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WATCH THAW 2021: ABUNDANCE

On Monday, February 8 at 7pm CST, Links Hall presented THAW 2021: ABUNDANCE, our annual fundraiser and celebration of the performing arts community. In previous iterations the singular event has drawn hundreds of live arts supporters and makers to revel in one of Chicago’s largest cross-disciplinary art parties. THAW 2021, co-directed by ERIN KILMURRAY + GIAU TRUONG, captures that surprising, electrifying spirit through dance, music, puppetry, installation, and more. With both pre-recorded and live performances from Links Hall and off-site locations, join us in celebrating Chicago’s imagination, joy, generosity, and our collective ABUNDANCE.

 

Emcees 
ALEX GRELLE + JYLDO

Featured Guest Host
NOAH GINEX /THE NOAH GINEX PUPPET COMPANY

Featured Headline Artists

BETHANY THOMAS
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JOVAN LANDRY
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POONIE’S CABARET
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ERICA RENE
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SILVITA DIAZ BROWN /
SIDLDANCE / ACRODANZA
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ANNA MARTINE WHITEHEAD 
/ ANATOMIES   
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With Cameo Appearances + Pop Up Performances by

KELLY ANDERSON 
TULI BERA + KINNARI VORA
RACHEL BUNTING
AALIYAH CHRISTINA 
PHAEDRA DARWISH
KRISTINA FLUTYTIA MONET GREER+ ERIN KILMURRAY
AYAKO KATO + JASON ROEBKE + YURIA ROEBKE
KEIRAH KING
RIKA LIN
AMANDA MARAIST + CATHERINE HEPLER + MICHAEL MACDONALD
CAROLE McCURDY
DAWN XIANA MOON
HANNAH SANTISTEVAN
BRYAN SANER + CHERRIE YU
MARCEIA L. SCRUGGS + DEDRICK GRAY
HEREACLITUS VERNON
ZACHARY WHITTENBURG
SARA ZALEK
SOJOURNER ZENOBIA

Produced by 
ERIN KILMURRAY + LINKS HALL

Directed by 
ERIN KILMURRAY + GIAU TRUONG

Technical Direction
GIAU TRUONG

Cinematography
PAUL SCUDDER

Installation Design
ELEANOR KAHN

Lighting Design
JACOB SNODGRASS
GIAU TRUONG

Audio Engineer
CHE ARTHUR

Editors
PAUL SCUDDER
GIAU TRUONG
VIN REED

Graphics
VIN REED

THAW Artwork
JOEL SOLARI

THAW Abundance was made possible by generous support from Event Sponsors Ginger Farley & Bob Shapiro, National Performance Network, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and the THAW Abundance Host Committee: Mike Anestor, Cheryl Lynn Bruce & Kerry James Marshall, Julie Hobert, Maggie Kast, Trevor Martin & Parker Benton, Dina Merrell & Tim Hartford, Anna Minkov & Samuel Burick, and Christy Uchida.