Encuentros and Bindis and Bruises

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Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble continues their 15th season dedicated to woman's voice. Opening March 4, CDE teams with Sildance/ AcroDanza to present "Bindis and Bruises & Encuentros."

"Encuentros." integrates dance, partner acrobatics, sound and text to represent the political journey of a couple. This triptych explores the stages of relationships through infatuations, imperfection and self-actualization. "Love is an art form requiring practice," says Diaz-Brown.   

Encuentros cast
Directed & Choreographed: Silvita Diaz-Brown

Dancers: Christopher Knowlton, Tatiana Sanchez, Ingrid Larson, Carlos Lopez and Silvita Diaz Brown

Music score: John Geary

Poetry: Lani Montreal

Costumer: Elizabeth Collins

"Bindis and Bruises" brings awareness to issues of dating, domestic and dating violence. Dr. Sita, a survivor of domestic violence, becomes a psychologist to help the women in her Indian-American community to find hope and strength for an empowered future. Through theatre and dance, we hear the individual stories of survivors and uncover an unified voice. Her story is my story. You are not alone. We are not alone. "Bindis and Bruises" Conceived & Co-Choreographed: Priya Narayan  Directed & Co-Choreographed: Ellyzabeth Adler

(When you purchase tickets say that you were invited by Silvita)

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Circus Arts
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Ebenezer Lutheran Church

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