Due to public health concerns about COVID-19, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is postponing our presentation of Abby Z and the New Utility. Those who have already purchased tickets for the engagement of Abby Z can call the box office (312-369-8330) for a refund, or consider donating their ticket as a much-appreciated donation to the Dance Center.
Abby Z and the New Utility
April 9–11, 2020 • 7:30 p.m.
First time appearing in Chicago
“...an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”—New York Times
Drawing on distinct histories in hip-hop, modern dance, West African, tap, synchronized swimming, and basketball, Abby Z and the New Utility explores the conflicts and possibilities created from aesthetic and cultural collisions in this new work. Radioactive Practice pushes its collaborative team of 10 dancers beyond perceived limits as they create a new tradition built from the inner workings of established forms. Choreographer-on-the-rise Abby Zbikowski has been hailed for her “unique and utterly authentic movement vocabulary in complex and demanding structures to create works of great energy, intensity, surprise, and danger.”
Post-Performance Conversation: Thursday, April 9
Pre-Performance Talk: Friday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11 at 7:30pm
1306 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605