"The Fly Honey Show" (Photo: Matthew Gregory Hollis)

(VIDEO) Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Alumni and Faculty Featured in Performance Events Starting Aug. 18

As summer draws to a close, Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alumni, faculty, and students will be featured in two cutting-edge performance events opening Thursday, August 18.

Set Free

Set Free,” a weekend of performances produced by the Watering Can and Links Hall, runs August 18-21 at Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western, in Chicago. Peter Carpenter, associate professor and interim chair at the Dance Center, will team up with Columbia College alum Tia Monet Greer ’13, a graduate of the Columbia College Dance Center’s Dance BFA program, for document shoot rehearsal run, a duet choreographed by Carpenter, on Thursday-Friday, August 18 and 19. And on Friday-Saturday, August 20 and 21, Dance Center associate professor Lisa Gonzales will perform in so softly here, a work that allows Gonzales and her longtime collaborator Jennifer Kayle to investigate their interest in states of being and becoming. For more information on “Set Free,” click here. For tickets, click here.


Also on August 18, The Fly Honey Show, an annual summertime performance event created and directed by Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alumna Erin Kilmurray ’08, a graduate of the Dance Center’s Dance BA program, opens its seventh edition at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago, where it runs through September 3. The Fly Honey Show 7 is a dance and performance concert “celebrating body + sex positivity through a feminist perspective.” The production features the talents of many alumni and former students from Columbia College’s School of Fine & Performing Arts and School of Media Arts.

Here’s a video of clips from previous years’ Fly Honey Show performances. For tickets to The Fly Honey Show, click here.