Just as Victor Frankenstein created his monster from parts of
many different people, this new iteration of "500 Clown
Frankenstein" is constructed by a cast of rotating performers. Five
clowns reconfigure into three different casts, each charged with
the same task: "make monster."
Exhibit examines the ancestry and evolution of numerous
species, ranging from huge to tiny, from speedy to sloth-like, and
displays animals with oversized claws, fangs, snouts, and
horns. Highlights include taxidermy specimens,
an entire skeleton of a giant hoofed plant-eater,
a life-size model of the largest land mammal that ever
lived, one of the oldest fossilized bats ever found,
and an impressive diorama featuring the swamps and forests of an
island in the Arctic. Runs May 26, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.
See a variety of styles ranging from hip-hop, ballet, tap and
jazz to contemporary and more. The festival is a cornerstone of the
city's fall dance season and showcases more than 300 individual
dynamic acts from more than 2,500 talented dancers and
choreographers from some of Chicago's best dance companies. Check
website for schedule. Oct. 20-Dec. 1.