Using seven dancers, this evening length performance features works by artistic director, Atalee Judy, along with company members/emerging choreographers Melissa Ganser and Megan Klein. From Ganser’s query into religious bullying, Klein’s exploration into numbing brutality, and Judy’s deconstruction of mosh pit energy, bully.punk.riot. reveals the transformation, the blurred lines, and potential danger of the herd as friend or foe.

BONEdanse is an experimental Chicago based dance company whose work exposes the raw and unconventional aspects of performance. Founder/artistic director Atalee Judy established the company 16 years ago to find an outlet for her intense athletic movement style and her extreme socio-political nature. Often recognized for her bold choreographic decisions in creating works that are charged with a punk rock intensity and an honest use of gravity, she has established herself as a innovator, provocateur and a contrarian. The ensemble of seven core company members strives to make strong statements which challenge those who perceive dance as an aesthetic reprieve to one of a powerful reactionary movement rebellion. She has created over 30 dance works, and has produced 13 full evening length concerts. Atalee has been honored to be fully supported by numerous grants over the years, to serve as an advisor and to have been commissioned to choreograph, teach & perform for other dance companies, colleges, and universities on a national and international level.

The collaborative triptych evening length concert bully.punk.riot. features premiere works created by Judy, along with company members/emerging choreographers Melissa Ganser and Megan Klein.

Originally from Northern Indiana, Melissa Ganser moved to Chicago to pursue her education and career in dance. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dancemaking from Columbia College Chicago and has since acted as curator, dancer, volunteer, and choreographer in the dance community. Currently, Melissa is working as a company member and collaborator with BONEdanse, choreographing concepts that are contradictory and inspired by the human condition. Megan J. Klein is a Chicago based dance artist currently exploring the human impetus for aggression. She has performed around Chicago with many different troupes, and has had the privilege to develop her choreography for films, and live stage performance. Klein has a Bachelors Degree in Dance with honors, from Columbia College Chicago.

$12.00 - $20.00


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