Explore the complex intersection and legacies of race and disability through new dance work choreographed and performed by award-winning artist Barak adé Soleil with additional performances by NY-based dance artist Jerron Herman and sound orchestrated by Chicago DJ Sadie Woods. what the body knows unfolds as a suite of solos and a duet that deeply consider how we move and are moved by these interwoven cultural legacies. adé Soleil offers distinct reflections of diverse bodies on the stage and in the world; uncovering nuances of bodies aging, evolving, and impacted by life’s dynamic journey.
what the body knows’ multidimensional sound score designed by adé Soleil in collaboration with DJ Sadie Woods will be performed live. As each dance unfolds times shifts, the bodies move between subtle fluid isolations and resonant gestures.
Only TWO performances
Doors open at 6:30pm
Performance begins at 7:30pm
Accessibility The Stony Island Arts Bank is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation, Audio Description, Assistive Listening Devices, Real time Captioning (CART), and personal assistants will be available. Please refrain from wearing scented products.
What the body knows is a project of D UNDERBELLY and has been supported through a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award; 3Arts Residency Fellowship at University of Illinois with funds provided in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts to 3Arts; Rebuild Foundation residency; 3AP individual funders; and as part of the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Spin-Off series.