Erin Kilmurray is a powerhouse artist making genre-straddling pop-fringe works from dance, theater, space-making and nightlife culture, challenging traditional relationships between performer and spectator through electric, often political performance that enlivens body and environment. Her work has been presented by the MCA, The Dance Center of Columbia College, Links Hall, Thalia Hall, Pivot Arts Festival, DanceBox in Kobe Japan, and has held residency through High Concept Labs, University of Chicago Performance Lab, Ragdale Foundation, among others. Kilmurray has received support through 3arts and Chicago Dancemakers Forum’s 2018 Greenhouse Program. She is the founder + director of the Chicago institution, The Fly Honey Show.


Kilmurray will spend her Lab year initiating the Function, a multi-phase project built on envisioning fierce feminist utopias through dance. By vigorously cross-training with design, DJ, and production building, Kilmurray and her dancers will share visions for the future and tag-team creative skillsets in their process. the Function is a hybrid performance system investigation and social gathering --  exploring agency, vulnerability and empowerment in the creation and operation of dance space. 

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Photos: Eric Stromm | Topher Alexander | Ben Wardell | Matthew Gregory Hollis