Performing Arts Free For All

The city’s indefatigable Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is on the case again. This time, DCASE (sorry, we couldn’t resist) brings back, for the fourth year, the OnEdge series, an assortment of experimental, and free, live theatrical, musical, and dance performances that runs through March 25. What might you see? How about Chicago and even world premieres from national and international artists and companies, such as Berlin’s Ligia Lewis, who’s choreographed minor matter, a three-dancer exploration of the black box (as in theater) and black expression. And Three Matadores, a reading-meets-enactment of a Jay Wright poem—or part of it, at least—by the foursome known as Every House Has A Door (March 11 and 12). And Court/Garden, a three-act “spectacle” (March 24 and 25) that somehow combines ballet, the Sun King, and Occupy Wall Street, from Brooklyn-based choreographer Yanira Castro and her troupe, A Canary Torsi. (Where’d that name come from? Think anagrammatically.)

OnEdge series, chicago, art, culture, theater, musicPhoto Courtesy of Gina Marie Robinson and Featured Photo Courtesy of Jared Larson


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