America / Americans - Benefit Performance at Epiphany

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You are invited to the finale of our 2021 season - America / Americans, our annual full company exploration of What is America and Who are Americans

"a Chicago Delight" – Splash Magazine
“recommended to anyone looking for a thoughtful, beautiful, and emotional meditation on the state of the world” – Picture this Post

Our authentic, relevant, compelling art always speaks to the moment.

Please join us to share a unique and soul-nourishing experience and raise the funds we need to continue our work in the coming year. #artisessential

"artists ... you should know about" – Chicago Reader

Experience the World Premiere of our 2021 New Work:
• SHIVER – Three dancers portraying the parts that make up the whole of a person separating from the past and moving toward growth
• SOUL REMEDY – Exploration of the Aesthetic of the Cool, a culturally specific phenomenon rooted in the Black American experience; a celebration of artistic legacy without appropriation (year 1 of 2-year project)
• IDENTITY CITY – A groundbreaking work unpacking how gender is felt, expressed, received, challenged (year 2 of a 4-year project)
• MOOD SWING – Our continuing response to the pandemic crisis and social justice movement.

Our mission for 20+ years – to apply the talents of a diverse group of collaborative artists to concerns that shape our community. Last year we only paused a few weeks to figure out how to work in and respond to a turbulent year. In 2021, our multitalented, multicultural company continues its groundbreaking, timely, moving work. #weneverquit

“they seem to possess a blended magic that’s difficult to come by” – See Chicago Dance

Celebrate our fascinating differences and inspiring common humanity in an exuberant artistic experience like no other!

All proceeds directly underwrite Cerqua Rivera artist pay. Each ticket includes concert admission and gourmet refreshments from Food for Thought. VIP tickets and Sponsorship Packages include additional support for our unique collective of artists. Cash bar on site.

Running Time
approx 90 minutes, with intermission
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Epiphany Center for the Arts

201 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607