The Body Passages Series

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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. Co-curators, Sara Maslanka (Artistic Director of CDE) and Natasha Mijares (Reading Series and Events Coordinator) pair 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 years selected Body Passages artists welcomes five collaborative groups, with a total of 11 artists. The 2018 Body Passages artists vary in age, experience, race, gender and sexual identity, and belief systems. 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 Kimberly Dixon-Mays
Tarnynon Onumonu
Lani Montreal and Maxine Patronik
Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 -8pm
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Auditorium
1650 W. Foster Ave, Chicago
$15 | General Advance
$20 | General Door
$10 | Students & Seniors Advance
$15 | Students & Seniors Door
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CALL: 872.233.8236
In 2017, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) came together with The Chicago Poetry Center (CPC) to create an interactive poetry and dance residency and performance series called Body Passages. CDE and CPC pair professional dancers and poets to create their own artist-led projects fusing language and movement.
NOW IN 2018
In its second year, the 2018 Body Passages series welcomes four collaborative groups, with a total of 13 artists. This group varies in age, experience, race, gender and sexual identity, and belief systems. Over the course of 10 months, paired artists participate in ongoing conversations with other pairs around the theme of activation. .
Body Passages strives to contribute to the local Chicago community through workshops and performances while also supporting local Chicago artists and providing them with the opportunity to collaborate and perform.
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Ebenezer Lutheran Church

1650 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-8496