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This free 13-hour event, named after the street address of the new Dance Center of Columbia College, promises to be something of a seven-ring circus, with performances, workshops, and lecture-demonstrations in the theater, the lobby, five studios, and various classrooms and offices. Fifty or so Chicago groups and individuals are participating, ranging from scads of […]

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Abiogenesis Movement Ensemble

Abiogenesis Movement Ensemble defies easy classification. This seven-year-old Chicago-based troupe freely borrows from such disparate sources as theater, modern dance, silent movies, and performance art to fashion pieces that are too roughly hewn and text-bound for dance purists, too abstract and nontraditional for mainstream theatergoers. In the semiautobiographical Liars, for example, choreographer Angela Allyn uses […]