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Eiko Otake in Chicago

Join Eiko and her diverse group of collaborating artists, living and dead, for an investigation into how artists in duet collide, converse, and express what they care about. 

THE DUET PROJECT: DISTANCE I MALLEABLE
Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30 General / $15 Industry / $10 Students
Run time: 60 minutes
Get your tickets! This will likely sell out.
*use Industry22 to get half price tickets*

ADDITIONAL EVENTS
Post-performance discussion following the Friday, February 11 performance

The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable is an interdisciplinary, intergenerational series of duets between Eiko Otake and a diverse group of collaborating artists, living and dead. Collaborators come from different places, times, disciplines, and concerns. These duets will investigate how two artists collide, converse, and express what they care about. The performances at the Dance Center will include choreographer and performer Ishmael Houston-Jones, trans performance maker, writer, and artist Iris McCloughan, and interdisciplinary artist, singer/songwriter, and producer DonChristian Jones as duet partners with the renowned Eiko Otake. Their encounters reaffirm that distance is indeed malleable.

https://dance.colum.edu/events/2022/2/11/eiko-otake-the-duet-project-distance-is-malleable
Friday, February 11 at 7:30pm

More dates through February 12, 2022
Dance Center, Theater
1306 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

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Saturday, November 13: HOT MESS!

Featuring Cristal and Julius Sabbagh, Mitsu Salmon, Sky Goodman, Natalia Nicholson, Zoe Darling, and a few special guests !

In-person audience invited at 4:20p & 7:30pm for shows promptly beginning at 4:20p and 8pm.

Live Streaming Online at 4:20 and 8pm: https://elasticarts.org/streaming/

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Orchid: Dormancy and Becoming

July 31 and August 1
7 pm

Register here

Orchid: Dormancy and Becoming is an interdisciplinary dance and performance work by Mitsu Salmon with a live soundscape by La Spacer.

The work will be performed outside and interacts with the environment in which it is presented. Through dance, electronic dance music, and lectures; the piece investigates the history and symbolism of orchids as connected to imperialism, sexuality, and the environment. This project
was made possible through the support of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Award.

Check out this article about Mitsu and the Orchid in the Chicago Reader here.

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Safe Hiatus

With sadness, and with a terrific need to respond in some way. Not knowing words, or combinations of words for these feelings, clearly in transition, as we are.

The much planned for Butoh Between Festival for May 2020 has been cancelled. All programming at OuterSpace is also cancelled until further notice. Our international artists have stopped travel plans. We are going dark so that we may transform, to find our present in the purpose of community and survival. We will communicate as we can, and urge you to share in ways that nurture generosity and open heartedness toward every one of us.

Wishing you health & sanity during a most surreal time. 
We encourage each other to support feeding and housing our local communities. To remain engaged, and responsive to each situation.
To trust that our body/mind will know how to respond. To cultivate self practice, mindfulness, and respect for all beings.

“Like what we know of the virus so far, we are uncommitted to anything particular. We mutate with the times.”

Thanks for supporting us. We will be back ASAP.