Category: MAVerick

rvw: El Gallo lays it bare at MCA

Expectations are so important. I went into El Gallo at the MCA with a notion that I might see something experimental, disjunct, and abstract. Possibly off the hook. It was all those things but with a visceral sense of urgency that spoke to certain but ineffable human qualities. It was unlike anything I’d seen before... Read more »

tonight: avant-performance at MCA with MAVerick

An experimental Mexican theater company visits Chicago this week for performances at the MCA. Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes is an avant-garde theater company, working “under simple principles whose consequences are widespread.” Their show is called El Gallo, “the rooster,” and purports to be “an engrossing experimental theater performance in which the production process is the... Read more »

MAVerick at Flat Iron

At the heart of Wicker Park is the Flat Iron Building, still containing live-work artist galleries. On Sunday afternoon, one of those galleries on the 2nd floor, around a corner of a corner in the byzantine network of hallways, was filled with an adventurous audience to see the MAVerick Ensemble. The ensemble exists, essentially, at the impetus... Read more »
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