January 18, 2018

DCASE 2018 Winter Schedule of Performances at the Chicago Cultural Center

Mary May    mary.may@cityofchicago.org, 312.744.0576

Christine Carrino    christine.carrino@cityofchicago.org, 312.744.0573


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will present performances in January and February at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street. Admission to all performances at the Chicago Cultural Center is FREE.


Temporary Distortion: The Illusion & The Aftermath

January 19–28

Wednesdays–Saturdays, 1–7pm; Sundays 10am–4pm

This performance by Temporary Distortion unfolds slowly over the course of six-hours for a meditating audience. Meditation cushions and headphones are provided for the audience to come and go as they wish, staying for only as long as they would like. For someone in the room without headphones, the performance is virtually silent.

Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North


Project Tool

January 25–February 8

Dancers, using handheld tools and legacy processes, explore the relationship between mind, body and tool. While sawing, hammering, sanding and nailing, the dancers collaborate with tools as if they are partners in a dance with the body while building a wood, spring dance floor upon which they dance. Artistic direction by Onye Ozuzu.

Chicago Cultural Center, Garland Gallery, 1st Floor
Thursday, January 25, 5:30pm: Opening Reception

Friday, February 2 & Saturday, February 3, 7pm: Performances


Rosy Simas, Skin(s)

February 810, 7pm

Skin(s) shares the beauty and diversity of how Native people identify and examines the contradictions, pride, joy, pain and sorrow that arise out of our many dimensions of identity. The dance performance explores what we hold, reveal and receive through our skin. The presentation of Rosy Simas Skin(s) was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Dance Studio, First Floor North


All performances and exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, are presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Building hours are Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm, Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm; closed holidays. Admission is FREE. For information, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ChiCulturCenter.


Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors. For more information, visit cityofchicago.org/dcase.


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