2-for-1 Tickets for Red Clay Dance World Premiere
Red Clay Dance Company (RCDC) opens its 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of EKILI MUNDA|What Lies Within, choreographed by Vershawn Sanders-Ward, founder and artistic director of RCDC, and Jonas Byaruhanga, founder and director of Keiga Dance Company in Kampala, Uganda. This evening-length work seeks to unearth the cultural history and knowledge around identity that is archived in the body and the unapologetic liberation of this knowledge. EKILI MUNDA|What Lies Within positions the body as a physical, spiritual, and social archive of cultural history that subconsciously informs personal identity.
Performances take place Thursday through Saturday, November 8-10 at 7:30 pm at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. WTTW members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability..
$10 Off Tickets to Refuge Theatre Project's The Last Session
A “hilarious and heartbreaking” Off-Broadway sensation and cult hit, The Last Session gathers singers and an offstage engineer in a recording studio to record a new pop/gospel album with an old friend, faded popstar Gideon. But the mix is dramatically altered by the unexpected arrival by a Bible-thumping, homophobic gospel singer. All of them are deeply connected to Gideon, yet are unaware that he carries a big secret: that he plans to end his struggle with AIDS after the session. Harmony is restored through friendship and the power of music.
WTTW members will receive a $10 discount per ticket (four-ticket limit), subject to availability, for any performance through December 2.
2-for-1 Tickets to Cellist Ian Maksin and The Orion Ensemble
Russian-born, Chicago-based cellist and composer Ian Maksin joins The Orion Ensemble and guest violist Stephen Boe for Russian Passion, performing original compositions inspired by Tango Nuevo (a modern interpretation of the tango), blues, jazz, flamenco, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European folk music, as well as Arensky’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 25. Also on the program are Frühling’s Trio in A minor, Op. 40 and Cassadó’s Piano Trio in C Major (1926).
Performances take place Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 pm at a new venue, First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, 535 Forest Avenue in Glen Ellyn; Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 pm at the PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and Sunday, November 18 at 7:30 pm at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.