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The 3rd Annual Live Art Party
Get your tickets here
Thursday, October 8
5:30 – 8:30pm
6 North Michigan Avenue

The Live Art Party is a casual evening with spectacular rooftop views, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and performances. Our 3rd annual Live Art Party will be hosted at a private Millennium Park penthouse located at 6 North Michigan Avenue.

Party goers will enjoy performances by Synapse Arts, live music by Matt Griffo, and the sunset over Lake Michigan from the best rooftop that Chicago has to offer!

Synapse Arts becomes Arts Partners in Residence with the Chicago Park District at Loyola Park We are excited to begin teaching and rehearsing at Loyola Park this fall! This gorgeous Northside location will be the home base for Synapse beginning September 17th.
Loyola Park
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60626

Synapse performs at The Bridge
November 20th
Curator Kestutis Nakas brings Synapse to his Bridgeport performance space as part of FOLLOWSPOT
643 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60616
(In Bridgeport, near the corner of 31st and Lowe Ave)

Recent Events

Residency at the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign Dance Department

Director Rachel Damon worked with UIUC students and alumni to begin a new project that marries her large-scale handmade textiles with dance. This project will be developed over the next two years.

You're So Stubborn – Open Rehearsal
Join us for an Open Rehearsal of You're So Stubborn as part of
Chicago Dance Month!
Get a sneak peek into the dance studio at the Chicago Cultural Center, and watch this original dance-theatre work being made, just weeks before it premieres at the Storefront Theater!
Wednesday, April 22nd
6pm - 7pm
Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio
78 East Washington Street
More Information: seechicagodance.com/event/youre-so-stubborn-open-rehearsal-part-chicago-dance-month

You're So Stubborn - Premiere
A sardonic dance-theater piece about deception
May 15, 16, 17, 2015
7:30pm Fri/Sat, 2pm Sun
Tickets available here: www.tix.com/

What does it feel like to learn that you've been lied to?
You're So Stubborn is a sardonic dance-theater performance about deception. Built from the true stories of performers and audiences, absurd and intimate moments mix with twisted humor to undermine our attachment to certainty.
At The Storefront Theater
66 East Randolph Street, Chicago

Rachel Damon
JulieAnn Graham
Christopher Knowlton
Sammy Spriggs
Michelle Burger-Modrzejewski
Katie Matteson
and Gretchen Soechting

Movement Coach: Kristina Fluty
Sound Designer: Rustel Weiss
Lighting Designer: Sarah Lackner
Creative Consultant: Brian Shaw

This production is presented in association with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

August 1
collision_theory at Activate
Celebrate the 5th year of collision_theory at a site-specific performance!
Presented by The Chicago Loop Alliance

Live Art Party
Thursday, September 4
5:30 – 9pm
$1 – $25
Happy hour and rooftop performances at a Millennium Park penthouse!
RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/tenth-anniversary-live-art-party-tickets-12375548599

The 5th anniversary of collision theory
Monday, October 20
7pm doors - bar open for business, retrospective photos and videos shown
7:30pm performances
At Links Hall
3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago
Tickets $10: linkshall.ticketfly.com/event/665909-collision-theory-chicago/
Celebrate collision theory's 5th anniversary celebration with an all-star "supercollider"!
The ensemble of musicians includes luminaries James Falzone, Carol Genetti, Lou Mallozzi, Dave Rempis, and Michael Zerang; the group of dancers features prodigies Josh Anderson, Adriana Durant, Lisa Gonzales, JulieAnn Graham, and Mikey Rioux.

You're So Stubborn Showing
Saturday, November 22
At The Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio
78 East Washington Street, Chicago
An informal work-in-progress showing, including solo and ensemble sections of the new dance-theater work about deception. Featuring Rachel Damon, JulieAnn Graham, Christopher Knowlton, and Sammy Spriggs. A question and answer session will follow this 30 minute performance.
More information here: cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/worksinprogress.html

"An emotionally volatile, physically unpredictable, really fun in-the-moment experience." – SeeChicagoDance.com