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BCH@BING: Featured artists The Era

Black Cinema House’s monthly featured artist series continues in May with dance crew The Era and filmmaker/visual artist Wills Glasspiegel. Visit BING every Thursday evening this month for a rotating line-up of short docs, music videos, and film portraits highlighting the power, energy and unique style of footwork, Chicago’s homegrown and world-renowned dance. The series culminates with a screening, workshop, performance and party on Thursday, May 26.

Founded on the South Side in 2014, The Era includes footwork dancers from esteemed battle cliques like Terra Squad and Goon Squad, as well as visual artists, documentarians and scholars. From MoMa PS-1 in New York to Battlegroundz on 87th Street in Chicago, the Era have won significant acclaim for their dancing and documentary films. The Era have collaborated with leading artists, including DJ Rashad and Chance the Rapper. The Era also make music, animations, and print media with dance at the center of their creative vision. The Era is dedicated to changing the perception of dance by bringing Chicago footwork into focus.

This week: More films from the Era
"All Day" (3 mins)  |  “Clean Up” (3 mins)  |  Making Tracks (7 mins)
Chicago Footwork (5 mins)  |  “Bang’n On King Drive” (5 mins)


Earlier Event: May 11
Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain
Later Event: May 18
Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain

Hours: Tues and Fri, 12–7pm • Wed, Thur,  Sat, 12–10pm