1. Maud Le Pladec: Democracy

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    One of the most important figures in the new generation of French choreographers, Maud Le Pladec creates a high energy dance to the powerful and raw sound of Dark Full Ride by Julia Wolfe, cofounder…

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    • Taylor Mac: An Abridged Concert of The History of Political Popular Music

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      MCA Stage: Sep 27–28, 2013 Taylor Mac, the “ragingly original and bracingly radical [and] best cabaret performer” of New York (TimeOut), and his band make their MCA Stage debut in this incredible…

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      • Cinderbox 18 (excerpt): 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art ~ Chicago

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        Cinderbox 18 takes its cue from the media’s voyeuristic approach to “reality” to explore the comedy and anxiety in our hyper-networked culture. Athletic choreography, improvisation, and a fragmented…

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        • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago danc(e)volve: New Works Festival

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          Jan 19–22 and 26–29, 2012 This new festival features world premiere works by renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) and Hubbard Street 2 (HS2). The project strengthens HSDC and the MCA’s commitment…

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          • Tsukasa Taiko: Taiko Legacy 8

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            Dec 17–18, 2011 Thunderous taiko drumming, stylized kimono dance, improvisations bridging jazz and Japanese court music—all of these combine when Tsukasa Taiko; Edward Wilkerson and Coco Elysses-Hevia…

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            • Marc Bamuthi Joseph with Theaster Gates: red, black, and GREEN: a blues

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              Apr 12–14, 2012, at MCA Stage Oakland-based spoken word and dance artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Chicago visual artist and activist Theaster Gates collaborate to create a multimedia performance…

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              • Luna Negra Dance Theater: Luna Nueva

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                Jun 7–10, 2012, at MCA Stage This festival of three new works by Chicago-based Luna Negra Dance Theater is choreographed by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, LNDT artistic director; Mónica Cervantes Rodriguez,…

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                • Teatr ZAR: The Gospels of Childhood Triptych

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                  Mar 29 – Apr 1, 2012, at MCA Stage Poland’s Teatr ZAR uses song, chanting, and movement in this ritualistic work of theater and music that examines birth, death, pleasure, and pain. Inspired by ancient…

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                  • Dance Exchange: Liz Lerman's "The Matter of Origins"

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                    Nov 10-13, 2011, at MCA Stage Liz Lerman’s most recent choreographic project with the company she founded 35 years ago is a magnificent exploration. Part performance, part conversation, and part…

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                    • eighth blackbird: The Music of Less/More

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                      Mar 22 & 24, 2012, at MCA Stage The acclaimed Chicago-based chamber music ensemble returns to the MCA Stage for two concerts presented with the MCA exhibition, "The Language of Less (Then and Now)"…

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