Pivot Arts Festival
This well-curated North Side dance, music and theater fest features collaborations between Chicago Fringe Opera and street dance group BraveSoul Movement and a raucous new piece by The Fly Honey Show founder Erin Kilmurray.
May 31-June 9
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
The Summer Series highlights favorite repertory pieces by former resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo, Crystal Pite and a reworking of Harris Theater choreographer-in-residence Brian Brooks’ “Terrain.”
Flamenco Passion: A Tribute to Dame Libby Komaiko
(North Shore Center for the Performing Arts)
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre commemorates the company’s influential founder, who passed earlier this year, with performances by over forty flamenco dancers and musicians.
Physical Theater Festival Chicago
Clowns, acrobats, circus artists, puppeteers and physical performers from around the globe convene to make you laugh, cry and be moved beyond (and without) words.
May 31-June 8
(The Charnel House)
Dropshift Dance’s evening-length show at funeral chapel-come-arts center Charnel House features dance performances, dance film and guided movement for attendees.