A production of of Honey Pot Performance
Thursday November 10 @7:30pm
Friday November 11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday November 13, 3pm & 7:30pm
$15 at the door
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Parking is available on 61st Street, Dorchester Avenue, and in the University of Chicago Press parking lot. Please enter the Experimental Station on Blackstone. The event is wheelchair accessible.
The Sweet Goddess Project is a multimedia dance theater work exploring women’s experiences in Chicago house music and dance culture. While women have long been essential to the sounds and scenes of house as vocalists, dancers and DJs, this urban performance tradition is often narrated as a male-dominated practice and cultural space.
Sweet Goddess examines ideas of femininity, community, sensuality, pleasure and empowerment to imagine the woman-centered energies of house culture. The work is part of an ongoing journey to identify core characteristics of house culture illustrating its power as a way of knowing the world through music and movement.
Meida McNeal, Artistic Director
In collaboration with Abra Johnson, Boogie McClarin and Ni’Ja Whitson
Jeanne Medina, Set & Costume
Garvin Jellison, Lighting
Jo de Presser, DJ
David Weathersby, Video
This work is supported through grants from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Puffin Foundation, the Community Arts Assistance Program and the generosity of individuals supporting Honey Pot Performance’s artistic endeavors.