Sat in a Boat, A Multimedia Modern Dance Performance

Event Type
Event Description

Sat in a Boat is a thought-provoking, stimulating, and emotional multimedia modern dance performance that investigates faith and reason through an intersection of movement, originally composed music, animation, singing and spoken word. In a world filled with despair and tragedy, we often feel stuck in a sea of confusion, thrashing and clawing our way to a light at the end of the tunnel. Yet amid the darkness, we are still driven by passion, evidence, hope and an innate knowledge that we are built for more, that salvation may yet be attainable. Our many waters can be calmed.

Be inspired by an evening of creative arts that remind you of the hope we have from the Gospel. Rooted in research and apologetics, Sat in a Boat is performed by dancers Sarah Barker, Sarah Freeman, Rebecca Diane Huang, Elijah Richardson, Marceia L. Scruggs and spoken word artists LDJ and CM2Live. The evening will also feature the exquisite singing, music and animation by Donavahn Frierson, Christa J. Sangster Monroe and Aly Raden. Experience an intimate performance that vulnerably, boldly, honestly and intelligently shares a glimpse of a journey of faith. Audiences are invited for a special panel discussion immediately after the production. The performance is sobering, relatable and educational.

Show Dates/Times:
Friday, October 28 at 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Saturday, October 29 at 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children 10 or under. Purchase tickets here:

This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Led by emerging choreographer, Rebecca Diane Huang, Sat in a Boat is a performance you don’t want to miss!

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Athenaeum Theatre

2936 North Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-6875