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Chicago Dancemakers Forum teamed up with the Park District’s Night Out in the Parks initiative to bring dance outside.
Chicago Dancemakers Forum teamed up with the Park District’s Night Out in the Parks initiative to bring dance outside.Photo: Amelia Diehl/SouthSide Weekly

Dancers and musicians invite the audience to meditate on ecological restoration

City parks on Chicago’s Southeast Side became an unusual stage this fall, when Chicago Dancemakers Forum teamed up with the Park District’s Night Out in the Parks initiative to bring dance outside. This past weekend saw the last of three performances in the Natural Encounters series, each inviting audience members to explore nature areas through dance. CYCLE, choreographed by Erin Kilmurray and performed by seven dancers and a seven-piece band, took audience members on a walk around Big Marsh Park on a rainy Saturday afternoon. 

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