Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
The art of puppetry at theaters large and small across the city for eleven days, featuring performers from around the globe who tell stories with life-size figures, paper cutouts and light through sand.
Spectrum Dance Theater
(Dance Center of Columbia College)
In “Rambunctious Iteration #3–The Immigrants.,” Donald Byrd uses his eclectic approach to choreography and the virtuosic dancers in his company as vehicle for civic engagement.
January 31 – February 2
Written in Water
The Indian-American mother-daughter team that is Ragamala Dance Company bring a fable of human quest for the divine through South Indian dance, Sufi texts, Hindu mythology and live music.
(Hamlin Park Fieldhouse)
Michael Estanich and Lucy Riner celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their company with two pieces performed over two weekends, which together reflect on the current state of affairs.
January 10-11, 17-18
ECLIPSING: death and transformation
Trans and queer artists of color find inspiration and strength in moments of darkness, in this multidisciplinary performance festival.
January 31-February 3