What One Nonprofit Is Doing To Keep Footwork Alive And Kicking In Chicago

What One Nonprofit Is Doing To Keep Footwork Alive And Kicking In Chicago
Photo from The Era Footwork Crew’s show IN THE WURKZ, a touring project based on the lives and dreams of dancers on the West and South Sides of Chicago. Jason Pinkney
What One Nonprofit Is Doing To Keep Footwork Alive And Kicking In Chicago
Photo from The Era Footwork Crew’s show IN THE WURKZ, a touring project based on the lives and dreams of dancers on the West and South Sides of Chicago. Jason Pinkney

What One Nonprofit Is Doing To Keep Footwork Alive And Kicking In Chicago

You’ve never seen feet move fast — really fast — unless you’ve seen Chicago footwork. The house and street style of dancing got its start on Chicago’s South and West Sides. And one Chicago nonprofit, Open The Circle, is working to keep footwork alive in the communities where it got started.

Reset sits down with some of the group's students and footwork experts to learn more about their work. 

GUESTS: Wills Glasspiegel, documentary filmmaker, artist and founder of Open The Circle 

Jamal “Litebulb” Oliver, dancer, dance activist and founder of Open The Circle 

Shamar Moore, student dancer 

Laniya Williams, student dancer