The Dance Center Columbia College Chicago

We Wait In The Darkness, Rosy Simas Danse, photo by Douglas Beasley.

Rosy Simas Danse

We Wait In The Darkness

October 16, 17 & 18, 2014  | 8:00PM  

“an organic blend of contemporary dance realized through every gesture, moment, action, and reaction.”  —Minneapolis City Pages

"[Rosy Simas] captures colourful history through performance art."  – The Eastern Door, Kahnawake News Mohawk Reserve (Montréal, QC)

Choreographer Rosy Simas examines her matrilineal Seneca heritage in a mixed-media solo dance work, We Wait In The Darkness. Simas explores how ancestry, homeland, culture and history are stored in the body and expressed in movement. In collaboration with French composer François Richomme, Simas creates an otherworldly environment through sound, photography, video imagery and movement. Using personal metaphor and story, this new dance work engages past and future, DNA memory, and invisible presences, to create a personal artwork about loss, family, perseverance and home.

Additional Events

DanceMakers Session led by Rosy Simas                           

Monday, October 13, 2014 | 6:30PM  
American Rhythm Center, Fine Arts Building | 410 S Michigan Avenue, 3rd Floor
> Reserve your spot.

Post-Performance Conversation           

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | immediately following performance




The Dance Center’s presentation of Rosy Simas Danse is funded, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.