The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project at The University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and 150 Media Stream present Color in Motion, a dance film featuring Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, on view through November 16, 2022 at 150 N Riverside Plaza, a commercial space that showcases the work of local and international artists, bringing art to everyday life.
The exhibition will include an activation on October 14, 2022 from 7–9pm at 150 N Riverside Plaza, including a live performance element, and an artist talkback with film creators Princess Mhoon and Nicole Clarke-Springer, moderated by Emily Hooper Lansana, Senior Director of Community Arts at the Logan Center. Space is limited, RSVP here.
The film, choreographed by award-winning director & choreographer Princess Mhoon, with special guest choreography by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s artistic director Nicole Clarke-Springer, is a physical exploration of color, capturing virtuosic dancers as they move through undulating hues and emotions.
This exhibition and activation are a part of 150 Media Stream’s programming at 150 N Riverside Plaza. Curated by Yuge Zhou, this program presents multimedia art on a unique architectural screen located in the building’s lobby. Consisting of 89 LED blades that ignite into light, color, and movement across a wingspan of 150 feet, this dynamic screen has previously been populated by the work of fiber artist Bisa Butler, dancers from The Joffrey Ballet, and more.
The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project (CBDLP), developed through a partnership between Logan Center Community Arts at the University of Chicago and the Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program, as well as leaders from each dance company, is a multi-year project that celebrates the historic impact of Chicago-based Black choreographers in the national dance community. This project highlights Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, a member of the CBDLP’s first cohort, and aims to bring attention to the power of Black dance in Chicago and affirm its place in the city’s rich history.
Exhibition on view weekdays from 12–1:30pm & 4:30–10pm and weekends from 1–7pm through November 16, 2022.
An activation, including a live performance accompanying the film, and an artist talkback, will occur on Friday, October 14, 2022, 7–9pm. RSVP here. Tix are free, but limited.
Location: 150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago IL 60606