AfterTaste is an exploration of taste, community, movement and how these moments can leave lasting impressions on us. Six choreographers will create pieces that explore memory of taste experience while Chef Jeremy Leven from Tuesday Night Dinner creates a six-course tasting menu that compliments and supports each innovative piece, taking the audience through an evening of amazing sight, sound, and taste. The Inconvenience’s Dance Department Director, Erin Kilmurray, will head this ambitious workshop along with Inconvenience collaborators Lori Crosthwait, Chef Jeremy Leven, Justin Mitchell (sound), and Eve Rydberg (costume and styling).
The Inconvenience is proud to workshop this project as a part of the HCL Sponsored Projects Program. The Inconvenience, a community of interdisciplinary artists, seek to create a new way of experiencing art through a collaboration of music, theatre, dance, fine art and celebration. We create, produce and curate works that challenge audience and artist perspective and ignite social dialogue. With AfterTaste we will celebrate the act of gathering at a table together for a simple yet unforgettable meal with the ones you love. This workshop process will lay the foundation for our upcoming public showing of the piece in early Spring 2014.
The Inconvenience began in 2008 with eight friends in a loft and has now grown to fifteen members producing and creating events around Chicagoland. A multidisciplinary company that seeks to cross-pollinate the arts in innovative and exciting ways, our structure functions in four departments that are deeply collaborative: Dance, Art, Music and Theater.
The Inconvenience produce works that challenge perspective and ignite social dialogue by creating and curating, and we are proud of our commitment to collaboration. In our four-year existence we have produced over thirty events and productions from Steppenwolf Garage to The Den Theatre, collaborated with over 275 artists, and presented to an annual audience of over 10,000 people.
To learn more, visit www.theinconvenience.org.
Erin Kilmurray makes, performs, directs, and facilitates dances. She also goes out-on-the-town and dances, often. She has performed works by Joanna Rosenthal (Same Planet Different World Dance Theater), Jacqueline Stewart (Thodos Dance Chicago/New Dances), Erin Carlise Norton (The Moving Architects), Paige Cunningham, Colleen Halloran, Becca Lemme, Denise Posnak, David Dorfman, and Kate Corby (Kate Corby & Dancers). She has performed nationally in New York City, Chicago, Madison (WI), and Grand Rapids (MI). Her choreography has been featured by The Inconvenience, The Good Night Ladies, Salonathon Presents, and Northwestern University. Erin is the dance programmer for artist-run production company The Inconvenience (Chicago), where she has directed and devised Standing Room Only (The Viaduct Theater), The Fly Honey Show (The Den Theater, Redmoon Theater), and was the movement director for Hit The Wall (The Steppenwolf Garage, Theater on the Lake). She directs and choreographs for The Fly Honeys, a provocative cabaret made of dancers, musicians, and performers, which has recently been featured by Salonathon Presents (The Metro Chicago) and by the Chicago Reader (Logan Square Auditorium). She is one-third of The Open Space Project, a community organized dance makers’ performance party featuring underfunded and emerging choreographers. In addition to her work with Jessie Young on upcoming concert ASHleigh, she is a collaborating artist with Kate Corby & Dancers, presenting a new work at Links Hall’s annual THAW event, has danced back up for local band The Ye-Ye’s and hip hop artist Big Dipper (Brooklyn/Chicago), and is in the process of a collaboration with dance instillation and culinary arts mediums for The Inconvenience. Erin holds a B.A in Dance from Columbia College Chicago.