The Laboratory

Coming Up: The Laboratory Dancers want to colLABorate! by elizseim
March 4, 2010, 8:53 pm
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We were so happy with how successful our last show was that we just couldn’t wait to get started on another! Truth be told, we began talking about what we should do for our next show well before we finished producing the last one. Since we’ve been spending so much time on it, we’re pretty sure that we’ve hit upon an idea that will be very welcome in the Chicago arts community.

One of the things that we believe in very strongly is supporting other artists. Whether we are attending concerts of fellow dancers or working with musicians at our classes, we want to foster a sense of community throughout the Chicago arts scene. So, we’ve decided to produce a concert that will provide fellow artists with an opportunity to showcase some of their work (how often does that happen?)!

The ColLABoration Concert will be a dance concert, featuring work by choreographers from the Laboratory Dancers. Each choreographer will be collaborating with between 1 and 3 different artists to achieve a multi-media 10-15 minute piece. We are looking for visual artists, musicians, film artists, theatre groups, performance artists, writers, poets, spoken word performers, and everything in between. We are striving to produce a show with variety, heart and dedication.

Interested artists can submit an artist’s statement to the Laboratory Dancers. The statement will act as an RSVP to our ColLABoration mixer, an event where the artists and choreographers can show their work and talk about what they want to contribute. At the end of the night we hope that connections will have been made and people will have ideas about who they want to work with and why. The Laboratory Dancers administrative team will group artists and choreographers together and the magic will begin!

The show will take place in late August and groups will be paired up by early May, giving the artists 4 months to create a 10 – 15 minute piece. Participating artists will be asked to pay a $25 participation fee. Every cent of this fee will go towards paying for rehearsal space and the performance venue.

Interested? Send an email to for more information. We can’t wait to hear from you!!


Blindsightedblindsidedblindsitedblindcited by elizseim
January 25, 2010, 8:41 pm
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We are proud to announce that the Laboratory Dancers will be premiering two new works by Artistic Directors Emily Lukasewski and Alexandra Subak at our next show, titled Blindsightedblindsidedblindsitedblindcited.  Lukasewski’s piece, entitled “Omgroflttyl,” examines the advertising industry’s use of meaningless and often contradictory language. The piece also addresses the industry’s penetration and saturation into the public’s conscious and subconscious minds. Subak’s “alloveragainalloveragainallover” deals with the dichotomy between the pursuit of societal and interpersonal success and the inevitable exhaustion that accompanies said pursuits.  The show will take place at the Hamlin Park Field House (3035 N Hoyne) on February 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm.

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Call for Artists! by elizseim
October 6, 2009, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Artist collaboration

The Laboratory Dancers are currently looking for art donations and/or performers for an upcoming Laboratory Dancers fundraiser! Any one interested in donating work (paintings, photography, drawings, sketches, sculpture, etc.) for the art auction or performing (singing, playing music, dancing, magic, comedy, etc.) for the open mic should send an email to with your name and contact information ASAP! Be sure to include details about your performance/donation, any information regarding props, etc. you might need from us, and how long your performance will last.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Looking for cheap/fun/mind-blowing dance classes? by Stephanie
September 25, 2009, 8:43 pm
Filed under: Classes, Events

Well, look no further.

Photo by Rachel Tredon

The Laboratory Dancers hold their company classes every Sunday at Rumble Arts Center, and you’re invited! We welcome ALL levels of experience. Even and especially people who consider themselves “non-dancers.” Watch as we transform you into a DANCE MACHINE right before your very eyes (not literally, of course). And for all you seasoned dancers out there, come play with us! We guarantee our unique approach to movement will get your creative juices flowing like nothing else.

Laboratory Dancers Company Classes

Rumble Arts Center 10:00am-12:00pm
Every Sunday from September 6th-October 25th
3413 W. North Ave.*
All levels of experience welcome!
$5 suggested donation

*The easiest way to get to Rumble Arts is via the North Ave. bus to Spaulding… approximately 2 blocks west of Kedzie.