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  • the CRITICAL FIERCENESS GRANTEES for WINTER 2014

    the CRITICAL FIERCENESS GRANTEES for WINTER 2014

    Congratulations to Winter 2014 Critical Fierceness Grantees NIC KAY, MARGARET BOBO-DANCY, and WITCH HAZEL!

    Nic Kay is the recipient of the $1000 Mark Aguhar Memorial Grant. Nic will use the funds in the creation of a long-form performance entitled Lil Black _____ Gone Wild. According to Nic, LB_GW is "heavily influenced by ballroom culture, live punk performance, butoh and praise dance. The show begins with the commentators failed attempt to organize an open to all Vogue ball with no judges and trophies." Nic Kay's proposal stood out for its critical exploration of the tensions between belonging and difference, competition and collectivity, and tradition and innovation within queer, POC and activist communities. Congratulations Nic!

    Margaret Bobo-Dancy and WITCH HAZEL both received $500 Critical Fierceness Grants. 

    Margaret will be creating sculptural works inspired by St. Theresa's so-called "transverberation." Margaret's practice explores the liminal space between the sensual and the spiritual and engages in erotic material explorations. Margaret's seductive work speaks to the public and private nature of feminine sexuality and the potential to queer the borders between mind/body/soul. Congratulations Margaret!

    WITCH HAZEL is a performance group that consists of Ariel Young, Darren Barrere & Casey Hartley. They are currently working on an evening-length, performative triptych called Love Drug. The varied segments will oscillate between a conventional exploration "of queer family, drug abuse, and cissexism" and "an abstract spectacle on the young queer experience" that "seeks to blur the distinction between theatrical performance and reality." WITCH HAZEL's fun and challenging proposal recasts children's play and pop iconography as contemporary myth. Congratulations WITCH HAZEL! 

    XOXO

    Chances Dances and the Winter 2014 Critical Fierceness Board

    Rita Bacon, Davey Ball, Allison Burque, Bryce Dwyer, Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Justin Mitchell, Jeanine O'Toole, Aay Preston-Myint, Oli Rodriguez, Erik Roldan, Amina Ross, Latham Zearfoss
  • Critical Fierceness Grant Deadline Extended

    Critical Fierceness Grant Deadline Extended

    The deadline for the Critical Fierceness Grant has been changed to 1.31 and 7.31 respectivly. Which means, you've got another month to apply!! Download the application HERE.

  • For Chances On Her 8th Birthday (VIDEO)

    A collaborative, club-oriented video that attempts a symbolic telling of the history of Chances Dances and a stylized glimpse into the queer utopian future it promises.

    Made with love by Rami George, Dan Paz, Oli Rodriguez and Latham Zearfoss in Chicago in 2013.

  • Off Chances Double Date

    Off Chances Double Date

    JULY OFF CHANCES RESCHEDULED!!! Due to Danny's temporarily closing in early July, we have rescheduled this month's Off Chances to TUESDAY, JULY 30.

    Double your fun at our second-ever DOUBLE DATE, a dual-venue party-hop by your girls at CHANCES DANCES.

    Take your Chance or Prance between two venues:
    DANNY'S - 1951 W. Dickens
    THE CHARLESTON - 2076 N. Hoyne
    just down the street from one another!
    walking directions here: http://tinyurl.com/chancesdouble

    With sets by FOUR Chances DJS at both locations!
    CQQCHIFRUIT//NINA RAMONE//
    RITA BACON//SWAGUERILLA//

    DOUBLE YR SWAG:
    2x treats by Paper Moon Pastry!!!
    this month features not one, but two free mixes by RITA BACON and THE LADY SPEEDSTICK!

    QT BARTENDERS!
    FREE STUFFS!
    GQQD MUSIC GQQD LQQKS!
    QUEER PPL!