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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  Full price tickets:  

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Rosy Simas summons Seneca past in new solo work

"We Wait in the Darkness" combines dance, music, film and narration in an abstract reflection on loss and resilience..."  Read more...

-- Star-Tribune, Minneapolis

Rosy Simas presents haunting work

"absolutely gorgeous" 

-- Minneapolis City Pages

Local Choreographer Celebrates Columbus Day with Native American Dance

Rosy Simas speaks with WBEZ's Afternoon Shift about the impetus for her newest work premiering in Chicago at the Dance Center... Listen

-- WBEZ Afternoon Shift

“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

Special Exhibition | All My Relations: A Seneca History

Saturday, September 27, 11:00 AM - Noon | New Exhibit Public Opening: "All My Relations: A Seneca History"
11:00 AM - Noon | Exhibit tour by artist Rosy Simas, Seneca
2:00 - 3:00 PM | Artist Talk: Transforming a family history into contemporary dance with Rosy Simas, Seneca.   
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201 

Rosy Simas' installation, All My Relations: A Seneca History, will appear at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, one of the few U.S. museums that focuses exclusively on the art, history and culture of American Indian and First Nations peoples from the U.S. and Canada. Located at 3001 Central Street in Evanston, the Mitchell Museum will exhibit Simas’ evolving visual collection aligned with her performances of We Wait In The Darkness, presented at The Dance Center October 16th - 18th.  $10 Members/$12 Non-members

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.