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ELEVATE Chicago Dance

Production Credits

Choreographer: Victoria Bradford

Music: Todd Mattei

Angela Gronroos, Zack Bailey, Lisa Leszczewicz, Carla Gruby, Ben Sanders

About the Piece

A House Unbuilt is currently developing a social choreography in collaboration with 104 communities along the Mississippi River. This past September they visited Clarksdale, Mississippi—some say the birthplace of Chicago—and began to build relationships with residents there. These relationships are the foundation of a specific connection with the city of Chicago and the deep-rooted dynamics of race

that persist in both regions, north and south.


In their Elevate performance, A House Unbuilt will use the body to dig deeper into the themes that were shared and discovered while in Clarksdale. They will then invite the audience to think and move through our own fears and impossibilities felt in the body, as we build relationships with each other through sharing.


This performance and dialogue is part of the larger project Relay of Voices: The Great River Run that involves A House Unbuilt traveling the length of the Mississippi River on foot next Summer and Fall.