Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Kelly Westergaard
Artist / Program Description: 

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE), founded in 2001 by Ellyzabeth Adler, is a multidisciplinary arts ensemble, based in modern dance and theater, that strives for innovative stage performances. Founded on the belief that dancers, actors, artists, and musicians create collectively, the company develops original works and literary adaptations into a unique simulating performance experience.

Programs:
Concert Program: Features works from the CDE Company repertoire.

T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland: A multimedia dance/theater performance of T.S. Eliot’s timeless poem questioning the conditions of man in society and exploring the desolation and barrenness of land and people. Eliot’s work reminds us of the relationship between politics, poetry, religion, and humanity.

The Yellow Wallpaper: A multimedia dance/theatre performance based-on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's gripping 1890 short story of one woman’s battle with her own rapidly vanishing sanity in the throes of post-partum depression. Four women take on the roles of the woman’s imagination and bring the wallpaper to life, echoing her haunting words. Though written over a century ago, Gilman’s feminist revelation continues to be explored today.

Type: 
Performing artist/company/ensemble