In Common Core Art, we take seemingly menial tasks and make them almost unbearably difficult. Whether it is keeping a simple beat on the snare drum, reciting text, consuming food or water, or any other daily activity, we will do so in a way that stretches the performer to the limit, both physically and mentally. Whether it's through art, or any occupation, hard work is always glorified. With this performance, we intend to glorify it to an unreasonable degree.
As a part of Jennifer Walshe's much anticipated visit to Chicago, Mocrep will present a series of solo and ensemble works co-curated by the ensemble and Walshe. A continuation of the group's existing work with Walshe, this performance will explore the connections between sound, movement, and the performing body.
Presented by Experimental Sound Studio
Round two of these ensembles' exciting collaborations, this time at Constellation Chicago. Following a week long intensive collaborative process, this performance will feature new work developed and led by artists from both groups.
More information about Bastard Assignments can be found here.
Mocrep invites families to participate in a dynamic, interactive performance installation, devised as part game, part social exploration, part absurdist dinner table. All will be welcome to participate and contribute to a communally created and shared performance.
More info about family programming at the MCA here
In Pants, Pants, Pants we stay alive, we stay positive, and we entertain. Through show tunes, fast choreography, interviews and games and balloons, Mocrep and Ludwig Abraham team up to beg the question "What is entertainment?". You will laugh, you will cry, you will be part of something new and exciting, like nothing you've seen before. Our multi-talented, handsome cast will leave you wanting more Pants, Pants, Pants!
Pants, Pants, Pants captures the unique energy of a singular performance event, and the grandeur of classical shows and their theatrics, but also reflects the changed reality and new mode of perception that contemporary entertainment has produced. The work will resemble an old-fashioned variety show—complete with dance numbers and cardboard walls—but also the quick paced and disjointed reality of a Facebook feed, late night talk show, or reality TV series.
Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three 2936 N. Southport Ave. 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60657 Lincoln, Wellington and Southport CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop
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