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Open Labs

April 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Open Labs #1: April 8 @ 6pm

Featuring High Concept Labs Artists in Residence Meredith Haines + Shalaka Kulkarni

Join us April 8th from 6 to 8pm at Mana Contemporary Chicago.

Free admission, reservations strongly encouraged. Reserve your spot today.

On April 8, Choreographer-writer Shalaka Kulkarni and composer-performer Meredith Haines each perform 15 minute excerpts and discuss their work in early development as a part of their HCL residency year.


Shalaka, of India and trained in Classical dance, is firmly situating the female subject on ancestors, deities, and diasporic identities in creating a new solo dance. Meredith, trained in contemporary dance and whose music has been reviewed in New Noise Magazine, leans into hybrid community-based collaborative modes to develop a multi-platform that directly confronts the social stigma of STI’s.


This event coincides with Monira Foundation and Mana Contemporary’s Open House, a building-wide open studio event. Open Labs guests are invited to explore the building, visit with the other artists, experience live programming, open studios, and exhibitions.

A virtual collaborative presentation of this event will be available in late April. Watch for announcements.



April 8, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop street
Chicago, United States


Monira Foundation
High Concept Labs