Choreography by Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alum Sara Maslanka ’13, a graduate of the Dance Center’s BA Program in Dance, is featured in Art in Response, an evening of new work, remounts, and ensemble repertoire by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble. The production runs May 4 through 19 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM at Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Auditorium, located at 1650 W. Foster in Chicago’s Edgewater Theatre District. There will be a preview performance on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 PM.
Maslanka, who is artistic director of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, will perform an in-process work called i bet you think this dance is about you. Maslanka devised the piece using the poetry in Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur, to explore how perceptions and experiences shape us. Also on the program is Chapter 3: The Dinner Table, an expanded danztheatre ensemble work by Maslanka that explores group identity and dynamics at the dinner table — and beyond. The evening also features new works by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble founder and executive director Ellyzabeth Adler, Unraveling Bill and HOPE.