Dance local on Natl Dance Day - Sept 17

Join us on Saturday, September 17th to celebrate National Dance Day with a special performance of Crosswalk Dances at Jarvis Square Artisan Market! Support dance for every body by visiting our bake sale - with a special bake provided by Charmers Café - or by making a donation as you enjoy a drink with the artists inside Jarvis Square Tavern.

Right now it’s more important than ever for us to meet our neighbors, build trust in each other, and come together with joy. Synapse Arts believes that dance has the power to build up our communities, and we need your help to make our classes and performances available to everyone. Despite the recent inflation, we are committed to keeping classes affordable, our community performances free, and paying our artists a living wage. Help us reach our goal of $2500 to support this important programming for Rogers Park and northside neighborhoods!

For 18 years Synapse has produced dance performances and taught students throughout Chicago, with a focus on underrepresented populations, most notably queer women, and dancers of varying economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. When you donate to Synapse Arts, you support:

Join us in person on September 17th or support Roger Park artists and communities by donating today. Thank you for dancing local!



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Mural Dances


Spanish version follows below/Debajo podrás encontrar la versión en español.

Mural Dances gathers local dancers and musicians to create and perform projects inspired by Chicago’s fascinating neighborhood murals. Bring a chair and bring the family! Adventure near or far with artists as they enliven parks across the city.

4th Saturdays, June/July/August 

1pm to 3pm CDT

2022

FREE

Livestreaming links available for a suggested donation at https://synapsearts.networkforgood.com/events/43838-mural-dances-2022-virtual-livestreams


All ages, identities, bodies, and minds welcome

Full access info available here:




June 25 at La Villita Park 

In Little Village, 2800 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

With artists Maggie Bridger/Unfolding Disability Futures and Jorge Nambo-Palmeno (aka Nambo Paints)

July 23 at Park #567 on The 606 

In Bucktown, 1801 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

NEW LINEUP with artists Rahila Coats, Gina Hoch-Stall, Ann-Marie Gover (CONDUIT), and a remount of a 2021 Mural Dance by Kara Roseborough and Tim Tsang

READ the Public Statement about these changes HERE

August 27 at Jessie “Ma” Houston Park 

In Kenwood/Bronzeville, 5001 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

With artists Jamila Kekulah Kinney and JulieAnn Graham


PLUS a Behind the Scenes virtual fundraiser with the artists of Mural Dances!

NEW DATE: Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 6-7pm CDT via Zoom

Tickets are $0-$50, by suggested donation, and go towards presenting the free series.

Get all three Mural Dances livestream links, on demand viewing for anytime after the events, and a chance to ask the artists questions in a casual and celebratory online setting!



Access and Inclusion Notes

Synapse Arts events actively welcome individuals with diverse identities, including all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, income levels, ages, parent/caregiver statuses, backgrounds, and household structures.

All Synapse Arts events are relaxed and sensory-friendly. For accessibility service requests, please contact info@synapsearts.com.

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Danzas Murales

“Danzas Murales” reúne a bailarines y músicos locales para crear y presentar proyectos inspirados en los fascinantes murales de Chicago. ¡Trae una silla y comparte en familia! Aventúrate en esta performance, cerca o lejos de los artistas mientras llenan de vida los parques de la ciudad.

Fechas: Cuarto sábado de Junio, Julio, y Agosto

Hora: 1:00 pm a 3:00 pm CDT 

2022

ENTRADA LIBRE 

Todas las edades, identidades, cuerpos, y mentes son bienvenidas.


25 de Junio en el parque La Villita 

En el barrio de La Villita, 2800 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Con Maggie Bridger y Jorge Nambo-Palmeno

23 de Julio en el parque #567 del 606 

En el barrio de Bucktown, 1801 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Con Rahila Coats/CONDUIT y Tim Tsang/Kara Roseborough

27 de Agosto en Jessie “Ma” Houston Park 

En el barrio de Kenwood/Bronzeville, 5001 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

Con Jamila Kekulah Kinney y JulieAnn Graham


Notas de acceso e inclusión

Synapse Arts les da la bienvenida a personas de diversas identidades, géneros, orientaciones sexuales, razas, etnias, religiones, habilidades, niveles de ingresos, edades, padres/cuidadores, antecedentes y estructuras domésticas. Todos los eventos de Synapse Arts son tranquilos y sensorialmente amigables. En caso de requerir servicios de acceso específicos, contactar info@synapsearts.com.


photo: dancer Kara Roseborough by Matthew Gregory Hollis

thanks to Camilx Rivero Pooley for Spanish translation



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Crosswalk Dances


Crosswalk Dances is a series of performances and interactive art activities that enliven pedestrian intersections. These free public events bring dance and community crafts to underappreciated urban spaces and provide a suite of fun, creative, and therapeutic art activities. Guided by professional artists, residents of all ages, abilities, and identities can join, exemplifying our core belief that everyone can make art anywhere, anytime. 

NEXT PERFORMANCES:

Aug 10 - 12 to 1pm at 320 S. Canal

Aug 17 - 5 to 7pm at the Uptown Farmers Market

Aug 27 - 11am to 1pm at Chalk Howard Street

Sept 17 - 12 to 2pm at Jarvis Square

Sept 22 - 5:30pm at the Uptown Library, with a free movement class!


PAST PERFORMANCES:

Sunday, June 19 - Artists of the Wall Festival

At the South end of Loyola Park

Presented by Loyola Park Advisory Council

More information on their website: https://www.loyolapark.org/aotw/


Tuesday, June 21 - On The Move

At Sherman Park

Presented by See Chicago Dance as part of Chicago Dance Month and the Year of Chicago Dance

More information on their website: https://seechicagodance.com/event/move


ALL FREE

All ages, identities, bodies, and minds welcome, access features and wayfinding information to come.

Spanish version follows below/Debajo podrás encontrar la versión en español.


Access and Inclusion Notes

Synapse Arts events actively welcome individuals with diverse identities, including all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, income levels, ages, parent/caregiver statuses, backgrounds, and household structures.

All Synapse Arts events are relaxed and sensory-friendly. For accessibility service requests, please contact info@synapsearts.com.


“Danzas en los Cruces Peatonales”, son una serie de performances y actividades de arte interactivas que llenan de vida los cruces y caminerías peatonales. Estos eventos públicos de libre ingreso, tienen como finalidad traer la danza y la artesanía a espacios urbanos subestimados para ofrecer ámbitos de diversión, creatividad y actividades artísticas terapéuticas. Guiado por artistas profesionales, pueden unirse residentes de todas las edades, habilidades e identidades. Demostrando así, nuestra creencia central de que todxs pueden hacer arte en cualquier lugar y en cualquier momento.

Domingo 19 de Junio - Artist of the Wall Festival

Al sur de Loyola Park

Presentado por Loyola Park Advisory Council

Martes 21 de Junio - On The Move

En Sherman Park

Presentado por See Chicago Dance como parte de Chicago Dance Month y Year of Chicago Dance

Notas de acceso e inclusión

Los eventos de Synapse Arts dan la bienvenida activamente a personas con identidades diversas, incluidos todos los géneros, orientaciones sexuales, razas, etnias, religiones, habilidades, niveles de ingresos, edades, padres/cuidadores estados, antecedentes y estructuras domésticas. Todos los eventos de Synapse Arts son relajados y sensoriales. Para solicitudes de servicio de accesibilidad, póngase en contacto con info@synapsearts.com.


photo by Molly Hillson

thanks to Camilx Rivero Pooley for Spanish translation


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Classes at 3 Park Districts

Join us for some in person dancing!

Synapse Arts offers Beginning Ballet at THREE Chicago Park District locations, so there are lots of options for kids of all ages. Register through the Park District website at the links below. We hope to see you there!


Park District COVID updates: https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/coronavirus-response

Dress code: We ask that students have their hair off their face and wear clothing they can move safely in. Leotard, tights, and ballet shoes are preferred; leggings and socks are also acceptable. All identities and fun movement-friendly outfits are welcome!



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InShadow Festival Lisbon, Portugal

We’re delighted to announce that our 2021 dance film Leverage is headed to Lisbon for the prestigious InShadow Screen Dance Festival. Now in its 13th year, InShadow encompasses performances, master classes and exhibitions. Our first-ever dance film will be shown on Tuesday evening, December 7 as part of the juried International ScreenDance Competition.



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