A world premiere by Robyn Mineko Williams and Artists, Echo Mine was inspired by and created alongside Chicago dance icon Claire Bataille, one of four founding members of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and longtime director of the Lou Conte Dance Studio.
Performed by current and former Hubbard Street artists mentored by Bataille, Echo Mine explores the nature of artistic legacy and lineage, as well as the inimitable qualities Bataille brought to her work as a dancer and choreographer. With an original score by acclaimed band Califone, Echo Mine features scenic and projection design by CandyStations (Deborah Johnson), lighting design by Eric Southern, and costume design by Hogan McLaughlin.
Echo Mine premieres in full in a one-night-only, special engagement on December 7, 2019 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Tickets are on sale now and current Harris Theater subscribers save 40 percent.
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Echo Mine is made possible with commissioning support from and presented in partnership with the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and supported in part by a 2018 Princess Grace Foundation–USA Special Projects grant and a 2018 DCASE Individual Artist grant. Original music for Echo Mine is commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. The world premiere of Echo Mine is sponsored by Jack and Sandra Guthman and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Video by HMS Media, created for and first screened at Dance for Life Chicago 2019 at the Auditorium Theatre.
Special thanks to HMS Media and Chicago Dancers United.
Additional footage by Cinema Libertad.
Pictured, from left: Meredith Dincolo, Jacqueline Burnett, and Robyn Mineko Williams in Echo Mine. Photo by Rachel Aka.