Inside/Out Mid-Season New Works Preview

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Event Description

Inside/Out is our annual series inviting you INSIDE the creative process. Experience works in progress and shape them with your feedback and input.

On August 23 we present our annual FREE lunchtime concert in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at Harold Washington Library.

This unique event is a blend of our Inside/Out programs - where we share works in progress and discuss them with you - and a showcase for several of the new pieces we're making in 2018. You're likely to see selections of these works in progress:

> American Catracho (part 3) by Wilfredo Rivera
> ROOT: mwanzo wa mwili ni roho by Monique Haley and Joe Cerqua
> The Process Takes a LIfetime by Pharez Whitted and Joshua 'Stretch' Ishmon
> Sin Fronteras by Wilfredo Rivera and Clarice Assad, arrangement by Stu Greenspan

Our dance ensemble and members of our jazz band will perform the works in progress for you. You will hear from some of our composers and choreographers, as well as our company of dancers and musicians. They'll share their inspiration, their partnership, and their creative process. You will play an important role too, sharing your thoughts and input about the themes and the art in the making. We may even improvise on the spot to incorporate your ideas!

2018 Inside/Out Schedule

This is a FREE EVENT. Registration is encouraged - click ticket link.

All other Inside/Out events: Tickets: $8 in advance online, $15 at the door
New this year - Inside/Out season pass - $20 online, $30 at the door
For details on all events, see

June 20, 7 pm @ Studio5 - Inside/Out with American Catracho
July 26, 7 pm @ Dovetail Studios - Inside/Out with Monique Haley & Joe Cerqua
August 23, 12:15 pm @ Harold Washington Library - Mid-Season New Works Preview - FREE event
September 20, 7 pm @ Dovetail Studios - Inside/Out with Pharez Whitted & Joshua Ishmon


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at, or call us at 601-675-2738 (it's a Google Voice number).

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Library is convenient to public transportation, and surrounded by a number of paid parking lots.

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Harold Washington Library Center: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

400 South State Street (Entrance on Plymouth Court )
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 472-1105