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News Release: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces its Theater and Dance Schedule for Spring and Summer 2015

 

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Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces Upcoming Theater and Dance Schedule for Summer/Fall 2015

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents an ongoing performing arts series that showcases both emerging and established music, theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists at the Chicago Cultural Center and other venues. Dedicated to capacity building in the arts, DCASE hires the artists and provides performance space as well as technical and marketing support.

 

Synapse Arts You’re So Stubborn (Rachel Damon Truth Lies photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis)Synapse Arts
You’re So Stubborn

May 15-17, 2015

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Deception is a fascinating subject that intertwines relationships, identity and survival in Synapse Arts’ world premiere of Rachel Damon’s You’re So Stubborn. The elusive and omnipresent concept of trust is explored.

 

Motel 666, Produced by WildClaw TheatreMotel 666

Produced by WildClaw Theatre

June 3-28, 2015

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

WildClaw Theatre presents Motel 666, a world premier theatrical horror anthology. On the forgotten highways of the American Midwest, there is a vacancy waiting for you at Motel 666. Run by a clerk of questionable morals and kept clean-ish by a trickster maid, Motel 666 is the finest establishment on the road to nowhere.

 

 

Queer, Ill & Okay (Produced by JRV Majestry Productions)Queer, Ill & Okay

Produced by JRV Majestry Productions

July 24 & 25, 2015

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Queer, Ill & Okay (QIO) is an annual multidisciplinary performance series exploring, challenging and reinventing narratives about the lives of queer individuals living with HIV and forms of mental and chronic illness.

 

DON CHIPOTLE, produced by terraNOVA Collective and written by Juan Francisco VillaDON CHIPOTLE

Produced by terraNOVA Collective and written by Juan Francisco Villa

August 25-30, 2015 (Previews)
August 28-September 27, 2015

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

From terraNOVA Collective this magical adventure story by Juan Francisco Villa sets a hero and his sidekick on an epic quest across New York City that proves anything but ordinary.

 

 

 

No Beast So Fierce, Produced by Oracle Productions (Photo credit: Joe Mazza, brave lux)No Beast So Fierce

Produced by Oracle Productions

October 6-8, 2015 (Previews)
October 9-November 8, 2015

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Oracle Productions presents a dance-theater adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III that explores the complexity of having to do wrong in order to achieve the greater good.

 

SpinOff (The Dance Movement Project pictured)

SpinOff

November 6-21, 2015

Chicago Cultural Center 
Dance Studio, 1st Floor
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

The SpinOff contemporary dance series returns November 6-21 celebrating the work of emerging and mid-career Midwest-based choreographers and dance companies.

 

New Alaska, produced by Chicago Dance CrashNew Alaska

Produced by Chicago Dance Crash

December 4-22, 2015

Storefront Theater
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Taking its fusion-style aesthetic to a whole new level in this world premiere, Chicago Dance Crash will commission new work by several choreographers that specialize in Crash’s trademark style of hip-hop, contemporary and acrobatics.