Ground Rhythm Dance Project, a company led by Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alum Destine Young ’13, presents the Breaking Grounds Performance Series: Makers & Wreckers September 7 through 9 at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western, Chicago. The Breaking Grounds Performance Series is a three-night event that encourages artistic perspective, collaboration, and creation for emerging choreographers in the field of dance. Breaking Grounds introduces fresh artwork to audiences that enjoy seeing different perspectives of a shared theme performed in the same space. For three nights, choreographic works will be shown that display a two-part creative process: one choreographer makes a work and their partner choreographer wrecks their work. Prior to the show, the works will have already been completed for audiences to witness the final products of artistic collaboration.
The performance series includes the premiere of Black Cloud, a work choreographed by Ground Rhythm Dance Project artistic director Destine Young, a graduate of the Dance Center’s BA Program in Dance, who founded GRDP in 2016. Ground Rhythm Dance Project produces work heavily grounded in the values and cultures of the urban dance community. Working to diversify the aesthetics of modern contemporary dance, GRDP’s vocabulary is not limited to the artistic values of any one style; however, GRDP largely embraces the cultural and physical aesthetics of House Dance, Martial Arts, and Contact Improvisation.
Besides Young, the performers include Dance Center of Columbia College alums Dina Liberatore ’14, Andrea Rivera ’15, Marceia Scruggs ’17, and Bryonna Teverbaugh ’15 — all graduates of the Dance Center’s Dance BA Program — and Dedrick Gray ’15, a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Business and Entrepreneurship Department‘s BA Program in Marketing.
For tickets and more information, call 773-245-3624 or click here.