EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within

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Red Clay Dance & Keiga Dance Company
EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within

November 8–10, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
$30 / $24 /$10

“...stunning, with virtuosic displays of endurance, vocal play, and extensive movement vocabularies.”—Culturebot


Unapologetic liberation. Authentic selves. Chicago to Kampala, and back again.

Chicago choreographer Vershawn Sanders-Ward met Uganda-based Jonas Byaruhanga in 2007 and the two artists have been in dialogue ever since. EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within positions the body as a physical, spiritual, and social archive of cultural history that subconsciously informs personal identity. Created as part of the TransAtlantic Project, a long-term cultural exchange between Red Clay Dance Company and Keiga Dance Company, EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within is a visceral engagement with the African Diaspora.

Additional Events:
Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, November 8th- Moderated by Amaniyea Payne, Artistic Director, Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago
Pre Performance Talk: Friday, November 9th at 6:30pm- Sherwood Music School, 1312 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 (with choreographers Vershawn Sanders- Ward and Jonas Byaruhanga.  Moderated by Ellen Chenoweth, Director-Dance Center Presenting Series)  
Post-Performance Tukwaniriza Reception: Saturday, Nov. 10th at 3Flytes Loft, 2635 S. Wabash Ave. It’s a celebration!! Join Red Clay Dance Company on Saturday, November 10th for a post-performance party celebrating our 10th Anniversary Season! Tukwaniriza means “welcome” in Luganda, the primary language spoken in Kampala, Uganda, home to of our guest collaborators, Keiga Dance Company. Help us give them a warm Chicago welcome and celebrate 10 years of dance creation and performance for Red Clay Dance! 
Cost: $100/per person (* Includes entry to the Saturday night performance of "EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within" and the Tukwaniriza Fundraiser Reception. Also includes complimentary trolley service from the performance to the reception, appetizers, open bar, sounds by DJ Nick Nonstop and much more)
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Dance Center box office at 312-369-8330 or visit https://dance.colum.edu/red-clay-dance-company/
*10% off tickets online or by phone. Not valid on VIP tickets


Photo: Mbogo Moses.

Teens 13-19 can get $5 day-of-show tickets for this performance with Teen Arts Pass (as long as it's not sold out). Check out teenartspass.org for more information and to sign up! 

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
West African
Modern / Contemporary


The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8330