What We Carried

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Event Description

As the final installment of the Art + Activism performance series, What We Carried, also is the official launch of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble’s 20th anniversary season. Chicago’s vast cultural terrain is enhanced and strengthened by the voices of those who seek asylum in this country, in our neighborhoods, and in the city we call, “home.” What We Carried, directed and devised by Maggie Robinson with ensemble, brings these voices to life in an immersive sculptural and evening-length danztheatre collaboration with artist, Jean Parisi, to share the voices, stories, struggles, and triumphs of local immigrant individuals and families in the Chicagoland area. The collection of these stories aims to build community and a safe place for all come here, as well as further the dialogue of protecting immigration rights.


House & Art Gallery open at 7:00pm

Show starts at 7:30pm


Ebenezer Lutheran Church

1650 W. Foster Ave, Chicago



$19 | General Advance

$25 | General Door

$10 | Student & Senior Advance

$15 | Student & Senior Door

FREE to High School Students & Younger




ART + ACTIVISM is a performance and art installation series broken into four parts to disseminate a topic and inspire conversation. Those topics are women, race, queer identity, and immigration rights.


Part One: The Forward March of Women

September 20 & 21, 2019


Part Two: Stories of Chicago

January 24 & 25, 2020


Part Three: The Queer Landscape

March 20 & 21, 2020


Part Four: What We Carried

May 8, 9, 15, 16, 2020


Questions? Email info@danztheatre.org or call 773-486-8261

Running Time
2 hours


Ebenezer Lutheran Church

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