Welcome to HotHouse
HotHouse, The Center for International Performance and Exhibition, is the companion organization to portoluz. From 2007 through 2012, portoluz presented a unique set of programs separate from HotHouse.
The portoluz–HotHouse project jointly seeks to re-establish an important cultural center. In the interim the two organizations present a variety of multidisciplinary programs through the Midwest.
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News and Updates
portoluz has been honored to receive this year's Chris Hani/ Rudy Lozano award from the People's Weekly World
portoluz voted as BEST ARTS ADVOCATE by the Chicago Reader -
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OLD AND NEW DREAMS, our 2013 series
Akin to our African Jubillee and WPA 2.0, a brand new deal, HotHouse intends to develop a similar overarching framework for its next set of public events and programs. We see these frameworks as referential touchstones for fashioning conceptual programs rather than literal representations of the topics.
Old and New Dreams is the title of the next series -intended to explore questions related to immigration, migrations, exiles and the transmutations of borders. The title of the series is taken from an eponymously named series of jazz records by legendary artists who formed the nucleus of the seminal Ornette Coleman bands from the 1960’s. Don Cherry (one of the artists) is considered one of the intellectual fathers of “world music” and a pioneering and influential artist who experimented across disciplines and cultures. Our desire to develop a major retrospective of his work and our desire to also explore issues of immigration and migration through cultural expression resulted in devising a frame where we could look at multiple narratives through a prism of different genres and programs.
If you have a program idea or would like to collaborate with us, please drop us a line at portoluz at gmail. com