Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
66 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602
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In the Works is the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' residency program and gives emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the most suitable DCASE space. Each showing is a unique opportunity for audiences to get a behind-the-scenes look at new work by Chicago artists. To view past In the Works showings, click here.
Performers--Bryan Bosque, Carrie Drapac; Sound Designer--Thomas Dixon; Javanese gamelan musicians--members of Friends of the Gamelan
From the Indonesian spice trade of the 1600s to the 19th century eruption of Krakatoa to the 2004 tsunami, Amok uses ensemble movement, text, digital sound and live Javanese gamelan music to examine history, capitalism, and geoscience.
Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist Karen Yates has developed an expanded international practice that includes performance creation, stage direction, writing, acting, digital sound art, and social engagement. Her live ensemble performance pieces and digital sound work focus on U.S. and international issues—current and historical—especially as they relate to economic hierarchy and power.
By Dan Caffrey, Playwright.
Directed by Derek Van Barham, Jessica Reese, Dramaturg
Devised with The Ruckus ensemble.
A new work-in-progress devised by The Ruckus Theater.
The residency has been an exploration into my solo practice where the following questions have emerged: To what, whom, and where do I continue to intentionally return? What do my current habits, rituals, and practices tell me about my current value system?
A collaboration between Salmon, sound artist Alyssa Moxley, musician Kevin Carey and Mike Hero.
Tsuchi draws from Salmon’s great grandfather’s experience growing up in Hawaii as a Japanese-American, first as a farmer and then waiter. The work explores questions of memory, home and labor through Butoh, Nihon Buyo (Japanese folk dance), contemporary dance, and everyday movements with music and text.
Body percussion, ephemera Weird Almed and ventrilo-acousmatics. A synchretic detective story starring sonics that hedge and moving pictures stilled, with pencil drumsticks and nods from the Angle of Y'awll.