IDC Press Kit

Innervation Dance Cooperative


“It’s My Own Invention”

 Based on Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking – Glass and What Alice Found There”

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For immediate release:

CHICAGO —February, 2017

WHO: Innervation Dance Cooperative, a contemporary dance company that integrates theater, music and classic literature into its productions. IDC is an Artist-in-Residence at Links Hall.

WHAT: Join Innervation Dance Cooperative as they delve into a reimagined Wonderland in this adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic tale of Alice and The Looking Glass world that she creates.
Set in a mental rehabilitation center, “It’s My Own Invention” is not a children’s tale. Using many poems from Carroll’s original text, IDC invites the audience to be shocked, surprised, moved and motivated by Alice and the characters she encounters within the confines of her own mind. Are they real? Watch as The Jabberwocky, The Red King and Queen, The White King and Queen, Humpty Dumpty and Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee take Alice on a nerve-impacting journey through The Looking Glass and decide for yourself.
The choreographers include IDC company members: Dominic Boyte, Craig Donavin, Katie Eberhardy, Allison Grabarczyk, Juan Enrique Irizarry, Erin O’Brien, Michael Sherman and Addam Cross Westphal.

WHEN: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 8, 10, 11 & 12, 2017. All shows are at 7:00pm.

WHERE: Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618.
TICKETS: $20.00 general admission and $15.00 for students and seniors
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We will also be doing a special preview performance in conjunction with THAWALLS on THURSDAY MARCH 9TH at Navy Pier!

Join us!

About Innervation Dance Cooperative:

Innervation Dance Cooperative, a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 company, produces innovative works that stimulate audiences, dancers, and dance creators. In our collaborative creative process, we focus on storytelling presented through multidisciplinary, invigorating movement, creating a product that is accessible to the dance aficionado and the novice alike. Since its founding in 1998, Innervation Dance Cooperative has been finding ways to meld the art forms of theater and dance. In 2007, the right group of artists was in place to make the company a true democracy, giving each member a voice in the creation of work and the management of the organization. Since then, IDC has created three evening-length contemporary ballets—Everyman, a retelling of the medieval morality play set to music by Led Zeppelin; Gods, Monsters, and Heroes, an interpretation of Greek myths set to contemporary music; and Of One Mind, an exploration of a woman diagnosed with over 90 personalities. The Artistic Cooperative currently consists of four members: Dominic Boyte, Alli Grabarczyk, Michael Sherman, and Addam Cross – Whestphal. Each member of the Cooperative comes to us with a unique background, shedding the light of multiple perspectives on our operations, and allowing the company to incorporate multiple disciplines of dance and theater throughout all of the works we produce. IDC has performed at Dance Chicago, the Around the Coyote Arts Festival, Circle in the Square, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Fieldtrips, Elgin Ties, Kaleidoscope Choreographers Festival, The House of Blues, RAW Chicago, THAW and the Vaudeville Underground, and has worked with Chicago choreographers such as Winifred Haun, Jennifer Gage, Nicole Gifford, Chris McCray, Jeffrey Lynch and Jessica Lynn.

IDC SPEAKS is the educational outreach program for Innervation Dance Cooperative. The acronym SPEAKS stands for “Student Productions: Encouraging Access to Knowledge Series”. IDC SPEAKS is a recipient of a Saints Grant enabling the company to present Gods, Monsters and Heroes and Everyman to artistically underserved Chicagoland schools. IDC SPEAKS has performed for The Chicago Public Library, Morrill Elementary, Haugan Elementary, Rudyard Kipling Elementary, St. Phillip the Apostle School, John L. Marsh Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Dance Chicago and the Holidays Around the World Festival at the Broadway Armory. In December 2012, IDC SPEAKS performed three shows of Gods, Monsters and Heroes at P.S. 185 in Brooklyn, New York; and returned in January 2014 for seven more performances.