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Jul
9
Thu
THEM
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
THEM @ Preston Bradley Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

THEM

By CDF Lab Artist Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith of Pursuit Productions
Thursday, July 9 / 8 PM
Fridays July 10 and 24 / 8 PM
Saturdays July 11, 18, and 25 / 8 PM
Sundays July 12, 19, and 26 / 7 PM

Preston Bradley Center
941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

THEM is a dance theatre exploration of the fear, discrimination, and violence that result from categorizing ourselves and creating an “other” or “them” in our community. It explores how we are externally stereotyped and how we internally segregate ourselves by class, race, religion, political affiliation, gender and orientation. With so many different perspectives and experiences, is there a way to actually see ourselves as one body? One species?

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love” –Rainer Maria Rilke

Featuring: Marco Clemente, Cait Cucchiara, David Ingram, Rebecca McLindon, Alexis Staley and Malachi Squires.

Visual artist Ennis Martin, a life-long Chicago resident, has painted a series of paintings which will be animated by Radek Michalik and projected as the scenic design for this piece.

THEM is supported by High Concept Labs, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL.

Jul
10
Fri
THEM
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
THEM @ Preston Bradley Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

THEM

By CDF Lab Artist Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith of Pursuit Productions
Thursday, July 9 / 8 PM
Fridays July 10 and 24 / 8 PM
Saturdays July 11, 18, and 25 / 8 PM
Sundays July 12, 19, and 26 / 7 PM

Preston Bradley Center
941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

THEM is a dance theatre exploration of the fear, discrimination, and violence that result from categorizing ourselves and creating an “other” or “them” in our community. It explores how we are externally stereotyped and how we internally segregate ourselves by class, race, religion, political affiliation, gender and orientation. With so many different perspectives and experiences, is there a way to actually see ourselves as one body? One species?

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love” –Rainer Maria Rilke

Featuring: Marco Clemente, Cait Cucchiara, David Ingram, Rebecca McLindon, Alexis Staley and Malachi Squires.

Visual artist Ennis Martin, a life-long Chicago resident, has painted a series of paintings which will be animated by Radek Michalik and projected as the scenic design for this piece.

THEM is supported by High Concept Labs, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL.

Vaudeo Motion II
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Vaudeo Motion II @ High Concept Labs | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Vaudeo Motion uses feedback loops of audio, video, and motion signals to synaesthetically transform performance spaces and create a unified system.

Coming up this round: New space, new scores, new screens, and even a skyline.This will be Vaudeo Motion’s final progress showing as part of the High Concept Labs spring 2015 Sponsored Artist Program.

Learn more about Vaudeo Motion >

Read Vaudeo Motion’s latest post on the HCL blog >

 

Check out these promotional images and come extra prepared on Friday:
Vaudeo Motion Facts >
Newly Listed! 20,000 sqft / $5 >

Jul
11
Sat
Summer Workshops with THE ERA Footwork Crew
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Workshops with THE ERA Footwork Crew @ High Concept Labs | Chicago | Illinois | United States

THE ERA is Chicago’s premiere footwork dance crew, bringing their popular music/movement performance “from the alley to the gallery”. Join them this summer as they teach footwork to new generations of dancers from diverse backgrounds at High Concept Labs.

July 18 tickets >     July 25 tickets >

Each workshop session will cover the basics of footworking, its connection to the music and the underground battles scene. Learn from the best as they teach you Erks, Skates, Dribbles, Ghosts—and how to form combinations from these basic moves to create your own style. Come away from one, two or three classes with a deeper understanding of the movement and some sick moves for your summer.

Classes taught by THE ERA members Litebulb, P-Top, Ste-Lo, Chief Manny, and Dipset.

Recognized as the “Best way to footwork in an art gallery during off-hours” by the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago 2015!

SUMMER FOOTWORK WORKSHOPS WITH THE ERA
Saturdays July 11, 18 and 25
4 to 7 PM / $10 each class
High Concept Labs 5th Floor Studio
2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL

Litebulb Works from THE ERA Footwork Crew on Vimeo.

Learn more about THE ERA >
Check out their recent article in The Fader >
Watch videos of THE ERA at work >

THEM
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
THEM @ Preston Bradley Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

THEM

By CDF Lab Artist Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith of Pursuit Productions
Thursday, July 9 / 8 PM
Fridays July 10 and 24 / 8 PM
Saturdays July 11, 18, and 25 / 8 PM
Sundays July 12, 19, and 26 / 7 PM

Preston Bradley Center
941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

THEM is a dance theatre exploration of the fear, discrimination, and violence that result from categorizing ourselves and creating an “other” or “them” in our community. It explores how we are externally stereotyped and how we internally segregate ourselves by class, race, religion, political affiliation, gender and orientation. With so many different perspectives and experiences, is there a way to actually see ourselves as one body? One species?

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love” –Rainer Maria Rilke

Featuring: Marco Clemente, Cait Cucchiara, David Ingram, Rebecca McLindon, Alexis Staley and Malachi Squires.

Visual artist Ennis Martin, a life-long Chicago resident, has painted a series of paintings which will be animated by Radek Michalik and projected as the scenic design for this piece.

THEM is supported by High Concept Labs, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL.

Jul
12
Sun
THEM
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THEM @ Preston Bradley Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

THEM

By CDF Lab Artist Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith of Pursuit Productions
Thursday, July 9 / 8 PM
Fridays July 10 and 24 / 8 PM
Saturdays July 11, 18, and 25 / 8 PM
Sundays July 12, 19, and 26 / 7 PM

Preston Bradley Center
941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

THEM is a dance theatre exploration of the fear, discrimination, and violence that result from categorizing ourselves and creating an “other” or “them” in our community. It explores how we are externally stereotyped and how we internally segregate ourselves by class, race, religion, political affiliation, gender and orientation. With so many different perspectives and experiences, is there a way to actually see ourselves as one body? One species?

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love” –Rainer Maria Rilke

Featuring: Marco Clemente, Cait Cucchiara, David Ingram, Rebecca McLindon, Alexis Staley and Malachi Squires.

Visual artist Ennis Martin, a life-long Chicago resident, has painted a series of paintings which will be animated by Radek Michalik and projected as the scenic design for this piece.

THEM is supported by High Concept Labs, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL.

Jul
16
Thu
TSUCHI
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TSUCHI @ High Concept Labs | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Sponsored Artist Mitsu Salmon presents her multidisciplinary solo dance piece Tsuchi on July 16th at High Concept Labs.

Tsuchi draws from Salmon’s grandfather’s experience growing up in Hawaii as a Japanese-American, and then as an American GI in Japan. The work explores questions of family and modernization through Butoh, Nihon Buyo (Japanese folk dance), contemporary dance, and everyday movements with music and text. Nihon Buyo and Butoh are heavily influenced by farming and a connection with the earth. Similarly, Tsuchi examines earth and roots as connected to the body, heritage, and place.

The work is a collaboration between Salmon, sound artist Alyssa Moxley, accordionist Ryotaro and musician Kevin Carey. A preview of Tsuchi was performed in April as part of the Post Butoh Festival in Chicago.

Read Mitsu Salmon’s post on the HCL blog, “Musings on Tsuchi“.

Learn more about Mitsu Salmon >

Jul
17
Fri
THEM
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
THEM @ Preston Bradley Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

THEM

By CDF Lab Artist Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith of Pursuit Productions
Thursday, July 9 / 8 PM
Fridays July 10 and 24 / 8 PM
Saturdays July 11, 18, and 25 / 8 PM
Sundays July 12, 19, and 26 / 7 PM

Preston Bradley Center
941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

THEM is a dance theatre exploration of the fear, discrimination, and violence that result from categorizing ourselves and creating an “other” or “them” in our community. It explores how we are externally stereotyped and how we internally segregate ourselves by class, race, religion, political affiliation, gender and orientation. With so many different perspectives and experiences, is there a way to actually see ourselves as one body? One species?

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love” –Rainer Maria Rilke

Featuring: Marco Clemente, Cait Cucchiara, David Ingram, Rebecca McLindon, Alexis Staley and Malachi Squires.

Visual artist Ennis Martin, a life-long Chicago resident, has painted a series of paintings which will be animated by Radek Michalik and projected as the scenic design for this piece.

THEM is supported by High Concept Labs, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL.

Jul
18
Sat
Summer Workshops with THE ERA Footwork Crew
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Workshops with THE ERA Footwork Crew @ High Concept Labs | Chicago | Illinois | United States

THE ERA is Chicago’s premiere footwork dance crew, bringing their popular music/movement performance “from the alley to the gallery”. Join them this summer as they teach footwork to new generations of dancers from diverse backgrounds at High Concept Labs.

July 11 tickets >   July 25 tickets >

Each workshop session will cover the basics of footworking, its connection to the music and the underground battles scene. Learn from the best as they teach you Erks, Skates, Dribbles, Ghosts—and how to form combinations from these basic moves to create your own style. Come away from one, two or three classes with a deeper understanding of the movement and some sick moves for your summer.

Classes taught by THE ERA members Litebulb, P-Top, Ste-Lo, Chief Manny, and Dipset.

Recognized as the “Best way to footwork in an art gallery during off-hours” by the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago 2015!

SUMMER FOOTWORK WORKSHOPS WITH THE ERA
Saturdays July 11, 18 and 25
4 to 7 PM / $10 each class
High Concept Labs 5th Floor Studio
2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL

Litebulb Works from THE ERA Footwork Crew on Vimeo.

Learn more about THE ERA >
Check out their recent article in The Fader >
Watch videos of THE ERA at work >

THEM
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
THEM @ Preston Bradley Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

THEM

By CDF Lab Artist Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith of Pursuit Productions
Thursday, July 9 / 8 PM
Fridays July 10 and 24 / 8 PM
Saturdays July 11, 18, and 25 / 8 PM
Sundays July 12, 19, and 26 / 7 PM

Preston Bradley Center
941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

THEM is a dance theatre exploration of the fear, discrimination, and violence that result from categorizing ourselves and creating an “other” or “them” in our community. It explores how we are externally stereotyped and how we internally segregate ourselves by class, race, religion, political affiliation, gender and orientation. With so many different perspectives and experiences, is there a way to actually see ourselves as one body? One species?

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love” –Rainer Maria Rilke

Featuring: Marco Clemente, Cait Cucchiara, David Ingram, Rebecca McLindon, Alexis Staley and Malachi Squires.

Visual artist Ennis Martin, a life-long Chicago resident, has painted a series of paintings which will be animated by Radek Michalik and projected as the scenic design for this piece.

THEM is supported by High Concept Labs, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL.