What is Charybdis?
Charybdis is a multi-arts complex for rehearsal, performance, & exhibition of all art forms.
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If you think big, live near Chicago or will be passing through, and you want to be a part of the chaos, contact Charybdis and dive into the maelstrom.
Whether you need a space for your particular project, or are looking to become a member of the next art movement, Charybdis is searching for you.
Charybdis was founded in 1994 by Gregor Mortis Tatro as a common ground for all artists to collaborate creatively and share artistic skills.
Risk Everything Sacrifice Nothing
The name Charybdis is taken from the pages of ancient Greek mythology. It is one half of the dangerous duo bordering the Straits of Messina, off the coast of Sicily, the other being Scylla. Charybdis is a chaotic whirlpool leading to an unknown center, and Scylla is a large, six-headed beast disguised as a rock. Ships passing through the Straits faced a life threatening dilemma, to sacrifice six crew members to Scylla, or risk the entire crew and ship trying to navigate Charybdisí maelstrom. This is how the present day metaphor 'to be between a rock (Scylla) and a hard place (Charybdis)' came to be.
The force of Charybdis addresses the question: Should you risk everything for success or sacrifice for safety?