Erin Kilmurray

ERIN KILMURRAY | SEARCH PARTY
Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9 @ 7pm

Erin Kilmurray is a choreographer, producer and teaching artist living and working in Chicago. Working within contemporary dance, multi-displinary theater and cabaret performance her work intentionally shifts between immersive and proscenium formats – resonating in concert dance spaces, lo-fi performance galleries, music venues, parties and film. Kilmurray’s choreography has been presented and supported by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Cambrians, Metro Chicago, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, The Chicago Reader, Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Empty Bottle Presents, Thalia Hall, and Salonathon. Kilmurray is a company member of The Inconvenience, Founder/ Director/ Choreographer of The Fly Honey Show. Kilmurray was named “Best Choreographer “(Chicago Reader) and one of “Four Artists Heating Up This Fall” (Chicago Magazine). She received a 2017 3arts ‘Make A Wave’ award, a CCT Young Leader’s Fund award, a Sponsored Artist with High Concept Labs. www.erinkilmurray.com

“SEARCH PARTY” is a multi-phase dance project that follows a group of women as they test their limits. At this monumentally maddening moment in time, we examine the boundaries we face. Where do these limits lie? Who sets them? What stands in our way? When we are brimming with energy, hopefulness, pleasure, pain, exhaustion, rage – where do we put it? What is the tipping point?

Set somewhere between the dancefloor of a nightclub and a sports arena, this work relentlessly investigates these questions by comparing what we have vs. what we need vs. what is expected of us vs. what we are capable of and organizing to search for what has been lost, what has been missing, or what has been hiding.