for Terrondy and his younger brother Malcolm as they read. The storybook Toe to Toe is the catalyst for Terrondy’s own journey of inner change and healing.

More about the filmmaker: Brandon K. Calhoun (director, writer, editor, animator) is a Chicago footwork dancer, dance educator and filmmaker. As a filmmaker, Brandon’s direction and hand-drawn animations accentuate footwork’s rhythms and phrases, revealing dance as a visual language. His animations drive the recent projection, Footnotes, a video made for large scale display on the facade of the Merchandise Mart (theMart) in Chicago. As a dance filmmaker, Brandon has produced and edited dozens of short videos for Chicago Dancemakers Forum, beginning in 2017. His dance films and videos have screened at the Chicago Cultural Center, University of Chicago, Theaster Gates’ Stony Island Arts Bank and other respected venues. A cultural organizer and multidisciplinary artist, Brandon also performs poetry and footwork in an award-winning new multimedia footwork performance by The Era, In the Wurkz, touring to Wesleyan University in Connecticut and the Walker Art Center Minneapolis in 2021.

If you need any accessibility accommodations to enjoy this program, or if you have any questions about accommodations, please email Surinder Martignetti at

Attendees will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom meeting ID and password upon registration.


page updated 05/04/2023 @ 4:36pm CDT

Running Time
1 hour