Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Announces 18th Performance Season

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Announces 18th Performance Season

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble proudly presents their 18th Performance Season, The Point.

What is the point and what is it going to take? If the point is about us, how many fingers get pointed in the wrong direction or at the wrong person before enough is enough. The point is that this has always existed. The point is to redirect the conversation. The point is to respond. The point is to take action. The point is that this is about us. The point is about our individual and collective voices and sharing our experiences, our stories. The point is about responding to one another to come together. The point is to unite in what makes us different and take action. This 2018-2019 performance season is about the point.

The Body Passages Series

Friday & Saturday

October 12-13, 2018 - 8pm

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and Chicago Poetry Center proudly present, The Body Passages Series, the final culminating performances of the 2018 Artists-In-Residency. The Body Passages Series is an incubative performance series and artistic residency program for dancers and poets. CDE and CPC have paired selected poets and dancers to collaborate and develop their own artist-led project centered around the theme of activation over the course of ten months. This year's selected Body Passages artists welcomes five collaborative groups, with a total of 11 artists. Each performance will feature an interactive post-show gallery which welcomes audience members to join the dialogue around activation and engage personally with the artists. Featured Works by Allison Sokolowski and Maggie Robinson, Carly Broutman, Michelle Shafer, and Jeanette Green, David Nekimken, and Lani Montreal and Maxine Patronik.

Getting Old Sucks

Friday & Saturday, 8pm & Sunday, 3pm

February 22 - March 10, 2019

Getting Old Sucks is a new danztheatre work devised and directed by CDE Ensemble Members, Scott Dare and Michele Stine. Getting Old Sucks explore the universality of aging through the individual experience. What is our relationship to age? Why do we treat those of different ages so distinctly? Discover what it means to get old and uncover why the young long to grow old and elderly long for the younger days.

i bet you think this dance is about you

Friday & Saturday, 8pm

May 3 - 18, 2019

i bet you think this dance is about you is an evening-length danztheatre work exploring perception and its relations to reality. Perception is not reality, yet perception may define reality. i bet you think this dance is about you is a work that asks you to see beyond what you perceive. Artistic Director, Sara Maslanka and Ensemble Members devise movement and text derived from poetry and unsent letters shared by the public. Experience truths coming to light to shift your own perceived reality and uncover acceptance.

All Performances Take Place At:

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Auditorium

1650 W. Foster, Chicago

Ticket Prices To All Shows:

$15 | General Advance

$10 | Students & Seniors Advance

$15 | Students & Seniors Door

FREE High School Students

For more information, visit or call 773.486.8261.

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