Make Music Day – June 21
Consider your commute with a fresh perspective; "Crosswalk Dances" enliven and connect the six corners of the
Lincoln/Southport/Wellington junction. Contemporary dancers wearing individual speakers transform the six-corner
intersection into a chorus as they move in tandem with pedestrians, dancing at each corner
and through countdown crosswalks.
Presented as part of Make Music Chicago's annual Make Music Day
Thursday, June 21 - performances at 12pm and 1pm
at the Lincoln Hub - 6 Corners intersection of Lincoln/Southport/Wellington
Synapse Arts is an Arts Partner in Residence with the Chicago Park District.
Crosswalk Dances is made possible with additional support from the Lakeview Special Service Area 27,
The Illinois Arts Council, and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus foundation.
Join us at The Field Museum for the third installment of Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion with the
Indo-American Heritage Museum and Synapse Arts! Attendees will experience a live performance taking place in front of
the museum's Maori Meeting House, with choreography by dancers using their limbs as knitting needles to create
arm-knitted textiles. Damon's textile dances technique reimagines knitting and crochet as kinetic art forms that create
concrete traces of the body's motion, exploring how movement and needlecraft can influence each other. For this event,
Damon and the Synapse Arts dancers use historical and contemporary textiles from the Indo-American Heritage Museum as a
source for the movement and patterns, creating a new context for interpretation and space for cultural dialogue.
Tue, June 5, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Field Museum – 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
FREE registration at:
Light Hand digital program
The program information for the performance called "Light Hand" is available
We look forward to sharing our newest project with you!
A dance performance that travels through the historic Gunder House
at Berger Park Cultural Center - 6219 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago
Performances May 18 - 26, 2018
Fri May 18 - 7pm and 8:15pm
Sat May 19 - 7pm and 8:15pm
Thurs May 24 - 7pm only
Fri May 25 - 7pm and 8:15pm
Sat May 26 - 7pm and 8:15pm
Get your tickets for $0-$15 at
Reservations are required - tickets are very limited.
Please note that the audience will travel through the home, including going up and down stairs. Seating is available throughout, and audiences will be asked to stand for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. Each performance will last approximately 45 minutes. All ages are invited.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
In Light Hand performers appear and disappear,
leading you on an adventure through knitted scenery and vignettes of dance.
Each performer wears an individual speaker, creating shifting layers of music that beckon you from
room to room. See contemporary dance and large-scale textiles up close as you explore, discovering
dancers with handheld lights who reveal hidden layers and moments of magic.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Berger Park Cultural Center is located at the intersection of Granville Avenue and Sheridan Road in Chicago, Illinois.
Paid street parking is available, and the venue is readily accessible from the Granville Red Line stop and bus routes 36, 147, and 151.
The Gunder House is the North Mansion on the Berger Park grounds, which is separate from the community center that most patrons will be familiar with. The Gunder House includes all-gender restrooms and a coat rack. A playground, cafe, and lakefront path are all situated directly outside the venue.
Director/Designer - Rachel Damon
Performers/collaborators - Katie Matteson Campana, Cat Miller, Amanda Ramirez, Megan Rhyme, Dylan Roth, Gretchen Soechting, Laura Tennal
Composer - Ryan Ingebritsen
Costume Creator - Nadine Lollino
Lighting Design - Sarah Lackner
Cellist - Leyla Royale
Photography - Matthew Gregory Hollis
Recording engineer and videography - Matt Griffo