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This Time Tomorrow 2021

The 2021 program of the CAC’s annual performance festival, This Time Tomorrow (TTT), will take place from April 7 - 11, 2021.

Presenting new, cutting-edge work from international, domestic, and local artists, this year’s festival will feature a diverse assembly of time-based works that engage with the crucial themes of our times.

In acknowledgment of COVID-19 safety precautions, the CAC has developed this year’s festival to offer both virtual and in-person events that are designed to maintain social distancing protocols and monitor visitor capacity to ensure the safest possible experience.

This Time Tomorrow is grateful for the support of our generous sponsors, The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation

In conditions of solitude, people have often resorted to writing letters as a means of communication with their closest ones, revealing the very sensation of being in isolation. Sam Melville did so from the Attica Prison, where he was held on charges of sabotaging public property in protest of the Vietnam War, and where he would die during the Attica Prison riots of 1971. His and others' voices in similar conditions connect the sensations of loneliness and that of determination.

In her artistic work, Begüm Erciyas often uses sound & instruction to accompany the spectator in an experience that is deeply solitary yet collective. 

With Letters From Attica she imagines for the first time a project for the public space, guiding each spectator both in the space of a text and in the one of the city. Each spectator is a living letter, to inscribe words in public space and generate unforeseen sentences. 

As a first encounter with the city, Letters From Attica is a search for means to let a voice travel from one to the many.

This presentation of Letters From Attica is generously supported by John and Jennifer Stein, and Goethe-Institut, Chicago.

Location: Sawyer Point Park Entrance
Hours: Wed - Sun, 2:00, 7:00pm
Duration: 70 minutes

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Presented in partnership with the Miami University Center for Community Engagement, Worktable is an installation with various rooms that you explore one by one. 

Once inside, you are given instructions, equipment, safety goggles, and materials that you can use. It's up to you to decide how items come apart and get reimagined. Kate McIntosh gives you the tools to destroy and rebuild: you take it from there.

The work of Kate McIntosh (first experienced at the CAC in 2018 with In Many Hands) transcends the boundaries of performance, theatre, and installation. Her productions regularly bridge the distance between the performers and the audience, as well as her preference for theatrical imagery. 

This presentation of Worktable is generously supported by Goethe-Institut, Chicago.

Location: Buddy's Place, 1300 Vine Street
Hours: Wed - Sun, 3:00 - 8:00pm

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For the Love of Black Women is an intimate and vulnerable testimony from black women, to black women about the struggles they have faced moving through the world. 

This piece explores how they liberate their lives and existence from stereotypes, oppression, and how their collective trauma has shaped who they are and how they see themselves. This narrative illustrates the poetry of their lives. 

Curatedby Lex Nycole in collaboration with MoveX, a Cincinnati dance based storytelling initiative.

In Nycole's words, “We were not meant to be strong—we were meant to be safe, and yet our strength powers nations". 

For the Love of Black Women tells the story of how black women see each other, and aims to spark conversations that remind us that it's important to talk about our own lived experiences”.

Location: CAC Black Box
Hours: Friday, 6pm & 8pm; Saturday, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm
Duration: 20 minutes

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Lisbon-based Raquel André is a collector; of moments, of ideas, of the ephemeral. 

Over the course of 7 days André (in her third artistic engagement with the CAC since 2018’s North American premiere of Collection of Lovers) has opened digital instructions that ask people around the world how art has changed, impacted, or saved them. Perhaps there was an excerpt, a moment in a song, a film, an exhibition, a book, or a performance that stayed with them forever.

We have reimagined the Spectators Festival to accommodate the weather and the weekend!  So, while we won't be convening in-person online, we will still be connected!   The Collection of Spectators work is imperative and inspiring and we can't wait to get more of you involved in these stories!  



Goetta Institut: Raquel André & Lorena Molina

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THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021 @ 12 PM EDT – 1 PM EDT

Goetta Institut: Begüm Erciyas & Emily Momohara

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FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021 @ 12 PM EDT – 1 PM EDT

Goetta Institut: Kate McIntosh & Cal Cullen

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SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021 @ 12 PM EDT – 1 PM EDT

Goetta Institut: MoveX (Lex Nycole, Amira Hardy, T Howard) 

& Kristal Howard

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SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 @ 12 PM EDT – 1 PM EDT

Goetta Institut: Mary Clare Rietz & MUCCE

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