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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present free performances this January and February at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street.
From the press release:
Temporary Distortion: The Illusion & The Aftermath
Wednesdays–Saturdays, 1–7 p.m.; Sundays 10–4 p.m.
This performance by Temporary Distortion unfolds slowly over the course of six-hours for a meditating audience. Meditation cushions and headphones are provided for the audience to come and go as they wish, staying for only as long as they would like. For someone in the room without headphones, the performance is virtually silent.
Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
January 25–February 8
Dancers, using handheld tools and legacy processes, explore the relationship between mind, body and tool. While sawing, hammering, sanding and nailing, the dancers collaborate with tools as if they are partners in a dance with the body while building a wood, spring dance floor upon which they dance. Artistic direction by Onye Ozuzu.
Chicago Cultural Center, Garland Gallery, 1st Floor
Thursday, January 25, 5:30pm: Opening Reception
Friday, February 2 & Saturday, February 3, 7pm: Performances
Rosy Simas, Skin(s)
February 8–10, 7 p.m.
Skin(s) shares the beauty and diversity of how Native people identify and examines the contradictions, pride, joy, pain and sorrow that arise out of our many dimensions of identity. The dance performance explores what we hold, reveal and receive through our skin.
Dance Studio, First Floor North
For information on the upcoming performance visit chicagoculturalcenter.org.