1. 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…

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    • Tsukasa Taiko: Taiko Legacy

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      Dec 17–18, 2011 Dec 21–22, 2012 Thunderous taiko drumming, stylized kimono dance, improvisations bridging jazz and Japanese court music—all of these combine when Tsukasa Taiko;…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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                • ICE at MCA Stage, Ensemble-in-Residence Performances

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                  Oct 5, 2011: Chance Encounters Feb 5, 2012: George Lewis and Friends May 26, 2012: Georges Aperghis and the New Generation MCA Stage celebrates the second season of its three-year ICE ensemble-in-residence…

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                  • Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller's Sonic Arboretum

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                    December 6-31, 2011 A collection of horned speakers, made from compressed recycled newsprint and dryer lint, created by sculptor and instrument-maker Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird,…

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                    • Lucky Plush Productions: The Better Half

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                      Oct 27-29 and Nov 3, 5, and 6, 2011, at MCA Stage "The Better Half" is a playful look at contemporary relationships, combining dance and theater in a work that is emotionally rich, funny,…

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