Honey Pot Performance Presents: The Sweet Goddess Project
Chicago house music/dance as culture, lifestyle & consciousness in the lives of women.
Performances by Abra M Johnson, Boogie McClarin, Meida McNeal, and Ni’Ja Whitson with a live set by DJ Jo de Presser.
Thursday & Friday, November 10, 11 at 7:30pm, Sunday, November 13, 3pm and 7:30pm at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue, Chicago. Stay for post-show sets by DJ Jo de Presser immediately following the Thursday, 11/10 and Sunday, 11/13 evening performances. **please note: there is no Saturday performance.
The Sweet Goddess Project is a multimedia dance theater work exploring women’s experiences in Chicago house music and dance culture. While women have long been essential to the sounds and scenes of house as vocalists, dancers and DJs, this urban performance tradition is often narrated as a male-dominated practice and cultural space. Artistic Director Meida McNeal’s ethnographic research and directorial vision examines the cultural and musical roots while highlighting the inherently feminine, sensual, and political nature of the scene. The work is part of an ongoing journey to identify core characteristics of house culture illustrating its power as a way of knowing the world through music and movement.
Experimental Station is located at 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue. Parking is available on 61st Street, Dorchester Avenue, and in the University of Chicago Press parking lot. Please enter the Experimental Station on Blackstone. The event is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets: $12 online or $15 suggested donation at the door.
Meida McNeal, Artistic Director
In collaboration with Abra Johnson, Boogie McClarin and Ni’Ja Whitson
Set & Costumes: Jeanne
Lighting: Garvin Jellison
DJ: Jo de Presser
Video: David Weathersby
This work is supported through grants from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Puffin Foundation, the Community Arts Assistance Program and the generosity of individuals supporting Honey Pot Performance’s artistic endeavors.