June 12 7:00 pm


$15 General Admission
$10 for Students with Valid ID

Join us for the in-person premiere of four short films/videos made by recipients of Chicago Dancemakers Forum digital dance grants!



  • Sildance/AcroDanza’s Visita a Nuestros Muertos (Visit to Our Dead), created and choreographed by Silvita Diaz Brown and directed by Alexandra Yasinovsky. This dance film features four dancers portraying four personal stories about a deceased loved one and honoring them with Day of the Dead traditions.
  • Archangels presents Shaping Lens, written and directed by Annie Franklin, produced, filmed and edited by Kenny Washington. This four-episode docuseries focuses on an artist’s process in creating a successful dance film.
  • Moods of Nāyikā, created by drag performer Abhijeet and dancemaker Ashwaty Chennat. This work is a celebration of the nāyikā—the heroine—who is etched into ancient Indian literature. In eight dynamic episodes, the ashta nāyikā emerges with agency, and all at once uncertain, sexy and powerful. This work is an explosion of South Asian queer artistry and the rising scene of local digital performance.
  • Afterimage created by Zach Nicol; cinematography by Julia Pello. An afterimage produces the illusion of visual form in darkness, the impression of a vivid sensation retained after stimulus has ceased, or the trace of a sudden conclusion, rendered in the full depth of black. Obscured, a gesture, full of constraint, aware, or unaware, in a saturated visual and sonic field, a movement. What figures linger in the dark, after light, within color, outside image?

Click link above for tickets to this one time showing of Dance Films on Sunday, June 12 | 7pm at The Edge Theater 5451 N. Broadway Street, Chicago.

We encourage you to also attend a 4pm showing of Chicago Dancemakers Lab Artists for a Day of Dance! More details coming soon…


Getting to the Event

Edge Theater

5451 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL

The Edge Theater

The Edge Theater, North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA