VISCERAL DANCE CHICAGO's Sophomore Season to Feature Brian Enos, Harrison McEldowney, Banning Boulding & More
CHICAGO-AUGUST 5, 2014-Visceral Dance Chicago is Chicago's newest contemporary dance company dedicated to presenting intriguing, innovative contemporary dance from diverse choreographic voices. Following its highly celebrated inaugural season, Visceral will grow its repertoire in 2014-2015 with world premieres by Brian Enos, Harrison McEldowney, and Banning Boulding. Visceral will also have the great honor of presenting and performing a company premiere by Ohad Naharin. Artistic Director Nick Pupillo will create two new works: a solo work with cellist Desiree Miller and a full company piece.
Visceral is proud to return to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park for its Fall and Spring engagements of the 2014-2015 season, with additional dates preceding each show.
- North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Skokie, IL October 26, 2014
- Harris Theater for Music and Dance Chicago, IL November 21 & 22, 2014
- Harris Theater for Music and Dance Chicago, IL March 21 & 22, 2015
Nick Pupillo, Founder and Artistic Director of Visceral Dance Chicago, graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet. In 2001, Pupillo joined the acclaimed Giordano Dance Chicago where he toured nationally and internationally for three years. Pupillo decided in 2006 to train and mentor young talent by developing the prestigious Visceral Studio Company.
Pupillo founded Visceral Dance Chicago in the fall of 2013. This repertory company presents his daring vision to explore the infinite possibilities of contemporary movement. The dancers of Visceral demonstrate this choreographic invention and are recognized for their technique, passion, and athleticism. In less than a year, Pupillo has led the company in a forthright direction, establishing a repertoire described as "expertly devised and stylish as they come." (Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune) He created two signature works for the company, Senza di te and Impetere. He has also commissioned world premieres by Sidra Bell, Monica Cervantes and Robyn Mineko Williams.