LinkUP with Dance at Illinois
We have started a new partnership with Links Hall, Chicago’s intimate home for independent dance and performance. Each year Links Hall selects four Link Up artists to support the development of new work. Dance at Illinois will now provide a one-week summer retreat (rehearsal space, an apartment and mentorship) to one Link Up artist each year. This year’s artist, Ni’ja Whitson, will also be able to attend rehearsals of David Rousseve/REALITY during his 3-week Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Intensive Development Lab residency, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in recognition of Krannert Center's sustained commitment toward the creation of new work in dance. Ni’ja will return in the fall to present her new solo and conduct a guest artist residency.