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STAYCEE PEARL dance project and Soy Sos: CIRCLES: going in

February 11 @ 7:30 pm

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One event on February 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm

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CIRCLES: going in is an unapologetic, full-length dance work celebrating #BlackGirlMagic. Layering dance, visual arts, and a live, original score, the work presents snapshots of popular culture through Choreographer Staycee Pearl’s lens as a Black woman. With an ensemble of five dancers, CIRCLES: going in amplifies a colorful and daring path to self-reclamation. CIRCLES: going in is accompanied by an original soundtrack created by Herman “Soy Sos” Pearl in collaboration with a diverse roster of Black club artists.

Additonal Events: Post-Performance Discussions immediately follow each performance.

About the Artists

Staycee Pearl is the co-artistic director of PearlArts Studios and STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos, where she creates artful experiences through dance-centered, multimedia works in collaboration with her husband and artistic collaborator, Herman Pearl. Staycee received her initial dance training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. In 2009, STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos (SPdp&SS) debuted at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Since then, the duo has produced several works including ..on being…, OCTAVIA, and FLOWERZ, and are currently working on their National Dance Project supported CIRCLES. Staycee is passionate about sharing resources and creating opportunities for the arts community by initiating project-generating programs including the Charrette Series, the In The Studio Series, and the PearlDiving Movement Residency.

Herman Pearl (Soy Sos) is the head engineer and owner of Tuff Sound Recording, as well as the sound designer and co-artistic director of PearlArts Studios. Through PearlArts, Herman creates soundscapes to serve as a component to contemporary dance. As a sound designer, Herman’s repertoire includes a wide variety of projects and collaborators. His work has been featured in various independent films and documentaries, video games, and advertising. He has designed soundscapes for numerous choreographers. He has collaborated with many visual artists to create installations and touring exhibits. He has recorded and produced work for a plethora of recording artists across genres and techniques. Herman has performed, created, and recorded his own music for over 25 years.

Venue

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
1306 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Box Office Contact:
312.369.8330
Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm

Details

Date:
February 11
Time:
7:30 pm
Discipline:

Location Details:

Located at 1306 S. Michigan Ave., just blocks from the Field Museum Campus and Lake Shore Drive, the Dance Center is in the South Loop, one block south of the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue. The Roosevelt train stop (Red, Orange and Green lines) is three blocks west, and many CTA buses service the area.

Public Transportation

The Dance Center is close to two major train stops: the Red Line at Roosevelt and State, and the Orange and Green Lines at Roosevelt and Wabash. If you are traveling from the South Side, the Metra line offers a good option with a full service stop at the Roosevelt Road Station.

Various buses service the area and include #1, #3, #4, #12 and part time service from bus #129.

Parking

Park on the west side of Michigan Avenue between 13th & 14th Streets, or on the west side of Wabash Avenue at 14th Street. Street parking is metered and limited. Tow zones are enforced. Please allow ample time for parking or take public transportation when coming to a Dance Center performance.