Friday, May 15, 2015 ♦ 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 ♦ 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015 ♦ 3:00 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
A dance play that asks the question, “Will I ever dance again?” With story and music by Bruce Roper of Sons of the Never Wrong fame, choreographed by Monique Haley (River North), directed by Sean Kelly (New Colony), and danced by one of Chicago's up and coming young dance troops - Visceral Dance. This dance play combines disciplines from several art forms into a unique night of theatre, in the dance inspired Myron Szold Hall at Old Town School of Folk Music.
"Bruce Roper has written the near perfect song." -A.P. Newswire
Bruce Roper's reputation in the folk industry is that of a brilliant, prolific writer. His songs feel like they were written by a wise old poet, yet sung by a child. He's sorta like Warren Zevon crossed with Leonard Cohen, with a sprinkling of Tom Waits. He writes about heartbreak with a wink and a nod, he makes things that are hard to say easy to hear. His original folk-alt band Sons of the Never Wrong are celebrating their 23rd year together.
For years, Sean Kelly has been exploring and exploding preconceived theater concepts in Chicago. He engages his company New Colony to break walls and rules, making art that can be felt in new ways for a new generation. From the tender plays he writes to the grand productions he directs, he turns a crowd into an audience.
An accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer, Monique has been a featured dancer in "The Jungle Book" directed by Mary Zimmerman at the Goodman Theater, and has performed in everything from "On the Town" and "The King and I", to "Aida" at the Drury Lane. Her choreography for Ballet Nebraska, Chicago Rep. Ballet, Dance Works Chicago, WMU, Marygrove College, Muntu African Dance, and Univ. of PA have gotten rave reviews. In Chicago and around the country, Monique keeps busy as a frequent teacher for the Lou Conte Dance Studio, the Visceral Dance Center and the Joffrey.