Join Audubon Great Lakes, Chicago Park District and Chicago Dancemakers Forum for International Day of Peace at Indian Ridge Marsh Community Stewardship Days! Feel at peace with the marsh and natural world through guided seed collection, meditation and immersive dance led by Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2019 Lab Artist Nejla Yatkin and 2007 Lab Artist Ayako Kato.
September 7th: Dances For This Land - Chicago Dancemakers Natural Encounters
The first event of the series, Dances for this Land, 2019 Lab Artist Nejla Yatkin and 2007 Lab Artist Ayako Kato will respond in movement to the natural spaces of Indian Ridge Marsh and its inspiring story of land remediation. The event will include stewardship and educational activities coordinated by experts from Audubon Great Lakes and The Nature Conservancy to highlight the resident natural features of Indian Ridge Marsh. This event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Indian Ridge Marsh, 11740 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60617.
Chicago Dancemakers Forum partners with The Nature Conservancy to present a series of original dance performances centered on stewardship and ecological exploration called Natural Encounters. Past Chicago Dancemakers Forum awardees Nejla Yatkin, Ayako Kato, Nico Rubio, and Erin Kilmurray will present immersive dance works at Indian Ridge Marsh, Hegewisch Marsh, and Big Marsh on the city’s southeast side on Sept. 7 at 10:00 a.m., Sept. 21 at 4:00 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 4:00 p.m. These events are presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks program. All three events are free and open to the public.
For more details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dances-for-this-land-tickets-65262908115
Natural Encounters is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by the Mayor’s Office and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its 7th year, the 2019 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 2,000 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city; making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects vary from traditional performances and concerts, to peace rallies, community workshops, nature-based programs, dance performances, festivals, site specific projects, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 140 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this citywide initiative. For more information, please visit: https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.php/events/night-out-in-the-parks!
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