Living Sculptures Are Coming to the Loop

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 8:04am

Things are about to get weird in the Loop. Local dance companies and Austrian choreographer Willi Dorner are taking over public spaces in the Loop to create a chain of living sculptures, built from the dancers’ bodies.

“bodies in urban spaces” takes audience members on a mile-long adventure through the Loop to see performers test the physicality of the human body and ultimately transform vacant spaces into a temporary art installment.

The intention of bringing “bodies in urban spaces” to Chicago is to help us rediscover the Loop and uncover possibilities, rules, and limitations of the space around us.

According to a statement on Willi Dorner’s website, “By placing the bodies in selected spots the interventions provoke a thinking process and produce irritation. Passers by, residents and audience are motivated and prompted to reflect their urban surrounding and their own movement behaviour and habits.”

The free performances will begin at at the Picasso in Daley Plaza and end at an unnamed, final destination.

Details

When: Saturday, June 21 (11am & 5pm) and Sunday, June 22 (11am only) 

Where: Meet at the Picasso in Daley Plaza (50 West Washington St.)

Cost: Free

 

Photo credit: Human Playground

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A TLT contributor since 2010, Joe is the Chicago Editor. Outside TLT, Joe keeps an eye out for awesome activities and he writes a travel blog: Joe the Explorer.

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