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Unfolding Disability Futures is a multi-organization, site-specific dance and visual art event organized by local disabled artists and held throughout The Plant, a former meatpacking facility in the Back of the Yards/New City Neighborhood. Over the past decade, The Plant has been renovated with a focus on importance of sustainable agriculture and community collaboration. Unfolding Disability Futures embraces the importance of sustainability and community care in artistic practice. Performances and installations unfold throughout the space, highlighting how The Plant has been redeveloped to make the building accessible in ways that are both functional and beautiful, proposing access not as a drain but a plentiful resource in and of itself.

Unfolding Disability Futures takes place over four events on June 4-5 & 11-12. Each performance cycle, audiences will be guided through The Plant in groups of ten, experiencing five original dance works set in various locations throughout the building, as well as the five visual artist spotlights. Performance cycles begin every half hour over the duration of all four events with a total of five performances per event. Each performance cycle runs about an hour. This set up is intended to build in the flexibility needed to respond to current COVID protocols to ensure the safety of audiences and dancers while simultaneously allowing audiences to fully experience the architecture, performances and visual art exhibits throughout The Plant.

The first performance cycle on June 4 and 11 will begin at 6:30pm and the first performance cycle on June 5 and 12 will begin at 2:00pm. Additionally, we will host a post-show artist talk after the final performance cycle concludes at 5pm on Sunday, June 5. All events are pay what you can.


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