Dance On The Deck

With Chicago Dance Crash, RE|Dance, Britney Johnson, & the Colony

Friday October 1, 2021 at 6:30pm

Hexe Coffee Patio - 2000 W Diversey Pkwy


DANCE ON THE DECK is a one night only mini festival at Hexe Coffee in Avondale. Featuring two premieres by Project Bound Dance including “Sunset’s That Way” by company member Alix Schillaci and “What’s Left Over” by Artistic Directors Ashley Deran and Emily Loar, DANCE ON THE DECK is a FREE, outdoor community event bringing together dance peers to share work in a communal space. The performance will feature additional works by Chicago Dance Crash, Re|Dance, Britney Johnson, as well as The Colony training program at The Hive in Ravenswood.  


“Sunset’s That Way” is a dance work exploring the performance of identity told through a disrupted narrative. Taking place in a parallel universe where the cinematic qualities of life are amplified, dancers attempt to manage an endless task while trying to maintain control of their role. Sunset’s That Way is getting glitter stuck in your eye, tripping on the runway, crying in the rain, glamorous pajamas, a Hollywood movie set where our lead rides off in the wrong direction.


“What’s Left Over” commemorates Project Bound’s long awaited return to the studio after the worst of the pandemic. Indulging in the ability to move in a space other than a kitchen or living room, the piece celebrates big shapes and vigorous dancing. What’s Left Over seeks release through spirals, unburdened by extensive subtext. The work is a reflection on the recent past, while cultivating a tentative hopefulness for what’s to come.


Limited seating will be available. Hexe is an ADA compliant space and the patio is easily accessed via ramp; if you require any specific accommodations in order to fully enjoy the show, please email us at


This project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

More program information available here