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One of the greatest dance visionaries of our time, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, returns to MCA with a seminal work of her Belgian company, Rosas.
Hailed as “British dance’s true iconoclast”, Michael Clark is a defining cultural figure who MCA is bringing to Chicago for the first time.
MCA Stage and Asian Improv aRts Midwest join forces for the eleventh season of Taiko Legacy. Three generations of drummers from Tsukasa Taiko share the stage for Taiko Legacy 11 with master reedist Douglas R Ewart, percussionist Coco Elysses, and Kimono dancer Yoshinjo Fujima (Fujima Ryu), alongside Tokyo master musicians Chizuru Kineya (shamisen), Takane Umeya (hand drum), and Hyakou Fukuhara (bamboo flute), and San Francisco’s Melody Takata and Gen Ensemble
The gifted Portland-based composer and performer Holcombe Waller creates beautiful works with themes of intimacy and the search for spiritual meaning.
To mark Taiko Legacy’s 11th anniversary, MCA Stage presents Reduction. Reduction revisits the early 1970s music and theater experimentations of Tokyo.
Manual Cinema is a phenomenal multidisciplinary ensemble of Chicago artists who combine their varied backgrounds in theater, puppetry, music and media to tell transformative stories.
The Grammy-winning sextet performs an intriguing program that traces love through the ages, from Baroque jewels by Monteverdi and Gesualdo to Bon Iver and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. The centerpiece of the evening is Amy Beth Kirsten’s musical spectacle Colombine’s Paradise Theatre.
This tour de force performance by the acclaimed Teatro en el Blanco from Chile centers on an intimate debate by the two 15th century figures whose actions changed the world: Queen Isabel of Castile and Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus).
Stan's Café is an experimental theater group that takes on wildly different projects – from large scale installations to theater for one person at a time. For their Chicago debut, MCA presents them in a production where three cardinals tell their narrow biblical history of the world, from Creation to the Apocalypse, as an evangelical puppet show.
MCA Stage presents the Chicago debut of the leading author and theater director, Mariano Pensotti. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has created more than 15 works in the past ten years. His newest piece, Cineastas, revolves around the stories of four filmmakers in Buenos Aires, and the four movies they film over the course of a year in their city.
A wild combination of Chicago performers, dancers, and musicians come together to celebrate the shape-shifting chameleon David Bowie.
For this new collaboration, leading artists in dance and jazz create a work informed by their shared bicultural identities as Indian-Americans, yet expressed in distinct artistic forms.
This new multi-disciplinary work of dance theater explores the nature of power through the historical lens of Lyndon Baines Johnson.
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), MCA presents new works by composer and virtuoso musician Nicole Mitchell.
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), MCA presents new works by Renee Baker. Baker entwines music, voice, and dance in a lush, energetic new piece inspired by early Buddhist teachings.
The phenomenal bailaora Sònia Sánchez rediscovers the depths of flamenco technique and the unconscious in Le Ça, her solo dance to live guitar and vocals.
Combining years of field recordings with innovative composition, Third Coast Percussion explores the distinctions between music and noise, instrument and everyday object, and performance and daily life.
Culture warrior Bobby Conn dons glitter and heels to channel the Thin White Duke in all his occult Krautrock-inspired greatness.
Chicago musicians shake down the Bowie songbook, recreating classic albums—their way. Alt-country rabble-rousers Jon Langford and Sally Timms wave a tattered flag for unforgettable love songs on November 21.
Deep space pioneers Disappears bring to light the influential studio experiment that was Bowie’s first collaboration with Brian Eno, in their tribute concert of the album Low.
Ascend during our third consecutive year in the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. See a program of new work by rising choreographers Kyle Abraham, Victor Quijada and Robyn Mineko Williams, all Princess Grace Award winners for their choreography.
Innovative new music ensemble ICE performs In the Light of Air, an atmospheric and luminescent work they commissioned of Anna Thorvaldsdottir for the Reykjavik Arts Festival.
The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, performs its fifth annual program of world premieres by ascendant choreographers of color, this year for the first time in the Edlis Neeson Theater.
10 am–8 pm Tue
10 am–5 pm Wed–Sun
10 am–6 pm Mon
10 am–8 pm Tue
10 am–6 pm Wed–Sun
220 East Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611
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$12 Suggested Admission
$7 Students* and Senior Citizens
Free for MCA Members, military, and children 12 and under**
Admission is free for IL residents on Tuesdays, year round.
* Student ID required.
** must be accompanied by an adult.