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Chicago Calling: A 24-Hour Arts Festival

In "Chicago Calling," Chicago-based artists will showcase performances and projects that involve collaborations with artists living in other locations—here in the U.S. and in other countries worldwide. The collaborations between Chicago-based artists and those living elsewhere could be prepared, improvised, or a combination of both. For instance, a Chicago-based poet will be collaborating with a musician from Niger, a Chicago-based performance ensemble will be collaborating with a Malaysian musician, and so on. Some of the performances will involve live feeds between Chicago and elsewhere. The first “Chicago Calling” event will begin at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, and the final event will end at midnight on that day. October 25 was chosen as the date of “Chicago Calling” because it is Pablo Picasso’s birthday. This event has been accepted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, for inclusion in the upcoming Chicago Artists' Month 2006 calendar of events.

Artists involved with Chicago Calling work in a range of media, including music, painting, photography, poetry, dance, and so on. The festival’s participants will include the Adler Danztheatre Project, Mars Gamba-Adisa Caulton, Daniele Cavallanti, Tiziano Tononi, Sadira Muhammad, Alan Emerson Hicks, Pam Osbey, David Boykin, Pauline Oliveros, Dave Rempis, InOVO, Michael Zerang, Black Forest Theater, Joel Wanek, Susen James, Mars Williams, Xianggang Delight, Jennifer Karmin, Bill MacKay, Weave Soundpainting Orchestra, Joshua Manchester, David Harrison Horton, Jayve Montgomery, Lisa Hemminger, Inouk Touzin, Daniel Godston, Elizabeth Marino, Eric Glick Rieman, Julie Downey, Dan Schwarzlose, Aguafuego, and others.

Performances and presentations will occur in the following Chicago venues: Elastic, Peter Jones Gallery, Café Mestizo, WNUR, The Empty Bottle, Quimby’s, and Hamlin Park Field House. More venues will be announced shortly.

For more information about Chicago Calling: A 24-Hour Festival, please visit www.danztheatre.org or www.chicagocalling.org, or contact [email protected]. You can also call Daniel at 312.543.7027 or Ellyzabeth at 773.486.8261.

Official Website: http://www.chicagocalling.org

Added by badkittensoaps on September 7, 2006



Aguafuego will be performing at Meztli, a new venue added to Chicago Calling. Other performers include: Barioca, Fandanguero and Philasoph.