In collaboration with Links Hall and community partners Pullman Arts and Block House Gallery, Co-MISSION curator Take Some Leave Some presents “The Shwang Out,” May 19 and 20 at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The 2022-2023 Co-MISSION Curators-in-Residence invite artists from their communities to present new or existing performance work both at Links Hall and a neighborhood location outside of a formal theater environment. Links Hall’s Co-MISSION Curatorial Residency Program is partially supported by a CityArts Project grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
“The Shwang Out” is an intimate, experimental gathering at Links Hall that gives “a-call-to-your-girlfriend-before-going-out” and “playing-in-your-grandmother’s closet.” This is an offering to Black women in the community to commune with others in preparation for the “get down” at “Tati’s Butter Joint.” Both experiences will feature the works of four local and international Black women artists and create space for Black women to explore their relationship to joy, sexuality, spiritually, friendship, sisterhood, mothering and belonging.
Take Some Leave Some is a multidisciplinary performance collective that uses original sound, choreography, film and installations to create experiences reflecting and celebrating Black women in our lives—their labor, courage and wisdom even in their imperfections.
All events are ticketed on an income-based sliding-scale donation. Attendees are encouraged to buy online advance tickets to support turnout and accommodate access needs. All donations help fund the revitalization and reopening of the Rizal Center, a Philippine community center located in Lakeview, which closed in 2017. For tickets and more information, visit LinksHall.com
L to R: Brianna Alexis Heath, Jovan Landry and Keyierra Collins
L to R: HL Doruelo, Christopher Mad Dog Thomas and Marcela Torres
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