Then a Cunning Voice and a Night We Spend Gazing at the Stars
(Calumet Park Cultural Center)
Emily Johnson’s radically inclusive performance/sleepover begins with ritual events, takes a group walk, and winds up on a massive quilt on the shores of Lake Michigan, where attendees settle in for the night, sharing meals, stories and dances.
Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival
(Ruth Page Center for the Arts)
Almost twenty dance artists, physical performers and local and national companies convene for a two-weekend sampler of short works in the intimate Ruth Page Center.
September 20-21; 27-28
The Fly Honey Show
There’s one weekend spilling into September, so it’s not too late catch a tenth-anniversary performance by Chicago’s renowned sex-positive, body-positive, queer-positive, uproariously fun feminist variety show.
August 8-September 7
The Forward March of Women
(Ebenezer Lutheran Church)
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble kicks off their four-part series Art + Activism with this performance/installation/conversation on the politics of womanhood, with performances by Neila Miller, Sweet Pie Productions, LOUD BODIES and Kaela Norwood.
Interdisciplinary artist and scholar Brendan Fernandes presents a culmination of his participatory open rehearsal series in the MCA Commons, which invites dancers and visitors alike into the performance.