TSMP & Kristi Faulkner Dance at Dovetail Studios

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Chicago-based The Space Movement Project (TSMP) alongside Kristi Faulkner (Detroit), April Sellers Dance Collective (Minneapolis) and Sarah Webber-Gallo (Hoboken, NJ) announce the launch of GRUNT, a new touring network that serves to promote and support the potential for national presence of independent dance artists. An inaugural season of performance residencies is set for 2017 & 2018 in each city. Each residency invites the guest artist to teach, engage and share work with a new community of artists and audiences. TSMP will host Kristi Faulkner Dance November 10-11 at 7:30pm and November 12 at 5:00pm at Dovetail Studios, 2853 W. Montrose, Chicago. Tickets are $15, $12 for students/seniors and $5 for children on eventbrite.com.


November 10-11 7:30pm TSMP & Kristi Faulkner Dance

November 12  5pm TSMP

Enjoy a casual, kid-friendly opportunity to view dance up
close! TSMP invites families with small children to join us for this
special 40-minute performance event.




GRUNT (Grass Roots US National Tour) is a network designed to support artists who are emerging in their touring experience through a shared curatorial process. GRUNT facilitates cross-community relationships that will simultaneously allow artists to discover mutual trends and challenges within the current domestic dance-making climate. GRUNT identifies the need to foster a curatorial lens for contemporary dance by providing mid career artists with the necessary tools to expand their national presence. These artistic voices have garnered consistent support in their local communities and are prepared to expand their performance presence. By building an exchange of regional artist work, presentation and dialogue amongst choreographers, GRUNT seeks to amplify these voices in both the creation of new work and in leadership roles of curator and presenter.


GRUNT seeks to develop new audiences for dance through the national touring of independent contemporary dance and performance. Dance artists working in different communities across the nation inherently reflect the regional concerns in their work. The sharing of original dance works has the opportunity to build a national consciousness and understanding of regional concerns, to showcase the dance communities’ creativity and diversity and to ultimately grow the national appreciation for dance.   

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Dovetail Studios

2853 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618