Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Faculty Launch Pivot Arts Festival June 1

Kelsa “K-Soul” Robinson and Daniel “BRAVEMONK” Haywood

The sixth annual Pivot Arts Festival, a celebration of contemporary performances and multi-disciplinary works, opens Friday, June 1, with a performance by BraveSoul, a Hip Hop dance theatre directed by Daniel “BRAVEMONK” Haywood and Kelsa “K-Soul” Robinson, both current faculty members at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. The opening night event, Festival Launch: A Night that Pops!, takes place at FLATSstudio, 4612 N. Clifton, in Chicago, starting at 8 PM, and culminates with BraveSoul and Chicago Fringe Opera performing part of their hip hop dance concert The Rossini Project with DJ and dance party. Tickets are a $10 suggested donation.

Presented by Pivot Arts, a home for innovative music, theatre, and dance on Chicago’s far north side, the festival runs through June 10, showcasing work by artists in Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods at multiple venues. Tickets, ranging from free to $30, are currently available at