Same Planet Performance Project (SPPP) prioritizes the moving body as the source for meaning and understanding. Our work abstracts the narrative of shared human experience centering on individuals within global dynamics. Our curiosity in interpersonal relationships charges us to dive into human proclivities. Athletic and sensuously constructed, we strive to transform performers and our audiences on a visceral emotional level.
Directed by Joanna Read, Same Planet Performance Project has been one of Chicago’s most inventive contemporary dance companies since 1997. Known for it’s highly physical, yet emotionally driven work, SPPP presents original work from its artistic director and commissions work from acclaimed national and international artists. The company has been presented at prestigious venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Dance Center of Columbia College, The Auditorium Theatre and Joyce Soho. Engaging aspiring artists is foundational to the company’s work, especially at the collegiate level. Past exchanges have been at the University of Minnesota, The University of Iowa, The University of Illinois and Illinois State University. Same Planet is available for touring, college residencies and master classes. SPPP is in residency at Chicago’s Dovetail Studios.