DANCES TO SONGS I HATE is an evening curated by performance artist Tif Bullard featuring the original work of dancers, movers, choreographers and performers who create a piece to a song that they just plain hate. The program is comprised of solo and collaborative work by artists of all levels whose song choices will not be disclosed to the audience until the performance begins.
The curatorial spark of DANCES TO SONGS I HATE arose from the aspect of challenge and its ability to open up new ways of looking at performance process having inspiration come from something that repulses, rather than compels to make bold, innovative work. The process hopes to encourage the artist to pull from uncomfortable resources and face the possibility of failure.
Featuring work by: Tif Bullard Core Project Chicago Jade Daugherty Jen Guglielmi Courtney Mackedanz & Ziad Nagy Cara Newman Cruz Nowell with Stephen Michael Dunstan Richardson Liana C. Percoco Rebecca Sohn and Cayne Collier Stefanie Cohen and Corey Gearhart Upended Teacups