Shawn Lent Dance Demonstrations
If anyone is deserving of a foreign service officer status in dance, it’s Shawn Renee Lent. As program director of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, she’s been at the fore of advocacy for Chicago social and protest dance. But as a dancing, critical political conscience of the city, she’s also a phenom always already all-in. One of those few worthy of the claim to have honored a commitment that conjoins artistry and activism, Lent choreographs the best in us as a city that won’t give the time of day to our lesser angels.
Best of Chicago 2017