Peter Carpenter Performance Project performs at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

October 10, 11, and 12 at 8pm

Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre and Peter Carpenter Performance Project announce three world premieres on a shared bill at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. Performances are October 10, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m.


Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre (SPDW) and Peter Carpenter Performance Project (PCPP) join forces to examine how political, psychic and aesthetic impulses shape our movements, our relationships and ourselves. The program features three world premieres by SPDW Guest Artist Netta Yerulshamy, SPDW Artistic Director Joanna Rosenthal and Peter Carpenter. Same Planet Different World and Peter Carpenter were awarded a MetLife “New Stages for Dance” grant. The MetLife New Stages for Dance grant is a partnership among Audience Architects, Dance/USA and MetLife. This grant seeks to assist Chicago dance artists and companies in reaching new audiences by securing access to new or larger venues, enabling expanded home seasons and access to enhanced production capabilities.

Khecari showcases new work by Julia Antonick at Revere Park

November 22 and 30, December 6, 13, and 14

cresset: vibrant, rusting


a new dance work by Julia Rae Antonick with live music by Joe St.Charles

5 shows over 4 weekends:

November 22 & 30, December 6, 13, & 14

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

Honey Pot brings Price Point to Links Hall

September 6, 7, 8 at 7pm

Following a triumphant debut of 'Price Point' during June's 13th annual Sketchbook performance festival, Honey Pot Performance (HPP; est. 2009) brings their latest interdisciplinary work to the new Links Hall. 'Price Point' runs September 6-8, 2013 at Links Hall (3111 N. Western Ave) in Chicago. 


HPP's 'Price Point' is an original multi-arts performance project exploring notions of fairness and balance, or the lack thereof, in today's economic landscape. The work combines movement, theater, song and image to illustrate this era's connections between micro-stories of its impact on individual psyches/souls and macro-stories of its effects on global society. As Laura Goldstein, co-curator of Chicago's monthly Red Rover Reading Series notes in her review, "Price Point is aptly named. The price that you pay for the point of the production is a relative measure of your own understanding and experience of economy and society against the show's melodically intertwined stories, monologues, poems, media and all points in between...Price Point is a gorgeous, honest and wide-reaching account of the effects of living in a contemporary capitalist state. In short, it's on point!"

Antibody Screens 2012 film BAU BRUT at the Sullivan Galleries

Running through October 12th


Antibody's 2012 film BAU BRUT is currently screening at the Sullivan Galleries as part of the "Alive! Commodity, Zombie, Avatar, Fetish" exhibition curated by fellow CDF Greenhouse Artist Ginger Krebs. BAU BRUT tells the story of renegade police officer who kidnaps and tortures three activist youths. The film was shot in 16 mm and contains footage of the 2012 NATO Summit and protests in Chicago. It was written and directed by Adam Rose in collaboration with local filmmakers Matthew O'Shaughnessy and Bethany Schmitt.    


The screening with continue until October 12th

At the Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

33 S. State St., 7th floor, Chicago


Free and open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


More information about the show is available here:

Synapse Tours Swath to Minneapolis

September 13 and 14 at 8pm

Synapse Performs in Minneapolis: Swath and Slippery Fish at the TEK BOX Theater at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

This shared evening of dance-theater works premiered in Chicago and now travels to Minneapolis. Hailed as "The kind of creative work that artists and audiences move to big cities for" (New City), Synapse's Swath and Freeh/Hagen's Slippery Fish will be presented at the high-tech TEK BOX September 13th and 14th. These performances are made possible by the Links Hall Midwest Nexus program.

Following the critically acclaimed Chicago premiere, Minnesota-based choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen join with Synapse Arts to present an expanded evening of inter-disciplinary performance. Featuring live music, hand drawn projections, and genre- crossing movement, choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen present Slippery Fish and Synapse Arts presents the Minneapolis premiere of Swath. In addition to the larger works, each choreographer will show works-in-progress.

September 13 and 14 at 8pm
TEK BOX, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tickets available here

The Seldoms revisit Monument at Stage 773

September 26-28 at 8pm and September 29 at 2pm

The Seldoms announce their fall 2013 production, a revisiting of Monument, a work about consumption and landfills. Monument is a dance theater work that explores the relationship between the human environment and the natural environment, and the extent to which that relationship has become unbalanced. It is built around the notion of inadvertent (and in some cases disastrous) human monuments, like the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island that, along with the Great Wall, was one of few man-made structures visible from space and at its peak is taller than the Statue of Liberty. Monument follows the voracious, frenzied course of our individual acts of consumption along the one-way ride to the trash-heap. This final destination, the landfill - that accidental social sculpture - looms large in Monument, a physical culmination of desire and expenditure.



Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue 

September 26-28 at 8pm and September 29 at 2pm.  


$20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Group discounts are available.  


For tickets, call the Stage 773 Box Office at (773) 327-5252 on Wednesday-Sunday from 1pm to show time. Online ticket purchases are availabe at  

Lucky Plush performs Cinderbox 2.0 and The Better Half at Links Hall

October 3 - 13

Lucky Plush Productions kicks off its 2013-14 season with 2 weekends of performances at Links Hall Chicago’s new home at Constellation. The company will perform two evening-length works in repertory, Cinderbox 2.0 (premiere) and The Better Half (2011). Tickets available for single show or attend Cinderbox 2.0 & The Better Half, back-to-back, on Oct 5 or Oct 12 for only $35 - includes complimentary food and drinks, and an informal discussion with the artists between shows.


Thursday/Friday/Sunday at 7pm

Saturday at 4pm and 7pm

Kristina Isabelle performs Floating City at Links Hall

October 24, 25, 25 at 7pm

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company will premiere her CDF piece, The Floating City on October 24, 25, 26 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Links Hall at 7:00 pm. This multimedia production explores the place within, a place of feeling stuck or in transition, the place between this world and the world in our heads.  It is a surreal exploration of shifting environments, creating a moving landscape of time and relationships inspired by the writings of Haruki Murakami.  


The Floating City is choreographed and directed by Kristina Isabelle, with set design by Grant Sabin, video design by JR Gualtieri and Jim Forni of Octane Rich Media, music by Christopher Preissing, lighting design by Julie Ballard. Performers Diana Deaver, Kristina Isabelle, Angela Luem, Felicia McBride and Marley Schmidt.


In addition to her Lab Artist award, Isabelle developed The Floating City developed with support from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' In The Works residency program.  

Paige Cunningham Caldarella premiers her CDF piece at Links Hall

November 7, 8, 9 at 7pm

In Caldarella's CDF piece, the dancers transform into powerful, confident, and at times, exaggerated versions of themselves while walking a delicate tight rope of complete insecurity. Caldarella utilizes the dancers' own training in Voguing and Contemporary Ballet to unmask/reveal vulnerable depictions of their inner most selves. Caldarella examines ways in which these forms vacillate between ideas of masculinity and femininity while dealing with struggles of identity and acceptance.

Mark Jeffrey performs with ATOM-R at the National Museum of Heath and Medicine

December 6, 7, 13, and 14

Rounding out the performances for this class of Lab Artists is ATOM-R (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality). They presents The Operature, a durational live performance, installation, and augmented reality poem that engages histories of forensics and anatomical science and spectacle. The work's choreography, objects, text, and overall form and structure are influenced by research into a range of historical archives including early modern anatomical theatre, Francis Glessner Lee's miniature crime scene re-enactments known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, and The Stud File, a methodical record of the sexual exploits of Samuel Steward, a 20th century tattoo artist, pornographer, and friend of Gertrude Stein. Staged between the two spaces of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, the performance will simultaneously include intermittent presentations from invited artists and scholars engaging a variety of topics related to the work.


The core of ATOM-R's performance is an interactive operating table that generates screen-based content and distributes virtual overlays that can be viewed through mobile devices throughout the event. The choreography of bodies and objects enacts anatomy as both intact whole and distributed data-consuming system, as the elevated surface of the work shifts underfoot, fluctuating between references to surgery and banquet.



Friday and Saturday December 6th , 7th, 13th and 14th

25 screen Interactive Exhibition from 6 - 8pm

Performance @ 8pm

For further INFORMATION 



SARA ZALEK is a movement artist, choreographer, and curator. Zalek’s work is rooted in Butoh training, teaching, and investigation into the rediscovery of self. Her CDF-supported project, titled Formidable Dreams, will begin a series of short films about herself as a trickster hero, often out of time with the rest of the society, moving in between conscious and subconscious states, often overstimulated and disillusioned by travel between memory and dream states and the present.

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

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