Elemental Events is our new series of free and low-cost community gatherings. Featuring stripped-down, improvisational dance and multimedia collaborations in informal spaces, the series aims to engage new audiences and remove barriers to participation. With this series, Elements seeks to present dance through the lens of popular media and other art forms, promoting it as an accessible, vital, and human means of expression.
Launched in Spring 2017, Elemental Events' inaugural season included Soaked at WeWork in River North, crashing the Foster Beach Full Moon Fire Jam in Edgewater, In the Garden of Atlantis at Hairpin Arts Center in Logan Square, and Elements and Chill, held again at WeWork downtown.
Elements will continue to reach audiences across Chicago via a new season-long subscription series. After experimenting in 2017-18 with a series of informal and/or improvisational performances, Elemental Events will be formalized into a ticketed subscription series with one program focused on each of the four elements and presented in a variety of city neighborhoods in 2018-19.
Events will include an air-themed gala performance in Ravenswood; a screening of original, earth-centric dance films in Logan Square; a fire-themed choreography competition in Lakeview; and an water-themed improvised ballet with live music in South Shore.
Tickets for the 2018-2019 Elemental Events series will go on sale July 1st