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By CKOlsen_admin · February 8, 2020

A Performance/Film devised, directed, written, choreographed, scored and edited by Chris Olsen; performed by Kristen Vasilakos.



By CKOlsen_admin · October 18, 2019

The below are a selection of recent Performance/Film works devised, directed, written, choreographed, and edited by Chris Olsen.



By CKOlsen_admin · August 8, 2019

Welcome to the SHOUTBOX podcast! Join me as I explore the vast spectrum of identity through the voices and perspectives of some truly inspiring human beings. Each week I will travel along the frontlines of individuality and the human condition, meet those building pathways towards equality and representation, and examine the complexities of identity, gender, […]



By CKOlsen_admin · July 20, 2017

TXAI premiered in July of 2017. This was my second Brazilian stage show in partnership with Gingarte Capoiera, and featured Jazz Singer Dill Costa, music direction and performances from Moacyr Marchini, narration from Amani Conley, appearances by Chicago Samba, and a star studded cast of dancers, musicians, and capoeiristas from all over the world. The show played to […]


Second Stories – Part 1

By CKOlsen_admin · April 7, 2015

I first met Natalie back in the early days of my time working with Thodos Dance Chicago. She’s a spitfire from New York, and despite the fact she’s a full foot shorter than me, you’d never know it from how big and badass she moves on the marley. Do you ever get the urge to […]


Madzilla-Beneath The Scales

By CKOlsen_admin · August 28, 2014

Back in the summer of 2014 I was invited to partner with Mo Wagdy, Jonathan Becker, and a 60+ volunteer crew of Chicago filmmakers to help bring to life a Make-A-Wish Project for a 5 year old boy with Leukemia, who dreamed of starring in his very own Godzilla style film. On Thursday August 28th nearly a […]