Feb 23: OnEdge

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the fourth annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series. The FREE admission series will feature Chicago and world premieres from national and international artists and companies at venues including the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.), Dfbrl8r gallery (1463 W. Chicago Ave.), American Theater Company (1909 W. Byron St.), The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th St.) and the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse (3035 N. Hoyne Ave.)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 through Saturday, March 25, 2017


The Triumph of Fame by Marie-Caroline Hominal
February 23-25, 2017 | 5-10pm (one-on-one performances take place every 20 minutes)
Dfbrl8r, 1463 W. Chicago Ave.

Swiss-based performer Marie-Caroline Hominal strips down the codes of theatrical artifice in a phantasmagorical and intimate one-on-one encounter with an audience member scheduled every 20 minutes.

A Ride on The Irish Cream by Erin Markey
February 24-25, 2017 | 8pm
American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St.

A fresh and surprising new musical anchored inside the memory of a Michigan backyard on the bank of the Kawkawlin River, A Ride On The Irish Cream rushes forth from the mind of celebrated cabaret and performance artist Erin Markey.

minor matter by Ligia Lewis
March 3-4, 2017 | 6pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Dance Studio, 78 E. Washington St.

Berlin-based choreographer Ligia Lewis uses dance, visual arts and the theater to pose questions concerning otherness and empathy in this second installment of a racially-conscious trilogy.

Three Matadores by Every house has a door
March 11, 2017 at 7pm and March 12, 2017 at 2pm
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

The setting of a bullring offers a poetic meditation on identity, violence and the resonant beauty of language.

lil BLK by NIC Kaylil BLK
March 16 & 17, 2017 at 7:30pm and March 18, 2017 at 2pm
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.

In an experimental solo performance influenced by New York City gay/queer ballroom culture, live punk shows, butoh and praise dance, lil BLK tells the autobiographical story of a fairy boi, child of god, little black girl, performer and activist.

Court/Garden by a canary torsi
March 24-25, 2017 | 7:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.

A spectacle in three acts, Court/Garden is a multimedia, dance and live music performance taking its inspiration from the imperial ballets of Louis XIV’s French Court and the participatory practices of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

These events are FREE and open to the public.

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