Links Hall in Chicago will commission dancer and choreographer Onye Ozuzu for a production that explores the inter-relationships between body, task, and tool as an improvisational landscape to isolate and identify the actions, techniques, qualities, and capacities of the body involved in the act of building and working with tools. Entitled “Project Tool,” the intended outcome is to make a dance that connects the body of the performers as well as the bodies of the audiences to our shared human capacity to extend bodies and minds through tools as creative producers of our lived environments.
Links Hall Director Roell Schmidt comments, "Everyone at Links Hall is over the moon that Onye Ozuzu is receiving a Joyce Award and joining such a jawdroppingly impressive group of past and current awardees. Our partnership with Onye to date has been taking the Burnham 'no little plans' credo to heart. Now with the Joyce Foundation's support, Onye intends to push past the limits of the current dance ecosystem in Chicago and create space for dance to evolve. It is a true honor to 'aim high in hope and work' with Onye Ozuzu."