Trash Babylon & Queer Dance Freakout

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Event Description

For one night only, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble presents Alix Schillaci's Trash Babylon and Gender Fucked Productions Queer Dance Freakout.

Trash Babylon is an origin story. After a glittering birth- giant and magical femme creatures emerge to roam a post-climate-disaster Earth. Tasked with caring for what and who are left they must build a reimaged, sustainable world from the trash and love leftover. However, before the work can begin, they must learn if they are heroes or villains.

This first draft is the result of in-studio conversation and movement building exploring death anxiety, aging, decay, unstoppable change, and a cultural obsession with youth; as well as rebirth, reinvention, and how to maintain a sense of ourselves as we change along with the world. We started by asking:: What hurts? What’s scary? What would help?

Queer Dance Freakout is an interactive choose-your-own-adventure spectacle inspired by the Neo-Futurists Infinite Wrench. Our company is composed of queer, trans, and/or nonbinary artists & storytellers who perform an array of devised dance and performance art pieces. We aim to have audiences booty-shaking, grooving, and connecting with the larger queer community. Each of our original pieces range in length, and the audience queues the order of these pieces from our “playlist” by verbally calling out the next piece they want to see. No Queer Dance Freakout performance is the same as we continually devise new work influenced from our personal live experiences. We can't wait to freak out with you!

Running Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Dance Styles
Ballroom / Social Dance
Hip Hop
Modern / Contemporary
Musical Theater
Tap / Rhythm


Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

1650 W. Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 486-8261