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Chicago International Puppet Festival presents Plexus Polaire in Chambre noire

January 18 @ 7:30 pm

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One event on January 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

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The third Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival biennial showcases the very best of puppetry arts from around the world. The Dance Center hosts French/Norwegian puppet company Plexus PolaireChambre noire (Dark Room) is based on the life and death of radical American feminist and “SCUM Manifesto” author Valerie Jean Solanas—most well-known for attempting to kill Andy Warhol. A duet between puppeteer Yngvild Aspeli and percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen and staged around Solanas’s death-bed, Chambre noire employs life-sized puppets, video projections, a dose of dark humor, and a chaotic cabaret of sound to illuminate the story of an outrageously complex woman.


Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
1306 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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January 18
7:30 pm
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Age Recommendations
16 & up

Location Details:

Located at 1306 S. Michigan Ave., just blocks from the Field Museum Campus and Lake Shore Drive, the Dance Center is in the South Loop, one block south of the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue. The Roosevelt train stop (Red, Orange and Green lines) is three blocks west, and many CTA buses service the area.

Public Transportation

The Dance Center is close to two major train stops: the Red Line at Roosevelt and State, and the Orange and Green Lines at Roosevelt and Wabash. If you are traveling from the South Side, the Metra line offers a good option with a full service stop at the Roosevelt Road Station.

Various buses service the area and include #1, #3, #4, #12 and part time service from bus #129.


Park on the west side of Michigan Avenue between 13th & 14th Streets, or on the west side of Wabash Avenue at 14th Street. Street parking is metered and limited. Tow zones are enforced. Please allow ample time for parking or take public transportation when coming to a Dance Center performance.