“The Era Footwork Crew is one of the city’s most well-known dance crews. The group has toured the world, collaborated with Chance the Rapper and are using their unique art form to help youth in Chicago find a creative outlet. They recently became involved with a new nonprofit called Open the Circle that will provide resources for creative projects within Chicago’s underserved communities, like footwork workshops.” - Chantel.S (Mic.com)
“ The Era footwork crew are no stranger to art galleries: they've worked with High Concept Labs in Pilsen as part of a 2014 residency and in 2016 curated a photography show at Columbia College's Hokin Gallery. But last Saturday's "Prime Time: F00TW3RK" event at the Museum of Contemporary Art was different. It was their first full-scale museum takeover.” - Anna White (Chicago Tribune)
The MCA collaborated with the Era to host a set featuring influential members of the Footwork scene such as RP Boo, Suzi Analogue, DJ Spinn and I Am the Queen. The event highlights a Chicago culture while also recognizing its digital evolution.
Watch Towkio and his pals, including Chance the Rapper and members of The Era, bust a few moves in the video for "Clean Up," which also features Chance and is off of Towkio's fantastic mixtape .Wav Theory