In Progress: Mlondi Zondi

Movement artist and scholar Mlondi Zondi presents the most efficient, most collegial negro in the whole entire world (Ariel's treatise).

This work is Zondi's latest iteration in a series of performances related to The Tempest. Thinking through Aimé Cesaire's "post-colonial" reading of the Shakespeare play, Zondi will focus on the character of Ariel to explore notions of obedience and rebellion in oppressed subjects. By framing Zondi's work alongside Ligia Lewis' Water Will (in melody), attendees are invited to reflect with the artist on the ways performance can expose biases by presenting new perspectives. Zondi’s academic research focuses on contemporary black performance and visual art engagements dealing with death and corporeal integrity. Probing the relationship between black ontology and the ontology of performance, by using Afro-Pessimism and other aspects of the black radical tradition, Zondi's interests are in dance dramaturgy, curatorial practice, and pedagogy.

In Progress: Mlondi Zondi

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Closed at 5 pm on Labor Day and on the eves.

More in


We have more things to offer.


Shops along The Magnificent Mile include more than 450 retailers, including flagship experiences, major department stores, and international designers and boutiques.

Shops along the mile


The Magnificent Mile is in the heart of Chicago's famous fining scene and offers visitors a delectable spread of places to dine.


Meet Me on The Mile

The Magnificent Mile, in partnership with the City of Chicago, presents the final Meet Me on The Mile Sunday Spectacle on October 24, "Market & Makers." Join us for an outdoor Fall Fest!

Meet Me on The Mile

Don’t miss out
ON Magnificent updates

Sign up for our magnificent updates. A round up of fun events, exclusive deals and happenings along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Never miss a magnificent moment.