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* ETHOS Episode IETHOS Episode I

Time: 11:00 am

Part one of a three-part project, ETHOS reflects upon how contemporary humans have evolved both spiritually and physically from ancient times. This meditative performance by Ayako Kato combines dance, movement and music to illuminate the connection between everyday human gesture and wisdom from the past.

* The Rosina ProjectThe Rosina Project

Time: 8:00 pm

Described as a “hip-hopera,” The Rosina Project is a collaboration between Chicago Fringe Opera and BraveSoul Movement, who join forces to present an electric re-imagining of Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville. This contemporary adaptation mixes hip-hop MCs, opera singers and street-dance artists with a live DJ and beatboxer to perform an original story of female empowerment and interracial friendship as an immersive house party.

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* ETHOS Episode IETHOS Episode I

Time: 1:00 pm

Part one of a three-part project, ETHOS reflects upon how contemporary humans have evolved both spiritually and physically from ancient times. This meditative performance by Ayako Kato combines dance, movement and music to illuminate the connection between everyday human gesture and wisdom from the past

* The Rosina ProjectThe Rosina Project

Time: 7:30 pm

Described as a “hip-hopera,” The Rosina Project is a collaboration between Chicago Fringe Opera and BraveSoul Movement, who join forces to present an electric re-imagining of Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville. This contemporary adaptation mixes hip-hop MCs, opera singers and street-dance artists with a live DJ and beatboxer to perform an original story of female empowerment and interracial friendship as an immersive house party.

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* Intersecting IdentitiesIntersecting Identities

Time: 7:00 pm

Join Pivot Arts and About Face Theatre for a discussion on how intersecting identities influence our art making, especially in the expression of gender and sexuality. Moderated by Megan Carney, Artistic Director of About Face Theatre.

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* Works-in-ProgressWorks-in-Progress

Time: 7:30 pm

Short showings from our incubator program include "Jumble of Bones," a new play by Jenni Lamb, that uses movement and puppetry to explore the ways in which we are all bound together on this planet, as well as "A Pleasant Come-Across," or "A Dozen-or-so New Rags," by Ethan Parcell, an evening length collection of new revisionist ragtime compositions, performed by an instrumental ensemble with a cartoonish commitment to silent-film slapstick and circus antics. Excerpts of works are followed by a discussion with the artists.

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* Search PartySearch Party

Time: 7:00 pm

Search Party is a live dance work by Erin Kilmurray that exists somewhere between a nightclub and a sports arena. Featuring a group of women, this performance relentlessly challenges and reconstructs the boundaries we face during this charged political moment by investigating agency, freedom, and societal expectations.

* Don't Forget Your MotherDon't Forget Your Mother

Time: 8:30 pm

Brittany Harlin’s choreographic memoir uses music, poetry and dance to explore connections between her personal experience and African Diasporic culture. A live band and ensemble of dancers will energize and engage you in powerful storytelling.

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* Gilgamesh & EnkiduGilgamesh & Enkidu

Time: 7:00 pm

A collaboration between Toronto-based musician/actor Ahmed Moneka and actor/writer Jesse LaVercombe with Chicago playwright and director Seth Bockley, this two-man epic reanimates the world’s oldest written narrative with maqam-style Iraqi music and 21st century biography, highlighting Moneka’s own exile from Baghdad. Gilgamesh and Enkidu fuses highly physical theatre, soul-filled musical expression, ancient text and intimate storytelling, illuminating the tale’s eternal mysteries of mortality and the universal balm of friendship.

* GirasolGirasol

Time: 9:00 pm

An evening of Latinx performances with live music, spoken word, live lit and comedy hosted by two of Chicago’s most prominent Latinx artists, Isaac Gomez and Nancy Garcia Loza!

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* Gilgamesh & EnkiduGilgamesh & Enkidu

Time: 3:00 pm

A collaboration between Toronto-based musician/actor Ahmed Moneka and actor/writer Jesse LaVercombe with Chicago playwright and director Seth Bockley, this two-man epic reanimates the world’s oldest written narrative with maqam-style Iraqi music and 21st century biography, highlighting Moneka’s own exile from Baghdad. Gilgamesh and Enkidu fuses highly physical theatre, soul-filled musical expression, ancient text and intimate storytelling, illuminating the tale’s eternal mysteries of mortality and the universal balm of friendship.

* Don't Forget Your MotherDon't Forget Your Mother

Time: 8:00 pm

Brittany Harlin’s choreographic memoir uses music, poetry and dance to explore connections between her personal experience and African Diasporic culture. A live band and ensemble of dancers will energize and engage you in powerful storytelling.

* Search PartySearch Party

Time: 9:30 pm

Search Party is a live dance work by Erin Kilmurray that exists somewhere between a nightclub and a sports arena. Featuring a group of women, this performance relentlessly challenges and reconstructs the boundaries we face during this charged political moment by investigating agency, freedom, and societal expectations.

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* Ice Cream & ImprovIce Cream & Improv

Time: 11:00 am

An all-ages festival tradition includes Storytown Improv performing an interactive show at Edgewater’s sweet spot, Lickity Split. Enjoy a trip to an unknown galaxy, a government take-over by bears and other ridiculous audience suggestions sure to make you giggle! Yummy frozen custard and sweets for purchase.

* Works-in-ProgressWorks-in-Progress

Time: 3:00 pm

Short showings from our incubator program include both "The Peoples Church of the Ghetto" by Po’Chop/Jenn Freeman, a multi-disciplinary (dance, poetry and music) project that creates spaces to learn, edify and worship the legacies of black women, as well as "Clusterfuq," a new performance art piece by choreographer Courtney Mackedanz, that tells the story of a group of friends who discover that they are able to change one another’s blood types as they disclose their personal traumas to one another. Excerpts of works are followed by a discussion with the artists.

* Gilgamesh & EnkiduGilgamesh & Enkidu

Time: 6:00 pm

A collaboration between Toronto-based musician/actor Ahmed Moneka and actor/writer Jesse LaVercombe with Chicago playwright and director Seth Bockley, this two-man epic reanimates the world’s oldest written narrative with maqam-style Iraqi music and 21st century biography, highlighting Moneka’s own exile from Baghdad. Gilgamesh and Enkidu fuses highly physical theatre, soul-filled musical expression, ancient text and intimate storytelling, illuminating the tale’s eternal mysteries of mortality and the universal balm of friendship.

* Search PartySearch Party

Time: 8:00 pm

Search Party is a live dance work by Erin Kilmurray that exists somewhere between a nightclub and a sports arena. Featuring a group of women, this performance relentlessly challenges and reconstructs the boundaries we face during this charged political moment by investigating agency, freedom, and societal expectations.

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June 1-10, 2018
The Pivot Arts Festival