Elevate Chicago Dance

Sunday, October 21 - FREE

at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Synapse performs along the South Stairwell at 11am

Six dancers wearing individual speakers will travel up multiple floors, weaving their way with large-scale arm knitted textiles. This 25 minute performance reimagines the history of women’s domestic arts as fully-embodied expressions of creativity and selfhood. The design elements of textiles, costumes, and sound intermingle time-tested approaches with new technologies in an effort to honor the old by looking at traditions through a contemporary frame. Space is transformed sonically and visually, revealing freedom in the familiar and imagining new possibilities for the grand stairwell. 

Find the full schedule of festival events here: https://www.chicagodancemakers.org/elevate

Its time for a costume party!

Join us at the “Arsenic and Old Lace” Party for macabre fun, drinks, food, and live music to celebrate our 14th season!

Enjoy candlelit performances by Brooklyn Britches and The Whispers, spooky sweets, an open bar, and light fare with the dancers, staff, and board of Synapse Arts.

Friday October 12, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

at Dizzy Cow Candy and Curiosity Shop, 2155 West Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618

Tickets $15-$100 HERE

Costumes are encouraged, but not required. You could wear 40s vintage, black and white, film noir, any halloween costume, or become a character directly from the movie - dark comedy is welcome.

Ticket sales and donations benefit Synapse Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that creates, performs, and educates dancers of all ages and abilities. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Cheers to 14 years!

Into The Veil

Synapse Arts’ textile dances - in a cemetery

On the first night of fall, join Atlas Obscura for an ethereal evening of interactive performances, live music, and visual storytelling in Chicago’s historic Graceland Cemetery. 

4001 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8:00pm to 11:30pm
Tickets $65

More information at https://www.atlasobscura.com/events/into-the-veil-graceland-2018

Detroit Dance City Festival

Join us at the Detroit Institute of Arts for this international dance festival weekend! Synapse performs as part of the curated Choreographer’s Showcase.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Saturday, August 11



$20 in advance | $25 at the door

$10 in advance | $15 at the door (students with ID)

Crosswalk Dances - July 8

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.

Sunday, July 8 - performances at 3pm and 4pm (second show added!)

at the Lincoln Hub - 6 Corners intersection of Lincoln/Southport/Wellington


Performers include Laura Tennal, Amanda Ramirez, Dylan Roth, Gretchen Soechting, Molly Hillson, Megan Szajna, and Camila Rivero. 

Each performance will last approximately 25 minutes. There are a variety of outdoor seating options at the site. The closest CTA access includes buses #9, #76, #77, and the Wellington Brown Line stop. Paid parking is available on the street or in the Athenaeum Theatre lot. 

Presented with support from Lakeview Special Service Area 27, The Chicago Park District, The Athenaeum Theatre, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.