Space Odyssey: the solar system in dance

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Event Description

The Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE) concludes its 22nd season March 14th – 17th with a reprise of their original work Space Odyssey: the solar system in dancefirst produced in 2001 and last seen by audiences in 2007. Space Odyssey features choreography by EDE Co-Artistic Directors Béa Rashid and Christina Ernst, as well as Annie Arnoult, Julie Cartier, Lady Holly Hathaway, and Roberta Pfeil-Begley. The original score is by Emmy and Jeff-Award winning stage and film composer Steve Rashid. Highly regarded for past adaptations of classics including Alice in WonderlandThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and more recently, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this striking and completely original work – long one of the favorites in the EDE repertory – conceptually explores each planet in the solar system through movement, music, color and light.

  • The Evanston Dance Ensemble is the youth dance company in residence at Dance Center Evanston with members ranging in age from 12 to 18. Over the past 22 seasons, EDE has gained a reputation for creating productions that are accessible and entertaining to audiences of all ages. The ensemble continues to devote itself to nurturing the power and artistry of talented young adults by creating inventive performances and programs of the highest quality, reflecting the diversity of our community and fostering inclusivity, collaboration, and creative expression. For additional information on the Evanston Dance Ensemble, visit or call 847.328.6683


Running Time
2 hours
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Northwestern University Josephine Louis Theatre

20 Arts Circle Drive Evanston 60208
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-7282