Are you applying for the Lab Artist Award?

Perhaps you missed the two application assistance workshops recently held by CDF to guide you through this exciting process. Whether you made it or not, if you still have questions, feel free to email Program Director Victoria Bradford for further discussion.

CHRP presents Rhythm World - classes and performances

July 31 - August 4, 2013

Highlighting the depth and breadth of national and international tap artistry, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world, July 22-August 4, 2013 in downtown Chicago. Rhythm World is presented in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art.  Rhythm World culminates with CHRP's annual festival concerts, "JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance," featuring a host of extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters July 31, August 1 and August 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the MCA, 220 E. Chicago Avenue. Also on these programs are the winners of Virtual Rhythms, CHRP's fourth online competition offering exposure for emerging tap choreographers and videographers.

Antibody Performs in Massachusetts

August 3, 2013 at 7pm

Antibody Corporation presents "Against the Interior" at Mobius in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mobius has presented work involving thousands of artists over its 30-year history and is recognized as one of the seminal alternative, artist-run organizations in the U.S.   In "Against the Interior," the Corporation proposes it's time to stop working as artists and become interior designers.



55 Norfolk Street

Cambridge, MA 02139   


$10 suggested donation

This is a Damage Manual - Edinburgh or BUST Benefit Performance

August 16, 2013 at 7:30pm

One night only! See our 2012 critically-acclaimed creation 'This is a
Damage Manual' as we prepare to head off to Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform it for a week there! Join us for a barebones keep-it-real performance that will have you asking yourself... What's your damage? Damage Manual is a darkly humoured show that asks is therapy the cure, or do we just stay damaged?

No tickets - come and DONATE ANY $ at the DOOR with CASH/CHECK only! Or just bring your bad ass self and donate a good luck charm for our travels!

Can't make it? Help support our journey by donating online or at for our benefit performance!

Hamlin Park
3035 N. Hoyne - 2nd floor

Lucky Plush Shares Process and the Stage in Summer Cubed

September 3, 2013 at 6pm

Lucky Plush Productions performs alongside Lookingglass Theatre (with Blair Thomas and Manual Cinema), The New Colony & The Inconvenience at: 


Summer Cubed / Exploring Media

Tuesday, September 3 at 6pm

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 E. 60th St

Chicago, IL 60637

Tickets are FREE with a reservation 


Audiences will move from space to space in the Logan Center to experience three works-in-progress, and are invited to join the artists for food and drink in the courtyard immediately following.   More information here.


Save the Date! Lucky Plush performs Cinderbox 2.0 and The Better Half at Links Hall, October 3-14, 2013.

2012 Lab Artist Victor Alexander premiers his CDF piece, Line of Sighs!

September 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 September 8 at 3pm

Line of Sighs builds an arena where the smallest gestures-like the poignant moments we overlook everyday-are magnified and prolonged so that we can experience the unseen strings of connection that tie us to people and place. The cords shoot outwards, interact , tangle, and disengage. Weaving, dance, and music intermingle and render visible the human longing for connection-whether existing or imagined, enduring or transitory, living or lost.

Tickets can be purchased here
General Admission: $20
Students and Seniors: $15
Benefit Night: $50

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