photo by Mbogo Moses.

photo by Mbogo Moses.

Red Clay Dance
EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within

Thursday - Saturday
November 8, 9, and 10, 2018
at 7:30 p.m.



$30 / $24 /$10
Regular / Seniors / Students

“...stunning, with virtuosic displays of endurance, vocal play, and extensive movement vocabularies.” -- Culturebot

Unapologetic liberation. Authentic selves. Chicago to Kampala, and back again.

Chicago choreographer Vershawn Sanders-Ward met Uganda-based Jonas Byaruhanga in 2007 and the two artists have been in dialogue ever since. EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within positions the body as a physical, spiritual, and social archive of cultural history that subconsciously informs personal identity. Created as part of the TransAtlantic Project, a long-term cultural exchange between Red Clay Dance Company and Keiga Dance Company, EKILI MUNDA | What Lies Within is a visceral engagement with the African Diaspora.


Additional Events

Post-Performance Conversation: Thursday, November 8
immediately following performance in the theater, moderated by Amaniyea Payne

Pre-Performance Talk: Friday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m.
at Sherwood Community Music School Recital Hall, 1312 Michigan Avenue, with Vershawn Sanders-Ward and Jonas Byaruhanga in conversation with Ellen Chenoweth

Tukwaniriza Fundraiser Reception: Saturday, November 10
Join Red Clay Dance for their post-show Tukwaniriza Fundraiser Reception on November 10th at 3 Flytes Loft, 2635 S. Wabash Ave. Tukwaniriza means “welcome” in Luganda, the primary language in Kampala. Tickets to attend the Saturday night performance and fundraiser are $100 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 312-369-8330.


The Red Clay Dance performances at the Dance Center are funded, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The collaboration of Red Clay Dance Company and Keiga Dance Company is made possible by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.