Emmy Award-nominated choreographer Venetia Stifler conceived “The Chicago Project” with the city, and its flair for dynamic engineering and architecture, as a direct inspiration. Its growth has been an expression of creativity at once inspirational and practical, physical and social, dramatic and introspective. The project begins with sketches from Louis Sullivan’s A System of Architectural Ornament: According with a Philosophy of Man’s Powers. Section follows section exploring the spiritual and formal relationships between architectural and kinetic design. Music and choreography interact with sets created from photographic projections. Conceived as a complex interweaving of movement, image and sound, this performance tells the story of Chicago’s built forms in a kinesthetic way that is both subtle and visceral. Advanced reservations required.

Performances begin at 3:00 and 7:30 and are followed by a Q&A with choreographer Venetia Stifler and visual artist Frank Vodvarka. For tickets and more information, please visit www.ruthpage.org