Sara Zalek (they/them/we/our/us), is a performing artist and facilitator. Rooted in physical investigations of trauma, resilience, and hybrids, their work challenges the capitalist quest for the eternal elixir, and asserts that disruption has the ability to create social and ecological change.​ They relish their complicated relationship to not knowing.

They connect national and international teaching artists with Chicago art makers across genres in the independent and fringe arenas (including dance, Butoh, Physical Theater, Experimental Music). They foster positive communication and arts integration within Chicago’s complex, overlapping sectors. They create opportunities for workshops, performances, and conversations about the body, for the body. Butoh Curious / Butoh Chicago

Our individual selves serve as microcosms of the collective body. We wish to thrive and to dance, passionately, creatively, respectfully.