Empress Archer is an international dance collaboration created by The Cambrians, featuring dancers Ariel Freedman and Meredith Webster. These two performers spent the last 18 months creating duets with a dozen choreographers from across the globe. Now they're coming to Chicago to work with dancer and director Benjamin Wardell to mix these diverse duets into an evening-length performance.
The performance centers on the relationship these two artists have built over their time working together. This intimate portrait of their friendship manages to be both goofy and serene and, at times, downright feral. As always, The Cambrians puts the audience in the middle of the action, bringing you up close and personal with some truly world class dance.
Performers: Ariel Freedman and Meredith Webster
Source Material Choreography: Roy Assaf, Charlotte Griffin, David Harvey, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Alonzo King, Ledoh, Melinda Jean Myers, Ohad Naharin, Ella Rothschild, Ilya Vidrin, Zack Winokur, and Aviv Abeba Yosef
Producer: Benjamin Holliday Wardell
Lighting Design: Marcus Doshi