Minneapolis-based BodyCartography Project lays bare the power of physicality and presence in one-on-one dance performances – one dancer performs for an audience of one – in public settings throughout Chicago. Audience members can sign up for a performance slot on a walk-up basis. A dancer will then present a 15-minute personal performance, and together the meeting between performer and viewer generates the possibility for something new.
FREE; Please sign up for a performance time on site at the event. Everyone who signs up will receive a performance, no advance reservations are necessary.
October 28, 1–4 p.m., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., (312) 744-6630
October 29, 1–4 p.m., La Villita Park, 2800 S. Sacramento Ave., (312) 745-4801
October 30, 1–4 p.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park, 2820 E. 98th St., (312) 747-6812
November 5, 1–4 p.m., Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., (312) 742-7785
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents SpinOff 2016 from October 28 to November 5. A celebration of contemporary dance created by emerging and established artists from the Midwest, SpinOff features Chicago and world premieres, as well as a night of works-in-progress and a special creative workshop. All programs are FREE and take place in multiple locations including the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.), on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.), the Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S. Stony Island Ave.), Links Hall (3111 N. Western Ave.) as well as three Chicago Park District parks. Please contact specific venues for accessibility information and reservations. For more information on SpinOff, visit cityofchicago.org/dcase.
The BodyCartography Project's "closer" is a National Perfomance Network (NPN) Creation Fund/Forth Fund Project co-commissioned by Legion Arts in partnership with Dance Place, DCASE and NPN. For more information:www.npnweb.org. Grant support to the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events provided by NPN.