in Formal Performances, The JIM (multi-artists)

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"a rare opportunity to witness some of the best contemporary dancers in the field practice their craft" (Furnans, Windy City Times)


in Formal Showings are 2 weekly Friday performances:  Jul 6 and Jul 13 at 7:30 pm. 

NOTE:  DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING for Fri Jun 29, the show originally scheduled for that date has been folded into the later showings,

Each evening features a number of different, notable dance artists (from Chicago and beyond) sharing their creative work in performance. 

Join us for casual evenings of intimate showings by standout contemporary dance artists--the works shown range from performance research, to spontaneous compositions, works-in-progress, and more refined choreographic work.

Admission is $8, payable at the door each performance night beginning at 7 pm.  Seats are general admission--but all sightlines are good in this cozy theater.

Schedule of artists (some still tbd):

Friday, July 6, 7:30 pm

Benjamin Law/Joan Lin

Onye Ozuzu

Michelle Boule (NY)

Julia Rae Antonick/Jonathan Meyer/Amanda Maraist


Friday, July 13, 7:30 pm (including the Marasa Family post-show Root Beer Float tradition!)

Marguerite Hemmings/Daniel Woods (NY)

Kristina Isabelle

Jonathan Meyer

T. "Ayo" Alston - workshop group phrase showing

Jessica Marasa/Katie Ernst (Evergreen)


in Formal showings are part of the JIMi (The Joy in Moving Intensive), a collaboration between The Watering Can Dance and The Chicago Moving Company.  

MORE INFO ABOUT The JIMi available at (full schedule of intensive workshops, classes, gatherings, performances, artists bios, more).


Please note:  The JIMi organizers ask all to play with the dress code for these evenings and encourage all to attend these In Formal Showings in “formal wear”.  “Formal Wear” for this purpose includes, and is not limited to, the fancier items hanging in your closet that rarely wear, your favorite informal cozy cotton home body attire, and/or the random and un-pairable item that brings you joy! These evenings are included to celebrate Every Body as we join in the act of sharing, being vulnerable and showing our community what we find beautiful.  Playing with your dress is an invitation, not an obligation.  It is yet another avenue of expression where we can intentionally cultivate joy in ourselves and our community. 



Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater

Hamlin Park Theater, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse 3035 N. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 880-5402