Join Links Hall for our October Events.

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LINKS HALL studio theater seats 65.

$ELECTION: Take Us To Your Leader

Anti Gravity Surprise presents a series of public artworks inviting people to share their thoughts on leadership and create art in the process.

Weekly community events every Saturday in October featuring spaces to make and show election art, guest speakers, open discussions, and street performances.

Moving Stories Performance Ensemble Ecstatic Sobriety
October 8, 9, 10, 2004
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 7pm
$15 or pay what you can.

Ecstatic: out of your mind with joy and intensity of feeling.
Sober: be of sound mind, moderate and subdued…

How do we reconcile these extremes? A weekend of music, performance, movement and spoken word exploring full bodied awareness: Ecstatic Sobriety. Curated by Moving Stories (Julie Caffey, Pate Conaway and Doug Stapleton), the performers will include MaryBeth Burns, Barrie Cole, Jennifer Harris, Laura Hugg, Beau O’Reilly, and Moving Stories, with music by Lonie Walker, Katie Brick, Leslie Swieck and Valerie Gander.

Reception and Silent Auction follow the Saturday performance at 9pm; $15 or pay what you can. Reception price includes light refreshments and beverages.

Play Day
Moving Stories will host a “Play Day” Saturday, October 9, 1-4pm, $35 – Come for an informal studio workshop integrating visual art, movement, story and sound, where as a group we will explore the extremes of ecstatic sobriety. The workshop is open to those who wish to explore their creative urges.

The weekend’s proceeds will benefit Ignatia House of Chicago – a half-way house for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

CAMP, Creative Arts Melting Pot Reveal
October 15, 16, 17, 2004
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 8pm
$15; $10 students/seniors

CAMP, Creative Arts Melting Pot, is a collective of four unique individual artists, whose previous presentation Fear sold out Links Hall in June 2004. Reveal takes a journey through their repertoire, in which the manipulation of visual barriers unveils live music, video and modern dance. CAMP merges different artistic media to produce original work of the highest artistic caliber – musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists and writers explore new directions in the creation and experience of art, empowering the audience to invent and evolve with the performers.

“…captivating swiftness and style” – Chicago Tribune

Rebel Princesses: 5th Annual Women’s Performance Art Festival
October 22, 23, 24, 2004
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 8pm
$15, $12 students/seniors

Each year, the Women’s Performance Art Festival features a full schedule of Chicago artisans performing unique and original works via improv, stand-up comedy, dance, performance art and much, much more. Produced by Stockyards Theatre Project, and featuring a different program each evening, the festival is filled with awesome, moving, innovative work that focuses on women. The performance lineup will be announced late September.

“…the festival is the purist women’s performance event in Chicago” – Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

This program is partially sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and Luna Bar www.stockyardstheatreproject.org

Sling Dance Company Wanted
October 29, 30, 2004
Friday and Saturday, 7pm

Sling is an interdisciplinary company. Members Lisa Goldman, Kris Larsen, Mollie Ryan, and Jessica Young, use dance, movement, text, and song to explore issues of everyday life. In their new work, Wanted, Sling continues its exploration of the collective unconscious through research into crime and mystery.

Sound Field 
October 31, 2004
Sunday, 8pm
$8, $5 students/seniors

The final event in the city-wide Sound Field 2004 festival includes Kazuhisa Uchihashi (guitar, daxophone), Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixing board), Gene Coleman (bass clarinet) and TV POW (Todd Carter, Brent Gutzeit and Michael Hartman; computers, electronics, etc.). This is a release event for two CDs: Storobo Imp. (Uchihashi/Coleman; “a great sense of integrity to this music… fabulous playing and listening throughout”, Paris Transatlantic Magazine) and 2 by Television Power Electric (featuring members of TV POW and Toshimaru Nakamura; “not so much music as sonic experimentation… well worth the effort”, Chicago Reader). see full schedule.