Fri 11/8 @ 7PM
Emergence, according to their press release, is an ensemble of women performers who are creating a “flexible” piece that can be performed in different types of venues. Their goals are lofty. They say, “We believe we have the power to heal ourselves, to empower ourselves and one another, and to create meaningful change. We believe in the power of art to transcend, uplift and catalyze — to connect us, even in our differences, rather than divide — to embrace fully our humanity, rather than anesthetize.”
The group includes Elizabeth Kelly, Victoria McBride, Charde Young, Colleen McCaughey and Molly Andrews-Hinders, along with guitarist Mo Dugger, and collaborator/dramaturg John Dayo-Aliya.
The ensemble is hosting an evening at the Grog Shop, although it’s unclear whether they are performing any of their work. However, the intriguing pop band FREAKwents, which features two frontwomen who sing and perform synchronized movements, and Mixed Feelings, which showcases four female vocalists, will perform. It’s billed as fundraiser for Rhinofest, a festival taking place in Chicago in February 2020 to which the group has been accepted. They’re raising money to cover the cost of the trip. Tickets are $10.