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"IN THE WURKZ" by The Era Footwork Crew

  • Links Hall 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

CHICAGO! See you this Decemeber for In The Wurkz! Tickets available now!

Drums, bass and synthesizer sounds shake the room to life. Dancers appear under spotlights on stage and in the audience, kicking their legs in slow motion. Smoke billows from the side stage. One of the dancers recites a poem: “In Chicago / in the land of flame / there was born a dance / without a name.”

In the Wurkz is a touring dance project based on the lives and dreams of dancers on the west and south sides of Chicago. This evening-length show unveils a history of footwork dancing, tracing its development from “the holy ghost” – the first footwork dance move inspired by the motion of ghosts and spirit possession in church – to a citywide, black teenage dance culture that keeps kids safe in dangerous neighborhoods across Chicago. In the Wurkz expounds on this dance history through the movements, films and poetry of The Era Footwork Crew with original music from Chicago's Teklife DJs.

Performances of In the Wurkz at Links Hall represents “the community debut” of this long-developing project by The Era Footwork Crew. In the Wurkz will premier nationally and tour throughout 2020-21.

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