The Salts | Collaboraction | Dance | Chicago Reader

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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 30 2015

The Salts, a dance/music shindig presented by local arts collective the Inconvenience, is an exuberant mess—something the Chicago performance scene can always use more of. The 90-or-so-minute event combines a live band (a different one for each of the six shows) with flashy, pushy, angsty, disorderly dance pieces by Erin Kilmurray and her four-person dance troupe, also called the Salts. The whole thing takes place in one of Collaboraction's big black-box theaters, transformed into the semblance of an underground nightclub, with spinning lights, multiple stages, loud punkish music, tubs of beer. Stuff happens all over the place: on one stage or another, sometimes on two stages simultaneously, in the middle of the crowd, in an inaccessible back corner. Collisions between dancers and spectators are unavoidable. The music is loud and distorted enough to piss people off. Continue reading >>

Price: $25


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