Chicago nonprofit Open the Circle works to spread a local Black dance culture that can knit together youth communities.
Footwork crews often end up as sideshows to DJs or rappers—but Chicago dancers the Era hope to change that with their first stage production.
Bopping has already swept the Chicago hip-hop scene—all the dance needs to break nationwide is a crossover hit.
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Six dance troupes boogie to live music at the Music + Movement Showcase.
The Chicago dance style footwork already has MTV’s attention. But footwork music may be too weird for mainstream ears.