Freedom is what performance art is really about, a form that grants the artist a space without boundaries. At the Forum for Contemporary Art from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 17, the inaugural NADADADA Festival is held, with students from Washington University and Webster University bringing their work out of the classroom and into the public sphere. The festival emerges as a collaboration between the Forum and artists Andrew Connelly, Carol Hodson and Joan Lipkin, whose students, including Kira Cain (pictured in her performance, "Pale Mourning," will be taking that leap into the unfamiliar audience. Admission is $2 at the door, or free to those dressed as "alternative egos." Call 535-4660 for more information.
-- Eddie Silva