Ethereal Abandonment is the newest dance theatre project by Ellyzabeth Adler and Lucy Vurusic Riner. After 18 years as professional colleagues and friends, Adler and Riner joined executive director forces to collaborate on an evening length dance theatre work combining members from both Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and RE|dance group.
Set in a theater that once was an epicenter of life, art and community, Ethereal Abandonment explores the historical connections between the ethereal world that once was and the reality of what it has become. Through storytelling and physical memories, the people and stories of the theater in the ethereal world make themselves known to modern day explore's who sense their hidden vignette stories.
The dance theatre work toggles between soft, melancholic moments between two best friends and a mother and daughter to more joyful episodes featuring chorus girls and a traveling salesman turned tap dancer. The modern explore's bear witness to the heart breaking loss of the spaces and the experiences contained within the theaters that line our streets. Ethereal Abandonment reflects the current decay and reality of reclamation of the culture changing and the world moving on.
May 16-20, at 8pm
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
1650 W. Foster Ave
Food & Drink Pre-show Art Gallery: $25
General Advance: $15
General Door: $20
College Students and Seniors (with ID): $10-15
High School Students: Free
773.486.8261 or http://www.danztheatre.org/