The Era Footwork Crew: IN THE WURKZ
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The Era Footwork Crew: IN THE WURKZ

Image of five dancers on a concrete boardwalk with the sea in the background
Lakeside (The Era). Photo: Wills Glasspiegel.

Please see below for important COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and mask requirements related to this event.

“Richly layered and textured, this incendiary work begs to be seen again.” —Chicago Tribune

Feet fly at high speed to equally frenetic and rhythmically complex beats as the six performers of the Era Footwork Crew are enveloped in sound, video art, and poetry. The group unfolds the story of footwork dancing, from roller rink parties and Chicago basement battles to global stages in London and Japan. Dance and music from another dimension, IN THE WURKZ represents a flourishing dance company and artist collective, rooted on Chicago’s South Side and gaining national and international acclaim. The show features live original music from pioneering Chicago DJs and producers, including Teklife-founder DJ Spinn and DJ Sydfalls.

Program length: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes (including intermission).

Join the Era for a special appearance at Target Free Thursday Nights on October 21.

Mask-wearing is required for this event.

For this event, the Walker will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours).

The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test must be shown at time of entry and must match the ticket holder’s ID.

Attendees may present a physical vaccination record card, a physical negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (such as a photo image of a vaccination record card).

Refunds: Any ticket holder not meeting the above requirement(s) is eligible for a refund.

To find out more about the Walker’s response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 guidelines page.

We will continue to share updates to the Walker’s response to COVID-19 as health guidelines evolve. If you have questions or require additional assistance, please email or call 612-375-7600.

Assistive-listening devices are available at the Main Lobby desk. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance for ASL interpretation, audio description, and CART captioning to allow time to schedule these services.

For more information about accessibility or to request additional accommodations, call 612-375-7564 or email

For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.

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Students Come Early!
Arrive an hour before showtime for $10 in-person rush tickets. One ticket per person with valid student ID.

Buy More and Save
Groups of 10 or more save 15% on tickets. Purchase group tickets online, over the phone, or in person. Discount automatically applied at checkout on orders of 10 or more tickets to the same performance.

Prices include all applicable fees.

  • Support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.