The Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE) concludes its 22nd season March 14th – 17th with a reprise of their original work Space Odyssey: the solar system in dance, first produced in 2001 and last seen by audiences in 2007. Space Odyssey features choreography by EDE Co-Artistic Directors Béa Rashid and Christina Ernst, as well as Annie Arnoult, Julie Cartier, Lady Holly Hathaway, and Roberta Pfeil-Begley. The original score is by Emmy and Jeff-Award winning stage and film composer Steve Rashid. Highly regarded for past adaptations of classics including Alice in Wonderland, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and more recently, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this striking and completely original work – long one of the favorites in the EDE repertory – conceptually explores each planet in the solar system through movement and music. Inspired by both the science and the mythologies surrounding the heavenly bodies, each planet is given a distinct musical personality, and the choreographers capture the essences of the planets, the sun, and comets through an eclectic variety of dance styles.
Space Odyssey: the solar system in dance will be presented at the 288-seat Josephine Louis Theater, at Northwestern University’s Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets are available at https://wirtz.northwestern.edu/special-events or at the box office at 847-491-7282. Thursday evening’s tickets are just $15. Tickets on Friday through Sunday are $16 for kids/students and $24 for adults.