Breath. Joy. Fire.

Walkabout’s ensemble practice unlocks the primal impulses in our present selves. We begin with breath, song, leaping and running, partner acrobatics, improvisation, dance, and composition to access our bodies, fears, and revelations. We doggedly pursue joy. We want to get better at things, to surrender to our imagination, to connect emotionally, and to live for a series of moments untamed and more fully aware.

Join us in 2017 for our free Open Sessions at the Chicago Cultural Center or for our week-long Summer Training Intensive at the Logan Arts Center. Join our training list for updates and Guest Workshops; and email for more info or to engage Walkabout at your school or organization for a Performance Workshop.

Open Lab Series

Feb 22, Mar 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, and May 31
6-8pm Wednesday evenings
@ The Chicago Cultural Center (Dance Studio)

Join Walkabout this spring for a series of free Open Lab Sessions at the Chicago Cultural Center. Sessions are geared toward exploring dynamic movement, full breath, and integrated voice as participants create their own performance material. Artists of all disciplines and skill levels are welcome. This is an opportunity to try something new, to develop individual work with the support of a group, or to deepen one’s own practice. If you are interested in attending at least 5 sessions, you will be invited to present your work in an open showing on May 31. Or you are welcome to drop in when you can.

Email to reserve your place or for more information.

Presented in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ARC Residency.

Summer Training Intensive

July 30-Aug 4
2-9pm Monday-Friday
Applications Now Open

A week-long theater training and performance intensive for artists of all disciplines: The week will include daily sessions focused on training physical presence and awareness through partner acrobatics, stilt-walking, singing, and improvisation. Each day will also include a dedicated session for participants to develop their individual practice and personal performance material. Participants will use personal investigations as a way of meeting each other and confronting themselves. Sessions will run from 2-9pm with a dinner break Monday through Friday, and an open showing of the participants' work will be presented on Friday evening.
$250 with Early Bird Discount
$300 regular price
Please email for more information.