Inside/Out with Pharez Whitted & Joshua Ishmon

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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 September 20, we invite you inside a new piece - The Process Takes a Lifetime - by Pharez Whitted, Jazz Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Joshua L Ishmon, CRDT 2018 Choreography Fellow and the Chicago Reader's 2017 Choreographer of the Year.

Pharez and Joshua are exploring how we become who we are - and how, in fact, we know what that means - as we navigate the complicated environment surrounding us. 

Our dance ensemble and members of our jazz band will perform the work in progress for you. You will hear from Pharez and Joshua, a new partnership between a Chicago jazz legend and a celebrated young choreographer. 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

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 @ Fine Arts Building - 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).


Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Fine Arts Building, Curtiss Hall

410 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605


Lynn Colburn Shapiro | Aug 29, 2018