Under the direction of Ashley Deran and Emily Loar, Project Bound Dance is a Chicago-based modern dance group rooted in the practice of collaboration. Since its founding in 2013, Bound has created work that is both curious and accessible. Creating both live concert performance and dances for camera, Bound draws from both modern dance and somatic fundamentals. Incorporating vigor, athleticism, and intricate gesture exploration Deran and Loar weave together the vision of two distinct artistic voices to create richly textured dance performance. Bound's current programming includes live dance performance, movement workshops for experienced and professional dancers, The One Hour Project "“a dance and video experiment between Chicago creators that takes place each summer"“ and Short Stack: Chicago's Tiny Dance Film Festival which first premiered in October 2022 and is now set to run annually.
This work sample includes excerpts from a number of original Project Bound works choreographed by Emily Loar and Ashley Deran, including:
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Emily Loar and Ashley Deran began working closely in 2018, collaborating on an equal scale as part of their work choreographing and producing under the Project Bound Dance title. The work samples included represent a significant portion of what they've created together over the last few years. "If It's Stuck,"
Since its founding in 2013, Bound has created work that is both curious and accessible. Creating both live concert performance, public activations, and dances for camera, Bound encourages collaborative connections as well as dance and multi-media experimentation. Bound draws from both modern dance and somatic fundamentals, incorporating vigor, athleticism, and intricate gesture exploration to weave together the vision of Loar and Deran's two distinct artistic voices to create richly textured dance performance.
Project Bound Dance
3521 W Dickens Ave, Chicago IL 60647
Emily Loar and Ashley Deran
$600 - $15,000