J. Lindsay Brown Dance Presents: "Movement Zoo"

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Chicago, IL October 11, 2015 -- J. Lindsay Brown Dance is at it again and this time, they’re wilder than ever. Join J. Lindsay Brown Dance at Indian Boundary Park’s Nature Play Center (2555 W. Estes Avenue) on Sunday, October 11 to visit the "Movement Zoo," a free family friendly, site-specific dance event celebrating local wildlife. These hour-long performances will be held at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

Prior to the Nature Play Center’s creation, the area was quite 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.

“Viewers can really make their own experience,” states J. Lindsay Brown. “They can wander the Nature Center during the performance, deciding what they want to watch and for how long. They can spend a lot of time looking at one exhibit, or get a glimpse at all the dancer-animals.” Dancers toe the line between human and animal, invoking their own unique creatures inspired by the local wildlife and the park’s rich history. “The dancers have been using a lot of their own ideas to create each exhibit, so their own personalities really shine through,” explains J. Lindsay Brown.

Performances will be held at Indian Boundary Park’s Nature Play Center (2555 W. Estes Avenue Chicago IL 60643) at 1:00pm and 3:00pm on October 11, 2015. This performance is free and open to the public. This performance is suitable for children. For more information, contact Jenn McAllister at jennmcallister1@gmail.com, or simply visit our website at www.jlindsaybrowndance.com “Movement Zoo” is sponsored in part by Performing Arts Limited (2740 W. Touhy Avenue).

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Indian Boundary Park

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