Erica receives prestigious Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award.

The Chicago Dancemakers Forum is a catalyst for innovation and a means to increase dynamic interaction among Chicago’s dancemakers. The Lab Artist program supports artistic exploration, research, and development that leads to production of a new work, culminating in public performances. The select choreographers are active in their field and developing a distinctive trajectory in their work. They possess the skills and experience to undertake a larger project of extended scale, and the capacity to benefit from an environment of artistic interchange.

From June 2010-July 2011 Erica will be developing new choreography based on intensive research into the intersections between objects and dancers’ bodies. Her research will take her to France to work with acclaimed puppetry and spectacle performance company Royal Deluxe and to San Francisco for an ongoing collaboration with choreographer, Sara Shelton Mann. Look for updates as she continue to research and develop this new work for a premiere in July 2011.