Join us on Thursday, July 30! 


Meet the 2020 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artists:

Bril Barrett

Irene Hsiao

Erin Kilmurray

Christopher Knowlton

Sterling Lofton aka "Steelo"

Christopher "Mad Dog" Thomas


Join us as we shine the light on them and the extraordinary dance that grows in Chicago. 


This virtual event will feature

  • Performance by Jenn Freeman aka Po'Chop (2018 Lab Artist) filmed on site at the Rebuild Foundation's Listening House.

  • Performance by Joanna Furnans (2018 Lab Artist) & Christine Wallers filmed on site at the grey space and other lands that do not belong to them.

  • Performance by Jumaane Taylor (2017 Lab Artist) with Marlene Rosenberg, filmed on site at Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library.

  • MCs Molly Brennan and Jeez Loueez.

  • Homage to House Dance Party led by Darling Squire (2019 Lab Artist), on site at reunion gallery.


Videos by Brandon Calhoun. Production Coordination by Jonathan Alsberry. Wallpaper design by Bob Faust and Nick Cave. Invitation design by Faust. Handmade paper figures by Jami Darwin. Animated graphics by Jenn Freeman. 

Celebration-Only Ticket

2020 LAB ARTISTS: ​Bril Barrett, Irene Hsaio, Erin Kilmurray, Christopher Knowlton, Sterling Lofton aka "Steelo", and Christopher "Mad Dog" Thomas



HOST COMMITTEE (in formation):

Kathleen Aharoni-Weiss

Bob Faust & Nick Cave

Tregg Duerson

Jennifer Fortner

Vicki & Bruce Heyman

Jackie Kazarian

Kim D. Ricardo

Baronica Roberson

Ann & Richard Tomlinson

Tara Aisha Willis

Julie Yost

Angel Ysaguirre


Adrienne & Pete Foley

Lisa Yun Lee

Oppenheimer Family Foundation

To request accessibility accommodations for this event, please e-mail by July 23, 2020. Services can include ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, and Closed Captioning.