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When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through April 22 2017

This 90-minute program from Aerial Dance Chicago takes place in a decent-size studio at ADC’s HQ in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, and the bill features “experimental” pieces, almost all of them clocking in at ten minutes or less. The setup screams of work-in-progress-like modesty. And yet you can venture far in the city and never come close to finding anything of similar style that’s quite so professional. Of the nine pieces on the program, Chloe Jensen and Karen Fisher Doyle’s excerpt from Aya, a piece from 2015, captures the thrill of the high-flying aerial arts alongside contemporary dance. Dalton Burr’s Bone of Contention, which conjures up Spanish bullfighters, also has its moments. Not everything hits the mark, but the performances can be fun—especially for the uninitiated. —Matt de la Peña

Price: $25

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