“Enuf” was originally created by a group of dancers at Northern Illinois University in 2017. Dance Loop Chicago Founder Paula Frasz saw a train go by, and on there was graffiti and in big words it said “Enuf” and she felt like that was true: Enuf is enough with all of the violence going on in Chicago. So she decided to set a piece about it. At the time, I was a student at Northern so I helped Paula by giving different stories that I had gone through, have seen, or stories passed down to me. Later this same piece was taken to Washington, DC - it was a finalist in the American College Dance Association in 2017. We are pleased to now have this piece be our signature piece for Dance Loop Chicago.
Most of the dancers who are performing this weekend are getting ready to graduate from Northern Illinois University and others are graduates of the University. So all dancers come together and reunite to work on this amazing piece. We all share our stories of how the piece makes us feel and how we want the audience to view the matter.
- Amber Echols, Dance Loop Chicago
See Dance Loop Chicago in Stories of Chicago, running January 24th and 25th at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium!
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