Saturday, November 1
Through the art of street dance and multimedia theater performance, this company blurs the lines between the past and present with its vibrant interpretation of The Epic of Gilgamesh. Ten dancers portray key characters from this ancient Mesopotamian poem, which follows King Gilgamesh as he struggles to reconcile with mortality and understand the meaning of life. Divided into eleven chapters that correspond to the clay tablets from the original poem, Illuminated Manuscript features a fusion of dance genres in its collaborative “urban street” choreography, with graffiti art video projections of original artwork by one of the troupe’s dancers. It reclaims hip-hop by expanding the idiom.
Tickets are $24 (general admission), $22 (students/seniors/fac-staff), and $18 (children under 13).
Series subscription: $42 (see this show and DANCEWORKS CHICAGO for a $ 6 savings!).
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