POWER OUCH! was a four-night festival of body-based performance that took place at Links Hall February 14-17, 2019. The festival examined the impact of violence on our lives and experiences. The festival was co-curated by Aurora Tabar and Carole McCurdy and co-produced by Links Hall as part of their 40th anniversary season. The POWER OUCH! festival featured performance, installation, and dance by Holly Arsenault, Carly Broutman, Eryka Dellenbach with Hanna Elliot and Nola Sporn Smith, Cat Mahari with Keaundre “Key” Lanes, Marcela Torres, and Robert Welcher with Jeff Hancock and Joseph Hutto. Stay tuned for a highlights reel from the festival!


Fieldwork is a process that supports the development of new artistic works. At each session, a group of artists show works-in-progress and exchange feedback with their peers in a format designed for and by artists. Incisive and stimulating critiques are facilitated in an objective, non-directorial way with a regular group of peers that support one another over the course of this eight-week session. Currently the Field Chicago is in the middle of an 8-week closed session facilitated by Jane Jerardi, Aurora Tabar, and Judith Harding. To find out more about the Field or to join the mailing list for information about future sessions, email


Cherrie Yu performing at RP #14

Research Project (RP) is a quarterly works-in-progress series that offers a community forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and artist-to-peer support. RP brings together movement-based artists in the midst of their creative development to show work, share process, give & receive response, and chew the fat. Performances usually run about an hour with facilitated conversation of about an hour to follow. More about Research Project here.