Work Around Series

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Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series is pleased to present to the launch of its new curatorial residency program. This program offers an opportunity for up-and-coming Chicago practitioners to curate a series of performances over a two-week span. During this time residents are encouraged to approach these performances as a unit, placing them in conversation with one another. For the launch of this program, curators Kara Brody & Amanda Maraist chose to spotlight three movement makers in a series titled: work around. The series offers Chicago-based dance artists Cat Mahari, Tuli Bera and Drew Lewis time and resources towards the development of their around

Blk Ark: the impossible manifestation (work in progress)
By Cat Mahari
Part of work around
Dates: Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 pm; Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 pm
Ticket Price: $25
Description: Blk Ark: the Impossible Manifestation (work in progress) asks: “What will it take to get free?'' and “Can we see a new world from here?” In embodiment of Hip Hop’s Wildstyle, Mahari uses movement to escape from bondage and create an alternative world.

Bangali Meye
By Tuli Bera
Part of work around
Dates: Thursday, February 9 & Friday, February 10 at 8:00 pm
Ticket Price: Pay-what-you-can, $20, $15, $10 and $5
Description: Incorporating traditional and contemporary dance, film, fashion and ritual, Bangali Meye sheds new light on living in the United States of America in this performance that is equal parts intimate and epic.

Heavy Objects
By Drew Lewis
Part of work around
Dates: Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 pm; Sunday. February 12 at 7:00 pm
Ticket Price: $30
Description: Heavy Objects (and light movements) is a reflection of the life and work of artist and activist David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), and also a self-portrait that studies duration, accumulated fatigue, and entering and exiting periods of darkness.

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1 hour
Dance Styles


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