With the 50’s came a shift of female labor in public facilities to female work within the private nuclear family. The rise of the suburbs brought with them the advent of the merry housewife, full skirts, a-bomb fears, bouffant hair do’s, green Jell-O moulds and warehoused women. CDF lab artist Erica Mott, along with performers Suzy Grant and Melissa McNamara explore women’s bodies’ relationship to war and notions of victory using the 1950’s as a backdrop in this excerpt showing of The Victory Project Trilogy, Mothering Disaster.
Join the Victory Project Cast and Creative team for this special one evening event and 50’s Party. Flip your lid for this happening 50’s themed Beauty Bar, see excerpts of the Victory Project, win fab prizes and boogie the evening away to 50’s themed music and have a swell evening with old and new pals.
$10 Martini + Manicure
* $100 Gift Certificate to Carmichael’s Chicago Steak House
*House Membership (face value of $125) to Old Town School of Music
*Big City Swing- Group Dance Classes
*Benefit Boutique- “Beauty Bash”- After hours private party with wine and light appetizers for you and your guests. Includes complimentary brow shape or lash tint- over $800 valued
* One hour Strategic career counseling phone or Skype session (PR, web presence, grants) for performing artists by Peter McDowell Arts Consulting” $75 Value
* One hour private yoga lesson with The Victory Project cast member Karen Faith ($65 Value)
* Hair styled by Kat Noel of Black Hearts Hair Salon
*And much more!
The Victory Project is a multi-year inquiry and thematic umbrella for multi-disciplinary artistic responses to women’s bodies and notions of victory. This year is focused on an evening length work that incorporates image, text, movement and elements of puppetry to dismantle body parts and allegories that confuse and conflate patriotism and perversity.
It is presented as a series of delicate and intimate duets between mundane objects and the human body awkwardly juxtaposed with visually arresting and sometimes disturbing chorus pieces creating darkly humorous shifts in tone and rhythm.
The Victory Project is supported by a generous grant from Chicago Dance Makers Forum through their Lab Artist Fellowship Program, The Illinois Arts Council Individual Projects Grant and the Richard H. Driehuas Foundation.