Chicago Dancemakers Forum partners with The Nature Conservancy on a series of dance performances with stewardship opportunities and ecological exploration.
Chicago Dancemakers Forum partners with The Nature Conservancy to present a series of original dance performances centered on stewardship and ecological exploration called Natural Encounters. Past Chicago Dancemakers Forum awardees Nejla Yatkin, Ayako Kato, Nico Rubio, and Erin Kilmurray will present immersive dance works at Indian Ridge Marsh, Hegewisch Marsh, and Big Marsh on the city’s southeast side. These events are presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks program. All three events are free and open to the public. The events may begin late in case of severe weather (maximum within two hours from the original start time).
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