Resident Artists

Learn about the professional dance companies and choreographers in Chicago that rehearse, create, and perform at Dovetail Studios. Meet our resident artists!

Resident artists of Dovetail Studios, Same Planet Performance Project, in rehearsal.

Same Planet Performance Project

Directed by Dovetail Studios Director, Joanna Read, Same Planet Performance Project is one of Chicago’s most inventive contemporary dance companies. Known for it’s highly physical yet emotionally driven work, SPPP presents original work by Artistic Director Joanna Read, in addition to commissions work from acclaimed national and international artists. The company has performed at prestigious venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Dance Center of Columbia College, The Auditorium Theatre, and Joyce Soho. Past exchanges have been at University of Minnesota, University of Iowa, University of Illinois, and Illinois State University.

Open Company Class:  Tuesdays @ 10am w/ Enid Smith and Fridays @ 10am w/ AD Joanna Read

SPPP returns to The Garage at Dovetail Studios


Things Hidden and Left Unsaid is a contemporary dance piece that entertains ideas of silence, regret and sometimes rage; experiences one might have when essential words and conversations are never said. Looking backwards, THLU questions the instance silence was chosen over courage and the moments one wishes one could undo or re-do. Like an interrupted dream, there are no chances recreate or re-work, it just exists and then slips away.

Show Dates: 11/4 & 5 @ 7:30pm and 11/6 @ 5:30pm

Ticketing information available on eventbrite.