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Erica Mott named 11th Ward Artist for 2017 Year of Public Art

Erica Mott named 11th Ward Artist for 2017 Year of Public Art

In a kick-off event at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen on Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Erica Mott as one of the awardees of the 50×50 Neighborhood Arts Project. From nearly 270 applicants citywide, Erica was selected to collaborate with 11th Ward Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson to create a neighborhood public performance spectacle at Palmisano Park in Bridgeport. Utilizing the park’s unique landscape and history as a … Read more


Mycelial: Street Parliament – A Year of Growth

Mycelial: Street Parliament - A Year of GrowthFrom Cassis to Champaign, from Calgary to California, from Cairo to Chicago, Erica Mott's newest project Mycelial: Street Parliament is taking root.

‘Mycelial’ is derived from the word 'mycelium' – the vegetative part of a fungus that consists of a mass of branching, thread-like filaments. These threads form extensive communication networks, connecting forest root systems and transmitting vital nutrients to keep entire ecosystems alive. Scientists lovingly refer to this network at the "wood wide web" ... Read More

How to Get to Calumet for Trials and Trails

How to Get to Calumet for Trials and Trails

Upcoming Trials and Trails

Friday + Saturday, Sep 16th & 17th @7:30PM

 

We’ve made it even easier to get there:

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Newcity Stage honors Erica Mott in “Players 2016: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago”

Newcity Stage honors Erica Mott in "Players 2016: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago"

Soon after naming Erica Mott one of the “Top 5 Game-Changing Dance Makers in 2015“, Newcity Stage has honored Erica Mott Production’s again with the distinction of “Players 2016: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago.”

Newcity Stage describes Erica’s recent accomplishments:

“Choreographer and performer Erica Mott works with crews of creative collaborators—dramaturgs, video designers, vocal coaches, installation artists and her longtime creative partner composer … Read more


Erica Mott selected for NEFA/CDF Regional Dance Development Initiative

Erica Mott selected for NEFA/CDF Regional Dance Development Initiative
The New England Foundation for the Arts, together with the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, has selected Erica Mott and Erica Mott Productions as one of 12 Chicago-based artists selected to participate in a 10-day dance lab with support from The Reva and David Logan Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
 
What is the RDDI?
The dance lab is part of the Regional
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Help Erica Mott Productions Provide FREE Arts Education Resources to Chicago Schools

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO GIVE!!

3 years ago, EMP began choreographing our first in a trilogy of multimedia dance performances inquiring how stereotypical ideas of masculinity affect the way we live.

As with all of our projects, we began the multi-year process of research. We began by studying the masculine stereotype of the rough and tumble Cowboy. Our team watched tons of Westerns (particularly Sergio Leoneand John FordRead more


Cowboys and Vikings Across Chicago is coming June 17-18 @8pm

Cowboys and Vikings Across Chicago is coming June 17-18 @8pm

Cowboys and Vikings Across Chicago
a site-specific, outdoor, multi-media performance series
Featuring Christopher Knowlton, Bryan Saner, Brian Shaw, & Blake Russell with music by Ryan Ingebritsen

Weds-Thurs, June 17-18 @8pm
Part 1:
Five Gaits, Four Walls, Fourteen Knots
at the Indian Boundary Park (2500 W Lunt Ave, Chicago, IL)
presented by

Erica Mott Productions
with the Chicago Park District and 2015 Night Out in the Read more


Erica Mott is Featured Fellow at Ragdale

Erica Mott is Featured Fellow at Ragdale

Erica Mott is honored to have been selected for a residency at Ragdale Artists’ Community located on the former country estate of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw.

Currently, Erica is a Featured Fellow on the Ragdale website.  During this residency production plans are being finalized for several performances during summer of 2015, including a series of site-specific presentations of the Cowboys and Vikings Trilogy.

To learn more about visit http://ragdale.org/Read more


3 Singers receives 2015 New Music USA Award

3 Singers receives 2015 New Music USA Award

The creative team, performers, and crew of 3 Singers is thrilled to be honored with the
2015 New Music USA grant!!

Please follow 3 Singers on the New Music USA website for ongoing updates about events and touring performances: https://www.newmusicusa.org/all-projects/?project_page=3

New Music USA provides over $1 million each year in grant support for the creation and performance of new work and community building throughout the country.  62 national projects involving … Read more


3 Singers premiered to sold out audiences in Krakow, Poland

3 Singers premiered to sold out audiences in Krakow, Poland

3 Singers premiered to sold out audiences this month in Krakow, Poland at the Ośrodek Dokumentacji Sztuki Tadeusza Kantora Cricoteka! It was an honor to be the inaugural commission for these new facilities. Thank you to everyone who helped make our international premiere such a rousing success!  Enjoy some of the images from the live performance below. To see more images and video from the international premiere, visit www.facebook.com/3Singers2014.Read more


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