The “Building Blocks” series brings together an exciting mix of artists, makers and thinkers to explore ideas around and beyond the built environment as well as notions of what constitutes place (literally and figuratively, physically and virtually) in their work.

In Dancing the City, local choreographers and dancers discuss creating work for and performing in nontraditional spaces, utilizing architecture, found environments, and the city as their stage.

Speakers include Victoria Bradford, who is currently creating a dance each day in different locations through her Neighborhood Dances project; Carron Little, Founder and Director of the Out of Site Chicago public performance series; and Khecari, a Chicago-based contemporary dance company that creates site-specific work as well as dances in nontraditional built environments.

This program is curated by the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.