The Hokin Project Gallery
623 S. Wabash Ave, 1st Floor Chicago, IL 60605
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Currently on display:
IN THE CIRCLE: CHICAGO FOOTWORK
November 10 – December 17, 2016
Curated by the Era Footwork Crew and Libby Buck
Featuring work by Wills Glasspiegel, B Rael Ali and Chief Manny
Columbia College Chicago’s Hokin Gallery is excited to announce In the Circle: Chicago Footwork, a new show focused on the history and future of Chicago footwork.
Chicago footwork began as a dance style performed to house music in the mid-80s. Footwork later became its own style of music. Through photographs, collages,
archival materials, film, and dancing, In the Circle tells the story of this enduring Chicago form as curated by The Era Footwork Crew and Libby Buck.
The Era is a South Side footwork crew that channels footwork through diverse mediums such as animation, art, fashion, film, poetry, education, and activism, and includes some of the city’s most accomplished dancers (Litebulb, Chief Manny, Dempsey, P-Top, and Steelo). The Era also includes scholar and artist Wills Glasspiegel, whose photographs and films are featured throughout In the Circle. With Columbia College Chicago’s long standing tradition of dance and performing art, In the Circle and The Era have found a natural home in the Chicago’s south loop art community. Live programming in conjunction with In the Circle to be announced.