June 21 Cocktails & BBQ Summer Bash

Thursday, June 21
6 – 9 PM
504 N Green St.
Chicago, IL 60642
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3454029?cookie_header=1

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and Chicago Poetry Center invite you to Cocktails & BBQ, a summer bash! Enjoy cocktails, bbq and live entertainment all with the price of your $25 ticket. Proceeds go on to benefit the 2018-2019 season.

Where Your Proceeds Go:
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and Chicago Poetry Center are both local arts non-profits based in Chicago driven to foster community through arts programming in the classroom and on stage. CDE and CPC joined artistic forces in 2017 to develop an artistic residency for emerging and established artists to collaborate.

About Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble:
Dedicated to performance with a purpose, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble challenges, engages and inspires audiences both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative, multidisciplinary storytelling in the genre of Tanztheatre, “which unites all art media and to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind.” As an Ensemble, we collaboratively create thought-provoking arts performances and educational outreach programs incorporating elements of theatre, music, movement, visual arts and literary text.

About Chicago Poetry Center:
The Chicago Poetry Center has been a cultural institution for over forty years, partnering throughout its history with the Museum of Contemporary Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Poetry Foundation. Our mission is to promote poetry in the Chicago community, and we do that through public readings featuring emerging and established writers, paid teaching opportunities to Chicago poets, and our flagship program: Hands On Stanzas, providing creative literacy to Chicago Public Schools, often via scholarship.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.