A dance within an installation, Heat Lightning is a reflection on living in post-truth America, and in a world whose fate hangs in the balance. Director MaryAnn McGovern illuminates issues including science denial and environmental catastrophe, deep fake technology, and the repercussions of nationalistic and conspiratorial thinking.
Shweta Dharap, Layzabeth Gonzalez, Jasmine San Juan-Llenas, Julia Schaeffer, Lourdes Taylor
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Contretemps Contemporary Ballet’s mission is to create opportunities for dancers and dancemakers whose bodies and identities have been historically excluded from ballet.
Intrinsically radical, we believe in ballet that promotes body diversity, embraces the non-binary, and subverts expectations. Contretemps Contemporary Ballet is a feminist, anti-racist, anti-patriarchial, pro-worker, LGBTQIA+-affirming organization. Our work serves to foster a new generation of diverse leaders in the field. We produce original works of provocation and urgency.
Due to the recent spike in Chicago area Covid-19 cases, we are requiring all audience members to present their vaccination card at check-in, and to wear a mask throughout the duration of the performance.
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THE DRUCKER CENTER IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TWO BLOCKS SOUTH OF THE NORTH AND CLYBOURN RED LINE STATION. METERED STREET PARKING IS AVAILABLE NEARBY. THE VENUE IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
This program is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, The Pollination Project, and the Chicago Awesome Foundation.