The ERA Footwork Crew
OTC's initial projects are coordinated through on-the-ground leadership by The Era Footwork Crew, based in Chatham, South Chicago. In partnering with The ERA, OTC is able to work through the local structure of one multifaceted dance crew to speak to many dancers, crews and diverse public audiences across and beyond Chicago.
Open The Circle collaborates with some of the best female footworkers in the city of Chicago, including those featured on the project I Am The Queen, co-produced by Open The Circle and Kenesha "Murda Mommy" Sheridan. In Sheridan's words, "I am the Queen is a movement of empowerment. We are all queens."