Project Description

About the Work

Part Way is GroundWorks’ newest commission from guest artist Robyn Mineko Williams, created in response to Rachmaninoff’s darkly romantic Trio Elégiaque No. 1 in G Minor. In Robyn’s words, “I listened to this work and it struck me immediately. I can’t describe in words why. I just heard it and I knew. It’s innate.” Williams also talked about, “reflecting on the idea of perseverance and how those around you can help you stay steadfast. It’s a very simple and universal idea. As an artist, I tend to be on the side of abstraction. We have phrases and movement, and the cool part of choreography is how we sew phrases into those ideas and thoughts into a coherent piece.”

Robyn Mineko Williams danced for River North Dance Chicago and was a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for twelve seasons. She began making her own work in 2001 through Hubbard Street’s Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop and, in 2010, co-choreographed with Terence Marling Hubbard Street 2’sHarold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure, designed for young audiences. She has since created multiple premieres for Hubbard Street’s main company including the Art of Falling, a critically acclaimed, full evening production by the artists of The Second City and Hubbard Street and has made work for Atlanta Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Visceral Dance Chicago and The Nexus Project.

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