Author Archive
Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek

Sara Zalek is a performing artist and facilitator. Rooted in physical investigations of trauma, resilience, and hybrids, their work challenges the capitalist quest for the eternal elixir, and asserts that disruption has the ability to create social and ecological change. Through Butoh Curious and Butoh Chicago, Zalek connects national and international teaching artists with Chicago...
Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist. She graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 with an MFA in performance and York University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She has exhibited across Canada and the US, at Art Mur Montreal, Eastern Edge Gallery Newfoundland,...
Mar Serinyà Gou

Mar Serinyà Gou

Mar Serinyà Gou is a visual artist and performer born in Catalonia (Spain) in 1986. Ph.D in Fine Arts and MA from the University of Barcelona. She was formed in voice studies from the Conservatory of Barcelona and she has been done several courses about body conscience to understand how our body works. Her passion...
Sheila Toledo

Sheila Toledo

My name is Sheila Toledo Ribes and I am currently studying toward my PhD at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Previously, I completed my Master of Fine Arts at the University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz, specifically at the Institut für Künstlerische Keramik und Glass (IKKG). Since 2008 my interest in the material of...
Sojourner Zenobia

Sojourner Zenobia

Sojourner Zenobia (she/her and they/them) is a Chicago-based storyteller, performance artist and ritual-space holder. She graduated from Naropa University (Boulder) in 2006 with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Performance and a minor in Buddhist Philosophy. She studied performance at the School at Steppenwolf (Chicago) under Alexandra Billings in 2009 as well as Pantheatre (Paris) in 2011...
Erin Evans Delaney

Erin Evans Delaney

Erin Evans Delaney is a politically engaged artist, who utilizes performance, music, and social practice as forums to engage the viewer’s sense of proximity and generosity. Erin explores our human proclivity for alliance building and urge for community reclamation by activating spaces for resistance, feminist expression, and radical giving. Her performance work offers viewers insight...
Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks

Wannapa P-Eubanks is as a butoh inspired dance performer who creates movement based interactive performances. Her work often stems from a personal experience or a specific memory that grows into a poetic image that she imbues with the memory of the moment. This year’s performance is inspired by a drawing her daughter created who is...
Patric Gehrig & Saskya Germann

Patric Gehrig & Saskya Germann

Patric Gehrig & Saskya Germann collaborate, one creating the props and costumes and the other creating the performances. For Out of Site performance in 2019 they have been thinking about the topography of the city. Coming from the mountainess region of Lucerne in Switzerland, the landscape of Chicago is dramatically flat in comparison. They are...

Instagram Gif

Sheryl Oring

Sheryl Oring

PERFORMANCE: “I Wish to Say” DATE: “Saturday July 25 from 1pm to 4pm & Sunday July 26 from 3pm to 6pm”, LOCATION: “Milwaukee Ave and Evergreen Intersection” at Wicker Park Fest. Sheryl Oring’s work examines social issues through projects that incorporate old and new media to tell stories, examine public opinion and foster open exchange. Oring’s...