Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

ways of knowing

What is the craft of our creative process? What are our rituals, our come back to’s, our ways of sitting deep in our collective practice of making together? And how do we establish value for the kind of work we do and care about?

‘ways of knowing’ is a collaborative, process-based performance project exploring concepts of mastery, expertise, and value through reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange. This project stems from the question of what is “mastery” or “expertise”? How do we display power when even our discriminate usage of these terms reveals troublesome patterns, often leaving a surplus of valuable “other” ways of knowing to the wayside? ‘ways of knowing’ asks the public to share their skills and stories of expertise with us as we share HPP’s process of codifying our own methods of art making.

In 2018 ‘ways of knowing’ partnered with six different organizations and artists to host public guided dinners at Links Hall in Roscoe Village, Homiey in Humboldt Park, with Amina Dickerson in South Shore, HOMEroom with Erin Kilmurray in Humboldt Park, High Concept Labs in Pilsen, SAIC at Nichols Tower in Homan Square, and The Solarium with Sojourner Wright in Rogers Park.

From these interactions we have created a full-length performance piece that blurs the line between audience and performer.

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

ways of knowing

What is the craft of our creative process? What are our rituals, our come back to’s, our ways of sitting deep in our collective practice of making together? And how do we establish value for the kind of work we do and care about?

‘ways of knowing’ is a collaborative, process-based performance project exploring concepts of mastery, expertise, and value through reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange. This project stems from the question of what is “mastery” or “expertise”? How do we display power when even our discriminate usage of these terms reveals troublesome patterns, often leaving a surplus of valuable “other” ways of knowing to the wayside? ‘ways of knowing’ asks the public to share their skills and stories of expertise with us as we share HPP’s process of codifying our own methods of art making.

In 2018 ‘ways of knowing’ partnered with six different organizations and artists to host public guided dinners at Links Hall in Roscoe Village, Homiey in Humboldt Park, with Amina Dickerson in South Shore, HOMEroom with Erin Kilmurray in Humboldt Park, High Concept Labs in Pilsen, SAIC at Nichols Tower in Homan Square, and The Solarium with Sojourner Wright in Rogers Park.

From these interactions we have created a full-length performance piece that blurs the line between audience and performer.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

ways of knowing

What is the craft of our creative process? What are our rituals, our come back to’s, our ways of sitting deep in our collective practice of making together? And how do we establish value for the kind of work we do and care about?

‘ways of knowing’ is a collaborative, process-based performance project exploring concepts of mastery, expertise, and value through reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange. This project stems from the question of what is “mastery” or “expertise”? How do we display power when even our discriminate usage of these terms reveals troublesome patterns, often leaving a surplus of valuable “other” ways of knowing to the wayside? ‘ways of knowing’ asks the public to share their skills and stories of expertise with us as we share HPP’s process of codifying our own methods of art making.

In 2018 ‘ways of knowing’ partnered with six different organizations and artists to host public guided dinners at Links Hall in Roscoe Village, Homiey in Humboldt Park, with Amina Dickerson in South Shore, HOMEroom with Erin Kilmurray in Humboldt Park, High Concept Labs in Pilsen, SAIC at Nichols Tower in Homan Square, and The Solarium with Sojourner Wright in Rogers Park.

From these interactions we have created a full-length performance piece that blurs the line between audience and performer.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

ways of knowing

What is the craft of our creative process? What are our rituals, our come back to’s, our ways of sitting deep in our collective practice of making together? And how do we establish value for the kind of work we do and care about?

‘ways of knowing’ is a collaborative, process-based performance project exploring concepts of mastery, expertise, and value through reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange. This project stems from the question of what is “mastery” or “expertise”? How do we display power when even our discriminate usage of these terms reveals troublesome patterns, often leaving a surplus of valuable “other” ways of knowing to the wayside? ‘ways of knowing’ asks the public to share their skills and stories of expertise with us as we share HPP’s process of codifying our own methods of art making.

In 2018 ‘ways of knowing’ partnered with six different organizations and artists to host public guided dinners at Links Hall in Roscoe Village, Homiey in Humboldt Park, with Amina Dickerson in South Shore, HOMEroom with Erin Kilmurray in Humboldt Park, High Concept Labs in Pilsen, SAIC at Nichols Tower in Homan Square, and The Solarium with Sojourner Wright in Rogers Park.

From these interactions we have created a full-length performance piece that blurs the line between audience and performer.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

ways of knowing

What is the craft of our creative process? What are our rituals, our come back to’s, our ways of sitting deep in our collective practice of making together? And how do we establish value for the kind of work we do and care about?

‘ways of knowing’ is a collaborative, process-based performance project exploring concepts of mastery, expertise, and value through reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange. This project stems from the question of what is “mastery” or “expertise”? How do we display power when even our discriminate usage of these terms reveals troublesome patterns, often leaving a surplus of valuable “other” ways of knowing to the wayside? ‘ways of knowing’ asks the public to share their skills and stories of expertise with us as we share HPP’s process of codifying our own methods of art making.

In 2018 ‘ways of knowing’ partnered with six different organizations and artists to host public guided dinners at Links Hall in Roscoe Village, Homiey in Humboldt Park, with Amina Dickerson in South Shore, HOMEroom with Erin Kilmurray in Humboldt Park, High Concept Labs in Pilsen, SAIC at Nichols Tower in Homan Square, and The Solarium with Sojourner Wright in Rogers Park.

From these interactions we have created a full-length performance piece that blurs the line between audience and performer.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

ways of knowing

What is the craft of our creative process? What are our rituals, our come back to’s, our ways of sitting deep in our collective practice of making together? And how do we establish value for the kind of work we do and care about?

‘ways of knowing’ is a collaborative, process-based performance project exploring concepts of mastery, expertise, and value through reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange. This project stems from the question of what is “mastery” or “expertise”? How do we display power when even our discriminate usage of these terms reveals troublesome patterns, often leaving a surplus of valuable “other” ways of knowing to the wayside? ‘ways of knowing’ asks the public to share their skills and stories of expertise with us as we share HPP’s process of codifying our own methods of art making.

In 2018 ‘ways of knowing’ partnered with six different organizations and artists to host public guided dinners at Links Hall in Roscoe Village, Homiey in Humboldt Park, with Amina Dickerson in South Shore, HOMEroom with Erin Kilmurray in Humboldt Park, High Concept Labs in Pilsen, SAIC at Nichols Tower in Homan Square, and The Solarium with Sojourner Wright in Rogers Park.

From these interactions we have created a full-length performance piece that blurs the line between audience and performer.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Chicago Black Social Culture Map: Queer Nightlife & Youth Culture / Northside Edition

Our final installment for 2019 returns to house and nightlife’s queer roots and formations, this time on the North side of the city. Explore the importance of iconic spots like the Belmont Rocks and public events like Black Pride as engines of black, brown, and white queer nightlife at intersection and at odds. Reminisce on the pure pleasure of Medusa’s hybrid youth culture mix and the hole it left when the club closed. Tackle some of the challenging issues of black, brown, and white queer communities all navigating nightlife together in the defined space of Boystown and Belmont.

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Black Social Culture Map, Honey Pot Performance, the Modern Dance Music Archiving Foundation, and the Center on Halsted.

FREE. Register HERE.

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Chicago Black Social Culture Map: South Shore / South Side Edition
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Chicago Black Social Culture Map: South Shore / South Side Edition

A collaboration between Honey Pot Performance, the Dance Music Archiving Foundation, and a team of local cultural historians and cultural producers, the Chicago Black Social Culture Map exists to preserve Chicago's black social cultural lineage - past, present, and future - through an experience that is both fun and informative. 2019 programming features a series of roving map and archiving days focused on the social scene across the city’s South, West, and North sides. Each day features public spaces, personalities, and cultural history connected to specific city geographies.

Our first event for 2019 features South Shore queer community as a key influence in the development of house culture in Chicago. The event includes refreshments, a cash bar, and DJ sets from Jo de Presser and Duane Powell. 

Register for free tickets HERE.

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Elevate Dance Chicago 2018
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Elevate Dance Chicago 2018

Honey Pot Performance performs as part of Elevate Chicago Dance 2018, a day of performances plus installations, workshops and discussions by 45 Chicago dancemakers.

The broadly defined theme of the day explores intersections between Dance, Space, Race, and Place. The Elevate Chicago Dance 2018 artists, through a diverse range of dance and interdisciplinary works, make connections with current ideas about the dynamics between race, social spaces, and personal and body histories. For artists as well as for public audiences, the cultural, political and architectural history of the Chicago Cultural Center building is a powerful setting for these relevant considerations. Dance performances will activate all the floors and multiple public areas of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center, including the Claudia Cassidy Theater, GAR Hall, the Dance Studio, and Preston Bradley Hall.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: RSVP HERE.

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Chicago Black Social Culture Archiving Day & Website Launch
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Chicago Black Social Culture Archiving Day & Website Launch

The Chicago Black Social Culture Map: Community Archiving Day & Web Launch will introduce the first phase of Honey Pot Performance's interactive digital project documenting Black social culture from the Great Migration through the early 21st century. The map features profiles for over 350 different venues, each of which includes basic information, first-person stories, and supplemental media, all collected through collaborative community research. 

The Community Archiving Day & Web Launch launch features a daylong event where people are encouraged to bring and share flyers, posters, photos, tapes, and oral histories to be integrated into the growing map. Accompanying programming will include sessions on a range of Black social culture topics and themes found in the map including exploring the history of Chicago's Black recording industry from jazz to house, the evolution of Chicago Blues, the importance of Black social clubs and membership clubs, dance crews from the 1980s to the present, and a special session on Black sociality and spectacle through the intersection of fashion, music, and cultural politics. Attendees will also try out the digital map and begin to add their own stories.

Register HERE.

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Creating Justice Symposium
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Creating Justice Symposium

  • Oakton Community College, TenHoeve Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A day of presentations, workshops, and performances that celebrate the contribution of art to social justice movements. This event is a unique way to build community and awaken our imaginations. Refreshments and dinner are provided! The event is FREE (registration appreciated), family-friendly, and open to all. 

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Aug
6
1:30 PM13:30

Chicago Black Social Culture Map Gathering #3

Based on their 2014 work Juke Cry Hand Clap: A People’s History of Chicago House & Black Social Culture, Honey Pot Performance is creating an interactive digital map documenting Black social culture from the Great Migration through the end of the 20th century. Check out the evolving map and fellowship with other Chicago community members who believe in the power of our collective social experiences as sites of pleasure, purpose, and politics. Add your memories and stories of house, disco, blues, jazz and other social music and dance forms. Food, drink, and music provided. Space is limited for these sessions. RSVP at chgoblacksocialmap@gmail.com.

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