Wisconsin-based Peggy Choy and Chicago’s Onye Ozuzu collaborate to present an evening of dance works that re-envision dance as a way to navigate water, water crises and changing eco-cultural identities. RIVER · MOUTH · OCEAN: Explorations in Afro-Asian Futurism will include appearances by Choy and Ozuzu, members of local Chicago West African dance company Ayodele Drum and Dance, Lacouir Yancey—b-boy and capoerista from Madison, Wisconsin, and Ai Ikeda—New York dancer and wushu martial artist.
Both artists are working with music recorded by jazz artists largely in the 1960’s who represent a period of fertile development in jazz history where conceptual, technical and instrumental territories between American jazz and Asian musical forms were being actively explored by jazz greats such as: Yusef Lateef, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, and Pharoah Sanders.
To see and hear the explorations of Afro-Asian fusion check out the performance of RIVER · MOUTH · OCEAN at Links Hall, Chicago | October 10 -12 | Friday – Sunday at 7pm. Tickets are $10 General Admission.
Links Hall is located at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618—convenient to the Belmont/Clyborn & Western CTA Bus Stop in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood. The former viaduct lot at Western and Belmont will be available to Constellation audience. For more information call 773.281.0824.