A Tale of Two Film Screening + Conversation

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

From the brilliant minds of co-directors Rena Butler and Talia Koylass, In/Motion and the Harris are proud to screen A Tale of Two (2020). Featuring dancers from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, this film explores what it’s like to grow up in Chicago - a city of many dualities. The work is filled with tension and tenderness, reflecting the vulnerability of youth in a violent world. Dreams amidst despair. Hope amidst hatred. Joy amidst injustice. In a work that speaks powerfully to our present moment, the Hubbard Street Dancers capture both the intimate and the universal.

After the screening, join co-directors Rena Butler and Talia Koylass, HSDC dancer Alysia Johnson, and artist-activist Nathaniel Viets-VanLear of My Block My Hood My City for a conversation about the film, and the power of art and artists in our communities. 

Following the discussion, Rena Butler will announce In/Motion’s 2021 awards: The Grand Jury Award and the Social Justice Award. Special thanks to In/Motion 2021 grand jurors Jinqui Guan, Alex Murrull, Antoine Panier, and Sarah C. Prinz. 

Creative Team
Rena Butler, Choreography
Talia Koylass, Videography
Darryl J. Hoffman, Music
Shawnee Dez, Vocals
Alencia Norris, Vocals

Alyssa Allen, Jonathan Emanuell Alsberry, Craig D. Black Jr., Jacqueline Burnett, Rena Butler, Kellie Epperheimer, Elliot Hammans, Alysia Johnson, Adam McGaw, Andrew Murdock, Abdiel Figueroa Reyes, David Schultz, Kevin J. Shannon, Connie Shiau, Jessica Tong.