Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) begins its 22nd season with “Meditations On Being,” March 1 - 9 in the Auditorium at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave.The performances take place Fridays and Saturdays, doors open at 7:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are suggested donations of $10-$20. For additional information on participants and to purchase tickets visit DanzTheatre.org.
Stories from and about the community are told through dance, storytelling, poetry, music, video installations and art. “Meditations on Being'' explores what we know about the people we see everyday, the nature that surrounds us and the gift of the moment. The production reflects on what ones remembers. Is it playing with our friends on the playground, the sound of water or the beating of our heart when in solitude?
Image of Ellyzabeth Adler is courtesy of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble.
The evening will feature performances by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble in collaboration with Ellyzabeth Adler, Wannapa P-Eubanks, Courtney Reid Harris, Kerry Taylor, Timothy Rey, Anniela Huidobro, Eileen Tull, Duncan Dance Chicago, Siwei Xu and Daria Jin.
The visual art exhibition will feature work from crawlspace, Nadia Ksenia Porycky, Bekah Norwood and Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble in the commUNITY exhibition.
ABOUT CHICAGO DANZTHEATRE ENSEMBLE
Founded in 2001, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) is Chicago’s only multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to social justice and socially conscious work that builds community through the arts “one voice, one story, one person at a time.” CDE’s mission is to engage, inspire, and challenge the community, both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary storytelling to illuminate aspects of social issues. We do this in the genre of Tanztheatre, "which unites all art media to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind.” Through our school-based art and performance programs, CDE helps students in Chicago schools explore their own creativity, supporting their social and emotional learning. CDE provides a physical and emotional space where community conversation and cultural change can happen.
For our performance series, CDE is dedicated to creating performances that blend together dance, theatre and visual art to tell stories about the human condition. We give an artistic voice to those who are not always heard.
- Dedicated since our founding to diverse casting of age, body type and ethnicity
- Consistently listed as a “Top Theater and Dance Performance to See” by New City and Chicago Reader
- Unique collaborations with the Veterans Art Museum, Poetry Center Chicago, Cantigny Museum, Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Voice of the City and numerous dance and theater companies
- MacArthur Award Grantee for International Collaborations.
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble presents “Meditations On Being,” March 1 - 9 in the Auditorium at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave.The performances take place Fridays and Saturdays, doors open at 7:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are suggested donations of $10-$20. For additional information on participants and to purchase tickets visit DanzTheatre.org.
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is supported by The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; Department of Cultural Affairs Chicago (DCASE) The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; Innovation 80; smART Growth of the Chicago Community Trust; Farny Wurlitzer Foundation; Mardi Gras Fund and the annual support of individual donors.