Independent choreographer Peter Carpenter teams with Margi Cole and her company The Dance COLEctive to write the fourteenth chapter in his ongoing dance serial that puts a critical and compassionate magnifying glass to the social constructs and political systems that move our lives. “Curious Reinventions” looks at mimicry: how we use it to construct our identities, the power of parody, how imitation can disrupt the status quo. Performances take place at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Storefront Theater; Cole and Carpenter use the entire theater as a playground, leading the audience onstage, backstage and through the lobby. Collaborators include composer/musician Michael Caskey, costume designer and choreographer Jeff Hancock, and lighting designer Richard Norwood. (Sharon Hoyer)
Dance COLEctive and Peter Carpenter Performance Project at the Storefront Theater, 66 East Randolph. May 1 and 2, 7pm and 9pm each night. $15. For tickets visit brownpapertickets.com.