Movement Zoo: FREE Community Dance Event

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Event Description

J. Lindsay Brown Dance is at it again and this time, the herd is on the move. 


Join J. Lindsay Brown Dance at Indian Boundary Park’s Nature Play Center (‪2555 W. Estes Avenue‪on September 10-11 to visit the "Movement Zoo," a free family friendly, site-specific dance event celebrating local wildlife. Audience members can visit the ongoing exhibits from 2:15-4:15pm.  


Prior to the Nature Play Center’s creation, the area was literally a zoo. In the 1920’s, Frank Kellog, President of the Ridge Avenue Park District, opened the park with the donation of a black bear. The zoo remained open until 2013, after which it was converted into a play area. 

At “Movement Zoo”, audience members can catch glimpses of dancers in their not-so-natural habitats. Viewers can wander the Nature Center during the performance, deciding what they want to watch and for how long. Dancers toe the line between human and animal, invoking their own unique creatures inspired by the local wildlife and the park’s rich history.  This a family-friendly event for all ages.

​Featuring work by J. Lindsay Brown Dance, Tiffany Lawson Dance, and Rebecca Robertstad. 



Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Indian Boundary Park

2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 764-0338