IF YOU HAVE BEEN SICK AND WANT TO ATTEND A KHECARI EVENT
As we begin to host public events again, Khecari is continuing to follow CDC guidelines to the best of our ability. If you have any symptoms of an illness which could be communicable, please stay home.
Join us for Khecari events as follows:
IF YOU KNOW YOU HAD COVID-19
You can attend 10 days after the first symptoms appeared, provided you’ve been 24 hours or more without fever and other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving (except for those associated with sense of taste and smell, which may linger for weeks or months).
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF THE ILLNESS
– If you are vaccinated against COVID-19, you can attend after you are symptom-free and feeling up to it.
– If you are not vaccinated but test negative for COVID-19, you can attend after you are symptom-free and feeling up to it.
– If you are not vaccinated and unable to test for COVID-19, you can attend 10 days after the onset of your symptoms, provided you’ve been 24 hours or more without fever and other symptoms of COVID-19 (except for those associated with sense of taste and smell, which may linger for weeks or months).
Creating live performance events is the core of what we do. Driven by inquiry and experimentation, we engage projects that can encompass multiple performance iterations and span years in development. Answerable to the specific needs of the work, Khecari crafts projects in a wide range of varying formats and contexts. From sited work to occurrences on stage, work-in-progress showings to invited workshopping of material, simple offerings in public space to fully produced performance events, this is where we want to meet you, in the work. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while public performances are on pause, we are continuing to build works in a safe and behind-the-scenes way. We’re excited to share these with you when we’re able. Visit our calendar below for upcoming performances. For booking please contact us.
Currently our regular space at our Arts Partners in Residence location, Indian Boundary Cultural Center, is closed to rehearsals. Normally we hold Open Rehearsals at the space where we show some of our rehearsal process along with some developed work. We also invite folks in on occasion to witness the rehearsal process in an informal manner. Check out our calendar for when we’re able to schedule regular events again, and let us know if you would like to learn more about witnessing our rehearsal process.
Normally we lead a regular movement series called MOTOR at Indian Boundary Cultural Center and frequently pop up with workshops and classes in other locations. We’re currently working on rescheduling and alternate outdoor formatting possibilities for the MOTOR series. For updates check our calendar; for booking please contact us.
In our art-making, we have practiced an attention to questioning and re-thinking, to care in our crafting and integrity in our relationships. We seek to bring this same mode of attention to how we offer auditions. We mean to present them as a community offering, a free workshop that is a respectful, and positive, and safe(r) space . There are no numbers pinned on. There are no cuts. It is people dancing together. It is a chance to meet each other and learn a bit about how we like to move. We craft auditions considering the needs of the work we’re currently undertaking, but often offer auditions regardless of our hiring needs, as a way of connecting with the community. Be in touch with the Artistic / Executive Directors if you have questions.
As Chicago Park District Arts Partners in Residence, Khecari trades public programming for studio use. Between January’s intense end-of-year admin tasks and our yearly break in February we typically have a chunk of time where we’re not using the studio at Indian Boundary Cultural Center and we would love to share our resources with BIPOC/ALAANA artists in our community every year during this time. We are offering our inaugural year of the Resource Share Micro Residency at Khecari with an artist that has worked with Khecari for almost a decade. We have invited them as our first resident so we can work through the details on how this residency will be administered and supported. In the future we would administrate a simple application process open to the public or develop a different selection process that feels best for sharing this resource with others. This residency offers a free, no-tech, studio practice space with a residency stipend equal to Khecari’s equal-pay-for-all hourly rate, currently $17/hr and a no-tech work-in-progress showing at the end.
We offer an internship that focuses on the administration and production management activities of a small project-based dance company. The program balances exploring the individual intern’s interests with the daily realities of running a nonprofit. We operate as a team in the office and believe in hard work and total respect for our workers (the intern is not a coffee lackey). Three hours per week for six months, the program offers direct mentoring with both Artistic / Executive Directors and hands-on experience in everything necessary to bringing the work to the stage, including grant writing, fundraising, marketing, graphic design, production management, and documentation. We’ve long felt that having it operate as work-trade rather than be a paid position could discriminate against some interested people and cater to financial privilege. In the past we’ve been unable to convince funders to back a program that has few recipients, though we believe strongly in the power of a direct mentorship model. We now offer a paid internship at the same equal rate everyone else at Khecari receives. If you would like to apply, contact us.
We have volunteer opportunities ranging from ongoing needs of the company, understudying as a dancer for a project, to helping out with shows and special events. We also offer work-trade options if you would like to see a show and can’t afford a ticket. If you would like to volunteer in any of these capacities please be in touch.