Bodies of Work: 2013 Festival of Disability Arts and Culture

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

4/26/2013

Bodies of Work (BOW) Festival is an eleven day, multi-venue Chicago event featuring visual and performing arts that highlight the work of artists with disabilities. The festival celebrates national and international artists with disabilities who are creating today's cutting-edge theater, dance, literature, poetry, spoken word, film, and visual/performance art. It takes place at some of Chicago's most recognized cultural institutions, and includes free public panels and talks in conjunction with many of the events.

Festival Website

www.bodiesofworkchicago.org/festival.html

When

May 15-25, 2013

Where

The 2013 Festival will be held at the following eleven presenting venues:

  • Access Living's Disability Arts and Culture Project
  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
  • Hyde Park Art Center
  • Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago
  • Lookingglass Theatre
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • Poetry Foundation
  • Raven Theatre
  • Victory Gardens Theater
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Woman Made Gallery

All venues are wheelchair-accessible and have accessible restrooms. Many performances include audio description, word-for-word captioning, and/or sign-language interpretation.

2013 Schedule

Each event description is available at Bodies of Work Website Event Description.

Event Date Location Information
Opening Reception: Humans Being II

May 10, 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates:

May 10 - June 20

Gallery

685 N. Milwaukee Ave,

Chicago

www.womanmade.org

312-738-0400

Free Admission

Opening Ceremony: 2013 Bodies of Work Festival of Disability Arts and Culture May 15, 6pm-8:30pm Cultural Center, 78 E. Randolph Street, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Free Admission
Still Alice May 16-19, various times Lookingglass Theatre
821 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Ticket prices vary. For tickets and schedule, call 312-337-0665 or visit www.lookingglasstheatre.org.
Back to Back Theatre: Ganesh Versus the Third Reich May 16-19, various times Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago
Ticket prices vary. For tickets and schedule, call 312-397-4010 or visit www.mcachicago.org.
Counter Balance May 17-18, 6 pm Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago A workshop in creative movement is held on Saturday, May 18, 1-3pm. Free admission.
Poetry off the Shelf: Jim Ferris, Leroy F. Moore & Barry Silesky Saturday, May 18, 6 pm Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago Free admission. To learn more, visit www.poetryfoundation.org.
Good Kings, Bad Kings Saturday, May 18, 2- 4 pm Woman Made Gallery
685. N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Free admission. To learn more, visit www.womanmade.org.
Film Screening & Discussion: Beneath the Blindfold Sunday, May 19, 2 pm Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Ave, Chicago
Free Admission. To learn more, visit www.hydeparkart.org.
The Birdfeeder Doesn't Know May 19-22, 7:30 pm Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark, Chicago
Tickets $10. For tickets call 773-338-2177 or purchase online at www.raventheatre.com. Free Admission.
A Little Bit of Not Normal (formerly called All Kinds of Crazy) Sunday, May 19, 7:30 pm Victory Gardens Theater
2433 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Free admission. Reservation required. For tickets call 773-871-3000 or visit www.victorygardens.org.
Film Screening: Four Films by Stephen Dwoskin Thursday, May 23, 12-6 pm and Saturday, May 25, 2013, 2-8:30 pm Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave., Chicago. Free Admission. www.mcachicago.org.
Film Screening: NoBody's Perfect (90 min., 2008, directed by Niko von Glasow) Wednesday, May 22, 6 pm

Reva and David Logan Center for

the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago

Free Admission. To learn more, visit www.arts.uchicago.edu/content/logancenter.
Realities and Representation: A Roundtable Discussion of Good Kings, Bad Kings Thursday, May 23, 5-6:30pm

Feinberg School of Medicine Lurie Building, Hughes

Auditorium, 303 E Superior St., Chicago

Free Admission
Christine Sun Kim: Pardon me, where is the kitchen? Friday, May 24, 6 pm Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St., Chicago Free Admission. To learn more, visit www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull.
BALL and Other Funny Stories About Cancer Friday, May 24, 7:30 Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago Tickets $10. For tickets call 773-871-3000 or visit www.victorygardens.org.
Film Screening: Eleanore & the Timekeeper Saturday, May 25, 12 pm Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago Free Admission. To learn more, visit www.mcachicago.org.