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Performance Sun Jan 09 2011

Show Your Face!

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) presents the Chicago debut of Betontanc & Umka.lv: Show Your Face!, a collaborative performance comprised of dance, theater and puppetry, with live music performed by Silence and Ugis Vitins.

The show, part of MCA's "Global Stage" series and written and directed by MatjaĆŸ Pograjc, is a multimedia performance featuring Latvian puppet theater company Umka.lv and Betontanc ("Concrete Dance"), a dance theater company from Slovenia. The story centers on the concept of courage, and stars a nameless, faceless person--a toddler "onesie" made into a puppet--who encounters people like himself, who are either boldly unafraid to change the world or who are, on the other hand, too afraid to change it.

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Betontanc and Umka, Show Your Face!: Photo courtesy of Bunker.

The performance also showcases both group members as integral creators of and active participants in the play, who used movement and puppets made from a variety of household items to make the story come alive.

Betontanc & Umka.lv: Show Your Face! runs January 14-16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, and 3pm, Sunday, January 16. Tickets are $22-$28 and can be purchased online or at the box office. For more information, contact 312-397-4010.

 
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