By CDF Lab Artist Ahmad Simmons and Kacie Smith of Pursuit Productions
Thursday, July 9 / 8 PM
Fridays July 10 and 24 / 8 PM
Saturdays July 11, 18, and 25 / 8 PM
Sundays July 12, 19, and 26 / 7 PM
Preston Bradley Center
941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
THEM is a dance theatre exploration of the fear, discrimination, and violence that result from categorizing ourselves and creating an “other” or “them” in our community. It explores how we are externally stereotyped and how we internally segregate ourselves by class, race, religion, political affiliation, gender and orientation. With so many different perspectives and experiences, is there a way to actually see ourselves as one body? One species?
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love” –Rainer Maria Rilke
Featuring: Marco Clemente, Cait Cucchiara, David Ingram, Rebecca McLindon, Alexis Staley and Malachi Squires.
Visual artist Ennis Martin, a life-long Chicago resident, has painted a series of paintings which will be animated by Radek Michalik and projected as the scenic design for this piece.
THEM is supported by High Concept Labs, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, and an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL.