Catacylsm Collaborations to Bring QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD to Gorilla Tango, 6/21

Catacylsm Collaborations to Bring QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD to Gorilla Tango, 6/21

New performance art group Cataclysm Collaborations presents world premiere performance piece "Quit While You're Ahead." Performances are Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and available at or by calling 773-598-4549. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.

In Cataclysm's premiere production, four twenty-something artists battle with the violent, omnipresent, and relentless failure monster. Combining elements of dance, physical theatre, and improvisation, watch as Cataclysm performers discover, rediscover, learn (and sometimes refuse to learn) that sometimes it's better to quit while you're ahead.

"Quit While You're Ahead" features Leah Martin, Christy Stallknecht, Johnson Brock and David Corlew.

About Cataclysm Collaborations: Formed by Northwestern University alumni and long-time collaborators Leah Martin and Christy Stallknecht, Cataclysm Collaborations is dedicated to producing original works that explore the human condition through dance, physical theater, and improvisation.

Leah Martin (Co-Director, Performer) has worked with Johnny Nevin and AOTPR, The Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Can't Wait Productions, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, and Chicago Tap Theatre, among others. She is an instructor at the America Rhythm Center and the Joel Hall Dancers Center.

Christy Stallknecht (Co-Director, Performer) is a scholar of improvisational dance in social protests and has performed throughout Chicago with, among others, Gus Giordano Dance School and Striding Lion Performance Group. She has worked a featured guest artist in works by Billy Siegenfeld, Valentin Martinez, and Amanda Lower.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is a year-round performance venue featuring an 79-seat blackbox theater, rehearsal rooms, and co-producing opportunities providing artists with marketing, box office, and front of house support as well as strategic business advice for creating sustainable art.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GT Bucktown is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #56 Milwaukee, and #73 Armitage bus routes. Metered street parking is available on Milwaukee Avenue. Offering shows for a wide variety of audiences, Gorilla Tango Bucktown performances are listed in full on the website with descriptions and ratings similar to movie theater screenings. GT Bucktown now offers a selection of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details about how to produce at this venue.

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