Rooted in physical investigations of trauma, resilience, and hybrids, our artworks challenge the capitalist quest for the eternal elixir. Born from action, we use disruption as a tool to change social and economic structures.​ We aim to disrupt, disarm, and empower.

We connect national and international teaching artists with Chicago art makers across genres in the independent and fringe arenas (including dance, Butoh, Physical Theater, Experimental Music). We foster positive communication and arts integration within Chicago’s complex, overlapping sectors. We create opportunities for workshops, performances, and conversations about the body, for the body. Butoh Curious / Butoh Chicago:

Our individual selves serve as microcosms of the collective body. We honor our complicated relationship to not knowing. We wish to thrive and to transform endlessly, passionately and respectfully.

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Student performance, choreographed by Tadashi Endo, produced by Sara Zalek @OuterSpace Studios. May 31, 2019 Photo by Ji Yang